Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sierra Madre Picked By Newsmax As One Of The Top Christmas Destinations In America

Newsmax (link), as you might already be aware, is a very large and self-described conservative news organization with a website that gets about 4 million hits as month. As a convenient means of comparison, the Sierra Madre Tattler has over 4 million hits, however it took most of a decade for us to reach so lofty a pinnacle. But that's OK, we still feel pretty good about ourselves, anyway. So you know, here is how Wikipedia explains the mighty reach of Newsmax (link):

Nielsen Online said Newsmax.com was the most trafficked conservative website with approximately 4 million unique visitors monthly.[9] A 2010 study released by Nielsen reported that Newsmax.com was the number one site for conservatives in the U.S., making it one of the most influential conservative news sites in the nation.[1] 

Alexa Internet statistics for Newsmax.com indicate that the readership consists mainly of Internet users over the age of 45, which aligns itself to the average age of Republican leaning voters, as gathered by The Pew Research Center.[13][14]

A profile on Newsmax in The New York Times described the company as a "potent force" in U.S. politics and noted the company's headquarters had become a must stop for Republican candidates seeking the party's 2012 nomination.[15] 

So when Newsmax describes Sierra Madre (not Pasadena or Arcadia let me hasten to add) as one of America's Top 25 Christmas Destinations, you know a lot of people will see it. And now you will as well. Here is how the article kicks it all off (link).


So where, you are anxiously asking, does Sierra Madre fit in this pantheon of Christmas Greats? What position does it hold amongst all of these legendary locations. What if I told you it was Number 10? Would you dare believe me? Here's the proof.


Now perhaps you noticed the phrase, "Life-size Nativity scene?" The one that certain dark forces in this town are attempting to replace with things as nutrition-free as a "permanent year-round holiday tree?"

Well, now Sierra Madre has another reason for not doing something quite as stupid as that. It is not what the town has now become famous for, nor what America wants to see.

I'm not exactly sure where the road with the 154 Christmas trees is, Altadena I've been told. Not Sierra Madre. And the rumor I'm hearing is this article first appeared in an Autoclub magazine called Sunset. A much smaller venue I suspect.

But the Chamber of Commerce really needs to get all over this one anyway. They're still around, right?

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48 comments:

  1. Will I need a permit to open a lemonade stand in Kersting Court?

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    1. No permit to demo a historic house. It should be ok.

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  2. Hey kid, you are supposed to be in school, not trying to market your lemonade!

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  3. Great! Christmas and Halloween,they come,they look,they don't spend and they leave.

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    1. Halloween is a taking holiday. Christmas is a buying one. If they're coming to Sierra Madre to see the Xmas sites but they don't buy anything, it isn't the fault of the visitors.

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    2. Correct we should be "hawking" something to them to celebrate the birth of our savior maybe plastic Jesus' inscribed with "Memories of Sierra Madre" at the bottom.

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    3. Did you know that Sierra Madre well water cures many diseases?

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  4. We need a Festivus pole very economical.

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    1. The Church of Nothing in Particular.

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  5. As much as I like this town, we don't deserve to be in the top 10. And Christmas tree Lane in Altadena is rather forlorn compared to 100 years ago

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    1. I agree. Nice. Nothing really special.

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  6. i like it alot keep on this so good .

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  7. I miss the pink cow already

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  8. Thank you for the article.
    The artist did a wonderful restoration of the figurines for the Manger and it's good to see other religious representation as well in Kersting Court.
    I hope the Holiday tree will be permanent down at City Hall, the drought tolerant garden could use some "sprucing" up.

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    1. Plastic trees are very drought tolerant. Plus they'll be around for thousands of years.

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    2. How dreadful - a permanent holiday tree...

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    3. 7:16. Plastic trees, cockroaches, and Cher.

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  9. President elect Trump kept over 1,000 jobs in the USA by having the figurines restored in Sierra Madre. Well actually 1 job but close enough for the public.

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    1. Trump's Carrier jobs triumph looks more like a sham every day
      http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-trump-carrier-20161207-story.html

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    2. The artist restored the Creche on her own dime. Haters don't support art.

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    3. Trump; not Unions, kept those families less stressed for the holidays by keeping the jobs here.
      Why dont "you"haters volunteer at a food bank and "work"off your Grinch outlook on life?

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    4. It was a triumph of marketing to the stooges who follow him. Obama probably saved a million jobs in the bailout after the Bush collapse

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    5. 8:09 - haters pain creche animals pink.

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    6. Protect yo crèche!
      Raise the dead
      Walk on water
      Pink cow
      All miracles

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    7. In Sierra Madre the water walks on you.

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  10. Habitat for Humanity has decorated "Holiday" Trees and is raffling them off, out in Inland Impire. Heard it on Chanel 5 News.

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  11. 7:14am. Still can't figure out why the old gal lost ! How's that recount working fer ya?

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    1. You'll have to ask Vladimir Putin. He is pretty much running the Trump show now.

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    2. Dump is only 2.6 million votes behind now. That is probably why he is out campaigning again.

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  12. And now as Obama is leaving office; he mentions that the Middle East is experiencing turmoil !

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    1. Why did the Idiot Son Bush send our troops into Iraq again?

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    2. You're a tool

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    3. A hammer or a wrench?

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  13. Ah; why didnt Bill Clinton act on his intelligence briefings,so that September 11th chatter would have been intercepted, and that the second act of War after Pearl Harbor would have been stopped.

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    1. Sept 11 was a full 9 months after Shrub took office. Do you know how stupid you look?

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    2. That's so ignorant

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  14. Ok; what do I know, I'm a stupid American. I thought that guy named Saddam Hussein wanted to take on Iran. When that didn't work out; he said hey USA I have some nice weapons of mass destruction for you. That didn't work out so well for him either. Then the Tall Guy wanted to get in on "Death to America", so he planned well over nine months to send in some Jihaid pilots to deliver the message of hate.

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    1. That retaliation was a long time coming for US interference in Middle East affairs. It will continue to happen sadly as long as the us' military and corporate powers like Trump exploit that region.

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  15. There is something to be learned in this I don't know what:
    Many of us have had a pet cat bring us a dead or almost-dead animal that we may have received as a gift. But cat behaviorists tell us that these offerings are not gifts at all, but rather lessons. Apparently, your cat brings you prey because it’s noticed that you don’t hunt, and is concerned about your lack of this critical skill, and is trying to teach you how it’s done. So get with the program! You’re disappointing your cat.

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    1. Does that mean it's time for us to bomb somebody Again?

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  16. Oh yoo-hoo! The town doesn't import snow - some stalwart giant men children leap in their trucks and drive to where the snow is to shovel it into their vehicles, drive it back to Kersting Court, and once again shovel it out just to delight the kids and their kid-like adults caregivers. Let's give it up for honest to goodness hometown heroes who do a deed just for the joy in their hearts. Thank you.

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    1. Thank-you Andy for bring the snow and building the snowman in Kersting Court twenty years and counting

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  17. 6:41pm. One can only hope we exploit all the middle east oil, that'd show em. If the world had more "thinkers" like you, Hitler would have won. Don't dissapoint your cat, make snow angels instead.

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    1. You really don't make any sense

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