The war on Krampus in Leavenworth Washington

Here is what we know..  A Facebook posting by a Leavenworth restaurant co-owner has escalated into two religion-advocacy groups warning of the “erasure of Christmas customs” and the bringing of “demonic influences” into the tourist town’s annual holiday festivities..

Old newspapers predictions were wrong on Krampus ‘going out of style’

The days of the unpleasant Santa were numbered, the Associated Press reported in 1935–children were so scared they would tremble for days. Authorities condemned him. And his pagan tradition had no place in the season of goodwill, the AP concluded.

Those predictions did not work will against the backdrop of reality.

Jupiter and Saturn align.. the darkest day before the sun, and son, rise on Christmas

After all these months, all this build up… the bust. Call it the 2020 luck. Here in this ‘neck of the woods’ of Pennsylvania, the cloud cover was too thick to see the historic Christmas star. The perfect line up of Jupiter and Saturn for the first time since the 1200s and the last time … Read moreJupiter and Saturn align.. the darkest day before the sun, and son, rise on Christmas

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight

As this post is written, there are only 5 days left until Christmas. That is four shopping days. four/five food prep days.. Six stressful days of work, COVID-19 fears, and also wrapping. Santa can’t do it all, after all..

So we travel back in time and see headlines of the past… headlines of tumult and hope.

And you can decide.. Are you the kind of person who signs, who sees miracles. Or do you believe that people just get lucky…

The first ‘Christmas star’ since the Middle Ages coming this year!

On December 21, the December solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely in the night sky that they’ll almost appear to collide from our vantage point here on Earth, creating a radiant point of light often referred to as the “Star of Bethlehem” or the “Christmas Star.” Not since the 1200s has something like … Read moreThe first ‘Christmas star’ since the Middle Ages coming this year!