Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Canadian Style

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving next Monday on October 13th. Some think this tradition of Thanksgiving in Canada is kind of a copycat affair to emulate their southern neighbors. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the national recognition of Thanksgiving officially making it a holiday on the 2nd Monday of October didn’t happen until 1879, well after the American holiday was established in the 1860s, many forget that the common …
Christmas FeaturesChristmas News

Remember When Black Friday Was on a Friday?

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 …
Elf Ed ZacharyNorth Pole

It Ain’t About a Bird

Santa gets to see every letter sent to the North Pole eventually. But he has a lot of help in answering the thousands of letters that he receives each week. He’d love to answer each one personally, but he just can’t. And, in many of the letters, the things people ask can clearly be answered by someone else “in-the-know”. In the case of the North Pole, they can be answered …
Elf Ed ZacharyNorth Pole

A Fat Man’s Holiday

Someone around here keeps mentioning that Thanksgiving is Santa’s favorite holiday. We keep getting letters disputing that fact and arguing that nothing can supplant Christmas as the day for Santa — or anybody else at the North Pole for that matter. Some readers write the dumbest letters. A man from Toledo wrote to say that everyday is Christmas at the North Pole and that there are no other holidays observed …