12 Days of Christmas: The Christmas Truce


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

This Christmas season, we have shared many aspects of the holidays that we love most: from the treats to the gifts, the trees and the songs, and even those magical Christmas mysteries. Today, we would like to touch on the one of the most important (and our favorite) aspects of this time of year: the Christmas spirit. So on this, the Twelfth Day of Christmas, we share a story with you that proves that there is nothing that the goodness of this spirit cannot overcome.

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12 Days of Christmas: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

The Night Before Christmas is truly one of the most magical poems written in the English language. It is a perennial Christmas favorite of ours here at *Abraham Thinkin’*, and we could think of no better way to send our greetings to you than to share it with you on this, the Eleventh Day of Christmas, and of course, Christmas Eve! Originally titled “Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas”, this piece was first published anonymously in the Troy Sentinal. Its authorship is generally attributed to Clement Clark Moore, although Henry Livingston Jr. has also claimed to have written it. And now, without further adieu…

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12 Days of Christmas: By the Numbers


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

To the Western world, Christmas would not be complete without giving. Whether you are into giving, receiving, or both, the tradition of Christmas shopping has become and essential – and sometimes stressful – ritual. This is the time of year when that elective-spending part of your budget balloons as you purchase gifts for friends and family. So how much does the world spend on Christmas, and how much does it change the economy? We try to answer these questions on this, the Tenth Day of Christmas.

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12 Days of Christmas: The Santa-Submarine Theory


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

Here we are, the Ninth Day of Christmas, hardly three days from Christmas morning.  The excitement is palpable in these parts, almost as though you could pick it out of the air, take a bite, and be infected with urge to hum Christmas carols and go way overboard decorating your house while sipping gallons of hot chocolate.  We became slightly jealous of Santa for getting to live in this kind of joy year round.  This got us thinking though… what kind of circumstances does Santa live in year round?

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12 Days of Christmas: Abe’s *Least* Faves – The Worst Christmas Songs


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

We LOVE Christmas music.  It is the happiest music there is, and everyone can find Christmas music that suits their tastes thanks to the amazing abundance of cover versions of these Holiday Standards.  This begets gobs of wonderful Christmas songs, and also some of the worst songs you will ever hear in your life.  Given that we are basically Christmas elves here, and the fact that this post would take a week to read if we were to chronicle the best Christmas songs (not to mention the crying and gnashing of teeth over whittling down the list), we have decided to make a list of the worst Christmas songs ever for the Eighth Day of Christmas.  If we happen to have listed one of your favorites, please accept our deepest apologies and answer us this one question below… Really??? Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas: How to Scare Your Kid into Being Good All Year


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

Any parent will attest that Christmas is one of the best motivating factors on God’s green earth to inspire their children’s good behavior.  Every kid has an eye towards Christmas all year, and they generally won’t do anything to jeopardize being in Santa’s good graces come that glorious morning.  In full realization of this indisputable fact, parents often resort to *light* threats that their child “better be good, or else Santa might not be good to you this year!”  The following details three common ways to motivate your child to be good so you and Santa can continue to shower them with all the gifts they deserve and more.  We hope you enjoy our offering on the Seventh Day of Christmas.

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12 Days of Christmas: Look Mommy, a White Elephant!….


It cannot be overstated how much we at Abraham Thinkin’ love Christmas. Truly, any superlative to describe a person’s enthusiasm is applicable to our Christmas Spirit, and it probably still falls short of effectively capturing the level of our Holiday Cheer. As we all know by now, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. Fortunately for you all, we cannot sing Christmas Carols to you through the computer, so instead, we are going to do what we think is the next best thing. Every day between now and Christmas Day, we will post something related to Christmas, including Christmas Traditions, Stories of Christmas Lore; some of Abe’s Christmas Faves, and much much more.

It’s fun. It’s competitive. And everyone ends up with a great gift…well, almost everyone. What do I speak of, you ask? Why, only one of the finest holiday traditions around! So on this, the Sixth Day of Christmas, we would like to share some history, etiquette, and strategies behind the wonderful world of the White Elephant.

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