The Feast Day of Saint Joseph March 19

St_JosephNot 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 90 BC in the town of Bethlehem.  Since Joseph was of the lineage of David it is not much of …

‘Spies in Disguise’ Directors Say: ‘Will Smith Was Lightning in a Bottle’

An endearing animated spy movie is the perfect Christmas treat.

Especially Spies in Disguise, a family-friendly comedy with a stellar cast led by Will Smith as super-spy Lance Sterling, a debonair operative who prefers to work alone.

Scientist Walter Beckett (Spider-man’s Tom Holland) is Walter’s exact opposite, a guy who lacks in social skills, but makes up for it in smarts and invention, creating many awesome gadgets that Lance uses on his …

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

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes
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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 of wire.

How did we get to the point where a million people will come to New York to see …

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia And… Who Is Santa Claus?

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia
And… Who Is Santa Claus?SantaNastWho Is Santa Claus?
(PCM) Greek native, Nicholas, born a few hundred years after Jesus Christ, had prior to that led a very righteous life, helping many people, particularly by providing children with gold coins. Raised as a devout Christian, Nicholas took all of his wealth and, following the words of God, gave it to the poor and needy. It is known …

The Christmas Dog by Shel Silverstein

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Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog, And here it is Christmas Eve. The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs, While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree.What’s that now—footsteps on the rooftop? Could it be a cat or a mouse? Who’s this down the chimney? A thief with a beard— And a big sack for robbin’ the house?I’m barkin’, I’m growlin’, I’m bitin’ his butt. He howls and jumps back

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

MarilynMaxellDeanJerry(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 the party, as a subtle ‘good night’ to their guests. It was written as a “wolf” and “mouse” duet in …

Toy Makers Want Krampus To Scare You

(PCM) In American folklore if a child is bad, he or she might get a bag of coal on Christmas morning. Let’s be honest every child isn’t on their best behavior around the holiday season. In a time when parents must get Sorry Santa letters, because they were not able to get their hands on a Hatchimal Egg. The Hatchimal Egg is the hottest toy of the season on children’s Christmas lists. Some parents are …

The Christmas Classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Almost Didn’t Happen!

(PCM) Back in 1943, author Philip Van Doren Stern was unable to find a publisher for his short story “The Greatest Gift” and was about to give up hope of ever getting his work out to readers. In a last ditch effort he ended up printing 200 copies of the story and gave them out as Christmas presents to his family, friends and colleagues.As luck would have it, Van Doren Stern’s short story would…

The Many Ways That Elf On The Shelf Has Become A Pop Culture Trend

Elf1(PCM) It is that time of year again when everyone’s favorite little elf comes out of hiding and begins popping up in various areas throughout the homes of people all over the world. Anymore, these elves are doing anything but simply sitting on the shelf. What started out as a game for children to teach them the difference between being naughty and nice has become a pop culture phenomenon that has attracted many adults in…

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

(PCM) The original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story was written as a giveaway for the Montgomery Ward department stores by Robert L. May in 1939. In 1949, May’s story was made into a song by Johnny Marks, who also wrote ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Holly Jolly Christmas.’ Johnny also wrote Chuck Berry’s sequel hit ‘Run Rudolph Run.’

1964’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running …

The White House Christmas Holiday Traditions

2017 National Christmas Tree

(PCM) Christmastime at the White House brings about many traditions which have been passed down throughout the years. For example, each year the White House pastry chef whips together a confectionery delight that is an exact edible replica of the White House… think delicious gingerbread White House!There have been a ton of other holiday traditions that take place as well from everything to the decorations and tree to the famous…

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 him punishing the children who have misbehaved. The legend of Krampus says that he even captures the naughtiest children in …