One of my most surprising gifts last Christmas was a pair of authentic moose eggnog glasses from my wife. You may recall that Cousin Eddie and Clark Griswold were drinking eggnog from them in the classic holiday film, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", and these are the real deal.
You can follow Santa's trip around the world with The Santa Tracker. For more than 50 years, NORAD has followed Santa as he leaves the North Pole. It all started in 1955 with a misprinted phone number for Sears.
Festivus started as a "parody holiday" on an episode of Seinfeld. Then became a symbol of support for the "over commercialization" of Christmas. Now it comes to the Utica Fire Department in the midst of their Happy Birthday Jesus sign flap.
When I was growing up, I remember all of those great Christmas variety show specials...Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and of course Andy Williams. TV Land put together a list of the top 10 Holiday TV programs, and Andy's ranked #5.
We've been seeing "Shiner" brand beers from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas here in the Mohawk Valley for a couple of years now. And, they've got a winter seasonal brew called "Holiday Cheer". Here's more.
Back in the 1950s and 60s, a number of rock & roll artists starting coming out with their own holiday songs. And, on this day in 1964, "The Beach Boys" made their first appearance on the the teen music TV show "Shindig" singing their original Christmas song.
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