Holiday Posts

Ringing in the New Year Around the World

New Year in Times Square

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Though some cultures celebrate the New Year in late winter or early spring, most nations celebrate January 1st as the first day of the New Year. You can thank Emperor Julius Caesar, since January was named after the two faced Roman God Janus, and Caesar felt this symbolized transition from one year to the next. William the Conqueror also wanted January 1st to mark the New Year, as it coincided with his coronation, but it wasn’t until 1582 that Pope Gregory established the modern Gregorian calendar, and January 1st took firm root as the mark of the New Year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry ChristmasFrom all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

What’s the Best Holiday Television Special?

Rudolph Holiday Television SpecialThere was a time when a holiday television special would play once a year, and once only. Now, of course, the classics run nearly ‘round the clock come December, but for millions of children “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” were events they anticipated for weeks. The end result? Millions of adults who now have a special connection to the seasonal small-screen fare that was so rare and hard-to-catch a couple of decades back. Here are five mistletoe-bedecked favorites.

Host A Cookie Exchange For The Holidays!

Holiday Cookie Exchange

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We’re keeping the holiday entertainment theme going with a great idea from our Customer Service agent Michele!

A great way to save time and simplify your baking during the holiday season is to host a cookie exchange!

Holiday Party Planning Tips for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Holiday Party PlanningThis week, we bring you a guest post full of holiday party planning tips from event planner and CEO-family-member Roberta Lombardi!

It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air, the leaves have turned and the holidays are around the corner!  At my house, the planning began back in October.  With three little girls, Halloween is now considered a “holiday”, and is the prelude for the fun and merriment to come in November and December.