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Charles Dickens Day

Today marks 322 days until Christmas leaving just 45 weeks until the big day. It is also the 204th birthday of Charles Dickens, who was born on this day in 1812. The name of Charles Dickens can hardly be said these days without thinking of Christmas. While his career spanned…


Santa’s New Ride

There’s a storm brewing. It’s coming between me and my father and it promises to be a classic feud of the father/son variety. It has to do with a car. My first car was a 1969 AMC Rebel, ironically enough. I bought it when I was 14 — long before…



There are 327 days remaining until Christmas in our countdown but on this day we actually celebrate a day reflective of the fact that Christmas was 40 days ago. This day is known as Candlemas. For many, the thinking of this day as a Christian celebration is natural as many…


Christmas on Your Roadtrip

Since we announced our plans for next October 1st we have been thrilled to hear how many folks are planning to join us. What surprises me is how many are planning to make this journey in the same way we are — by car. I know we haven’t heard from…


Cary Grant Day

There are 342 days remaining in our countdown to Christmas and today we celebrate the birthday of Cary Grant. On this day in 1904 Archibald Alexander Leach was born in Horfield, Bristol, England. His life travels and work would take him to America and world fame as the debonair leading…


Changing the Logo For a Birthday

I had a conversation with a reporter about our history a while back. She was asking about the decision to name the site and what specifically is meant by the word “My” in MyMerryChristmas.com. What she was getting at was it appeared I was imposing on the world the way…


David Bowie Day

Today is David Bowie Day in our Countdown to Christmas, there are just 349 days remaining. Bowie passed away today at the age of 69. It is hard not to compare David Bowie to his Christmas duet partner, Bing Crosby today, odd as that is to say. They had nothing…


Elvis Presley Day

Today marks the 81st birthday of The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. It also marks 352 days until Christmas in our countdown. Elvis needs no introduction or even explanation. He was revolutionary. Today’s youth are now so far distant from classic Christmas artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy…


Orthodox Christmas Day

In central and eastern Europe, as well as many other places around the world, today is Christmas Day. Orthodox Christians everywhere observe this day, January 7th, without the usual trappings of gift giving or the commercialized Christmas. In fact, Orthodox Christmas Day is usually a serious affair squarely centered on…


Three Kings Day

All around the world today there are celebrations of what is known as Three Kings Day. It also marks 359 days until Christmas. The legend of the Magi is widely known but the purpose of the wise men and who they were is not entirely understood by most. It is…


Five Movies with Hidden Christmas

So here it is early January. Your tree is still up and there are remnants of a great celebration all around you. It feels good. It is hard to let go. You’re not ready even though you look out the window and see neighbors who have kicked their tree to…


New Year, New Countdown

The art of counting down to Christmas is one that dates back hundreds of years. That is what Advent is all about. But even for those who celebrate Christmas in other ways the countdown to Christmas adds a delicious anticipation that seems to give the season it’s glow. Especially when…


Brainstorming Historic Christmas Places

With a fabulous Christmas 2015 fading from our view we look forward with great anticipation to the long Christmas ahead to be highlighted by the Great American Christmas Road Trip. For months I’ve fiddled with a day-by-day plan for this trip. Google maps is a wonderful thing and so far…


DVD Review: Handel’s Messiah

There is perhaps no other music associated with Christmas that people know but know so little about than Handel’s Messiah. In a documentary shown widely on PBS this holiday season BYU Television travels the world to showcase the everlasting popularity of the work and to explore the story of it’s…

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