NPR logo

Utah Woman's Name Brings Cheer

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17441689/17441832" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Utah Woman's Name Brings Cheer

Utah Woman's Name Brings Cheer

Utah Woman's Name Brings Cheer

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/17441689/17441832" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Some hope for a Merry Christmas each Dec. 25, but a Utah man wakes up to one every morning. Paul Christmas recently got married and his new wife's name is – you guessed it — Mary Christmas. She says the name makes people happy. There could be a downside, though. Her husband's grandmother, Joy Christmas, was once stopped at a JC Penney counter under suspicion of using a phony name.