The Art of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Art of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Dressing in something unusual for Christmas is certainly nothing new. Anciently part of Christmas celebrations meant wearing something silly or out of character. That notion continues today with Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. There is nothing meaningful behind this tradition other than fun. It is universal – meaning anyone can do it – and the only rules are that there are no rules. In fact, the more insane your sweater the better you are celebrating the day. What makes the ugly Christmas sweater so fun is that many of the great Christmas sweaters of the past are considered better ugly sweatersRead more

MMC Celebrates Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

MMC Celebrates Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

The third Friday in December has come to be known as Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. That day this year falls on December 15th – and of course, My Merry Christmas will celebrate it. How? By giving you a way to showcase your ugly Christmas sweater. Yes, we’ll have those who will post up their pictures right to the Merry Forums. But we think a gloriously fun exhibitionist event like Ugly Christmas Sweater Day deserves something more. Stay tuned for those details. In the meantime, do a little research online into the art of ugly Christmas sweaters. It is a wildlyRead more

Hop on Santa’s Sleigh

Hop on Santa’s Sleigh

Every year we engineer an effort that we call Santa’s Sleigh. Our simple goal is to anonymously give a little Christmas to families or individuals in need. Santa’s Sleigh partners with churches, service organizations, hospitals and charitable groups to reach out in a personal way without disclosing who we are. This is done through what we call the Spirit of Santa. The original St. Nicholas worked anonymously and did all he could for others without credit or attention to himself. All that mattered were the needs of others. That too is our modest goal. There are two ways you canRead more

12th Annual Christmas Card Exchange

12th Annual Christmas Card Exchange

We are pleased to announce the opening of our annual Christmas Card Exchange here on My Merry Christmas. This Merry Forums event was formalized in 2005, though we had loosely organized an exchange for some years before that on MMC. Many of the same names from our original exchange still participate in this great event. Imagine going to your mailbox every day from Thanksgiving forward and receiving cards nearly everyday until Christmas. These cards come from your Christmas friends from places all over the world. In my home it is a little like Christmas morning every day during the seasonRead more

Stars Align for National Tree Lighting

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 National Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in the nation’s capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, on theRead more

Santa Express Rides Again

Santa Express Rides Again

Imagine the scene somewhere in small town America — it’s December, it’s cold, and the only Christmas cheer in your tiny town are the few lights the town can afford to put out and it’s not much. But then, on one magical evening Santa rolls into town on his Santa Express — a 50 foot lighted and animated display of Christmas wonder and, of course, Santa Claus — there’s music, there’s dancing and there’s spontaneous singing with the kids. It is an event the whole town comes out to celebrate — and it’s all free and it’s all Christmas. That’sRead more

Special Christmas-in-July Celebration Scheduled Online

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 from the North Pole last Christmas Eve as Santa was tracked around the world. This world famous broadcast details Santa’s flight and features reports from elves located around the world. What’s it like? Here’s report from Elf Red Stocking interviewing a Santa fan in Omaha as he prepared for SantaRead more