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This blog is geared around everything relating to Christmas. We share tips, stories, memories,.. reviews, and whatever else we can think of.

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  • Christmas Trivia – A Fun Christmas Game
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Spending time with family and friends is one of the very best parts of Christmas.  Games can add to that fun. Tonight, while searching the web, I was looking for some Christmas game ideas that I could write about.  That’s when I came across a...
  • Remembering Those Wonderful Christmas Specials
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Whatever happened to those great Christmas specials of years-gone-by?  You know the ones I mean.  We had Bob Hope with the troops, the Osmond Family, Andy Williams, Red Skelton and so many others.  They were such wonderful shows. I especially like...
  • Christmas Eve or Christmas Day: When Do You Open Presents?
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?  That is the question.  When, exactly, are you supposed to open your Christmas presents? In many European countries, the tradition is to open gifts after dinner on Christmas Eve.   Some, however, still prefer to op...
  • Do You Go “Christmas Lighting?”
    on Jan 1, 1970
    This is a tradition that started when I was a teenager, I believe. We may have done it once in a while before then, but I remember it becoming a regular thing during my teen years. The tradition of which I write is “Christmas lighting.” E...
  • The Night I Saw Rudolph’s Nose
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Every child dreams of catching Santa in the act of delivering presents or sneaking just a glimpse of his sleigh and reindeer. Well, I never did catch jolly ol’ St. Nick unpacking his bundle, but I came very close to seeing Rudolph. I guess I mu...
  • Not Your Usual Christmas Stocking
    on Jan 1, 1970
    One of my fondest childhood Christmas memories may sound a bit strange to some.  It involves paper lunch sacks.  You see, when I was a little boy, we didn’t use Christmas stockings.  When we hung the stockings, it was just for decoration. ...
  • NORAD To Start Tracking Santa on December 1.
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I just read that NORAD will start their annual tracking of Santa Claus on December 1. Each year, NORAD, uses the latest in technology to track “Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick” as he makes his way around the world.  They even manage to captur...
  • TSC Toys Offering 8% off Through 10/26
    on Jan 1, 1970
    I just received an e-mail from TSC Toys that they are offering an 8% coupon on all items in their store through 10/26. While I haven’t ordered from TSC Toys yet, I must say I’m very tempted too.  Their site features some of the most uni...
  • Christmas Shopping Discounts Are Expected in 2010
    on Jan 1, 1970
    There are lots of reports going around that 2010 may just be a buyers’ market when it comes to getting great deals on Christmas gifts.  While this is good news for consumers whose budgets are already stretched, it keeps the retailers a little...
  • Christmas In My Hometown
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Here’s another Christmas song that Momma played every year when I was a kid.  I play it every year too.  It sure does bring back the memories. www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE1_35PlWI0 Subscribe to My Newsletter Celebrate Christmas all year long wi...
  • Is The Amazon Kindle A Great Gift Idea?
    on Jan 1, 1970
    If you have avid readers on your Christmas gift list (like I do), you might want to consider the Amazon Kindle book reader .  My wife and I have both been wanting one of these for the last couple of years.  This year, the price has come down to $13...
  • 7 Tips For A Low-Stress Christmas
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The Christmas season is coming.  There’s no denying that.  For most children, Christmas is a time of wonder, magic and enchantment.  For grown-ups, it can be a time of great joy, but also a time for great stress.  For some, the stress of th...
  • Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Here's a great recipe for ol' fashioned pumpkin pie. No holiday meal would be complete without it.
  • Great Christmas Decorating Ideas For Kids
    on Jan 1, 1970
    If you’re a parent, you already know just how much children love Christmas.  In fact, you probably have many fond memories of your own childhood Christmases.  Now, it’s time to fashion the Christmas memories that your kids will carry wi...
  • How To Decorate A Christmas Tree
    on Jan 1, 1970
    We want our homes to look the best they can over the holidays. Before the Thanksgiving turkey is even cold we are pulling out the yuletide decorations. While we spruce up the inside and outside of our homes with bells and whistles, don’t forget abo...
  • Roast Turkey With Sausage And Apple Stuffing
    on Jan 1, 1970
     Here’s a great recipe that is sure to please the entire family.  This is one  tasty turkey and it will surely be the star of your holiday table. Ingredients Stuffing: 12 ounces/340 g bulk mild pork sausage 6 slices bacon, chopped 1 cup/250...
  • My Favorite Christmas Movie
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Well, it’s August, so you know that I’m thinking about Christmas.  Of course, I pretty much always think about Christmas.  I just love the decorations, the songs, the family time and, of course the movies.  My favorite Christmas movie...
  • First Christmas Commercials Of The Year
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Halloween is still more than two weeks away, but K-Mart is already running Christmas commercials advertising their lay-a-way service.  This is the first Christmas commercial I’ve seen this year.  Maybe Momma was right and it really does start...
  • Movie Review: Fred Claus (2007)
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Starring: Vince Vaughn • Paul Giamatti OK, I have a confession to make. When I first saw the ads for this movie, I wanted to hate it.  The ads did absolutely nothing for me.  I remember thinking, “This is going to be one stupid movie.”...
  • Movie Review: Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Starring: Melissa Joan Hart • Mario Lopez • Markie Post • Tim Bottoms A few years ago, when ABC Family started airing the trailer for this movie, I remember thinking, “Who in their right mind would ever watch this strange film?” Wel...
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