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Christmas Haters

There is a whole new generation of Christmas lovers out there and they face things a lot of us older Christmas fanatics have never had to endure: the Christmas Hater. The following video is from a very popular YouTube star, Colleen Ballinger, who is talented, funny and — it turns…


Johnson Light Show Fires Up in San Antonio

The Johnson Family Christmas Lights are pretty famous. They were a hit in San Antonio long before being featured on the Great Christmas Light Fight. This display likes to bill itself as “non-traditional” and right away it smacks the viewer as something very different. They explain: There are no inflatables,…


Lights and Trees Go On Everywhere

Lost in the hype of Black Friday is the pause the world seems to take as the sun goes down — that’s when the lights are switched on from coast to coast. Nearly every community has something going on or a big Christmas somewhere can be found. In this video…


Stevie Wonder and Andra Day Sing Someday at Christmas

This Christmas season is already carrying dark marks of distress. From rumored wars to the Pope’s comments about Christmas being a charade to protesters taking down Christmas trees it seems there’s an edge to this season we have not seen in a very, very long time. Perhaps one of the…

Christmas tree at Windsor Castle from The Illustrated London news, Christmas supplement1848-cropped

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…

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