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Michael W. Smith Announces Christmas Tour

Three-time Grammy winner Michael W. Smith will bring holiday cheer to audiences across the country this holiday season as he launches “The Spirit of Christmas Tour,” set to hit several cities in the U.S. and Canada. Partnering with Michael W. Smith as the official tour sponsor is Cracker Barrel Old…

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Kirk Cameron is Explaining Christmas to Christians

Actor and Christian activist Kirk Cameron is a releasing a new movie in November titled Saving Christmas. While media coverage is already negative on the project the target audience appears not to be the critics and the skeptics. Cameron appears to be playing the film towards Christians. The film is…

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Great Debates: Christmas in Stores Before Halloween?

By Jeff Westover (Author bias: I’ve worked in retailing for 32 years. I also manage 30+ Christmas websites, which likely exposes my full pro-Christmas bias. But on this piece I lay claim to a purely American and capitalistic stance: if I can sell ice to eskimos, I will. I’m in…

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The True Story of Silent Night

By B. Francis Morlan The story has become yet another chapter in the book of Christmas legend. The year was 1914 and soldiers on both sides of the battlefield somewhere in France were enduring a dark and frozen Christmas Eve night. World War I — the Great War, as it…

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Thanksgiving Myths and Facts

A candid look at what the first Thanksgiving was really all about: Courtesy of RealThanksgiving.com

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California Candy Cane Case Headed to Federal Court

In the waning days of the 2013 Christmas season came the sad story of a six year old first grader who had his candy cane gifts for his classmates taken by his school teacher before he could distribute them. The problem? Attached to each candy cane was a religious themed…

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Paul McCartney Releasing Christmas Duet with Jennifer Hudson

Paul McCartney is to record a Christmas charity single with Jennifer Hudson. The ex-Beatle and the Oscar-winning singer will join a host of celebrities for a version of A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’, according to The Sun. The track will be released in support of Samuel L. Jackson’s cancer…

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Legacy Christmas Classic Albums Announced

Legacy Recordings’ Classic Christmas Album series rings in this year’s holiday season with new collections by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Il Divo, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, plus compilations of hard rock, country and pop Christmas classics. The eight new titles will be available everywhere October 7, 2014 through Legacy Recordings,…

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Pentatonix Releasing a New Christmas Album

Last season’s viral Christmas music video belonged to Pentatonix with their groundbreaking taking on the classic, Little Drummer Boy. Building on the success and on an already strong offering of Christmas staples the group has announced a new Christmas album coming out on October 21st, titled That’s Christmas to Me….

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Marshfield Massachusetts Schools Opt Out of Christmas Break

Hearts are not merry in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Despite loud public outcry over changing “Christmas Break” on school calendars to “Holiday Break” the school board by a 3-2 vote made the change anyway. It has been a hot-button issue in the community for several months. After a debate that was at…

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Soaring Food Costs to Affect Christmas Spending

Soaring food costs will affect Christmas spending, according to the latest annual survey by My Merry Christmas.com of Christmas in America. With butter priced over $4 per pound in the United States and beef at record highs consumers are saying they won’t skimp on the foods this Christmas but that…

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The Birds’ Christmas Carol

zv7qrnb Contributed by LoiS-sez Note: This is actually the first chapter in the book by the title of The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin in 1886, but it’s both an explanation of the book’s title and a wonderful Christmas story…especially for anyone born at Christmas time. It was…

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