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 …

Spoiling Your Dog at Christmas

Next to a spouse and children, dogs are a much beloved part of many families and are increasingly treated to gifts at Christmas. Any why not?  Spoiling your Dog is fun!   Dogs love you unconditionally, are tons of fun, and are great companions. We get pleasure from rewarding them for all they do for …