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15 Things I Love About Christmas

Christmas Tips

15 Things I Love About Christmas

Christmas is by far my favorite time of the year, so I sat down and decided to come up with a list of the things I love about it.  Aside from the fact that it is bitterly cold here in Illinois and I'm crazy busy making Christmas stockings, for me the Christmas season is a combination of creating memories and happy stress.  WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS:   Going to Midnight Mass Christmas Eve Christmas day with my family (playing Charades) Gift giving, especially for my Grandchildren Decorating and setting up my Mother's Christmas Village Listening to Christmas music (Rod...

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Ten Ways to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas Tips

Ten Ways to Get in the Christmas Spirit

Everyone has their own thoughts on when to start celebrating Christmas. Most, start thinking about Christmas the day after Thanksgiving when Black Friday begins the holiday shopping season.  For me, Christmas sort of creeps up on me when orders begin appearing in my inbox. Generally, that is around Halloween. That's crazy early, I know. But when I see Christmas decorations start appearing in retail stores, it sort of makes sense why I start receiving orders in October.  Here's what I do to "Get in the Christmas spirit". Make a list of things to do to get ready for Christmas This...

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Cookie Recipes We Inherited

Christmas Facts & Legends Recipes

Cookie Recipes We Inherited

                                                                                                      Just like the Christmas stocking and other Christmas traditions, Christmas cookies play a very special role in the holiday celebration. Many of you remember visiting your grandparents at Christmastime and running straight to the cookie jar or attending a holiday celebration where there is a table full of Christmas...

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US Cities and Towns with Christmas Names

Christmas Facts & Legends

US Cities and Towns with Christmas Names

        The spirit of Christmas is all around us, generally beginning right after Halloween.  But for those who live in certain towns, Christmas is around them everyday year round.  I'm talking about towns that were named with the "Christmas Spirit" in mind.  There are actually dozens of towns boasting holiday names in the United States.  Some are very small communities, while others are more populated and have taken advantage of their popular name. Christmas decorated streets, fun gift shops, holiday theme parks, and annual festivals are a few of the attractions that welcome visitors to places like Santa...

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Best Places to Visit in the US at Christmastime

Christmas Tips

Best Places to Visit in the US at Christmastime

  Many would consider vacationing at Christmastime a "Bah! Humbug!" kind of move, but for many it is the perfect time to take off work and seek those wintertime deals.  If you have a large family that is scattered throughout the Country, it also is an excellent way to group everyone together.  I'm sure there are some amazing places to visit outside of the US, however in my opinion,  Americans really go way out when it comes to celebrating Christmas. So, if you want to travel but still celebrate Christmas in a big way, then stay in the US.  According...

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