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Christmas Trees in China – Part...

Adam Minter, an American writer living in Shanghai, has a blog he calls Shanghai Scrap. In late December 2009, he...

Christmas Trees in China – Part 1
posted on: Jan 31, 2010 | author: SC Team

Here’s an Unusual Place for a T...

Over at floridatoday.com, they have a section where they show webcams from various space sites, including NASA and the...

Here’s an Unusual Place for a Tree!
posted on: Jan 30, 2010 | author: SC Team

In California, Trees are Biomass Fuel...

An article on the KGO-TV ABC-7 (San Francisco) website by Teresa Garcia notes that some discarded Christmas trees in...

In California, Trees are Biomass Fuel
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Burbank Lighting Tech Has Huge Home D...

An impressive 20,000 light home display by Alan Falkner is featured in the January 2010 issue of Projection, Lights,...

Burbank Lighting Tech Has Huge Home Display
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Tip: Use Gift Wrap to Mark Storage Bo...

From the parenthacks.com website comes a suggestion to tape long strips of old wrapping paper horizontally around...

Tip: Use Gift Wrap to Mark Storage Boxes
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Canadian Grants for Better Christmas ...

The Canadian Government’s Atlantic Innovation Fund has awarded $5 million in research and development grants for...

Canadian Grants for Better Christmas Trees
posted on: Jan 26, 2010 | author: SC Team

Breeding Trees That Hold Needles Long...

Gary Chastagner, a researcher at Washington State University, is using selective breeding techniques to develop...

Breeding Trees That Hold Needles Longer
posted on: Jan 24, 2010 | author: SC Team

The Christmas Tree Ritual in Reverse

Kathleen O’Brien of the Star-Ledger, a New Jersey newspaper, writes about the ritual of dismantling the...

The Christmas Tree Ritual in Reverse
posted on: Jan 24, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Windows in Europe

Vera Ciria Jarrett, writing at suite101.com, provides an interesting overview of store displays in Europe at...

Christmas Windows in Europe
posted on: Jan 24, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: Christmas Tree Rocket

Here is a humorous, but undoubtedly dangerous, stunt – please don’t do this at home! Christmas Tree...

Video: Christmas Tree Rocket
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Ukrainian Christmas in New York

The traditions of Ukrainians living in the Auburn, New York area are discussed in an article by Jason Gabak of the...

Ukrainian Christmas in New York
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Masked Vandal Cuts Christmas Lights

Before you automatically blame human perpetrators for damaged outdoor Christmas lights, consider this story out of...

Masked Vandal Cuts Christmas Lights
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Tree Farmers Seek Year-round Income

The Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association held its winter convention on January 22, reports the Milwaukee...

Tree Farmers Seek Year-round Income
posted on: Jan 23, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Images for Social Media Sit...

The holiday season influences everything, including “data visualization” icons for social media sites. An...

Christmas Images for Social Media Sites
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Classroom Ideas for “A Christma...

An educational website, readwritethink.org, has posted classroom activities about the Charles Dickens Christmas...

Classroom Ideas for “A Christmas Carol”
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Debate: Are Real Trees Bad for the En...

Over on the helium.com website, an ongoing debate wonders: is cutting down a real Christmas tree bad for the...

Debate: Are Real Trees Bad for the Environment?
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Art Center Exhibit About Tree Disposa...

In Illinois, local artists have gathered at the Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge to “say goodbye” to the...

Art Center Exhibit About Tree Disposal
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Advice on Poinsettias After Christmas...

Ellen Nibali, writing for the Baltimore Sun, responds to a question about how to care for poinsettias after Christmas....

Advice on Poinsettias After Christmas
posted on: Jan 22, 2010 | author: SC Team

Perfectly-Shaped Tree for White House...

One of the most beautiful douglas-fir trees we’ve ever seen is the official White House Christmas Tree for...

Perfectly-Shaped Tree for White House Blue Room
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: Gingerbread House at White Hou...

December 22, 2009 Footage of the impressive Gingerbread House at the White...

Video: Gingerbread House at White House
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: White House Christmas 2009

December 17, 2009 Footage of the beautiful trees and decorations at the White...

Video: White House Christmas 2009
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: First Lady Receives Tree 2009

November 27,...

Video: First Lady Receives Tree 2009
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: Artists Perform at Tree Lighti...

December 3,...

Video: Artists Perform at Tree Lighting 2009
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: Obama Lights National Christma...

December 3,...

Video: Obama Lights National Christmas Tree
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Garden Expert Says: Grow Your Own Mis...

Steve Bradley, a gardening expert at The Sun (UK), informs readers that they can grow their own mistletoe by inserting...

Garden Expert Says: Grow Your Own Mistletoe
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Should Families Draw Names for Gift-G...

Blogger Marilyn Smith writes about the controversial practice of pre-planning Christmas gifts for family members,...

Should Families Draw Names for Gift-Giving?
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Trees – For Fishing?

January 19, 2010: The Baxter Bulletin of Mountain Home, Arkansas reports on the collection of discarded Christmas...

Christmas Trees – For Fishing?
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: SC Team

Holiday Wonder Locomotive

Overall Impression: Fantastic light and sound show from a beautiful table ornament! Nice: Vivid multicolored...

Holiday Wonder Locomotive
posted on: Jan 18, 2010 | author: SC Team

Your Guide to the Greatest Christmas ...

One of the magical elements of Christmas is, of course, the magnificent music of the season. Traditional religious...

Your Guide to the Greatest Christmas Music
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

SpectacularChristmas.com Train

Christmas Train Consist Description - No truly prototypical (that is, models of real railroad locomotives and rolling...

SpectacularChristmas.com Train
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: CSX Locomotive

The holiday train consist is powered by a Bachmann model of a CSX EMD SD40-2 diesel locomotive.  This popular and...

Christmas Train: CSX Locomotive
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Flatcar Five

Some holiday trains provide “visits with Santa” and at least one we’ve seen had an “open air” flat car. ...

Christmas Train: Flatcar Five
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Flatcar Four

This Walthers TrainLine Burlington Northern 50 foot flat car carries four Christmas minis: a snowman, Santa,...

Christmas Train: Flatcar Four
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Passenger Car

Most holiday trains feature a passenger car.  This Bachmann Spectrum model is a Great Northern “heavyweight”...

Christmas Train: Passenger Car
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Santa Fe Locomotive

This model, produced in Yugoslavia in the 1980s for AHM, depicts a Santa Fe ALCO RS diesel locomotive from the...

Christmas Train: Santa Fe Locomotive
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Flatcar Three

Many fire departments decorate apparatus for Christmas parades and we’ve seen at least one carried on a flat car on...

Christmas Train: Flatcar Three
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Flatcar Two

This Bachmann Silver Series 60 foot flat car is a model of Western Maryland #2633.  Some holiday trains have bands...

Christmas Train: Flatcar Two
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Flatcar One

Many holiday trains contain flat cars with displays of Christmas and winter-themed decorations as well as backdrop...

Christmas Train: Flatcar One
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Caboose

This caboose is a “ready to run” model by Athearn of an Offset Cupola Caboose from the Santa Fe railroad.  The...

Christmas Train: Caboose
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Christmas Train: Boxcar

This car “personalizes” the train by utilizing digital photographs of a display of Christmas inflatables...

Christmas Train: Boxcar
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Video: Holiday Wonder Locomotive

January...

Video: Holiday Wonder Locomotive
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Table Decorations

25 photographs of various decorations, including marching penguins, a carousel, gingerbread houses, Panda Land, a...

Photo Gallery: Table Decorations
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Ziggy (Christmas...

Five photographs of Ziggy dolls in colorful Christmas outfits. The lovable cartoon character was born in 1969, a...

Photo Gallery: Plush Ziggy (Christmas)
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Birds and Animal...

Here you’ll find a dog, pig, frog, lizard, cactus, moose, reindeer, and lots of penguins! Thirty-one...

Photo Gallery: Plush Birds and Animals
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Assorted

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Photo Gallery: Plush Assorted
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Bears

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Photo Gallery: Plush Bears
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Garfield (Christ...

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Photo Gallery: Plush Garfield (Christmas)
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Rudolph and Frie...

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Photo Gallery: Plush Rudolph and Friends
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Santa Claus

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Photo Gallery: Plush Santa Claus
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

Photo Gallery: Plush Snoopy (Christma...

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Photo Gallery: Plush Snoopy (Christmas)
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: SC Team

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