In this episode, we take viewers to “Twinkle at the Track” in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a massive light display at the NCM Motorsports Track. People can drive through the track, enjoying the Christmas lights, decorations, and themed displays, creating a festive and patient atmosphere reminiscent of neighborhood light tours. Jeff reflects on the importance of slowing down during the holiday season to appreciate the lights and decorations, emphasizing the true meaning of Christmas.
In this episode, we explore the unique Christmas tradition at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home in Medina, Ohio. The historical site features a Christmas camel named Aladdin, which began as a tradition dating back to 1787 when Washington brought a camel to entertain guests. Jeff reflects on the fun and uniqueness of local Christmas traditions, linking it to the story of the wise men and their persistent journey on camels to find Jesus.
In this episode, we explore the whimsical holiday festivities at Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio. The castle celebrates Christmas 365 days a year and offers some unique experiences and things to see. Jeff reflects on the magical nature of Christmas decorations and encourages viewers to decorate their lives with the essence of Christmas—love, hope, peace, joy, and goodwill.
In this episode, we explore the festive celebrations at Santa’s Wonderland in College Station, Texas. The episode highlights the unique Texan flair with a cowboy Santa and Texas-sized belt buckle. Jeff expresses his love for Christmas lights and relates them to the biblical significance of the star of Bethlehem, encouraging viewers to let their own light shine.
In this episode, we explore the unique holiday celebrations at “Sandi” Paradise Island in West Palm Beach, Florida. The main attraction is a massive sand-sculpted Christmas tree, starting from a modest 400 tons in 2012 and growing to a 700-ton behemoth. Despite the unconventional setting, the episode highlights the idea that Christmas can happen anywhere, emphasizing the spirit of the season.
Christmas @ (s1e3) – Santa Claus, California: The Rise, Fall, and Resilience of Eternal Christmas Cheer
In this episode, we explore the history of Santa Claus, California, a tourism village near Carpinteria that once celebrated Christmas every day. We reflect on moments when Christmas spirit wanes and suggests reconnecting with the Christmas story in the Bible to renew the sense of joy, love, and hope associated with the holiday.