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The unique Christmas research and publications of My Merry Christmas.com dating back to 1991.
Christmas Past
The memories of Christmas Past are what make us look forward to Christmas each year. In this section of My Merry Christmas we converse with the ghosts of Christmas past and learn their lessons. This unique mix of Christmas history and stories of personal memories blend together in remembering the rich heritage of the season.
Christmas History Christmas Memories Holiday Disasters
The Real History of...
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10-24-2013 12:57 PM
His Name is Bud
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Christmas Present
The Christmas of today is celebrated with diverse enthusiasm. Here we take a look at the many ways of celebrating -- and the sometimes complex issues surrounding the season. Use these links to jump to the merry sections of Christmas Present on MMC:
Holiday Humor
Great Debates
Holiday How-to
The Frugal Christmas
Christmas Decorating
Christmas Around the World
Christmas for Parents
Thanksgiving
Top Ten Christmas...
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12-16-2013 08:12 AM
Year Round...
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Christmas Legends
Christmas has ancient roots in many societies. The passage of time has perpetuated tales of legend surrounding the very icons we treasure these days during the season. Santa Claus, the Yule Log, the Boar -- they're all legends and grand contributors to a global celebration uniquely observed in so many cultures. This is where we retell their stories on My Merry Christmas -- and how we contribute in growing their legend in our time.
The Christmas...
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10-29-2012 02:29 PM
The Story of Black...
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Christmas Traditions
Christmas is full of wonderful and unique traditions. But where did they come from and why do we persist in perpetuating some of them? It is easy to see why we kiss under the mistletoe, for example. But who came up with egg nog and why? Just what is wassail? When did caroling begin? Here we explore the why behind the wonderful traditions of Christmas.
Differences in the...
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11-17-2011 05:56 PM
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Christmas Culture
The beautiful message of Christmas has inspired creators of great art through the ages. From the classic paintings to modern movies and music to even the digital creations of Christmas online the culture of the season has long been one of the best ways to celebrate it. Here we catalogue features of classic Christmas culture.
Christmas Music
Christmas Stories
Christmas Movies
Christmas Television
Christmas Literature
The Mistletoe Bough...
By MMC Editor
10-17-2013 06:30 AM
Christmas Vacation...
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The North Pole
Santa Claus is beloved by millions of people around the world. In almost every land, his legend is spread through local traditions of warm, selfless giving and the sharing of holiday merriment. He is magic. Even kids who have grown a little long in the tooth sense the wonder of Santa and remain curious of exactly who he is, where he lives and how he remains so cherished with each passing season. My Merry Christmas is pleased to bring you the Internet's largest collection of original North Pole features with all the answers to your deepest questions -- direct from the North Pole!
Ask Elf Ernest
Santa Speaks
North Pole Top Ten Lists
Elf Ed Zachary
Santa Sightings
The Science of Santa
Catching Santa:...
By Elf Ed Zachary
11-26-2013 03:11 AM
How does Santa get...
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About Us
My Merry Christmas has been around since 1991. This section tells our story and provides information about how MMC works today.
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Old 12-16-2013 08:10 AM
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Top Ten Christmas Videos...
In a world dominated by phones, tablets and small screens the on-demand of Christmas is by far the fastest growing form of entertainment at Christmas. A recent televised Christmas special variety show by Kelly Clarkson drew about 30 million viewers and that was considered good by many standards. But some of the videos we show below have nearly as impressive numbers -- gained one at a time on screens of all sizes. Based upon views generated at... [Read More]
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Gift 2 Catching Santa: Ain't...
When it comes to Santa simple logic just escapes people.

For example, people think Santa keeps a list of kids who are “naughty” and kids who are “nice”. That story has been around for years.

It ain’t true.

We’ve told you that many times. And yet the story persists. It just is not logical.

Nearly every letter that comes to the North Pole bears the words “I’m sorry” first. It is kind of sad because the truth is that Santa believes, in his heart, there isn’t a bad kid out there.
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santahat Remember when Black...
Walmart sealed the deal finally – they too will begin their Black Friday promotions at 6pm on Thanksgiving night.

We called it a year ago – after a flood of retailers caved by opening earlier than ever before – most at 10pm on Thanksgiving night.

This year it is 6pm. Next year it may transform entirely – moving “Black Friday” to early Thursday morning and done with so that folks can finally go back to what it is all about – Thanksgiving.

It’s madness.

Once upon a time Bla... [Read More]
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By Jeff Westover

Some historians are quick to label the “War on Christmas” as a fairly recent phenomenon born of political debates rooted in constitutional arguments of separation of Church vs. State. The truth is that the so-called War on Christmas has been an ongoing struggle for ages.

Many in modern society decline to recognize the war on Christmas and for good reason: Christmas is as popular as ever. How can there be a war on Christmas when Christmas only seems to grow in popula... [Read More]
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santahat The Mistletoe Bough...
Contributed by LoiS-sez

This is actually a ballad with lyrics by Thomas Haynes Bayly. I've never been able to find the music by Sir Henry Bishop, but I use the refrain for my own re-telling as it's said to be based on a traditional legend.

The mistletoe hung in the castle hall,
The holly branch shone on the old oak wall;
And the baron's retainers were blithe and gay,
And keeping their Christmas holiday.
The baron beheld with a father's pride
His beautiful child, young L... [Read More]
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Top Ten Christmas Videos...
In a world dominated by phones, tablets and small screens the on-demand of Christmas is by far the fastest growing form of entertainment at Christmas. A recent televised Christmas special variety show by Kelly Clarkson drew about 30 million viewers and that was considered good by many standards. But some of the videos we show below have nearly as impressive numbers -- gained one at a time on screens of all sizes. Based upon views generated at... [Read More]
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Kings of Extravagance
By Jeff Westover



The history of Christmas through the ages is written in chapters of contrasting observance. One chapter could speak of the sanctity of the season, observed in hushed commemoration. And yet another chapter could speak of it as a season of riotous overindulgence, wild parties and outright mockery of things held sacred in churches.

The 11th century was such a time especially in medieval England. The season by then had been observed through twelve consecutive days of... [Read More]
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Christmas Tree Decorating with Rope...
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Rope light offers a unique light display that can be used for holiday lighting, as well as every day lighting and design. Rope light is best described as a sort of tube lighting, featuring either pure tungsten filaments or LED bulbs encased in durable PVC tubing. Rope light is available in long spools that can be cut to custom sizes, or as pre-cut rope light kits that are ready to plug in and light.

If you think you have never seen rope light, think again. Rope... [Read More]
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Mrs. Christmas
By Susan Howe

I didn't know it until the year she passed away, but my Grandmother held the secret of Christmas.

As a child, we would drive the 30 minutes west to her small spanish-style home on a small park in San Diego, past dairy land and open spaces unheard of today in over-developed Southern California. Those drives were filled with an almost unbearable expectation, for we knew what awaited us at Grandmas...Christmas!!! For although a white-Christmas was almost unheard of where I... [Read More]
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Elf (Movie Review)
By B. Francis Morlan



Every holiday season there seems to be a new attempt at making another holiday movie classic. Few ever succeed. This year's entry is a whimsical tale called Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the elf.

Buddy is technically not an elf. He is an orphaned baby who somehow finds his way out of his crib and into Santa's sack his first Christmas. Santa, played by Ed Asner, unknowingly takes Buddy back to the North Pole and he decides to keep him. Why Santa doesn't... [Read More]
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