We wish you good health and lots of happiness, and we hope that, even now, you have plenty to celebrate. Merry Christmas!
Ever tried to re-gift a present you didn't need? Two brothers-in-law kept giving each other the same pair of pants for decades - and in increasingly complicated wrappings. Plus: ever hear about the time Alex Trebek walked onto the Jeopardy! set without pants?
Why does NORAD watch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, while watching for missiles and bombers the rest of the time? It all started when an ad for a Santa Claus hotline accidentally published a military hotline number during the Cold War. Plus: a gag gift known as the "Nothing Box" was maybe one present that wasn't supposed to travel through the skies at Christmastime.
We have a lot to be happy about this year, and we hope you do too. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and here's to a new year!
And this is not a typo!
People can celebrate Christmas the way any way they like, no matter how far it strays from those common paths. We share a few unusual but enjoyable places with their own special traditions for December 25th.
TubaChristmas is an annual concert tradition in which musicians gather to play festive music exclusively on tubas, baritone horns, sousaphones and and euphoniums. We'll explain how Christmas got so tuba-ey. Plus: Stan Freese got so into his tuba that he decorated the tree in his yard with the horns.
The greatest holiday tradition in the history of holidays is back! The Carlson Kids have taken their annual holiday photos with Santa and Mr. T!
Santa's launching an investigation.
Love, the Carlson Kids and their two holiday buddies.