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The History of Santa | Santa Claus Collecting

Today’s guest is Tom Jerman, a collector of Santas, who has also written a book about the history of Santas. Learn how he became interested in collecting Santas, why he […]

Christmas Wreaths

Roundy green thing On my door, Decked with ribbons, Bows and more. The scent of pine From woven leaf, My lovely, festive, Christmas wreath. Wreaths are decorative displays that can […]

Tinsel

Should we use old tinsel or new tinsel? Shall we call it tinsel, lametta, rain, or icicles? Should we use just a little or lots and lots of it? Shall […]

The Delicious Origins of the Candy Cane

Candy canes are now as much a part of Christmas as evergreen trees, ornaments, and presents piled under the tree; but no one really knows their entire history. We do […]

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman is a lucky guy! Why, you say? Well, Frosty is in the middle of celebrating TWO birthdays! That’s right…TWO! How is that possible? Let us tell you […]

Gingerbread Men

When you think about gingerbread at Christmas, probably the first thing that comes to mind is the flat, spicy cookie that is made into men whose heads you bite off! […]

Rudolph is 80 Years Old!

“‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the hills… The reindeer were playing, enjoying the spills.” Sound a little like The Night Before Christmas? Well, that was not an […]

The History of the Putz Village

The History of the Putz Village and Cardboard Christmas Houses By Pete Oehman Most of us get a warm, fuzzy feeling when we think of Christmas and automatically reflect upon […]