Monday, December 17, 2012
This East Cobb booking agency represents Mr. and Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer and photographers in Greater Atlanta.
St. Nicholas, also known as Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St. Nick, or, according to Cheech and Chong, ”the guy wit da hair on his jaws,” represents the spirit of generosity and love to Christians and others around the world. Atlanta’s Santas owner Steph Seibert keeps her booking agency business in perspective: “All the men I represent are Santa’s helpers. The real St. Nicholas is not seen.” According to the nonprofit St. Nicholas Center, the third-century Bishop of Myra is the patron saint to an expansive list including: lawyers; judges; the unjustly condemned; sailors; perfumers; pawn brokers; bakers; the poor; lovers; and children. It is believed that St. Nick was born to wealthy parents in what is now Turkey and was orphaned at a …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Jack Frost takes a 3D animation adventure to save all that is good and nice in the world.
Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman draft Jack Frost to be in their gang to guard against all things evil as they protect the magical state of childhood in "Rise of the Guardians." The film is playing in East Cobb at GTC Park 12 Cobb and GTC Merchants Walk 12 Cinema. Stars such as Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher lend their voices to this visually stunning film perfect for the holiday season. I'll be the first one to say that it's easy to be cynical about holiday movies but this one won't let you. This certainly isn't a Judeo-Christian holiday-themed film, as you might imagine. That's what makes it a better than your average Christmastime film. Turning these mythical beings into …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Visitors to the Reindeer Cam website can see a live daily feed of activity from "Santa's reindeer."
What child wouldn't enjoy a sneak peek at Santa's reindeer? The reindeer are visible at Bjorn's deer farm in Caledonia, Michigan 5 p.m. EST each day. Visitors to reindeercam.com can watch Santa feed his reindeer. Santa also opens postal letters sent to him by children. "The premise is that Santa's had too many nice kids on his list this year, so he's going to need more manpower or reindeer-power, shall we say," said Adam Loveless, one of entrepreneurs responsible for the website, according to Northwest Ohio. The "reindeer" are streamed for 24-hours per day, with a daily late afternoon visit from Santa.
With the help of NORAD, we're tracking St. Nick's progress toward Cobb County.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Check out this link to see what Santa Claus sees as he makes his round-the-world trip on Christmas Eve, thanks to the Air Force's North American Aerospace Defense Command, known everywhere as NORAD. Dobbins Air Reserve Base is providing backup tracking of the 32-foot sleigh, the Examiner reports. You also can follow Santa's progress on the interactive map above. According to NORAD, Santa should get to East Cobb between 9 p.m. and midnight. To get the latest updates on his progress, call 877-HINORAD, and a friendly volunteer, usually from the armed forces, will help you out. (If you get a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine, be sure to offer thanks for serving our country so you can stay on Santa's good-child list.) Last year, NORAD handled …