Joined: Nov 3, 2015
Alex Palmer is a freelance writer and the author of The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York.
Puritan settlers viewed the holiday as dangerous and degrading.
From mushroom farms to spas to amusement parks, these mines have had a second life.
Remember: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
100 years ago, a competing version of the Boy Scouts of America drove its rival crazy—when its members weren’t shooting each other.
Whether he's skinny, smoking, or sexy, see how Santa looked before he became the jolly, rotund elf we know today.
From contentious early history to modern science, these Christmas tree facts will help you see these holiday fixtures anew.
The tubes that once delivered mail, the borough that almost wasn't, and the original color of the Statue of Liberty.
This colorful wheel with dragons for spokes tells us a little about the glory days of Coney Island.
For 25 years, hydration enthusiasts have gathered at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting to figure out which tap water is tops.