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Christmas Trivia

Trivia games are very popular, so we thought we’d see how well you know these Christmas facts.  We bet there are a few you can’t answer! 1) Where was mommy kissing Santa Claus? 2) What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of? 3) What is the name of Rudolph’s dad? 4) What did Ralphie …

Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Our article discussing inexpensive homemade Christmas gifts had some ideas we wanted to share with you.   You might laugh at the old coupon book, but they are actually valued!  Perhaps you would like one from the kids that include taking out the garbage, bringing their dirty clothes down and emptying the dishwasher, but done …

Reduce Christmas Stress by Shopping in Summer

They say the most stressful times of the year are Christmas and tax season. Here are a few suggestions on organizing your life to minimize gift buying stress at Christmastime: Keep track of items people mention they would like. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for and record the item bought for …

Glass Ornaments

While millions and millions of glass ornaments have been produced since they were first created in Lauscha, Germany, in 1847 there probably aren’t all that many left. They’re shiny and all sorts of creatures big and small want to touch, smell or eat them as they hang on a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, touching can unhook …

The Santa Tracking Tradition, from NORAD to Google

Since 1955 NORAD has been tracking Santa’s Christmas Eve journey and keeping the spirit of Christmas alive in the hearts of millions.  Why would a national defense system use manpower and equipment for such a whimsical purpose?  It all began with a misprinted phone number in a Sears-Roebuck add.  The department store had advertised for …