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Christmas with Elvis
Billy Stanley met his stepbrother Elvis Presley when he was seven years old. He and his younger brothers would celebrate Christmas at Graceland, but Stanley says every day with Elvis was like Christmas.
“The only difference between Christmas and everyday life with Elvis is during Christmas, we had a tree,” says Stanley. ”Elvis was the only person I ever met that truly tried to make―’Why can’t every day be be like Christmas’? He tried his best to make it that way.”
In his new book…
At Hallmark, It’s Always Christmas
Christmas comes early for Hallmark. The Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas programming launched in fall with non-stop holiday movies that have snagged audiences and ratings this season. Binge-watching has become a favored and growing activity and fans seem to be some of Hallmark’s best publicists.
“Countdown to Christmas has become an annual tradition that brings…
Jamie O’Neal’s ‘Gulf Of Mexico’ Captures Florida Christmas Fun
Who doesn’t need a dose of the beach in the middle of December?
Country singer Jamie O’Neal has offered just that in her new Christmas album ‘Spirit & Joy.’ Filled with heartfelt holiday music including three original songs, the album’s track “Gulf of Mexico,” co-written with her husband Rodney Good and father Jimmy Murphy channels holiday fun paired with sand, surf and umbrella drinks.
Entertaining Insights: Guts & Patience
When Academy Award winner Tom Hanks was recently asked by TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie to offer up his gutsiest career decision, he replied, “The gutsiest thing sometimes is to say ‘no’ to something.”
Citing examples of money and flattery as tempting triggers to say “yes,” Hanks reminded me of the fact that many of us jump into projects and opportunities because
Five Creative Life Lessons from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
Don’t worry! No spoilers.
Whether or not you’re a fan of the antics of Midge Maisel and her colorful journey, Amazon’s comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel offers up plenty of life lessons to ponder as we craft our own to-do lists on the road to creative success in 2020. Here are a few….
5 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Person of Interest’ And ‘Lost’ Favorite Michael Emerson
Actor Michael Emerson has a talent for engaging binge-watching TV fans with his memorable characters. When I wrote this 2016 piece highlighting a few little …