Until the Christmas of 1880 Christmas trees when decorated with candles. As you can imagine that would be quite dangerous having lighted candles on a dry tree. Thomas Edison, who invented the incandescent bulb in 1879, hung a string of electric lights outside his lab in New Jersey and that was the beginning of electric lights at Christmas.
College Bowl game on today, it’s the Miami Beach Bowl. BYU at 8-4 takes on Memphis at 9-3. BYU had an up and down season, starting with 4 wins then losing 4 in a row. Memphis finished the season win 6 straight wins and their best season after coming off 4 straight losing seasons.
There’s no consensus on what the best Christmas movie of all-time is, but ‘Elf‘ would have to be up there with the best of them. Released in 2003, the film has gone on to become a bonafide classic, watched as many times over the holidays as ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Do you share an affinity for elf culture? Now you can test your ‘Elf’ knowledge with the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
We asked for you to nominate an inspirational family. We received hundreds of nominations. Thank you to everyone who participated. It is refreshing to see how many people there are out there that have big hearts.
Another day another network battling with Dish Network. I have been a Dish Network customer for about three years and over the past few months it has seemed like many channels have been at odds with Dish Network. The latest is Fox News.
After many many votes, over 2,200 votes, it was more than obvious that the caption "I borrowed Wonder Woman's invisible jet! We'll get there in the blink of an eye!!" was the winner. The author of that caption is Carol Fredette!
With the Holiday season here, do you encourage your child to participate in the Spirit of Giving? Or, do you not think that is an important lesson to foster in a child's mind? Since I'm raising 6 kids, I noticed this weekend that half of them are all about giving and half are more focused on the receiving.
Do you find yourself getting irritated with these Facebook Swap N Sells? Do you think sellers are stingy with the items they are trying to sell? Check out Lewiston/Auburn "Useless" Swap N Sell. It has everything you absolutely don't need and almost certain to pay nothing for!
The countdown to Christmas is down to three days and many families are defrosting the turkey as I write this post. A recent study from Del Monte Holiday Meal Census says Mainers are very dedicated when it comes to making the holiday meal.
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