“We finally made it!”

Santa Claus Land logo

Here’s a wonderful note we received: Well, it took more than 30 years, but I finally made it … to Santa Claus Land! When I was a little girl growing…

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Brochure baby

We received an email from Connie yesterday. Asking about old brochures. Santa Claus Land brochures. Connie’s not a collector, though. Not of brochures, anyway. It’s just her daughter’s photo was…

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We work at Walt Disney World

Here’s a lovely note from some Disney World cast members. In 1948 my Mother, Father and I came to Santa Claus Land, at Santa Claus, Indiana. I thought it was…

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Remembering Reagan

It was back in March of 1955. A movie star by the name of Ronnie Reagan was crossing the country, promoting his new TV show. He made an appearance at…

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Who was our mayor in 1959?

Mayor of Santa Claus Land

Thanks to Hilton for emailing me about an interesting story from our Santa Claus Land days. Hilton won a nation-wide contest. His prize? He was named Town Marshal of the…

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Praise from Paris

Happy Kellems at Santa Claus Land

… Illinois, that is. Here’s what an email from Mike had to say: I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading the articles you post on…

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A story from the 1940s

1956 Bill Koch with parents

Mrs. Koch just called and told me this little story; she asked me to add it to our HoliBlog: On Sunday, there was a knock at her door. It was…

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A friend from ’62

Wow. It’s not just my Mom reading this thing. An email came in late yesterday afternoon from a lady asking about discounts. When I emailed her back with the information,…

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