19 Holiday Events in Northeast Wisconsin to Help You Celebrate Christmas in 2015

As the holidays roll around, we become so busy decorating our homes, sending cards and buying gifts that we forget to take time to celebrate Christmas! And I mean doing enjoyable things that give us that warm fuzzy feeling. This year, let’s mark our calendars to make sure we venture out and do things we […]

The Naughty & Nice Sides of the 2015 Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

The Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton will mark its 14th year this month. If the festival were a human being – it would be smack-dab in the middle of puberty. Just like the mood swings of a budding adolescent – you can never be sure what to expect when you attend a screening of short […]

Stories From Wisconsin’s Christmases Past

Have you ever wondered what Christmas used to be like? Or – how people in Wisconsin celebrated decades before us? I wondered what they ate for dinner, how they decorated – and what the “spirit of the holiday” was like back then. Here’s what I discovered when I dug into Wisconsin’s Christmases past…

Local Comedians Get Ready to Roast Santa Claus

There are some good things about being on Santa’s “Naughty List.” The biggest being – that you really have nothing to lose. That’s why a group of stand-up comics from Northeast Wisconsin are getting together for a Roast of Santa Claus at the Green Room Lounge in De Pere. From Dean Martin’s Friar’s Club roasts […]

12 Creative Ways to Eat Wisconsin Cranberries [Recipes]

When you think of cranberries, your next thought is probably Thanksgiving and Christmas…or urinary tract infections. I guess it makes sense that cranberries are a staple of the holiday season, because that’s about the time we harvest them in Wisconsin. But these tart little berries deserve way more credit than a side dish at your […]

The Prange’s Christmas Window – A Walk Down Memory Lane with Mom

Our memories of Christmastime are a big part of what makes this season so special. Christmas always brings a feeling of nostalgia. It’s a time of year when we find it easier to remember what it felt like to be a kid. The anticipation, the mystery and magic, the joy – it can all come […]

How You Can Get Meat and Give to Your Favorite Charity with Painted Rock Farms

Have you seen that viral video from WestJet where they give a plane full of passengers their Christmas wishes in the baggage return carousel? Did it make you feel all Christmassy inside? If it did – then you might need a lesson in the true spirit of Christmas. But the folks at Painted Rock Farms […]

Making Music for Rudolph: Composer Maury Laws Reflects on 90 Years

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is not just one of the best Christmas movies, but one of the best coming of age stories period. From the heartbreaking Island of Misfit Toys to the air-splitting cry of the Abominable Snowman, this Rankin/Bass classic hasn’t lost any value after 50 years. That’s right, Christmas 2014 marks half-a-decade since […]

18 Ways to Enjoy Live Holiday Music in Northeast Wisconsin This Christmas

It’s really not that difficult to hear Christmas music this time of year. What’s hard is hearing the stuff you actually appreciate. The same-old songs starts playing on the radio as soon as we swallow the last bite of Thanksgiving pie. It’s pumped into every store you visit with the hope that your spirit of […]

7 Fun Places to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Northeast Wisconsin

There’s nothing like the fresh smell of pine filling your house during the holidays. Are you one of the many families who get a Christmas tree the day after — or weekend of — Thanksgiving? Some of us make a quick stop to a nearby tree lot, others dig out their fake tree from the […]