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Xbox 720 to Debut for Christmas 2013 - Sun, 19 May 2013
For the first time in years there will be new gaming systems for Santa to put under the tree. Earlier, Sony announced holiday plans for their all-new Playstation 4 and now Microsoft is hinting about the release of the Xbox 720, which it calls “much more than a gaming system”. Aaron Greenberg, a Microsoft executive [...]
Misunderstood Christmas Tree Proposal is Back - Thu, 16 May 2013
A new farm bill is resurrecting the idea of a tax on sales of all real Christmas trees at a rate of fifteen cents per tree. The last time this proposal was brought forward some media outlets declared the proposal as another battle in the War on Christmas. In reality, the bill and the per-tree [...]
Sarah Palin to Publish Christmas Book - Tue, 12 Mar 2013
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is publishing another book, this one about Christmas. Palin signed a deal with HarperCollins for “A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas,” scheduled for November. HarperCollins announced Monday that the book will criticize the “over-commercialism” and “homogenization” of Christmas and call for a renewed emphasis on the religious importance. [...]
Balsam Hill Announces Christmas Tree Recall - Mon, 04 Mar 2013
Balsam Hill of Redwood City, CA, is recalling about 700 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees. The remote control receiver box attached to the Christmas tree can overheat and melt, posing burn and shock hazards to consumers. The company has received 10 reports of overheating and melting, but no injuries have been reported. The artificial Christmas trees [...]
PlayStation 4 Coming for Christmas - Mon, 04 Feb 2013
It has been years since a new game system took over Christmas buzz but Christmas 2013 could change that. Sony will soon be announcing the launch of PlayStation 4. Sony is set to reveal its next PlayStation on Wednesday February 20th at an event dubbed ‘see the future’. Sony Computer Entertainment recently released a teaser [...]
Town Threatens $3000 Fine for Christmas Decorations Left Up - Mon, 20 May 2013
A man’s yard filled with toys and Christmas decorations in Ross Township, Pennsylvania has drawn the ire of neighbors and threats from a town council. Robert Ansell has until May 29th to clean up the yard or face a $3000 fine. Ansell owns the home, which is lived in by his brother William. This particular [...]
Christmas Stricken for Kids in Northern Spain - Mon, 20 May 2013
The northern province of Spain is serious about use of religious terms in its schools: a new law in the socialist-run province of Asturias now forbids using the word Christmas. Teachers and pupils in Asturias classrooms will now have to refer to Christmas as “winter holidays” and Easter as “second term holidays”. The region’s socialist-led [...]
Merry Christmas Bill Goes to Texas Governor - Mon, 20 May 2013
The Texas state senate passed the Merry Christmas Bill and it has now been sent to Governor Rick Perry for his signature. The bill would clarify that schools may have Christmas trees, nativity scenes and other displays as long as any display includes a scene or symbol of more than one religion. “This will provide [...]
Santa Saved for Flint City Hall - Fri, 17 May 2013
Times are tough in Michigan — real tough. The emergency manager sent to save Flint, Michigan from bankruptcy is going to great lengths to slash budgets and increase revenue. His efforts included a plan to sell the antique Santa and reindeer Christmas display that has adorned city hall for decades. They went up for auction [...]
Florida Light Fight Dubbed Hatfield and McCoys By City Mayor - Sat, 11 May 2013
A Christmas light fight is gaining momentum months ahead of the holiday season in Plantation, Florida where a home with more than 200,000 lights has neighbors there fed up. Hyatt Extreme Christmas, a nationally known home famous for lights, decorations and plenty of traffic, is coming under fire from neighbors who declare they just can’t [...]
Eight Months Until Christmas Eve! - Wed, 24 Apr 2013
Hello my merry friends and warm greetings from the North Pole! It has been a very exciting time here at the North Pole because time is what the last several days have been all about. Santa has just installed a new countdown clock in Santa’s Workshop. The old clock that hangs way in the rafters [...]
Nine Months Until Christmas! - Mon, 25 Mar 2013
Salutations and Greetings, my merry friends! The countdown continues here at the North Pole. We marked 9 months to Christmas today with the celebration of all new speed tape dispensers in the Wrapping Department. Elf Wally and his team have been in training for two weeks just learning how to use them. If you think [...]
Santa Update Countdown: 10 Months til Christmas Eve! - Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Merry Greetings, friends! It has been a very busy month here at the North Pole. This month has been all about remodeling at the North Pole. Santa has been very involved in rebuilding the Sleigh Barn, a place where he likes to spend a lot of time during the off-season. Santa and Elf Quinton have [...]
Defend Christmas Town Threatens $3000 Fine for Christmas Decorations Left Up - Mon, 20 May 2013
Image: http://defendchristmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/rosstwp_decodispute-300x225.jpg A man’s yard filled with toys and Christmas decorations in Ross Township, Pennsylvania has drawn the ire of neighbors and threats from a town council....
Trees with Eyes - Mon, 20 May 2013
Image: http://showusyourchristmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Tree-For-Life-2-webres-300x203.jpg Is this a new trend in Christmas trees? A London artist is spreading a new wave of Christmas cheer by putting googly eyes on trees. Check this...
Defend Christmas Christmas Stricken for Kids in Northern Spain - Mon, 20 May 2013
Image: http://defendchristmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/asturias-300x168.jpg The northern province of Spain is serious about use of religious terms in its schools: a new law in the socialist-run province of Asturias now forbids using the...
Defend Christmas Merry Christmas Bill Goes to Texas Governor - Mon, 20 May 2013
Image: http://defendchristmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/texas_christmas-300x294.jpg The Texas state senate passed the Merry Christmas Bill and it has now been sent to Governor Rick Perry for his signature. The bill would clarify that...
MHH monday 20th may 2013 - Mon, 20 May 2013
good morning everyone! been a hectic weekend here,twin 1 was sick last night,so far so good this morning she ate her breakfast alright and looks... More from Magical Holiday Home......