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Making Merry — Not Money

As the days slowly crawl to our October 1st gathering we are formulating all the elements that will be involved in that event. There are a lot of ideas floating around. I was approached by a…how to say this?…a vendor who wants to display Christmas wares for sale. My first…

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Merry Podcast #51 — Christmas Toy Fads of the Early 20th Century

Christmas past of more than a hundred years ago is our topic as we explore Christmas toy fads of the early 20th century in the latest episode of the Merry Podcast. Within a span of about 15 years there were many toys that reach mass market status but real appeal…

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Almost Christmas to Release November 11th

Universal Pictures announced this week the new movie previously known as A Meyers Christmas has been renamed to Almost Christmas and will be released in theaters on November 11th of this upcoming season. Danny Glover stars as the recently widowed family patriarch who invites his family home for five days…

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NFL Invades Christmas Eve

What happens when Christmas falls on a weekend? For the NFL that means football and Christmas go together — and Santa will just have to use his DVR. Christmas Eve is on a Saturday this year and the NFL wants folks to tune in to 12 different games that day…

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Cumberbatch to Voice the Grinch in Remake

Famed British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to voice the Grinch in an animated remake of Dr. Seuss’ classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, set to be released later next year. The last remake of the Grinch was met with mixed critical reviews and has failed to generate year-after-year…

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Five Ways to Celebrate Christmas in April

The month of April is the most anti-Christmas month of the year. There is less Christmas cheer now than at any other point on the calendar. We know. We’ve been doing Christmas year round for a quarter of a century now. We know when people are thinking Christmas and it…

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Why The Homecoming is One of the Most Important Christmas Movies Ever

Earl Hamner Jr. passed away this week at the age of 92 and the world hardly noticed. Hamner was a prolific writer whose contributions were more noted on television than anywhere else. While he is no Dickens his Christmas story titled The Homecoming was more than just a TV movie…

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A Great Place to Eat Cake

The party is on! We’ve just signed the contract on a great venue to celebrate our 25th birthday — the Amish View Inn in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. We think this will be an awesome central location not only for our humble gathering but for anyone looking to enjoy all that Lancaster…

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Fight Before Christmas Movie Features Santa Divorce

Another brilliant Hollywood Christmas movie idea: have Santa and Mrs. Claus break up. That’s the premise of a new Christmas movie in the works to be titled “Fight Before Christmas”, as announced today by Variety The story centers on Mrs. Claus leaving Santa after 700 years of marriage and feeling…

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Christmas in Ireland

The Irish get more than their share of love every St. Patrick’s Day but they feel a little left out when it comes to Christmas. That is unfortunate because many of the ancient elements of Christmas have Irish roots. The most Irish of Christmas songs, Christmas in Killarney, briefly references…

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World’s Largest Virtual #Hallelujah Chorus

Don’t tell me you’ve never done this: when the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah comes on you have to sing along. You might even whip out your best opera. And you’ve certainly done it in the shower. I can recall this being a habit I picked up while quite young….

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A Season in Lancaster Pennsylvania

We’re very close to announcing a venue for our October 1st birthday party. It has been a surprisingly difficult process, to be honest with you. Not knowing how many will exactly be there in person is just one challenge. Knowing exactly what we want is quite another. You see, I…

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Office Christmas Party Releases December 9th

What kind of Christmas movie will it be if it is announced in February, filmed in April and released in December? That’s the plan for Office Christmas Party, a new movie to star Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman slated for a December 9th release later this year. According to Hollywood…

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Silly Santas on Parade

Everyone wants to be Santa Claus. Who wouldn’t want to work with toys, elves and reindeer? Who would not want to be beloved of children and adults alike? Santa is universally recognized, perpetually jolly, well fed, and immensely popular. Other men look on Santa with envy. He is the ultimate…

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