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Grown Up Christmas List Day

Today is Monday, October 6th, 2014 and there are only 80 days left until Christmas. It is Grown Up Christmas List Day. It was on this day in 1990 that the song Grown Up Christmas List first showed up on David Foster’s album, River of Love. Foster, one of the most prolific writers of American […]

I’ll Be Home For Christmas Day

Today is Saturday, October 4th, 2014 and there are only 82 days left until Christmas! Today is I’ll Be Home for Christmas Day. On this date way back in 1943 Bing Crosby recorded the now classic song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra. Written from the perspective of the away-from-home-for-the-first-time soldier, the song expresses the […]

Virginia O’Hanlon Day

Today is Sunday, September 21, 2014 and there are just 95 days now until Christmas. Today is Virginia O’Hanlon Day. In 1897 eight year old Virginia O’Hanlon sent a letter to The Sun asking if Santa Claus really existed. The response Virginia received from her timeless query was written by one of the paper’s editors, […]

Crosby & Bowie Day

It is Thursday, September 11th, 2014 and there remains only 105 days until Christmas. Today is Crosby and Bowie Day, celebrating the unlikely pairing of two generations of iconic musicians for the purpose of Christmas. The story of their coming together is now legendary. Bing Crosby, in the final months of his life during which […]

Jose Feliciano Day

Howdy! It’s Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 and there are only 106 days left until Christmas. Today is Jose Feliciano Day. On this day in 1945 in the mountain home of the Garcia family in Lares, Puerto Rico Jose was born. Due to congenital glaucoma, Jose has been blind since birth. He received musical training as […]

Michael Buble Day

Greetings, it is Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 and there remains only 107 days until Christmas. Today is Michael Buble Day. On this date in 1975 the Canadian big band singer and songwriter was born. Buble’s ties to Christmas have become obvious with his now annual Christmas television specials and classics of Christmas re-spun in Buble’s […]

National Shop Early for Christmas Day

Today is September 4th, 2014 and there are just 112 days left until Christmas. It is National Shop Early for Christmas Day. It is not in force now but way back in 1918 as a World War I wartime measure the national Council of Defense urged early shopping and practical gift-giving. In July of 1918 […]

Gene Autry Day

Today is Monday, September 1st, 2014 and there are only 115 days left until Christmas. Today is Gene Autry Day in honor of the man who brought not one but FOUR songs to Christmas greatness: Here Comes Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Up on the House Top. We celebrate […]

Stan Freberg Day

Today is Thursday, August 7th, 2014 and there are just 140 days left until Christmas. (In fact, Christmas is just 19 weeks from today!) It is Stan Freberg Day of Christmas. Freberg was born on this day in 1926. For many fans of Christmas the name Stan Freberg may be unknown. Freberg’s contributions to Christmas […]