As we speed towards Thanksgiving, and families will be getting out their Christmas trees are buying a fresh one, it wouldn’t hurt to give your lights a once over and decide if it may be time to switch over to LEDs as opposed to the traditional ones. LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) have been improving over […]

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Black Friday, the colloquial name for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, is the day many stores offer tremendous discounts starting very early in the morning. For some the day resembles a military operation as they try to make their plans for which stores to hit the day, and wt what time. There are […]

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Toys have been declining quite a bit over the past several years at the primary gifts for children at Christmas time. While the trend has been towards video games, even those are already falling out of favor as higher end gadgets seem to be taking over the lead for the most desired items. Each year […]

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For those of you that are really serious about your outdoor Christmas decorating, it’s about time for you to start heading up on the roof and begin attaching your decorations.  Hopefully you will take some lessons from Clark Griswold in Christms Vacation (affiliate link) of things not to do, but in case you don’t, we […]

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Prepare to flashback to the 1970’s as Donny & Marie Osmond are taking their act to Broadway for a limited engagement this Christmas. “Donny & Marie – A Broadway Christmas” will have a limited engagement of 12 performances at the Marquis Theater in Dec.  The show will run from Dec. 9th to 19th, and there […]

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The annual tradition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes will continue this year of course, and the ladies are already hard at work preparing for it. According to The News Times, the Rockettes have been rehearsing this week at St. Paul the Apostle Church in preparation for the opening of the show in early […]

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If you haven’t had your fill of Hallmark ornaments yet for this year, you’ll be happy to know that more than 100 new ornaments are premiering this weekend at stores across the country. October 9th and 10th there are ornaments rolling out that include new series, continuations of the series, and if you get there […]

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While we complained recently about stores putting out Christmas items too early, we have no problem with online stores doing it whenever they want because you have to seek them out. So, yay Disney! In what the company is calling a “preview”, they have put the first of their 2010 Christmas ornaments up for order, […]

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One of the biggest complaints people have about decorating for the holidays is they seem to come in a rapid succession.  By the time you put them up, it feels like it’s time to take them down.  So, why not put them up early, but repurpose them? While last week we complained about stores putting […]

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While we advocate getting your Christmas shopping done early around here, there’s a difference between shopping at your own pace and a company deciding that Sept. 16th is a great day to start putting up its decor. On Twitter this week, Jim H., going by the user name @jhoggie, shared a picture he took at […]

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