Xmas

My views on this oft twisted, much maligned, but ultimately enjoyable holiday


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I must admit I find it incredible that I am up at 12:30 the day after xmas writing a blog post.  I felt like I needed to write this while it was fresh on my mind.  The way I feel right now though I think it will be fresh on […]

The Legacy of TRON


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Part of TV that we usually gloss over or ignore is the proverbial network promo spot that usually takes a small bit of commercial air time in between regularly scheduled programs.  Here in TN I ignore most of these also, save for one.  As a child growing up in the […]

WTVF Holiday Promo Circa 1974


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On December the 19th 1843 a novella written by Charles Dickens, arguably the most popular author of the Victorian era was published by Chapman & Hall. It has been said that it is the catalyst that both revitalized and restored our nostalgic love of the Christmas holiday.  We all love […]

Dickens of a Holiday


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Happy Saturnalia! It’s that time of year again. It’s the Most Ignorant Time of the year. We have come to that time of year when the xtians complain about the secular war on “their” holiday.  My kids and I have to endure the dirty looks, snide comments and general inconsiderate natures […]

It’s the Most Ignorant Time of the year



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Ah, the humble Tannenbaum.  I love trees.  They are both symbols of longevity and stoicism. No tree captures the hearts of man, at this festive time of the year, more so than the evergreen.  The custom of decorating the evergreen tree originated in Germany in the 16th century.  It was […]

O Tannenbaum,Your branches green delight us.




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Today someone enlightened me about a super amazing xmas reindeer fact!  (thanks Danny)  It seems we have called a few of Old Santa’s reindeer by at least three different names over time.  I found this so interesting I had to write a blog about it! Henry Livingston, Jr. (October 13, 1748 – February […]

The Reindeer Called Dunder!



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here are some facts that you may or may not find interesting about the holiday lovingly referred to as Christmas. Atheists get a bad rap in my opinion.  We like a good party just like the rest of the world.  We like Evergreen trees and wreaths and twinkly lights and […]

The great Christmas Caper



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Santa Claus has long been a cult idol of mine.  I think we can all really agree that the image of Santa Claus, perhaps even his entire existence, has been a long lurid story that ultimately simplifies down to mass manipulation. Let me get one thing perfectly clear before I go on. I […]

You Don’t Know Santa