Author name: Rusty Griswold

Christmas Pickle

Origin of the 1880s Christmas Pickle (Secret Unveiled)

A Christmas Pickle? I have been witness to some interesting Xmas traditions over the years. For instance the Ugly Christmas Sweater but was intrigued upon learning of this hide-the-pickle tradition. Some traditions are born by accident, whereas others result from a prank. For instance, shortly after Y2K, I provided computer technical support at Canadian Forces …

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Christmas Light Photos

Brilliant Tips For Amazing Outdoor Christmas Light Photos [2022]

Every year we draw many visitors to our Christmas Light display at Rusty Griswold’s, and most want to remember the occasion with a picture. Today’s smartphone takes a lot of the guesswork out of what camera settings to use, but there are still a few tips even the seasoned photographer can take advantage of for …

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Christmas Trivia and Games

What You Should Know About Christmas Trivia

There are so many fantastic ways to be entertained during the holiday season, and Christmas trivia is just one of those ways. Whether you are home with family or out with friends, you’re bound to need some fun activities between eating and opening presents. Christmas jokes can be used at any time but to truly …

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Christmas Spirit

Inspire Others and Get Into the Christmas Spirit (5 Easy Ways)

Christmas will be upon us all before we know it. So whether you caught a glimpse of your flannel pj’s in the closet or saw your decorations in the storage room, you thought about getting into the Christmas spirit. And by that, I don’t mean the store in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Why else would you …

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Prepare for Christmas during Summer

Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Christmas In Summer

As you wonder what you will do this weekend, might I suggest you begin to prepare for Christmas? At Rusty Griswold’s Light Display we believe it’s never too early to prepare for Christmas! But, while there’s something special about starting on Black Friday, the best time to start planning Christmas is in the middle of …

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Christmas Inflatables

Secure Your Christmas Inflatables in 2022 (Proven Methods)

It’s no secret that we love our decorations at Rusty Griswold’s Light Display, and one thing we help others with is Christmas inflatables. With that said, there are some classy ones out there, and many of the methods we use to secure our props will also work when securing inflatables. So don’t let strong wind …

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How To Reduce Your Christmas Stress In Only 2 Weeks

Christmas can be a significant source of anxiety, and today we are looking at ways to reduce your Christmas stress. Many people feel overwhelmed by the excess expectations and become depressed during the holidays. Whether self-imposed or otherwise, there may also be expectations to outdo last year and create a wonderful Christmas with more extravagant …

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Santa Walking Out to tell Christmas Jokes

Best 109 Christmas Jokes For Kids and Adults

Whether it is a Christmas party with friends or texting about the holidays to family, Christmas jokes are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and reduce stress. We can always use an extra dose of Christmas cheer regardless of the year’s events! From ridiculous holiday puns to amazing trivia factoids, these entertaining …

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Victorian Christmas Tree

Christmas Trees – Authentic Facts And History (1600s to Today)

Christmas trees are mainstream today in North America, but it wasn’t always that way. The fascinating history of Christmas trees goes back to ancient Egypt and Rome. It continues with the German tradition of candlelit pine trees first brought to North America in the 1800s. Welcome as we visit Christmas tree history and fun facts …

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led lights

Choosing the Right Christmas LED Lights (Guide for 2022)

With a wide variety of vibrant colours and a remarkable prolonged life, LED lights at Christmas or Halloween are more than just an energy-efficient option for your holiday lighting needs! What are the Benefits of LED Lights? Most people know that LED lights designed for holiday use, use very little electricity, but there are many …

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