Monthly Archives: September 2011

Christmas Song Trivia

Most of us love trivia and Christmas songs, so we decided to see how well you know your facts.  You can find the answers below, but don’t peak!    What is the biggest selling Christmas song of all time?   How many versions of this song (answer to #1) are there? How many carolers participated in the [...]

Tween Christmas Gifts for Guys

Anyone who has tried to buy gifts for boys above age 10 knows how difficult it is.  Clothing is almost impossible unless you are the mom, and you don’t know what video game systems they have or which games they already own.  Most boys are into video games so accessories are always a good choice.  [...]

Retailers Getting a Jump Start on Christmas – 2011

Some stores, such as Joann Fabrics and A.C. Moore, have had Christmas items for sale since August or even July.  Most of the major retailers either already have, or expect to have holiday items on display by the end of September.  Each year, the Christmas season seems to start a little earlier to assist those [...]

California Donates 60’ Christmas Tree to Congress

Stanislaus National Forest, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, was selected to provide the 2011 Christmas tree for the U.S. Capital.  A 60’ red fir will be chosen in the fall, then cut down on November 5.  After cutting, it will be mounted on a double flatbed truck and will tour California for eight [...]

Operation Christmas Child “Shoe Box” Charity

There is a year-round charity that sends “shoe boxes” full of items for under privileged children throughout the world.  Operation Christmas Child is just one charitable endeavor of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief.  They ask donors to use a cardboard or plastic shoe box to put supplies in, and to enclose at least $7 per box [...]