The NORAD Santa Tracker

   Another (high tech) Christmas tradition: the NORAD Santa Tracker, which has been tracking Santa’s voyage around the world since 1951. Just click this link. The Fine Print: Special thanks to our friends at NORAD who created, maintain, and make the NORAD Santa Tracker available to all. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

The Christmas Channel: How Hallmark Rules the Season

Paying Attention: Embed from Getty Images Continuing with our look back at how we’ve covered the Holiday Season, here’s a post that went live in December 2017–before everyone in the world was watching–and has proven to be absolutely dead on in terms of predicting how the Hallmark Channel has become one of the icons of […]

Why We Love Christmas Music

The Inside Track  Why does Christmas and Holiday music always seem so magical? The easy answer is….it’s traditional. It’s something we look forward to, something we expect, a tradition with which we are all totally familiar. And now, of course, there are more channels for Christmas music than ever before–from CDs, radio, satellite radio, streaming […]

Sump’n Claus

Paying Attention (Special Holiday Edition):One of the great things about holidays is the ability to see movies and listen to music that we have traditionally enjoyed. One great and continuing source of Holiday Cheer: Saturday Night Live. And one of SNL’s very best holiday video pieces is this classic starring the very great (and underutilized) […]

The Best of SNL Christmas

One in a series of reposts of the best Christmas bits from Saturday Night Live. The Holidaze:Saturday Night Live has been on television for over four decades now. The show is an American cultural icon, and it’s introduced us to actors and writers who have dominated and influenced film, TV, music, and comedy: Seth Meyers, […]

Baby, It’s Sweater Weather Outside (Re-setting Christmas Classics for the Modern Era)

Editor’ Note: Originally published in December of 2018, when the PC police went one song too far and came after “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”….and republished this year because traditions are important and it’s also important to realize the false pretense and logic of trying to apply one generation’s cultural perceptions vs. an earlier generation’s ideals….we […]

Christmas One More Time XIII

The playlists continue. Another selection of new hits and old favorites, brought to you via the curation experts at the Media Bunker and our friends at Spotify. Enjoy. can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify.  Click the play button the playlist and then you’ll have a couple of choices: […]

Christmas One More Time XI

More Holiday and Christmas music, streaming through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify. Turn it on. Turn it up. You can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify.  Click the play button the playlist and then you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a […]

Christmas One More Time, X

Continuing, in our series of the finest Christmas music, brought you through efforts of the staff at The Media Bunker and the kindness of Spotify. You can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify.  Click the play button the playlist and then you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in […]

Christmas One More Time, IX

Another in the tradition of our truly great, very carefully curated Christmas Playlists, brought to you streaming in high def audio via our friends at Spotify. You can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify.  Click the play button the playlist and then you’ll have a couple of choices: sign […]