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Utah Town Brings Halloween and Christmas to Sick Little Boy

m4s0n501 In a close-knit Utah town where time has become a precious commodity for one family, the Christmas lights are already up and Halloween is in full swing 10 days early. The town of West Jordan has come together to ensure that a 4-year-old boy with only a short time…


Dude, There’s Christmas Creep in California

The CBS affiliate in Southern California cannot believe it. Christmas is everywhere and, dude, customers are, like, baffled, confused and angry. Check out this incredible local report about how bad Christmas creep is in SoCal. Then check out the facts. South Coast Plaza is a mall in Costa Mesa that…


Merry Podcast #42 — Christmas from Italy

The Christmas music contributions of Italian-American crooner Perry Como is explored from a career that spanned 60 years. The timeless classics such as There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas are just the beginning of what there is to know…


1938 Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Connecticut Governor Wilbur L. Cross reading his 1938 Thanksgiving Proclamation to his cabinet. This was the first sound film ever made featuring a Governor of Connecticut: Courtesy of


The Greatest Thanksgiving Scene on TV

While there are a lot of great Thanksgiving clips from TV history this has to be the greatest: Courtesy of


Legend of La Befana

By Jeff Westover Of the many images of Halloween none can be scarier for a child than that of a witch — an ugly, stern, mean old woman with a broom. It is an element of Halloween that defies explanation, a betrayal of both history and tradition. The image of…


Two Months Until Christmas Eve

Hi all, The clock is ticking and the calendar says there are just two months until Christmas Eve…it is amazing at how fast this year has flown! Things are really hopping here at the North Pole. Several elves from the Tracking Department are away from the office this week and…


Teaching Kids to Behave on Thanksgiving

What is Thanksgiving for a kid? How do they act? What do they do? Thank goodness we have a video from the 1950s to instruct us: Courtesy of


Schools Under Fire Again for Aiding Christian Relief Organizations

A media report about a West Virginia middle school participating in a charity event serving a Christian-based relief organization in West Virginia has led to threats of potential legal action tied to the Freedom from Religion Foundation . An individual claiming to be associated with the FFRF has told…


Ideas for Frugal Gift Giving

m4s0n501 By B. Francis Morlan “The year was 1931, I was 7 years old and I had the best Christmas,” Charles Barsdale says. As he nears age 87, his wide open grey eyes appear to twikle. The memory touches him deeply. “My father walked me to the store and spent…


A New England Christmas

This is an awesome little video — hardly seen on YouTube but worthy of watching by anyone wanting to feel the Christmas spirit. Great photography of iconic New England Christmas scenes set to a cheery music track that features nothing commercial and sends only a message of “Merry Christmas”. Enjoy!…


Toys R Us Pulls Breaking Bad Action Figures

Christmas gets blamed for a lot of stuff. But this is a new one. Toys R Us sells more at Christmas than any other time of the year. Every fall they get new merchandise they think will sell during the season. This year they got action figures based on the…

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