Santa Claus

The USPS used to burn letters sent to “Santa”. Now nonprofit organizations respond to children’s letters on behalf of Santa

What Happens to All Those Letters Sent to Santa? Writing a letter to Santa Claus has been a tradition in America, well, since, at least it was possible to mail a letter, and likely long before. Prior to the establishment of the United States Post Office in 1775, American children would burn their missives to …

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When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that “any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film) This article is about the 2000 live-action film known as “The Grinch” in the UK. For the 2018 computer animated film, see The Grinch (film). How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and simply The Grinch) is a 2000 American …

When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that “any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.” Read More »

Leaving cookies and milk for Santa started to become popular in the U.S during the Great Depression. Parents wanted to teach their kids it was better to give and to be grateful for presents they received during times of economic hardship.

Don’t Forget Santa’s Cookies and Milk: The History of a Popular Christmas Tradition Today in the United States, leaving out a plate of cookies (Oreos and classic chocolate chip are popular choices) and a glass of milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve is a well-established tradition among children. But it hasn’t always been that …

Leaving cookies and milk for Santa started to become popular in the U.S during the Great Depression. Parents wanted to teach their kids it was better to give and to be grateful for presents they received during times of economic hardship. Read More »