A Thrill Of Hope This Christmas

A Thrill Of Hope This Christmas

Post by HOLLY NOEL What Are You Hoping for This Christmas? Have you ever wondered why Christmas has such a powerful effect on people? What causes people to stand in the freezing cold for hours to purchase a gift?  Is it really just about getting a deal or watching the excitement in a loved ones eyes, or is there something deeper going on?

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Take This Fun Christmas Movie Personality Quiz!

Take This Fun Christmas Movie Personality Quiz!

Christmas movies are as much a part of Christmas as Santa Claus and cookies! Sometimes we fall in love with them for the escape from reality they create; other times it’s that we identify with them so much. Classic plots, lovable characters … see what your favorite says about you in our fun and completely unscientific personality quiz!

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TOP 10 Photo Ops At Bronner’s In Frankenmuth!

TOP 10 Photo Ops At Bronner’s In Frankenmuth!

With beautifully landscaped grounds covering 27 acres and storeroom covering 2.2 acres (1.7 football fields), Bronner’s is the world’s largest year-round Christmas store, located in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Christmas lights and decorations illuminate the complex with a magical appeal that has delighted the young and young-at-heart for over 70 years, but you’ll find nothing more merry and bright at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland than the smiles of the many visitors pausing to capture their experiences here. Join us as we highlight the TOP

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Bronner’s – A Family Christmas Tradition

Bronner’s – A Family Christmas Tradition

One of the things I love most about Bronner’s is how it is a family tradition for SO many people, including myself.  Whether it’s buying that special ornament or driving down Christmas Lane, this store is filled with old and new memories.

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Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I have a 3-year-old Basset Hound named Walter. He has been featured in a couple of social media posts, just hamming it up for the camera. Around our house we call him Walt. Even our 10-month-old daughter yells out, “Wauullltt!” when he trots into a room. There are times when Walt drives me nuts (like really nuts!), but then he flashes those big sad Basset Hound eyes at me and I just fall in love with him all over again.

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Bronner’s Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Parade Floats

Bronner’s Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival Parade Floats

Before he became widely known as “Mr. Christmas,” he enjoyed the title of “signtist” (also known as a “signtologist”), a catchword coined by sign painters of the time to describe their craft. That background in sign painting and window and booth displays made the addition of float design a natural extension for store originator Wally Bronner!

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Corn Casserole Recipe

Corn Casserole Recipe

Today we’re dishing up a delicious recipe from our 2nd edition, Flavorful Favorites cookbook by Irene Bronner for her corn casserole … which couldn’t help but get us thinking a little on the corny side and reminiscing on some of originator Wally Bronner’s jokes!

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