James Brown is a father, husband and Navy veteran who loves Christmas! In 2013 James became involved in the Christmas performer industry. Since then, he has been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers. Three years ago, James embarked on a quest to further his knowledge of Christmas. He spent numerous hours researching, correlating data, and speaking with historians about Christmas, culminating in Beyond the Beard. During his military service, the “Keep It Simple” philosophy was instilled in James and he readily applies it to his research method and in his writing style. In addition to Beyond the Beard, James has written The Making of Santa.
In 2023, James was nominated and was awarded author of year by Piedmont Lifestyle Magazine.