The Great Christmas Social Media Survey

The Great Christmas Social Media Survey

Christmas is a social media event and there are a million ways to find Christmas online. While we like to think we have it all covered we know there are literally thousands of resources out there dedicated to Christmas. And we want to find them all. We’re looking to find new, unique websites, apps, Facebook pages and groups, Twitter feeds and other resources dedicated to Christmas. We desire to find new contacts, to interface with Christmas experts and to share resources via our own site, social media channels, newsletters and podcasts. Long before we were online we learned the powerRead more

Facebook Knows What You Want for Christmas

Facebook Knows What You Want for Christmas

Facebook knows better than Santa what everyone in your house wants for Christmas – and they are going to make sure you will know what’s on their wish list. It’s a whole new world of creepy advertising. And you made it all possible. When you signed up for Facebook you granted the world’s most prolific website entry into nearly every corner of your life. They know who you are, where you work, when you were born, where you went to high school and even who your favorite sports teams are. They know every one of your friends. They can connectRead more

The Many Memes of Christmas

The Many Memes of Christmas

Christmas memes have become not only a staple of each holiday season online but they have found a place year round. Christmas, it seems, has memes for every season. There is an entire generation – or two – that does not understand the idea of memes at all. And there is yet another generation that cannot look at anything in life without them. Memes have been the subject of philosophy courses and marketing classes alike. There just isn’t much out there that is as pervasive in our culture than the meme. A meme is a statement of humor, irony, sarcasmRead more

Introducing the Merry Little Podcast

Introducing the Merry Little Podcast

We’re pleased to introduce The Merry Little Podcast — a tiny little preview of The Merry Podcast, now available exclusively for our premiere members. The Merry Little Podcast will run about 10 minutes for each episode. It will remain available on iTunes and it is free to all users. This little snippet of merriment is being developed as a vehicle for us to bring you Christmas audio features faster and more often — and it will give a sneak peek to what’s upcoming in future episode of The Merry Podcast, which plays only on Kringle Radio and is available forRead more

Christmas Peace

Christmas Peace

Perhaps no bigger theme will be advanced by us this holiday season than the message of peace. It is a timely subject no matter where you live in the world. In this new video from the LDS Church, which is really a post-Thanksgiving tradition every year, the core message of peace and the need of a Savior is explored. This is beautiful and thought provoking: In a world that further separates itself from scripture and religion at Christmas the true meaning of these familiar words is lost on a generation that would have you believe that Christmas can be explainedRead more

Christmas Haters

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 out — a Christmas lover. She does a variety of musical and comedic stuff on YouTube and I only know about her from what my teenage daughters have shared with me the past few years. But this video from her was passed to me by some others and I’ve onlyRead more

Christmas and Star Wars

Christmas and Star Wars

What in the world has Star Wars got to do with Christmas? Below is one of the most watched Christmas lights videos of the season and it is completely Star Wars themed. We don’t have anything against Star Wars. We loved it. But we fail to see the merry connection. There is nothing about Darth Vader that makes us say, “let is snow”, you know? (All that aside, this video is awesome. We’re just glad we don’t live next to it.) Now, to be fair, this isn’t the first ever Christmas-Star Wars get-together. After all, who could ever forget theRead more

Spread a Little Christmas via The Kringle Project

Spread a Little Christmas via The Kringle Project

Is it possible to make the Christmas spirit go viral…offline? That’s the hope and simple mission of something called The Kringle Project. Here’s how it works: Take an ornament, add a tag to it that includes the hashtag #KRINGLEPROJECT, and then hang it somewhere unexpected out in the great wide world. The hope is that someone will find it, take it home, hang it on the their tree and then post a picture of it to social media showing the world where it was found. In a world of paying it forward Christmas-style, the hope is that you’ll anonymously placeRead more