Magic of Christmas

Christmas TV Specials - See the 2020 Schedule

If you factor in all the Christmas movies and specials available on demand and the never-ending streaming from Hallmark Channel and Lifetime... you can literally watch holiday TV from now until Santa shows up. But since you have a few other things to do, here's the run down of the ones that might...
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Zoom Santa

Sam's Club has Free Zoom Calls with Santa Claus

I love this! FREE Zoom calls with Santa himself! If you happen to be a Sam's Club member, then sign up. Here's all the info you need.
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Mommy Monday: Celebration in the Oaks

Mommy Monday: Celebration in the Oaks 2020 Details

Everything you need to know about Celebration in the Oaks in 2020! It's a driving tour only this year, but what other changes?
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Christmas caroling in Jackson Square: See Photos

Crowds gather for annual Christmas caroling in Jackson Square in New Orleans, La., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Presented by the Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre, the holiday tradition started in 1946. Photos by Magic1019.COM/Chris Bennett.
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Gayle Benson

Gayle Benson reads Christmas Stories to Children: See Photos

Saints/Pelicans Owner, Gayle Benson reads Christmas stories to children at Jen Hale's Sideline Pass Toy Drive. Magic1019.COM/Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee
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Trombone Shorty illuminates Roosevelt Hotel lobby: See Photos

Trombone Shorty and students from the Trombone Shorty Academy had the honor of turning on the lights during the annual turning on of the holiday lights at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans this year. Magic1019.COM/Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee
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Metairie House Christmas Lights

Check Out the Light Show on My Neighbor's House in Metairie

I love that I get to see this display every year! Check out this light show on a house in my neighborhood. He synchronizes it to the music he plays over the speakers. In this clip below he's playing a Trans-Siberian Orchestra song so I like it even more. My kids ask me to let them dance on the...
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Trombone Shorty switches on the Christmas lights at the Roosevelt

Watch Trombone Shorty switch on the Roosevelt's lobby lights

The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans held its annual lobby lighting Tuesday and Trombone Shorty flipped the switch for the Waldorf Wonderland which is free and open to the public starting through New Year’s Day. Watch the lighing ceremony in the video above.
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Christmas stocking

Refillable Christmas Stocking Holds 3 Bottles of Wine

Merry Christmas and a Happy Hangover! Those words are written right on the stocking "flask" that will bring lots of holiday joy to some this year. You can fill this plastic Christmas stocking with almost 3 bottles of wine and has a tap right on the toe ... (excuse me while I start my Dear, Santa...
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PHOTOS: “Canal Street: Home for the Holidays”Canal Street lighting ceremony

The DDD and the Astor Crowne Plaza, along with FOX 8 chief meteorologist David Bernard and Santa Claus, officially kicked off the holiday season with the annual Canal Street Lighting Ceremony. Tuesday, hundreds of revelers joined as the switch flipped turning on more than one million twinkling...
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