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The First Christmas Tree in England

It was the British royal family’s German connections which led to the introduction of the Christmas tree custom in England. King George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte — who was of German descent– arranged for a great yew tree to be erected inside the Queen’s Lodge at Windsor on December 25…


Disturbed Christmas

It is that time of year again, folks — time for the Christmas light showcase. Our first entry this year rocks: it’s Disturbed Christmas and even if this isn’t your cup of Christmas tea in terms of music you gotta admire the technical detail of this light display — hang…


Katy Perry’s Forgettable Christmas Song

Some are saying this is the new viral video of Christmas. We cannot imagine why. This video is emblematic of nearly everything wrong with Christmas today. It’s boring, it’s over-the-top, it is commercial and there is nothing original about it. But you’re going to watch it anyway because it’s Katy…


Ancient Connections of Thanksgiving and Christmas

Here is some fodder for your Thanksgiving day discussions around the turkey — which is the more sacred holiday in America, Thanksgiving or Christmas? Check your learning of history at the door. This history of both holidays goes back further than you know — and both are related to each…


Singing with Drumsticks

For three years we have avoided sharing this video. That’s how much we don’t like this song. But, nearly 20 million views over three years makes this song something of a tradition — to somebody out there. It comes from Nicole Westbrook who uses — no kidding — a turkey…


Mistletoe Research

So what happens if you pretend to be a survey taker and your tool of the trade is mistletoe? Here’s a famous prank duplicated now the world over:


Pentatonix Releases Joy to the World

For the third consecutive year smash group Pentatonix has released something for Christmas, this time it’s a very un-traditional version of Joy to the World. Though looking more worldly than ever the angelic sound remains in this indeed VERY joyful version which is bound to go Christmas viral yet again:


Lindsey Stirling Performs What Child is This

She’s world famous now. But just a few years ago when she made this video you had to be a YouTube freak to know her. Here is one of her few Christmas contributions:


Merry Podcast #49 — Turkeys and Tunes

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for our annual Thanksgiving show on the Merry Podcast, a festive celebration of the grateful season plus a preview of the great new music of season. In this episode we’re exploring the history of the American Turkey, the very staple of our feast. Plus we take…


St. Augustine Brings Christmas to England

Known as the “Apostle of the English,” Augustine (also called Austin; not to be confused with Augustine of Hippo, who came earlier) founded the Christian Church in southern England and became the first archbishop of Canterbury. Augustine was selected as leader of a mission of several dozen monks to England…


Legend of the Christmas Orange

Nicholas, as you know, was a Bishop long before he ever was a Saint. This story is but one of many that make up his legend and it is sacred to those who consider him a saint. He had heard of a family that lived closed by — not even…


Barbie’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, Listen you fat little troll, I’ve been helping you out every year, playing at being the perfect Christmas Present, wearing skimpy bathing suits in frigid weather, and drowning in fake tea from one too many tea parties, and I hate to break it to ya Santa, but IT’S…


Poehler and Fey to Host SNL Christmas Show

Saturday Night Live is giving ardent fans a Christmas present this year: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the annual Christmas episode on December 19th. To top it off Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will join in the festivities. Fey has returned to “SNL” to host solo…


Stars Align for National Tree Lighting

The National Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on December 3rd and entertainment for the festive traditional event has been announced as Fall Out Boy, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Trombone Shorty, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aloe Blacc, Kelsea Ballerini, and the Joyous String Quartet will all perform at the 2015…

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