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Yet Another Krampus Christmas Horror Flick Coming

On December 4th, 2015 — just before St. Nicholas Day — the movie Krampus will debut. Loosely based on the ancient character of Christmas nightmares, Krampus, the new movie has a plot that won’t be giving you visions of sugar plums: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young…


Paganism and the Invention of Christmas

Among the arguments between historians and professional debaters of Christmas is the paradox between pagan traditions and Christian history: did Christians steal Christmas from pagans or did pagans steal Christmas from Christians? Just who invented Christmas anyway? As always, the truth is never that simple. There are two very real…


Elf on the Shelf Terror Film in the Works

What is it with Christmas-themed slasher films? It seems all the rage and yet another film maker is proposing a project that now makes the Elf on the Shelf the perpetrator of Christmas terror. Called “Terror on the Shelf” the project listed at Kickstarter is hoping to raise funds to…


Seth Rogen Christmas Comedy Not for the Timid

Sony Pictures just released the first trailer for the only Christmas-themed movie coming out in 2015 — the comedy starring Seth Rogen now titled “The Night Before“. The online-only preview is filled with profanity and inappropriate for general audiences. You can find it on YouTube. That’s your first clue that…


Brian Setzer Orchestra Announces New Christmas Album

For the first time in 10 years the Brian Setzer Orchestra will record a new studio album — and it’s all Christmas. Rockin’ Rudolph will release on October 16, 2015 supported by a major concert tour, the “12th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour,” delivering the rocking and colorful holiday extravaganza they’re…


Michigan Christmas Caroling Event Falls Short of World Record

A Christmas in July event failed to gain enough Christmas carolers to set a world record held over this past weekend. Organizers in Frankenmuth, Michigan say they only had about 1300 of the 1800+ needed to set a world record. Family Life Radio, St. Lorenz Church and School, Tri-Star Bank…


A Message of Peace on Earth — from Mexico

The below video of Christmas cheer comes to us via Homar Sanchez Diaz, director of what he calls a “virtual choir” named Vuela Alto from the Colegio Sembradores de Amistad junior high in the State of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. This is not a choir that meets together, rehearses…


William Shatner Brings Horror to Christmas

The Christmas movie genre is in a bit of a rut with several years having passed now without a major studio release of a holiday-themed tale. And while 2015 will go down in history as just another year of that drought it may also be earmarked as the year of…


Clement Clarke Moore Day

Today is July 15th and there are only 163 days left until Christmas. Today marks the 236th birthday of Clement Clarke Moore, author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” or, as it is better known, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Moore doesn’t get the love that Charles Dickens receives but…


Kenny Rogers to Release His 6th Christmas Album

Kenny Rogers plans to release his first Christmas album in 17 years this fall. Titled Once Again It’s Christmas the album shares traditional fare with new songs produced specially for the project. Rolling Stone provides the details: Joining Rogers on the holiday project are Alison Krauss, who sang with the…


Jimmy Fallon Wants Mariah Carey for Christmas

Jimmy Fallon grabbed some classroom musical instruments, gathered the kids, the group Roots, and Mariah Carey to give new life to Carey’s hit, All I Want for Christmas is You. Is it as good as the original? Maybe better:

Currier & Ives captured many popular pastimes in the mid 1800s and here picture a race between two sleighs titled, “A ‘Brush’ on the Snow.”

Sleigh Ride Day

On this date in 1946 American composer Leroy Anderson penned the holiday favorite, Sleigh Ride. Though long associated with Christmas and played each holiday season as a classic Sleigh Ride was never officially a Christmas song. But given its cult status as staple of the season, we declare today Sleigh…


Special Christmas-in-July Celebration Scheduled Online

My Merry Christmas is pleased to announce a grand celebration of Christmas-in-July beginning at 6am Eastern Daylight Time on July 23rd and running until 5am on July 25th on the Merry Forums of My Merry Christmas with support from Kringle Radio. Kringle Radio will be re-broadcasting the radio program originating…


I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Day

On this summer day in 1953 Gayla Peevey recorded one of the biggest novelty hits of Christmas, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. We declared today to be I Want a Hippopotamus Day of Christmas, with just 169 days remaining until Christmas. Peevey was a child star from Oklahoma with…

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