Monday, January 4, 2016

Take down your Christmas decorations

Remember the song The Twelve Days of Christmas?

The Twelfth Day of Christmas, also known as The Feast of Epiphany, falls on January 6. Traditionally, you should have your Christmas decorations taken down and stored away for next year by January 6 or by the night before

Friday, January 1, 2016

The Times Square Olive

The Times Square Olive Garden was open on Christmas Eve for an all-you-can-eat dinner, but with a catch. The price tag was an eye-popping $400 per person according to an article in the New York Post. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

St. Patrick's Church, New Orleans

St. Patrick's Church, in New Orleans, Louisiana, will hold its Solemn Mass of the Dawn on Christmas day, Friday, December 25, 2015, at 9:30am and its Solemn Mass of the Day at 11am.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ACLU and The Satanic Temple lose to Nativity display

The misnamed American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and The Satanic Temple are furious that a nativity scene is on display at a Franklin County Indiana courthouse. They went to federal court demanding to erect a display honoring Satanism, however, as reported in the Indianapolis Star, their lawsuit was dismissed and the nativity scene will remain open for public viewing through Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2015

VA hospital destroys Christmas decorations

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System bureaucrats in charge of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital decided that a banner on a model train set was offensive because it had the words "Merry Christmas" on it. News 9 reports that VA staff not only removed the banner, they also destroyed part of the train set and took a manger scene displaying Joseph, Mary, and the Baby Jesus. Hospital employees have been ordered not to say the words "Merry Christmas" to veterans or to play Christmas music for patients.

The hospital will be open for Christmas, but Christmas isn't welcome there.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Parents support Christmas in our public schools

The Washington Times reports that a Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 82% of parents with school-age students support Christmas being celebrated in public schools.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Noodles in Las Vegas

The California Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, like nearly all casinos in Nevada, is open on Christmas Day. Their location on 12 East Ogden Street puts them close to the Fremont Street Experience, with live entertainment and a dancing DJ and live bands on Christmas Day from 6pm until 1am the next morning. The California Noodle House in the hotel/casino complex serves a Christmas Day prix fixe dinner.

Marie Callender's Christmas Eve

Marie Callender's has a special Christmas Dinner for its guests on Christmas Eve, available for dining in or for take-out. Their Prime Rib Feast is designed to feed 6 to 8 family members and friends. They are also offering individual Roasted Turkey Dinners and kids meals. You can do an online lookup of the restaurant location nearest you to check for addresses and hours.

San Diego Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel at 1055 2nd Street in San Diego, California, will serve a four-course Christmas dinner in its Westgate Room and a Christmas Day buffet in its Le Fontainebleau Room

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The famous Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel at 4441 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, offers Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners at three of its restaurants; Scarpetta, Stripsteak by Michael Mina, Michael Mina 74.

Hyatt Regency Chicago

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is open on Christmas Day and is serving up two Christmas dinner specials at its Stetsons Modern Steak and Sushi restaurant; a beef special and a poultry special.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Buffet overlooking the Colorado River

The BlueWater Resort & Casino, on the Colorado River, has a holiday buffet and a Christmas Bingo event scheduled for December 25. The casino and restaurant complex is at 11300 Resort Dr, Parker, Arizona. Restaurants and bars at the casino include the River Willow Steak House, the Rivers Edge Cantina, and the Atrium Bar. The Christmas Day buffet includes  acarving station and a salad bar, open for lunch from 11am to 4pm. Hotel guests usually have access to the resort's indoor heated pool and water slide, but those are closed for maintenance this year.

Check Cashing on Christmas Day

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Casino Del Sol is open on Christmas Day, offering bingo, slots, poker, table games, and check cashing. The casino is located at 5655 West Valencia Road in Tucson, Arizona. I suspect that there is something to eat in the vicinity.

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel has slots, black jack, and video poker for your entertainment on Christmas Day, in addition to several onsite restaurants to refuel at. The casino is off the I-17 in the Prescott National Forest, about midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff.