The 10 Weirdest Flavored Candy Canes

The traditional Candy Cane or Peppermint Stick has long been a treat associated with the Holiday Season. Folklore says that in 1670, a choirmaster at Germany’s Cologne cathedral bent the ends of some sugar sticks to represent shepherds’ crooks, and distributed them to youngsters. Thus the familiar shape. Its earliest known association with Christmas was in 1874, and by 1882 canes were being hung on Christmas trees. (more…)

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Great Advent Calendars For Grown Ups

Who doesn’t like the ‘countdown to Christmas’ concept? Advent Calendars with their 24 secret compartments containing little waxy chocolates and plastic toys were always my favorite way to countdown to the holiday as a kid. But now you can find everything from Wedgewood porcelain to Superfoods to Adult toys behind those little doors. (more…)

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40 Vintage Hollywood Colorful Christmas Celebrity Photos

Vintage Hollywood Christmas photos

It’s always fun to see all the vintage color Christmas celebrity photos for the holidays going as far back as the 1920s – but they are usually in black and white. However, as we moved into the 50s, 60s and 70s, they were shot with heavily saturated color, often using glorious Kodak Kodachrome. From Marlene Dietrich to Farrah Fawcett, here’s a look at 40 terrific old Hollywood vintage color Christmas pics. (more…)

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