World’s Largest Santa Convention

It was this week in Denmark. It’s called World Santa Claus Congress.

People dressed as Santa Claus take take part in the World Santa Claus Congress, an annual event held every summer at the amusement park Dyrehavsbakken, in Copenhagen



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Christmas Playlist 2016

I finally got around to making the playlist for this year. More Train, Kelly Clarkson, and Last Christmas. It’s also a little dark with A Christmas Duel, The Night Santa Went Crazy, The Season’s Upon Us, and I Won’t Be Home For Christmas.

  1. Being Home For Christmas – Ivan & Alyosha
  2. A Christmas Duel – The Hives & Cyndi Lauper
  3. Christmas In Heaven – Monty Python
  4. Christmas Island – Train
  5. Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here – Kylie Minogue
  6. Christmas Like We Do – Maggie Eckford
  7. Christmas Wrapping – Glee Cast
  8. Every Day’s Like Christmas – Kylie Minogue
  9. Extraordinary Merry Christmas – Glee Cast
  10. Father Christmas – The Kinks
  11. Hallelujah – Pentatonix
  12. I Won’t Be Home For Christmas – Blink-182
  13. Joy To The World – Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox
  14. Last Christmas – Darren Hayes
  15. Last Christmas – Jimmy Eat World
  16. Last Christmas – Glee Cast
  17. Last Christmas – Wham!
  18. Love On Layaway – Gloria Estefan
  19. Merry Christmas Everybody – Train
  20. Mile High Christmas – Breathe Carolina
  21. The Night Santa Went Crazy – “Weird Al” Yankovic
  22. The Season’s Upon Us – Dropkick Murphys
  23. Snow Day – Toby Lightman
  24. Snow Globe – Matt Wertz
  25. Tiny Tree Christmas – Guster
  26. Underneath The Tree – Kelly Clarkson
  27. Winter Dreams (Brandon’s Song) – Kelly Clarkson
  28. Wrapped In Red – Kelly Clarkson
  29. 4 Carats – Kelly Clarkson
  30. 10,000 Watts – Crystal Antlers
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Christmas Puzzle

I finally finished my Christmas puzzle, 15 days after Christmas. I started it before Thanksgiving. I think I was a little ambitious thinking I could work on a puzzle with all the other Christmas stuff going on.

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New Year’s Parties


My friend David had a Nü Year’s Party. He still had his “tree” up. It’s a manaquin in a camouflage hunting outfit covered in large LED lights. On New Year’s Day last weekend I was invited to three parties. None of them still had their trees up. It was fun to drive around the city seeing all the snow from our New Year’s Eve snowstorm we had this year.

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A Nutcracker Christmas


Lily is a successful ballerina in New York. Just as she is about to star in the Nutcracker for her first time, her sister is killed in a car accident. She gives up her career and moves back home to help raise her niece. Years later her niece gets a part in the Nutcracker in Philadelphia. Lily goes with her only to find her ex-boyfriend and dance partner is the director of this production.

Love interest: The sexy dancer and ex-boyfriend
Familiar Face: Amy Acker from Angel and Dollhouse
Unlikely plot point: All the stars drop out and Lily and her ex must dance the dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.
Who is dead: Her sister
Romantic ending: After the successful performance, they kiss during the curtain call

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Looks Like Christmas


Carol is a single mom who makes everything about Christmas just perfect. She butts heads with the new sexy single dad in town on everything from the school Christmas pageant to the new hotels he’s building.

Love interest: The new sexy single dad
Familiar Face: Anne Heche
Unlikely plot point: Corporate goes for the hotel compromise way to easily
Who is dead: His wife
Romantic ending: He quits his job and moves to town full time. One year later they move into their new house together and kiss by the wreath.

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A Dream of Christmas

a-dream-of-christmasPenny is overwhelmed with life and makes a wish that she never got married. Shirley the Christmas angel grants her wish and now she is a single and very successful executive. She seeks out her one time husband and things do go great.

Love interest: Her husband from the original timeline
Familiar Face: Cindy Williams as the Christmas angel
Who is dead: no one
Romantic ending: She figures out how to get back to her old life and they kiss by the tree

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