An anonymous donor surprised 100 Walmart customers recently after paying off their layaway balances to the tune of $50,000.
The good samaritan, dubbed "the layaway angel" by the media, chose to keep his identity under wraps while spreading Christmas cheer and requested to be called "Santa B." He took to a Silver Springs Commons, Penn., Walmart on Monday to drop off a $50,000 check to settle layaway balances for 100 lucky customers, reported The Patriot-News.
"It was definitely a surprise, and a blessing," said Tanisha Burton, of Harrisburg, who was stunned to learn her $200 balance for toys for her daughter had been paid. more >>
It's the most wonderful time of the year for everyone … well just about everyone. We all know that the Grinch doesn't always enjoy this time of the year when it begins.
He even tries to relieve a little Christmas stress he is feeling with some calming stretches at yoga class. During this time of the year, between Christmas shopping and feeling busy it can definitely become stressful for many of us. In this video you see the Grinch trying to relieve some stress, but then about 5 seconds in he can't take it anymore. What comes out will have you laughing out loud and wanting to SHARE this with a friend immediately.
Watch this hilarious video of the Grinch below: more >>
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest secular groups in America, announced it is erecting 11 different billboards across Chicago this week with various messages. Some of the ads ask people to "think for (themselves)," while others argue that kindness "comes from altruism" and not from "seeking divine reward."
"Research shows that atheists and other nonbelievers remain at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to social acceptance. One reason for that is that even though at least 20% of the population today is nonreligious in the United States, many Americans have never knowingly met an atheist," said Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president. "We're trying to change that."
The ads feature several atheist writers, bloggers, speakers and activists from FFRF and its chapter, FFRF Metropolitan Chicago. more >>
Darius Rucker releases a new Christmas hit for the holidays to remind us of the old days when things were a bit simpler. He finds it very important to show others the TRUE meaning of Christmas. In doing so, he asks the question "What would Jesus want for Christmas?"
Then you wonder to yourself, and ponder that very question. What would put a smile on the face of the one who gave up His life for us.
"Something that you can't find in a store. Maybe peace on Earth, no more empty seats in church," he suggests. The song has a classic sound to it with a video doing a beautiful job capturing the joys of children who are in the hospital. more >>
In light of Christmastime, "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson and his family bought a house for a family in need at their church recently.
During a special Christmas-themed episode, the 68-year-old patriarch announced that his family would be providing a home for an old family friend this season. First, Phil's son Willie shed light on the 40-year friendship between his family and the Lewis's – an African-American family that attends their church.
"I thought we could be the secret Santa and get a special gift for a special person," Willie said as the Roberton family opens Christmas gifts during the episode, entitled "A Home for the Holidays." more >>
A Christmas-themed music video posted on YouTube featuring the Guinness World Record holder for largest living nativity has garnered over 1.7 million views in less than a week.
Posted by The Piano Guys on Friday, the music video features the living Nativity scene held earlier this month at Provo, Utah, that had over 1,000 participants.
Featuring a hymn fusing the two carols "Angels from the Realms of Glory" and "Angels We Have Heard On High," the video has garnered more than 1.7 million views, over 56,000 likes, and more than 3,200 comments as of Tuesday morning. more >>