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What Are Reindeer?!?

What Are Reindeer? Certainly they can't fly, but they do have a superpower! How did Santa start using them to pull his sleigh? All the answers are here!

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Posted by Jimm - December 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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Five Best Portrayals Of Santa Claus

Santa ClausThere have been hundreds of movies made throughout the years with the character of Santa Claus.  This “jolly ol’ elf” has been played by a minimum of 31 actors throughout the years – many in different films.  But…who were the best actors to play the role?  Who filled out the suit the best throughout the years.  There certainly has been very poor renditions of Saint Nick (Billy Bob Thornton in ‘Bad Santa‘ comes to mind…).  Here is a list of myFiveBest Santa Claus actors.  See if your choices made the list and feel free to tell us who we missed. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

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How Well Do You Know Santa?

Santa ClausSanta Claus is the character that we think of at Christmas time who is responsible for bringing gifts to the good children all over the world.  How much do you know about this character?  Did you know he was a real person with a lot of legend built up around him?  He was a 4th century priest who actually became a saint.  Somehow, 17 centuries later, he became a jolly fat figure that the children love.  See how much you know about him! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 5, 2010 at 1:21 am

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Five Favorite Children’s Christmas Specials

merry-christmasI love the children’s Christmas specials that come out every year. Even now that I am in my forties, I still have to watch the shows of my youth over and over again when the season is upon us. Over the years, there have been so many, but I have been able to narrow the list down to my five best specials. See if my five are on your list and feel free to add your own!  I’ve placed these in order of my favorites from one through five. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 6, 2009 at 7:10 pm

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The Origins of Five Christmas Traditions

christmastraditionWe enjoy many traditions of the Christmas holiday. Each year, we participate in practices handed down from parent to child but we have absolutely no idea where they came from.  Below are five such holiday traditions and their tales of origin.  While, some of these are up for speculation, they are perfect to talk about during your own Christmas feast. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 4, 2009 at 3:19 am

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