Portly men who don the visage of Santa Claus hear the darndest things. A man who has played Santa for 28 years started blogging about the poignant, funny and sad things kids have told him over the years.
In order to scare up some vacation business in a rough economy, hotels are falling all over themselves to outdo one another with perks, such as free breakfast buffets, video game console access, daycare and late checkouts. The problem is that the offers seem a bit tone deaf and aren’t quite giving travelers reasons enough to ante up.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could email your holiday wish list to friends and family without seeming like a self-indulgent clod? Well, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that several stores now feature self-promoting wish lists that magically email themselves or generate sales calls to potential gift givers.