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