Stop Losing Your Head About Starbucks

Stop Losing Your Head About Starbucks

I am not a coffee drinker. And I will tell you straight up, I’ve dealt with Starbucks on the business end and I think little of them. My personal opinion of their products is that they sell an over-priced offering that has zero appeal to me. Yes, I’ve been in a few of their locations and purchased pastries and cocoa and each time my experience has been negative because of various reasons. So I’m the last guy on earth to defend them, especially given my known stance on all things Christmas. But I have a message to my Christmas friendsRead more

Public Outrage Builds Over Mall That Replaces Christmas Tree for a Glacier

Public Outrage Builds Over Mall That Replaces Christmas Tree for a Glacier

No sooner did we publish the story on Cashing in on Santa than we started receiving hundreds of emails from Christmas enthusiasts upset that a mall in North Carolina has replaced the Christmas tree as part of Santa’s set with a glacier. South Park Mall in Charlotte North Carolina says the change was to make their Santa experience “fresh and exciting”. “It is really an effort to diminish the Christian Christmas,” writes Jay Hallstrom of Charlotte. “They took away not only the tree but also the tree lighting ceremony and literally put up fake ice. It’s cold looking, odd, weird.Read more

Merry Podcast #48 — The Pumpkin Spice Episode

Merry Podcast #48 — The Pumpkin Spice Episode

It is a jam-packed episode of the Merry Podcast, this time dedicated to all things Pumpkin Spice — a merry exploration a variety of Christmas topics! Lots of music, a little humor and timely topics to help prepare you for the season, including: — Another in-depth look at Miracle on 34th Street on the occasion of the passing of Maureen O’Hara — Santa’s beard: A Great Christmas Debate — The Christmas Music of Frank Sinatra — Christmas Food! Wassail, Eggnog and Butter Rum Lifesavers Plus more — in fact, we drag this out way beyond an hour of Christmas goodness.Read more

Five Myths of the War on Christmas

Five Myths of the War on Christmas

It is the Christmas topic people hate to hear about and like even less to discuss: The War on Christmas. And yet it persists — year after year. This year it appears to be championed by presidential candidates. That means we could hear more about it than usual. Before the roar of Christmas debate in the media threatens to snuff out all Christmas cheer, let’s get a few things straight. Regardless of which political side of the spectrum you adhere to there are some myths perpetuated by this constant conversation. And you can lessen the seasonal pain by understanding whatRead more