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  1. Welcome to our premier episode of the ClausNet Podcast! In this show we’ll take a look at some of the latest Santa news, we’ll answer a question from the big chair as well as discuss some ideas for your upcoming season and have a chat with ClausNet founder, Michael Rielly. It’s all coming up on The ClausNet Podcast!
    13 points
  2. Does anyone else long for the days when the phone was attached to the wall, NASA was the only one with a computer, and we had one T.V. in the house and four channels and the news was only on 3 times a day?
    11 points
  3. Listen to the January edition of The ClausNet Podcast! Click the link on the main page or the side link...or below to give a listen. There is an extra special surprise just for you! Thanks to everyone for all your input. It makes for a great show.
    9 points
  4. I love the hypocrisy: respect all people but not the homeowner. Classic hatred being spewed by someone who can do nothing but see bad in everything and seeks to destroy anything or anyone they do not like. If I received this letter I would put up more lights. If this was my neighbor who got the letter I would put up more lights. Meanwhile I would now blast Xmas music in the neighborhood. Chastise me for celebrating Christmas? Kiss my mistletoe!
    9 points
  5. BBC News. 12-11-2020 A community has rallied together to honour a man who has raised thousands for charity with Christmas light displays ahead of what is expected to be his final festive period. Dave Edwards is known as Mr Christmas for his extravagant displays at his home in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, over the past 42 years. His family said due to ill health, this year's event would likely be the last. In response, residents have erected a banner to thank the 86-year-old. Locals have also been putting up their own festive displays in honour of the fundraiser. M
    9 points
  6. Creator of “Kneeling Santa” was Lifelong Catholic and Activist The Kneeling Santa idea came to Ray Gauer while he was on retreat at a Trappist Monastery in Kentucky in the 1940s. National Catholic Register August 4, 2020 Jim Graves EXCERPT: With the coming of the internet, pornography has saturated society and become a challenging addiction for many to overcome. A few generations ago some saw the harm porn would unleash, and joined early efforts to have local and state governments enforce anti-obscenity laws. Among those was lifelong Catholic Ray Gauer (1921-1997)
    9 points
  7. An update from Joe Valent on his parent's house & surrounding dwellings: "We had 3ft of flooding in basement. Although lots of damage to barns and valuable items. Reindeer are safe. We have the help needed to clear out the basement floor and barns. We made out very well compared to some neighbors. Thank you for all your consideration. I will keep you posted if we need additional help."
    9 points
  8. A dive into the surprising history of the Christmas carol Classic FM December 3, 2020 By Rosie Pentreath EXCERPT In 1928, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge’s Christmas Eve carol service was broadcast over the public airwaves for the very first time. The same year saw The Oxford Book of Carols – edited by Percy Dearmer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Martin Shaw –published, aiding the wide enjoyment of festive hymns throughout the population. But what are the origins of the Christmas carol? What actually is it to “sound Christmassy”? And why don’t we just si
    8 points
  9. Planets Will Align Causing Rare 'Christmas Star' to Appear in the Sky This December John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 On December 21, Saturn and Jupiter will align into a beautiful bright star. This will be the first time they align like this since the Middle Ages. According to Forbes, the two planets will look like a "double planet" and provide an extraordinary amount of light. The last time these two planets aligned like this was on March 4, 1226, according to astronomer Patrick Hartigan at Rice University. "Alig
    8 points
  10. The point is, no one, including the government can keep you 100% safe, let alone safe from an airborne virus. This WHOLE thing is about gov't control, and people giving up up their freedoms, for a false belief in safety. We are allowing the government to strip away our rights, try to monitor our every move, and allowing the media to control our fears and emotions. This isn't about them caring for us, this is about them abusing the Constitution. And we are seeing how many sheep there are.
    8 points
  11. Psychologists Confirm People Who Decorate For Christmas Early Are Happier Yahoo.com Murphy Moroney August 4, 2020 EXCERPT: If you were one of those families who had their tree decorated and the Christmas village out and in full swing by Nov. 1, you might be in luck. According to experts, decorating for Christmas early may make you happier, so you might want to consider pulling your garlands and gigantic Santa statues down from the attic a bit sooner. "In a world full of stress and anxiety, people like to associate to things that make them happy,
    8 points
  12. In the February show... Santa News: Mike Rielly discusses the ClausNet Forum update Answers from the Big Chair: We take a look at the ever-changing Santa story Feature Interview: A chat with the Legendary Santa, Phil Wenz Sponsors Santa’s Tailor Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com Patron Donation SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer
    7 points
  13. The Christmas Chronicles 3 Reportedly In Development At Netflix Scott Campbell WeGotThisCovered.com December 2020 This week, Netflix confirmed the long-held fan theory that there’s in fact a Christmas Cinematic Universe exclusively on the streaming service, connecting A Christmas Prince, The Princess Switch, The Holiday Calendar, The Knight Before Christmas, Christmas Inheritance and Holiday in the Wild. No offense to any of the cast and crew members who no doubt worked very hard on all of those respective titles, but for the most part, they’re absolute garbage. In
    7 points
  14. He said it a tad more tactful than I stated...but the point was no way that fragrant package was coming near him! Which also goes to show what some parents think is ok to hand off to Santa. On the day we did the interview, my allergies were off the chart...Dec thru Jan we have cedar pollen that pretty much drives the whole area to the breaking point. I felt like I had pillows stuffed in my head. So sorry that I sounded so stuffed up. 🤧 ...never had any real allergies til we moved here and now I semi live with Kleenex boxes literally everywhere I turn, but Dec and Jan they ar
    7 points
  15. When similar situations arise whether guns, pet tigers etc, I will generally tell the child, that I cant promise to bring everything they wish for, but I promise they will be happy with the gifts they do receive. In essence, as you say, leave the option where it should be, with the parents.
    7 points
  16. As reported by the Telegraph 22-1-2020 'Santa is a key worker': Nicola Sturgeon forced to make bizarre TV address to Scottish children after her top medical advisor says it will be a 'digital' Christmas and hopes of family gatherings are 'fiction' I think this is wonderful. Having received a number of letters etc from children in Scotland anxious that Santa Claus may not be allowed to visit, Nicola delivered this message, fantastic piece of work well done!
    7 points
  17. Because it is their choice as an entertainment business. A choice as to whom they entertain. And, as we know, choices have consequences. Now, what those consequences are...that is up to their viewing audience and supporters. Lets not shame THEM, either, for their choices.
    7 points
  18. Hallmark needs to remain true to their main audience, I really feel that those who follow an alternate life stile need to respect those who chose not to partake of that life style. Christmas is not about who you live with but how you act as a person.
    7 points
  19. I am really getting tired of the cancel culture crowd...
    7 points
  20. If all you look for is evil , wrong, or offensive then that is all you will find. Times are strange, with the virus, and so many people out of work or working from home trying to hold things together with little or no social outlet, people are stressed to the limits. Most of us are older, we've been around awhile, we've seen the troubles of the late 60's, the troubles that came in the 70's with the war in Viet Nam and each decade seems to bring it's own crisis, but some how we have survived and learned that not every thing is as it seems to be. As for myself, I'm going to look for what is go
    7 points
  21. I hear that Brother !!! I play Christmas music in the background all year long - drives my wife nuts. But I too am a junkie - there is too much good stuff to cram into one short month - especially when I end up on the road so much in December. Gotta take the time to savor all the nuances of Christmas to get hyped for the big day!!! BUT - since our home party was cancelled this year she is already on board to go nuts next year - so we hope to start decorating in September !!! (I call that a win ! )
    6 points
  22. If the first thing you need to do is learn to spell CLAUS, then I guess the second thing you need to learn to do is spell SANTA!
    6 points
  23. Shopping centre staff fail to spot massive mistake in their Christmas display Staff at a shopping centre decked the halls for the festive season, but when putting up their Christmas display it seems they made a rather awkward blunder Source: The Mirror. By Courtney Pochin Audience Writer 10 DEC 2020 When it comes to Christmas decorations, shopping malls and department stores usually go all out, putting up epic displays and over the top trees. One shopping centre in the US has put up their magical display, complete with trees and cute animals playing musical instruments.
    6 points
  24. It is not Santa's place to be pro or con guns. It is his job to listen to the child, communicate with the child, and to allow the parents to dictate whether firearms of any sort are proper for the child. It's that easy. This Santa became an advocate and violated a behavior code. I am just mad about this. This behavior makes us all look bad.
    6 points
  25. Santa first in line for new Covid vaccine Source; National News.com 03 Nov. 2020 England’s deputy medical chief Jonathan Van-Tam has promised children that Father Christmas will be first in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Mr Van-Tam made the remarks on BBC Radio 5Live where he sought to allay fears about the upcoming Pfizer/BioNtech shot which will be rolled out across the country in the coming weeks. Government guidance states that NHS workers and the most vulnerable groups, including the over-80s, will be first to be inoculated against the virus. Howeve
    6 points
  26. Deck the Halls With Dolly Parton's First Holiday Album in 30 Years, 'A Holly Dolly Christmas' Billboard 8/12/2020 by Melinda Newman Christmas will come early for Dolly Parton fans with the Oct. 2 arrival of A Holly Dolly Christmas, the icon’s first holiday album in 30 years. Out on Parton’s own Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music Group, the collection includes a mix of originals and holiday standards and features Parton duetting with such famous friends as Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, as well as
    6 points
  27. It is the same situation when parents bring their child to Santa and ask Santa to admonish them for their bad behavior. Santa is NOT their disciplinarian. The parents are. Just because they have failed to reign in their behavior and be stern with their child doesn't mean that Santa should be.
    6 points
  28. On this day ten years ago (11/6/2010), I had the privilege of gathering with many distinguished Santa Claus portrayers in Santa Claus, IN for the Final Santa Claus Oath Ceremony. The Santa Claus Oath is a set of principles that promote brotherhood and the highest ideals for portraying Santa Claus. The oath is the brainchild of Santa portrayer and Christmas archivist, Phillip L. Wenz. During its signatory period, the oath garnered over 2,500 original signers from around the world. The final oath ceremony marked the end of the signatory period, and the book of signatures was placed in a pla
    6 points
  29. Not cancelling anything here. According to the CDC's own Data, TOTAL Deaths in the US (all causes): 2017: 2,813,503 (234,000/Mo) 2018: 2,839,206 (237,000/Mo) 2019: 2,855,000 (238,000/Mo) 2020: 2,130,000 (Jan - Sept) (236,000/Mo) So if you take the 2020 monthly average (236,000) and multiply by 3 for the remainder of the year, and add that into the year's total so far you get a projected: 2,130,000 + 708,000 = 2,838,000 Or in other words, less total deaths than 2019! Some other stats, again provided by the CDC... Annual deaths in the US
    6 points
  30. A channel dedicated to Christmas movies is about to launch by ABIGAIL MALBON SEP 12, 2020 Cosmopolitan online If you're not quite over summer yet, you might want to look away, as a 24/7 Christmas movie channel is about to launch in the UK. Yep, with a whole 104 days to go until Christmas Day, it seems some people are already starting to get into the festive spirit. Or, at least, the TV advertising bosses are banking on it. And whether you like it or not, Christmas is coming. Fancy advent calendars are beginning to be released, Ne
    6 points
  31. Say goodbye to the overcommercialized Christmas: Pandemic-weary shoppers want a meaningful holiday CNBC Melissa Rapko OCT 1, 2020 EXCERPT Most consumers said they plan to minimize in-store shopping to reduce health risks to essential workers and would like retailers to stay shut on Thanksgiving Day, according to a survey of more than 1,500 U.S. consumers by Accenture. On average, consumers told Accenture that they plan to spend about $540 on holiday shopping this year — a nearly $100 drop from last year. “We’ve all been in lockdown, and with our families, and
    6 points
  32. USPS announces 2020 holiday stamps PostalNews.com July 29, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — The 2020 holiday season will be here before you know it. In that spirit, the U.S. Postal Service today revealed five new Forever holiday stamps. Details about the issue dates will be announced later. All images are preliminary and are subject to change prior to printing. USPS is also announcing holiday favorites from years past that will continue to be available. Source: http://postalnews.com/blog/2020/07/29/usps-announces-2020-holiday-stamps/
    6 points
  33. The Church where I was blessed enough to do this twice, ..... many years ago. They were getting rid of the 9" display. So I was able to recover it and save it! I am still trying to make one for our Outdoor display, life size paper mache, making it water proof is the challenge.
    6 points
  34. These folks are filled with hate. There is no other way to describe it. Only hate can enrage an individual as many of the cancel culture seem to be enraged And, that hate helps explain how the Star of David could offend. It's the Star of the Savior who can take away the hate, pain, and anguish. We must pray that what is in the dark will be brought into the light.
    6 points
  35. Twitter is not on my nice list. Don't go there!
    6 points
  36. Reading some of the "chatter" here on ClausNet recently brought up the Santa Claus Oath which has caused me to reminisce. A lot happened to me, quick and fast, in a very short period of time that lead to me portraying the honorable character of Santa Claus. Along that journey was the opportunity to take the Santa Claus Oath. It was an awe inspiring moment for me. I also signed my name to it. Do you remember how you felt when you took the Santa Claus Oath? Have you ever re-read it since? Do you feel privileged to be in the company of all those that have taken the Santa Clau
    6 points
  37. She is a crude comedian has no place in that role ,just another assault on the Santa legend
    6 points


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