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10 problems with the first draft of the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” TV Special

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been a TV Christmas classic for the past 47 years.  It is one of the longest running holiday specials, but as you are about to see, the show almost never got the approval needed to make it to air.  Just in time for the holidays, we got our hands on … Continue reading

My 3 Favorite Christmas Traditions

As I reflect on Christmas’ of yesteryear, I fondly envision the traditions, tried and true, that occupy my mind on these chilly winter nights.  It puts me in a mood that makes me feel drunk with sentiments and warms my soul. It helps me realize just how little clothes I have on while I’m standing … Continue reading

10 Ways How Santa Claus’ Life Is Really Difficult

The Army of Awesome People has recently covered the downsides of being Spider-Man, Superman, and Harry Potter, but they are not the only superheroes whose lives aren’t as glamorous as they might seem. Santa Claus is another example. Though he isn’t exactly a superhero, he still possesses powers few of us have, like being able to carry tons of … Continue reading

The Time My Pet Monkey Ruined Christmas Eve

Some years ago, a girl I was dating had asked for a very popular and hard to come by pair of jeans for Christmas.  I had searched store, after store, after store trying to track down just one pair, to no avail. Christmas Eve was finally upon us and I had to opt for a … Continue reading

What If Eagles Wrote A Song About Christmas…

Everyone knows the song Hotel California by Eagles.  But did you ever wonder how the song would sound if Eagles wrote it as a Christmas song? On a dark Christmas evening, cool wind in my hair Warm smell of milk and cookies, rising up through the air Up above in the chimney, I saw a … Continue reading

The Horrible, Horrible Time Brad Pitt Came To Our Holiday Party

Movie star Brad Pitt this year stopped by our office Holiday party at a local restaurant. Being as how I’ve already seen Brad Pitt in person several times, first, when he filmed a movie at my office , again when he worked out at my gym, another time at the coffee shop, at the gas … Continue reading

How Secret Santa Made My Coworker Hate Me

Secret Santa may be a popular tradition around the holidays, but for me, it’s one that has caused my co-worker, Tad, to have a lot of animosity towards me. It all began a year ago, I had drawn Tad’s name out of a hat. “Has anyone seen my name card?” Tad started asking around. “I … Continue reading

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of candy canes that double as actual canes

Candy Canes, a German based cane company, founded by Herr Pfefferminze, is in a taste of trouble. With a seemingly brilliant idea, Candy Canes, more or less a fly-by-night company, set up operations this December to benefit from the holiday season to capitalize on merry spenders. There have been reports of the people falling all … Continue reading

If Bob Cratchit Was a Suck-Up

(The Firm of Scrooge & Marley.  Scrooge sits working at his desk.  Enter Bob Cratchit smiling.  Scrooge looks up at him) SCROOGE: Is there a problem, Cratchit? BOB CRATCHIT: Problem?  How could there be a problem when I work for the most wonderful boss in the entire world? (Scrooge stares at him for a moment … Continue reading

Frosty the Snowman Ruins Co-Star’s Career

Apparently hidden for decades was an awful truth surrounding the making of Frosty the Snowman. Yes, it is truly a beloved program with a character that every child and child-at-heart holds dear, but the one who coined the phrase “Happy Birthday” when coming to life, ruined a co-star’s life in the process. Christmas is just … Continue reading

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