The Denny’s restaurant chain is famous for always being open. Established in 1953, the franchise now includes 1,700 locations in 15 countries. Since 1956, the restaurant is known for being open 24 […]
Worst Christmas Song Earns Big Money Each Year
Type the words “worst Christmas song ever” into any search engine, and you are guaranteed to see “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney. Some critics have even gone so far as to label […]
What Happened to Cause the Doomsday Phone to Ring Off the Hook?
The red phone rang repeatedly. It was The Phone — the phone designated for calls that went well beyond the classification of “urgent.” This phone was used to signal the end of […]
A Heart-Healthy Reason to Avoid Mondays
Mondays tend to be the least favorite day of the week for most people. As it turns out, there is a good reason for it. That is the day of the week […]
Fistfights, Grudge Matches, and Other Christmas Traditions
December 25 generally puts people in the Christmas spirit (unless you live in Russia or Ukraine). It is a day of praying for and enjoying peace on earth and good will toward […]
Red Suit, White Beard, and the Infinity Gauntlet?
Santa clearly knows who has been naughty and who has been nice, but what if he had the power to snap his fingers and wipe those on the Naughty List out of […]
Guatemala Celebrates Christmas with a Bang
When it comes to Christmas traditions, you would have a hard time finding anything more memorable — or dangerous to your health — than the Guatemalan custom of the Dance of the […]
19 Fun Facts about How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Originally posted on The Hob-bee Hive:
Bleeding hearts of the world unite! Whether you’re a fan of the original TV special or the newer 2000 movie starring Jim Carrey, Christmas just isn’t…
To Mass We Go — Get Your Skates
Going to Grandma’s house in a one-horse open sleigh might be your ideal means of Christmas travel, but for residents of Caracas, Venezuela, the tradition is for the entire city to roller-skate to […]
Why is THAT in the Nativity Scene?!
When you view a nativity scene, there are certain elements you expect to be present. No nativity scene can be complete without baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Animals, angels, shepherds, and wise […]
Caterpillars Roasting on an Open Fire
If fruitcake, Christmas cookies, or candy canes aren’t your thing, you might consider trying the South African holiday tradition. Locals celebrate Christmas with a hearty plate of deep-fried caterpillars of the Emperor […]
“счастливого Рождества” or “Merry Christmas” — What Day To Say It?
If you live in Russia or Ukraine, you probably celebrate Christmas on January 7, due to the different calendar kept by the Orthodox Church.
Seeing Friends for the Holidays
Christmas brings an understandable desire to see old friends. For that reason, you might sympathize with Patrick Rempe, who just wanted to see his buddies before the holidays. Of course, his buddies […]
The Rising Costs of Partridges in Pear Trees
If you want to bless your true love during the 12 days of Christmas next year, you may want to save up your pennies, starting now. According to the latest study, the […]
How Much Do You Know About Christmas?
Now that Christmas is behind us for one more year, it is time to see just how much of the holiday traditions you know. Consider these Christmas fun facts: What’s so special […]