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Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?

 In the world of political analysis, there are few more urgent tasks than shuffling people in the news into the appropriate political bucket, the better to understand their motivations and likely future endorsements. It is in that spirit that we reached out to prominent political consultants and politicians to ask them to offer their opinion […] Read More →

NORAD tracks when Santa Claus is comin’ to town

 Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are getting ready to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas flight. Technology and social media have become key to the annual effort, and NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.5 million Facebook “likes.” NORAD volunteers will spend Christmas Eve answering phone calls and […] Read More →

When Santa Claus Showed Up on U.S. Currency

 Money can be so boring. Or, at least, U.S. paper currency. Green, black, cream, some president’s head. With the holiday season upon us, there are holiday stamps, holiday checks, holiday-themed toilet paper. Would it be so horrible to have holiday-themed currency? They didn’t think so before the U.S. Treasury stepped in to un-democratize the design […] Read More →

Ho Ho No: School Bans Santa from Winter Concert

Todd Starnes,   A Massachusetts school that advertises itself as an “inclusive community” banned Santa Claus from its annual Christmas concert in the hometown of Harvard University after someone complained. “I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter,” wrote Principal Jennifer Ford in a letter to […] Read More →

How Did Christmas Become A Festival Of Greed?

Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse,  For most people, Christmas is all about the presents. But how did such a supposedly sacred holiday become a festival of greed? Not many people know the history behind Christmas gift giving, and it will probably shock you. This year, Americans will spend somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 billion dollars […] Read More →

Here are 11 Ways to Trim Your Winter Expenses

Just because it’s shopping season doesn’t mean you have to spend more.  The cold weather can inspire a flurry of overspending to help combat the colder temperatures and lack of outdoor activities. These 11 tips will help you keep the upcoming winter expenses in check so you can conquer the season without hurting your budget. […] Read More →

History: For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, (CONAD) have tracked Santa�s flight.

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD […] Read More →

Yes, Virginia � There Is A Santa Claus

 By:  Janice Doyle,  “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist… Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus!” That iconic answer by a newspaper editor to a little girl’s question about Santa in 1897 is happily lived out every […] Read More →