Love it or hate it, Christmas music is inescapable this time of year! They’re classic, they’re fun and they’re earworms. Christmas music is some of the most covered music – you’ll be surprised how many different versions of your favorite tune you can find online. So in no particular order… here’s a list of some of our favorites, new and old – to get you in the Christmas spirit! ENJOY: Continue reading “Literally Just a List of Awesome Christmas Songs”

Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? What’s the big idea?

We dove into the interwebs to find out exactly where this tradition originated. We found some interesting stuff regarding ancient rituals and medicinal usage on top of the current-day tradition of just hanging it in the doorway and waiting underneath for a smooch! Read on to see a few of our favorite explanations: some are pretty strange, and not as romantic as you’d think! Continue reading “Traditional Tales: Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?”

One of my favorite holiday pastimes is going to see Christmas light displays; I can remember piling in the car with my family and fighting my cousins for a window seat. Christmas light displays are as essential to Christmastime as fireworks are on the Fourth of July… But which ones are the best and how do you find them? Well, we did the work for you! Here is our list of the top 10 Christmas light displays from all over the country and a few websites to help locate great Christmas light displays near you. Continue reading “Top 10 Christmas Light Displays in America”

Bing Crosby sang of a white Christmas, and also a Hawaiian Christmas

If you’re sick of the cold weather – escaping the norm and heading to a warm, sunny beach destination can be a great alternative way to spend the holidays… But if you’re actually a fan of cold and snowy weather, and want to elevate your Christmas spirit and enjoy the winter wonderland to its fullest… there are also plenty of cold weather retreats for you! Either way, you can leave the in-laws at home and have a holly, jolly Christmas – it’s the best time of the year! Continue reading “Top 6 Christmas Vacation Destinations”

While Pinterest is generally overwhelming, (how many times have you done the whole “pin now, read later” thing and never actually tried the recipe or craft?) it really does house some phenomenal craft ideas. When it comes to keeping the kids under control and from getting too stir-crazy on a snow day, Pinterest is the go-to for kid friendly Christmas crafts for the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites, share yours below! Continue reading “Top 5 Kid Friendly DIY Christmas Crafts”

xmas-color-meaning-pic

Decorating for Christmas is a part of most family traditions. Fighting over who gets to put the star on top of the tree or forcing the kids to help untangle the lights is all part of the “fun”. No matter how your family celebrates Christmas, there’s no doubt your home is decked out in red and green. The colors red and green are almost synonymous with Christmas, but do you know why? Did you know there are also a few other colors traditionally tied to Christmas? Read on to learn the story behind each traditional color, where it came from, and its significance to the holiday season: Continue reading “Christmas Colors: what do they mean?”