Author's Note: I originally wrote this for my college website back during my junior year with the title The Big Christmas Payoff--Jean Shepherd Style. Next week marks the fourth anniversary of these events taking place. Yes! This really h
"It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's Santa Claus and he's come to Maine!" A song written after a Bangor, Maine radio DJ began lamenting the lack of Christmas songs about Maine, has become a holiday classic in the area.
Lafayette's most loved holiday tradition, the Annual Festival of Light, happens tonight from 5pm-10pm in the Oil Center. It's a night filled with music, kids activities, food, the lighting of the city tree and of course, Santa Claus!
It's the most wonderful time of the year y'all. You know, the time of year where you walk into Meche's in New Iberia to get a lil doughnut, and you see THIS! Santa is here boys and girls, and he's brought his dance moves with him
For me, the first 11 months of the year are merely a prelude to the Christmas season, but I get that not everyone shares my jones for Yuletide. What’s great about the wide and wonderful world of holiday films (which I explore in my book 'Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas') is that for every 'Miracle on 34th Street' and 'It’s a Wonderful Life,' there are plenty of flicks out there for all the Grinches who can’t wait for the plastic Santa and the inflatable snowmen to go back into the attic.
Snow falls from the sky, shops sell their Christmas wares, and the sweet fragrance of gingerbread houses fill the air—'tis the season! In the United States, there are plenty of Christmas traditions around to keep everyone happy. Gift giving, holiday meals and ornament-covered trees are in abundance everywhere.
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