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Santa shocked at the appearance of Krampus on Krampusnacht.

Christmas Traditions

Krampusnacht: Celebrating Santa's Dark Counterpart

Uncover the mysterious origins and contemporary significance of Krampus, the dark companion to St. Nicholas, and the tradition of December 5th Krampusnacht celebrations.

December 4, 2023

Vintage Painting of Santa Claus aka Father Christmas in a green suit in a sleigh full of retro toys

Christmas Traditions

Father Christmas - The Origin of Santa's Merry Moniker

From the ancient pagan celebrations of Yule to the modern-day Santa Claus, learn how the festive figurehead of Christmas Spirit became known as Father Christmas.

June 15, 2023

Rankin and Bass depiction of Mrs. Claus, aka Mother Christmas

Christmas Traditions

Mother Christmas: How Mrs. Claus Became The Ultimate Holiday Mom

From her origins as a plump and cheerful helper to her more recent portrayals as a strong and independent woman, Mrs. Claus has captured the imagination of people of all ages.

May 12, 2023

Santa Claus reaching for a chocolate chip cookie next to a glass of fresh milk

Christmas Traditions

Why Do We Leave Milk & Cookies Out For Santa On Christmas Eve?

Leaving milk and cookies out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve has become an iconic part of the holiday season but where did this tradition come from & why do we still do it today?

March 21, 2023

Top 10 Christmas Movies 2022 Include Violent Night, Three Wise Men & A Baby, Santa Camp, A Christmas Story Christmas, Spirited and more new holiday favorites.

Christmas Entertainment

The Elf Squad's Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies of 2022

From a long-awaited sequel to fresh musical spin on a holiday classic and a Santa like we've never seen before, here are 10 of our favorite Christmas movies from 2022.

January 20, 2023

Disney Plus presents The Santa Clauses, a limited series for Christmas 2022 featuring Tim Allen and Kal Penn in a cast photo above an image of Allen as Santa

Christmas Entertainment

Tim Allen Retires THE SANTA CLAUSES for Disney+

Tim Allen and Kal Penn make some Christmas magic in the Disney Plus limited series - The Santa Clauses - premiering November 16 on Disney+

September 21, 2022

Close-Up of David Harbour as a crazy Santa Claus in the upcoming Christmas movie Violent Night.

Christmas Entertainment

David Harbour In For A VIOLENT NIGHT This Christmas

David Harbour stars as Santa Claus in the over-the-top action-comedy thriller, VIOLENT NIGHT. New Christmas Movie in theaters December 2, 2022.

September 19, 2022

Christmas Entertainment

Santa Claus – How George Albert Smith Made The First Christmas Movie In 1898

George Albert Smith produced the first Christmas Movie in 1898 by delighting audiences with the magic of SANTA CLAUS.

March 21, 2022

Group of Mall Santas at Macy's

Christmas Traditions

Tis The Shopping Season – A History of Mall Santas

An in-depth look at how the Christmas shopping season first began and why the festive origin of the Department Store Santa tradition is up for debate.

March 14, 2022