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Question Who belongs in the Christmas Hall of Fame?

Discussion in 'Christmas Home' started by Jeff Westover, Apr 30, 2019.



  1. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chief Santa Tracker MMC Founder Santa's Elf Kringle Radio DJ

    Several months ago we commissioned a survey that asked this question: If there were a Hall of Fame for Christmas, who would you put in it?

    We have received thousands of responses, mostly offline, and there are some very interesting results that we will soon share.

    But we have not asked the question here. We know the answers we get here will be very different -- or at least could be.

    Since we are all experts here, I'd like to get your responses one by one -- all public facing. Give us one name or several, it doesn't matter.

    Just tell us what you think.
     
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  2. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Charles Dickens
    Bing Crosby

    I know I’ll think of more later.
     
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  3. He_Is_Born

    He_Is_Born Christmasologist MMC Lifer

    Luke
    Franz Gruber - Joseph Mohr
    George Frideric Handel
    Jean Shepherd
     
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  4. Maebeary

    Maebeary Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    Jesus Christ and Santa Claus! Maybe it's too obvious but it's what I thought of. :sway:
     
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  5. e_xander

    e_xander Executive Producer, Tracking Santa MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Charles Schultz
     
  6. shrcpark

    shrcpark Reindeer Feeder Technician Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Jesus
    Charles Schultz
    Charles Dickens
     
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  7. taylor

    taylor Merry Forums Newbie Merry Forums Member

    Irving Berlin
    Charles Dickens
    Clements Moore
    Bing Crosby
    Robert May
    Mel Torme
    George Frideric Handel
    Frank Capri
    Adolphe Adam
    Thomas Nast
    Theodor Seuss Geisel
    more later! this is fun
     
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  8. Bamanole22

    Bamanole22 Merry Forums Newbie Merry Forums Member

    A few I haven’t seen mentioned.

    Tim Allen- Three Santa Clause movies/Christmas with Kranks/several great Home Improvement Christmas episodes.

    Edmond Gwynn- Most iconic Santa portrayal ever.

    Arthur Rankin/Jules Bass- Creators of so many classics.
     
  9. Juliet_Capulet

    Juliet_Capulet Tinsel Straightener Merry Forums Member

    I love the topic! Here are some of my selections.

    Jesus (the reason for the season)
    Mary and Joseph
    Charles Dickens
     
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  10. DecemberisComing

    DecemberisComing Chestnut Roaster Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Seconded!
     
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  11. Lynn68

    Lynn68 Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer

    Tim Allen
    Andy Williams
    Bing Crosby
    Charles Schultz
    Jeff Westover
     
  12. wstaple

    wstaple Tinsel Straightener MMC Premiere Member

    Perry Como
    Karen Carpenter
    Percy Faith and his Orchestra
     
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  13. Iteachpercussion

    Iteachpercussion Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member Santa's Elf

    Santa Claus
    Bing Crosby
    Charles Dickens
    Rankin and Bass
    Frank Sinatra
    Andy Williams
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    Nat King Cole
    Dean Martin
    Elvis Presley
    Clement Moore
    Thomas Nast
     
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  14. oldncrusty

    oldncrusty Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Virginia O'Hanlon yet. I will also name Francis Pharcellus Church. If he hadn't published the letter, we never would have known about Virginia.
     
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  15. oldncrusty

    oldncrusty Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    Another one that could easily be overlooked, but heavily influenced the way we celebrate Christmas is Queen Victoria.
     
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  16. Iteachpercussion

    Iteachpercussion Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member Santa's Elf

    Her husband Albert certainly needs some recognition as well. It was Albert who is credited with bringing the Christmas tree to England and that influenced the US and the rest of the world. By all accounts, Albert loved Christmas and made it a big deal for the Royal family.
     
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  17. Sanity Clause

    Sanity Clause Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer

    Father Christmas of course.
     
  18. oldncrusty

    oldncrusty Mistletoe Hanger Merry Forums Member

    Absolutely!
     
  19. xmas365

    xmas365 Wants to build the second castle on the left MMC Lifer

    Haddon Sundblom
    Norman Rockwell
    Krampus (may not be a nice guy, but an important part of Christmas history)
    Jimmy Stewart
    Mrs. Claus
     
  20. Tim Babb

    Tim Babb Twinkle Light Checker MMC Donor MMC Partner MMC Premiere Member Santa's Elf

    Would I be wrong to suggest Walt Disney?
     

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