Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree

Over 50 Christmas Trivia, Facts and Jokes And… The American Christmas Tree Christmas Trees In America (PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles…

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Who is the Woman You Hear Singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?

(PCM) Who is the woman you hear singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin? It took a little detective work to find the final answer(s). Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, and he originally sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland at their housewarming party, towards the end of…

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The Newly Invented Central Bucks High School West Harlequin Club Presents a Fresh Take on A Christmas Carol While Promoting Inclusivity

With an eye on community, inclusion, and making life-long friendships, The Central Bucks High School West Harlequin Club is clearly focused on reinforcing the holiday spirit at every turn this year and supporting such notable local charities in the process, including Code Blue, Tabor Children’s Home, and the Ann Silverman Health Clinic. The club’s upcoming production …

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La Befana The Christmas Witch of Italy

La Befana, The Christmas Witch of Italy Wait a minute. A Christmas Witch? Witches belong to Halloween, scary stories, and fairy tales but not Christmas! In general, I would agree with you, but in Italy for hundreds of years, there has been one witch for Christmas. Only one, and her’s is a sad tale. La…

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Demon or god? What is The Krampus?

The Krampus The Krampus, is he a demon or a god or maybe both? We will discover what is known about this northern European creature of Christmas as we go along. The Krampus is a satyr-like creature with the legs of a goat, and  He can also have the chest and head of a man…

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The Curious History Behind Krampus The Holiday Devil

(PCM) We all know the story behind the legend that is St. Nicholas a.k.a. Santa Claus who pays visits to well-behaved children all over the world rewarding them with gifts at Christmas. However did you know that according to Alpine folk-lore good ol’ St. Nick has a dark companion named Krampus, who travels around with…

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Rehya Stevens Marries Old and New Holiday Joy with the Deluxe Edition of Santa’s Takin’ Over The Town

2021 may not have been the most cheerful year, but that didn’t stop singer/songwriter and holiday fanatic Rehya Stevens from delivering some well-needed holiday spirit. Her Christmas album ‘Tis The Season released in 2021 featuring 11 carol-worthy songs is now being reintroduced into the Christmas canon along with 10 all-new festive tunes off of her new album Santa’s Takin’ …

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Hark! Pentatonix Announced As ‘The Carolers’ In ‘Candy Cane Lane’

The Carolers reside in the Christmas village at Kringle’s, alongside Pip and the rest of the villagers who have all been put under Pepper’s spell. They possess a unique characteristic though–rather than conventional speech, they communicate solely through singing Christmas carols! “When I read the script and saw reoccurring singing parts, I knew there was …

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Halloween Has It’s Revenge On Christmas With The Necrofeast

(PCM) How many of you have every heard of The Necrofeast? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either until we discovered quite a few pages on the internet dedicated to this relatively unknown macabre holiday that is celebrated from sunset to dawn on December 27th. According to the Facebook page dedicated Necrofeast, the holiday is influenced “by potpourri…

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The Feast Day of Saint Joseph March 19

Not very much is known of Saint Joseph or Joseph of Nazareth.  All of the information we have is found in the Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of Matthew. The Gospel of Matthew tells us in the lineage of Jesus that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob.  It is believed Joseph was born somewhere around… Read More

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Christmas: December 25 in History

December 25 in Pop Culture History December 25th is… A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day Christmas Pumpkin Pie Day 0 (possibly 4 or 6 BC) – Jesus was born. 350 – Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ. 800 – Charlemagne was coronated as …

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Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season

Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season The word Christmas originated as a compound word, meaning “Christ’s Mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek Christos, and “mæsse” is from Latin missa (the holy mass). While it marks …

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