Good News: Toys, Wrapping Paper, and a Real-Life Clark Griswold

Here are a few more Good News stories making the rounds . . .

1.  A warehouse filled with donated Christmas toys got destroyed by a tornado near Nashville on Saturday.  The roof and walls are basically gone.  But somehow, most of the GIFTS survived it.  The charity behind the toy drive called it a Christmas miracle.

2.  The “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper has been doing something fun for the holidays.  One page of each issue is free wrapping paper.  They’re doing it every day this week, and also did it last week.  Each day has a different design done by local artists in Tucson.  (Here’s an example.)

3.  A guy in Kansas named Michael Russell is channeling his inner Clark Griswold again, by decorating his home with over 100,000 Christmas lights.  That’s four times what Clark puts up in “Christmas Vacation”.

Michael’s been doing it for 15 years and says it takes three months to set it all up.  People in his community call it “The Griswold House”.  He expects around 8,000 visitors this month.  (Here’s a photo.)