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Sunday, March 26, 2017

About Chuck Dickins,

A Christmas purist with an enthusiastic style, sometimes almost poetic. Chuck is a master of Christmas storytelling with a keen eye for social history and a stickler for yuletide decorum, tradition and legend. Chuck writes on all holiday topics, usually with unbridled joy and unvarnished delight.

Posts by: Chuck Dickins

Christmas Britain

Christmas Advert Season in Britain

Our British cousins have several quirky Christmas customs. They love to shop by the glow of billions of Christmas lights that flip on in early November. They can’t understand eggnog even though they indirectly invented the stuff. And the breathlessly await the unveiling of Christmas commercials each holiday season that play like mini-movies. Today is

Christmas too soon

Twitter Erupts into a War on Christmas

It is November 1st and for whatever reason that’s a benchmark in celebrating Christmas and the battleground is on Twitter. As soon as the clock determined that Halloween was over Twitter exploded with tweets claiming Christmas had arrived: It's 1st November?*Instantly puts Christmas jumpers and Bubl√© on* pic.twitter.com/vNeaN0lL70 — ASOS (@ASOS) November 1, 2016 But

Christmas During the Revolution

Christmas During the American Revolution

Too many think Christmas in America was the invention of the Coca-Cola Company. Some think that Christmas just wasn’t celebrated in America before America was even America. There are some people who would take great exception to that. Especially George Washington. Washington was a Christmas freak. He would hold lavish Christmas celebrations at Mt. Vernon

Eggnog Dog Food

Eggnog Kibbles and Bits a Huge Hit with Dogs

The makers of Kibbles and Bits are celebrating a big victory with the successful marketplace roll out of Eggnog flavored Kibbles and Bits. Grocers from coast to coast are experiencing a run on the product because dogs just can’t seem to get enough of it. “Yes, we’re surprised,” admitted Vice President of Product Development Andy