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The Origins Of Santa’s Helpers

Santa's Supporting CastHave you ever wondered where Santa’s supporting cast came from? I am talking about the elves, the reindeer, Mrs. Claus, and the rest. There is information out on Santa, but little is mentioned about where the rest of the story has originated.  Typically all the hype is given to the man in red, but he doesn’t do it alone.  Here’s a list of the people and places that make Santa who he is! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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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 Best Movie Santas

asnersantaChristmas movies are one of the best things to get you in the Christmas mood, if your aren’t already. I can’t recall a single Christmas movie that doesn’t at least have a mentioning of Santa Clause, not to mention an appearance. The ones where Santa appears, though, always seem to be the best. Here are my five best movie Santas. Read more…

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Posted by Dennis Howell - December 17, 2009 at 8:02 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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The History of the American Santa Claus

santaSanta Claus is iconic when people think about Christmas.  In the eyes of children, he is a gift-bringer that knows if they have been naughty or nice throughout the year.  To some he represents all that is traditional with the holiday, while still others look at ol’Saint Nick as the epitome of commercialism.  Who was Santa Claus?  Was he a real person or some legendary figure conjured up to keep our children in line?  Let us examine where the story comes from and how he has come to be the red trimmed icon of Christmas today. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 4, 2009 at 3:11 am

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