Deck The Halls With Advertising, Fa La La

by Kevin Burton    Released just in time for Christmas season 1958 was the greatest Christmas record you’ve never heard.    “Green Christmas” was the inspired seven-minute response to the commercialization of Christmas by American media man Stan Freberg.    At various times in his long career, Freberg was an author, actor, recording artist, voiceover …

This Christmas, Shower The People

by Kevin Burton    Ah the sounds of Christmas!    It’s Christmas Eve and workers are pounding into place the new siding we hope will last as long as we live in this house.  Jeannette is vacuuming. My Christmas carols, Andy Williams, Point of Grace, don’t stand a chance.     But I feel like if …

With God’s Gift, All Sales Are Final

by Kevin Burton    You who are reading this, you are the merchandise of Christmas. So am I.    If your Christmas tree is surrounded by brightly-packaged presents, that’s all well and good.  Christmas morning on that level can be a joy and I hope yours is.     Each year we see messages from people …

The Science Behind The Great Santa Debate

by Kevin Burton    Just so you know, the one who knows when you are sleeping, awake, bad or good etc., is God, not Santa.      I believe this is true, despite the research of Mr. Ethan Siegel, writing in Forbes Magazine. He says there is, or could be, a Santa and he uses science …