Here is my #MakeoverMonday for Week 52. Inspiration by Charlie Hutcheson. I have now completed 26 consecutive #MakeOverMonday datavizzes! Here is the link to my dataviz for this week on Tableau Public.

Readers: I saw this tweet on Twitter from Kelly Gilbert (@kelly_gilbert) and had to share. Very creative! Best regards, Michael

Merry Christmas! I hope some of these tasty treats reach your table today. Michael

Source: –, The Logistics of Santa Claus, Broadstreet, December 25, 2015, http://www.broadsheet.ie/2015/12/25/yu

Source: Snibbe, Kurt, Here is a primer for Hanukkah 2018, which begins Dec. 2, The Press-Enterprise, The Orange Country Register, December 2, 2018, https://www.pe.com/2018/12/02/here-is-a-primer-for-hanukkah-2018-which-begins-dec-2/. Hanukkah, also referred to as the Festival of Lights, began at sunset yesterday. Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days so we will be celebrating, eating latkes, and lighting candles until December […]

Readers: Most of you don’t know it, but I am a vintage Santa Claus collector. I cannot explain why or how, but I always felt looking at photos of the vintage Santa Clauses was like drinking hot cocoa on a cold Winter day. It warms you up inside. My Christmas present to you are images of […]

Happy holidays, Detroit! This 1885 poster shows the various models of sleighs offered by the Detroit Bending and Sleigh Co. Works at Milwaukee Junction Station, Detroit – still appropriate for anyone dashing through the snow today. Source: Detroit Historical Society  

I love fruitcake. For the past 25+ years, I have been buying fruitcakes from The Collin Street Bakery that is world-renowned for its fruitcakes. The business, opened in 1896, is located in Corsicana, Texas and ships to all 50 states, U.S. possessions and 195 foreign lands. The Bakery is the recipient of the president’s coveted “E-Award.” Some […]

How many Christmas cards are sent each year? Which states produce the most Christmas trees? What are some of the most popular Christmas traditions? This infographic, from the History Channel, looks to answer those questions and more.