Sunday, December 04, 2016

Joys of the Season Blog Hop

Merry Christmas and welcome to the Joys of the Seasons Blog Hop. Today I thought I’d share a little holiday trivia with you.

First, did you know that there is actually buzz on the internet that now claims the Coca Cola company is responsible for the look of Santa because of their iconic Christmas campaigns. However, Santa has evolved from books, artists and historians into what we know of Santa today.

Did you know ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ was a poem we almost never read. Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem for his family in 1922, but thought it too beneath his talents for publication. Even after a close family friend submitted it to the Sentinel newspaper and it was published anonymously, Moore denied penning the hugely popular story. But after fifteen years, his children finally convinced him to claim the beloved poem.

Finally, you know Dancer and Prancer, Comet…you know the song. But did you know Rudolph started out at as a commercial promotion for Montgomery Ward in 1939. Children visiting the store to see Santa were given a booklet about Rudolph. However, Rudolph didn’t become a superstar until his story was set to music.

Okay and a bonus piece of trivia. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas music, holiday lights, heart-warming decorations all over my house…and I LOVE to bake. Stop back by my blog this Holiday seasons as I post some of my favorite, super easy recipes. One of my publishers, The Wild Rose Press offers a free cookbook each year. I’ve contributed recipes every year. You can download your copy HERE.

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Now for the hop...

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Participating Authors

  1. Anna Durand Spunk & Hunks
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  5. KyAnn Waters Blog
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Anna Durand said...

Great trivia, KyAnn! Reminds me of an article I just read in Smithsonian Magazine about how electric Christmas lights came about, thanks to a man who worked with Thomas Edison. He created the idea of red and green lights to adorn trees. Merry Christmas!

Mary Morgan said...

Loved hearing the Christmas trivia, KyAnn! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Casi McLean said...

Wonderful post. I love the history. Reading The Night Before Christmas to my boys is one of my favorite memories. :-)

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DeeDee Lane said...

KyAnn, I just learned a lot from your post! I think Rudolph is one of my favorite stories. Happy Writing and enjoy your Christmas preparations.

M. S. Spencer said...

Wow--Rudolph was Monkey Ward swag--who knew? Thanks for giving me something to stump the kids with. Merry Christmas! M. S.

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