Since 2000, I've run, whychristmas?com, one of the largest Christmas information sites on the web. (My day job is a freelance web designer/developer.) I've always loved Christmas (I'm a very big kid!) and wondered about the 'whys' of Christmas; such as why do we have Santa, why we have Christmas Trees and why do we send Christmas Cards to each other?!
The site was started for teachers at local elementary/primary school. They came to me asking why they couldn't find a site about Christmas that was child friendly and "wasn't trying to sell the kids something"! So I made a little site for them!
That little site has grown and grown and had over 17.5 million page loads in December 2016! (That hurts my brain to think about...)
Through running the site, I've become an expert on all things Christmas :)
I'm a Christian, so Christmas is important to me - remember the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago. But I'm also an all round 'Christmas Nut' listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas films throughout the year (The Muppet Christmas Carol is my favourite)!
Lots of Christmas Sites
As well as whychristmas?com, I also run several other Christmas sites!
- TisTheSeasonTo.be - The #1 Christmas Karaoke site on the web
- Relaxing Snow - Watch it snow all year long!
- Cosy Fire - Get cosy round a log fire any time of year!
- IsItChristmas.today - Find out if it's Christmas anywhere in the world today!
- First Christmas Story - A fun animation of The Christmas Story
- NativityApp - Christmas Carols and Christmas fun in your pocket
In the Media
Here are a selection of media outlets on which I've appeared:
- As part of online discussions
- Featured on a program about Christmas Customs
- Interviewed on BBC News, BBC Radio 2 and a number of local BBC Radio Stations
- Interviewed on UCB Radio