Tag Archives: Xmas

Mariah Carey Denied “Queen Of Christmas” Trademark

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Carey’s applications to trademark “Queen of Christmas.” Earlier this month, the agency also rejected the singer’s applications for “Princess Christmas” and “QOC.” Last year, the pop star had signaled she wanted to splash such phrases onto a wide range of items, from skin care products to dog leashes …

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360° WH Holiday Tour Available On Google Street View

The Hill reports: The White House holiday decorations are making their digital debut, getting a reveal on Google Maps Street View. Jill Biden announced Friday that this year’s Christmastime decor — which she unveiled earlier this week — could now be toured by virtual visitors. The theme for this year’s White House decorations is “Gifts from the Heart.” The Google …

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White House Holiday Theme: “Gifts From The Heart”

Washington DC’s ABC News affiliate reports: “Gifts from the Heart” is the theme of President Joe Biden’s first White House Christmas. First lady Jill Biden was scheduled on Monday to unveil decorations matching the theme, said to be inspired by people the couple met as they traveled the country this year. “The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend …

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Waukesha Death Toll Rises To Five, Over 40 Injured

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: A treasured rite of the holiday season turned into a scene of bloody, deadly mayhem late Sunday afternoon as a vehicle plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing five people and injuring more than 40 others, authorities said. Shortly before midnight, the City of Waukesha posted to its Twitter and Facebook accounts revised casualty totals. “At …

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Norway’s Postal Service Marks 50 Years Since Gay Sex Was Decriminalized With “When Harry Met Santa” Ad

Kampanje reports: This year, as in the previous two years, the Norway Postal Service is presenting a new magnificent Christmas film. Marketing director Monica Solberg says, “After the success of the last two years with Norway Post’s Christmas films, we now notice that people are asking, ‘When is this year’s Christmas film coming and what is the theme this time?’ …

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Christmas Tree Goes Up At Rockefeller Center [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Approximately 90 years after it first sprouted to life on a quiet piece of land in Elkton, Maryland, a 79-foot Norway Spruce arrived in Midtown Manhattan this morning to assume its role as the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The tree, which weighs about 12 tons and made the 140-mile journey from Maryland on a 115-foot flatbed trailer, comes …

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US Retail Federation Forecasts Record Holiday Sales

Yahoo Finance reports: U.S. holiday sales could rise over 10% this year, a trade body said on Wednesday, as major consumer goods makers and retailers work to prevent supply chain disruptions from leaving shelves empty of in-demand toys and games. The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecast sales to increase between 8.5% and 10.5%, to between $843.4 billion and $859 billion, …

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Melania Unveils Funereal WH Holiday Urns [VIDEO]

Via press release from the White House: The First Family is celebrating their fourth Christmas in the White House. This year’s theme, “America the Beautiful,” is a tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. From coast to coast, our country is blessed with boundless natural wonders. The timeless treasures represented in this year’s holiday showcase remind us of the …

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Starbucks Again Fails To Feature Jesus On Xmas Cup

We now take a break from the election crazy and brace for the annual Christian meltdown about Starbucks cups: ‘Tis the season at Starbucks. The coffee chain introduced four fresh cup designs on Thursday ahead of the holiday season. Each of the new cups are predominantly green and red, and two of them feature this season’s slogan, “Carry the Merry.” …

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Trumps Switch To Baptist Church For Xmas Service

TIME Magazine reports: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating the holiday with dinner in the ballroom of his private club. The pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jimmy Scroggins, and his family greeted the Trumps as they arrived moments into a …

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Christmas Day All-Day Open Thread

Like yesterday, there will be a smattering of posts later in the day and Blue Bear will appear at the usual weekend time of 7PM Eastern. But in the meantime, tell us about your holiday meal specialties and favorites. And don’t leave out the disasters.

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its sixteenth annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to …

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Christmas Eve All-Day Open Thread

Rather obviously, today is a slow news day. I’ll be posting more items and Blue Bear will appear at the weekend time of 7PM. But in the meanwhile, tell us about your holiday traditions with your biological family and with (as Armistead Maupin calls it) your logical family.

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Trump Sells “We’re Saying Merry Xmas Again” Stickers

From Trump’s “official” online store: Only for President Trump’s BEST Supporters! To celebrate Christmas, President Trump wants his BEST supporters to get first access to Official Trump Campaign merchandise! Don’t miss out on these LIMITED-EDITION Christmas Bumper Stickers! Please contribute at least $10 by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and we’ll send you your 2 pack of stickers immediately! Also available are MAGA …

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Six House Democrats Attended WH Christmas Ball

Axios reports: Half a dozen House Democrats attended the White House Congressional Ball last night while their colleagues on the Judiciary Committee worked late into the night on articles of impeachment, according to two sources familiar with the event. If you’re looking for clues about which House Democrats might vote against impeaching President Trump next week, one tempting place to …

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Catholic League Whines About Gay Xmas Events

Via press release from the Catholic League: We’ve never heard of gay-themed Hanukkah events, and we sure never heard of gay-themed Ramadan events, but there is a slew of Christmas ones. Maybe that’s because the boys like us best. The Ru Paul Drag Race show is being performed at various cities across the nation, hoping to bring some good cheer …

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Donald Trump Had A Very Donald Trump Christmas

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump capped off Christmas Day with by hoping everyone was having a great Christmas, even the “fake news media.” It followed Christmas Day remarks, when Trump said this from the White House: “It’s a disgrace what’s happening in our country. But other than that, I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas. Thank you very much.” Trump’s …

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CALIFORNIA: Legal Weed Was The Hot Holiday Gift

San Francisco’s NBC affiliate reports: Customers have been lining up and packing into Bay Area cannabis dispensaries to buy holiday gifts including gummies, chocolates, cartridges and flowers. “From the moment we were open at 9 o’clock we had a line,” Magnolia assistant general manager Kysa Butler said. “We’ve been knocking the lines out quickly but they’ve been steady, too.” Pot …

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its fifteenth annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to …

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The Tired Old Queen Reviews White Christmas [VIDEO]

From movie reviewer Steve Hayes: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen have a musical filled day singing and dancing to the tunes of the legendary Irving Berlin in Michael Curtiz’s WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954). Along for the festivities are Oscar winner Dean Jagger and the irascible and hysterical Mary Wickes. It’s a Technicolor, musical extravaganza that will have …

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