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The History of Famous Christmas Jingles

August 24th, 2018 Jim L

These sometimes ancient Christmas jingles have fascinating origins that have made them timeless classics. Here are some facts you can throw around at your next Christmas party. Though well-known tunes we associate with the Christmas holiday season may put us in a festive spirit, many have surprisingly non-Christmas origins. In fact, according to whychristmas.com , carols originated …

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Secret Santa vs. White Elephant Gift Exchanges

July 26th, 2018 Amy G

Secret Santa and White Elephant gift exchanges are fun and affordable ways to spread holiday cheer with friends, family, and co-workers, especially using an online  Secret Santa Generator . But what’s the difference between the two types of gift exchanges, is one better than the other for certain groups in your life, and how do you get started? …

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Christmas Tree Trivia, Fun Facts & History

July 12th, 2018 Amy G

The history of Christmas trees predates Christmas itself. According to history.com , from ancient times, people have hung decorative evergreen boughs over their doors and windows—and in many countries, they were believed to ward off evil spirits and illness. Study.com cites the Christmas tree tradition as originating in 16th century Germany, where evergreen trees were decorated with …

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10 Fun Ways to Play Secret Santa

July 12th, 2018 Jim L

For those of you who haven’t played Secret Santa for a while, here’s a refresher course. The basic rules are simple. Each participant places their name in a box, hat or similar container. Or to easily keep track of gift exchange details, use  SecretSanta.com’s online organizer . Next, the names are mixed up and each person selects one from …

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How To Give A Great Christmas Toast

July 11th, 2018 Amy G

No Christmas gathering, from a large office party to an intimate dinner with family and friends, is complete without the perfect toast. For most of us, that’s easier said than done—especially off the cuff. So this year we’ve gathered advice from the pros to help you prepare a toast that will leave your audience glowing. Smart Rules …

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Christmas Trivia, Fun Facts, History and More

June 15th, 2018 Jim L

Virtually everyone knows that Christmas is observed by Christians as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, whose teachings provide the basis of Christianity. It is also celebrated as a cultural and gift-giving event that is celebrated around the world. But there are a lot of interesting facts about Christmas that many are unaware of. …

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