Monthly Archives: August 2011

Towns With Christmas Related Names

Who knew there are so many towns in the U.S. that have Christmas season names?  We found five towns named Christmas, one named Christmas City, Christmas Cove, Christmas Valley, and Christmasville.  There is a town called Elf, another called Humbug, six named Bethlehem, seven named Snow, and three called Snowflake.  How about Christmas plants? There [...]

Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light

“Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light”, is so closely related to his persona he trademarked that phrase.  He likes to be called, “Americas most-collected living artist”, which is probably true.  His products are licensed and sold through Media Arts who claim one in 20 homes in the U.S. own some representation of Kinkade’s artistry. Thomas Kinkade’s [...]

Feasts and Drinking – A Look at Iceland’s Christmas Traditions

Iceland’s version of Christmas is called Yule/Jol and began before the advent of Christianity. The “drinking of Yule” was part of the Yule celebrations in the Icelandic Sagas.  Many stories and poems refer to the feasts, farmers drinking Yule ale together, and bringing back malt from America to make the ale.  Chieftains would invite many [...]

Last Chance for “Arthur Christmas” Face of the Fan Contest!

Last call to enter your 60-second (or less) video of yourself answering the question:  Why are you the biggest fan of Christmas?  DEADLINE:  NOON PT, AUGUST 25, 2011. The Face of the Fan contest is a Sony Entertainment program that lets fans participate in online casting calls and contests. Eight finalists, who will receive $300 Sony [...]

Keep Your Christmas Tree Moist Without Ruining Your Carpet

Many of us still like to go to the farm and cut down our own Christmas Tree.  More often though you may be purchasing your tree from a local stand set up in a business parking lot.  Either way, if you have a live tree you know how important it is to keep it watered, [...]