Jimmy Stewart Talks About It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life has reached such a point of saturation in American Christmas culture we can practically quote it line by line. But even still we cannot get enough of it. Even though Jimmy Stewart has been gone now for many years we can read of his memories and…


Mary Did You Know by Pentatonix

Pentatonix is hard to miss these days. They are everywhere. But we’ve been featuring them here on MMC for some time. By popular request we post up again one of their big hits — Mary Did You Know? — from their Christmas album of 2014 titled That’s Christmas to Me:


Walmart Launches Christmas Layaway

Walmart is getting the jump on Kmart this year by being the first major retailer to advertise their Christmas layaway. The world’s largest retailer is opening their program in conjunction with a marketing push of their new Toy Week promotion which promises to highlight as many as 500 new Star…


A New Christmas Movie We Have Seen Before

The drought in new, original Christmas movies continues despite trailers for new release titles like Love the Coopers, which dropped today: The movie opens in theaters November 13th. The film follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the…


Mariah Carey Turns Song into a Christmas Book

Nobody was much surprised when Mariah Carey announced she was resurrecting her Christmas hit from 1994, All I Want for Christmas is You, for this holiday season. And nobody was much surprised to hear she wanted to star and direct in a television movie based on the song either. But…


Longfellow’s Christmas

This stirring combination of Christmas story telling, outstanding music and a true story is an unbeatable way to get in the Christmas Spirit. The late Edward Herrmann tells the tragic true tale of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the inspiration behind the classic Christmas hymn I Heard the Bells on Christmas…


Peter Hollens Sings The Christmas Song

When Bob Wells and Mel Torme wrote The Christmas Song during the golden years of Christmas songs (1944) they had no idea they were penning a tune that would recorded by literally hundreds of artists. It is a song that, like White Christmas, gets reinterpreted almost every holiday season. In…


The History of White Christmas

He knew the song was good. Using just 54 words and 67 notes Irving Berlin composed White Christmas over the holiday season of 1940. He liked it so much he told a secretary “I’ve just written a new song. Not only is the best song I’ve ever written, it’s the…

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Charlie Brown and Friends Get Christmas Stamp Series for 2015

The US Postal Service always provides something new each holiday season in the images it puts on seasonal stamps. This year the honor goes to Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they celebrate 50 years since the television debut of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The set of 10 stamps…


Will Turkey Take This Thanksgiving Off?

No doubt you have seen the signs in the grocery stores. Eggs are as much as five dollars a dozen in some spots and turkey lunch meats are in short supply at the deli counter. As we reported last spring the poultry industry has been combating a devastating bird flu…

Cary Grant, Loretta Young and Monty Woolley in the movie "The Bishop's Wife".

Ten Things You Did Not Know About The Bishop’s Wife

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) is a Christmas classic that demonstrates not only the enduring backdrop that Christmas can be to a story but it is also a peek back in time to an America that probably never will exist again. The film landed smack in the middle of a critical…


Pumpkin Season Marks the Long March to the Holidays

The gloss is still on the new new backpacks and shoes of back-to-school season but that does not stop the rise of “pumpkin season” — a time of fall-theme products that some say put them in the mood for the holiday season. Starbucks has kicked off pumpkin season this year…


Black Friday Fights for Relevance

We have reached another milestone in the countdown to Christmas: there are about 100 days left until Black Friday. For more than a century Black Friday has been viewed as an unofficial beginning to the Christmas shopping season. For all the hype and bluster of Christmas creep the real serious…


Vocal Point Christmas Album Due Soon

Vocal Point, the BYU men’s group that has enjoyed so much success these past several years, has a new Christmas album coming October 9th. Those unfamiliar with Vocal Point are in for a treat. “Vocal Point’s mission statement is ‘to enlighten the hearts and minds of those within the sound…

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