July 29, 2021

Op/Ed, Santa is big business—too big, Martin

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By Melissa Martin, Self-syndicated Columnist, USA [email protected] www.melissamartinchildrensauthor.com Santa is big business—too big Before the 1840s, Christmas was about the birth of Jesus, get-togethers with family and friends, and celebrating the holiday with favorite foods. According to the Pew Research Center, 33 percent of those who were surveyed dread the commercialism/materialism of the holiday and […]

Op/Ed: When Santa is a sex offender

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By Melissa Martin Christmas is the season where multitudes of excited—or horrified children sit on a stranger’s lap and tell him their wish list. A man in a goofy-looking outfit with a weird ho-ho-ho belly laugh and a white beard listens to kids in a chaotic environment. While parents and grandparents try to snap the […]

Brooklyn couple host annual Christmas party for Guyana children

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By TANGERINE CLARKE From Caribbean Life Once again this year, Guyanese-American couple Brian and Pauline Clarke brought the joy and excitement of their annual Christmas party to hundreds of happy children in the village of Lodge in near the Guyanese capital of Georgetown on Dec. 23. The husband-and-wife team, born in Lodge but now living […]

Worst doughnut images

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To celebrate National Doughnut Day, here’s the worst stock photography we could find BY LAURA VITTO From Mashable On National Doughnut Day, you’re bound to see at least a few free doughnut articles floating around your Facebook newsfeed. And if the editors on those pieces have done their jobs well, they’ll have shielded you from […]

Celebrating the holidays at Cayman Islands ORIA

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (17 December, 2016) Passengers travelling through the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) were in for a holiday treat on Saturday, 17 December as the Cayman Islands Airports Authority’s (CIAA) mascot, “Calypso” flew in for a special visit. In addition to passing out small holiday gift bags and keychains, “Calypso” also welcomed […]

Christmas at Cayman Islands Camana Bay is GIVING

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CAMANA BAY CHRISTMAS GIVE The Magic of Christmas Begins with Giving  Camana Bay, Grand Cayman : As a part of the greater Grand Cayman community, the people who live, work and visit Camana Bay come together every holiday season to help spread the joy of Christmas to those in need through the Camana Bay Christmas […]

How much oil is needed to power Santa’s sleigh?

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By Michael McDonald From Oilprice.com Every year around the world, hundreds of millions of children wait anxiously for Santa Claus to arrive and bring presents and good cheer. But what if Santa never came? What if this year the reindeer all fall ill, perhaps due to Crazy Reindeer disease (the analog to Mad Cow) and […]

Christmas on the beach

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By Chris Wild From Mashable Sun, sea, sand … and Santa   1890 A vintage colour illustration featuring children playing at the seaside and Christmas greetings. IMAGE: POPPERFOTO/GETTY IMAGES   1930 Beauty queen as Christmas tree: Girl in her bathing suit with Christmas tree dressing on a Californian beach. IMAGE: IMAGNO/AUSTRIAN ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES   Dec. […]