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  • ‘He Himself Carried the Fire’

    12/24/2017 9:39:00 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Kevin D. Williamson
    A Christmastime reflection It was impossible. Mary may have lived in a time before science, before the polite and clinical agents of reason had scrubbed the angels and demons and desert spirits away from all but the dark outer edges of our minds, but she was a woman — she knew where babies came from and how they got made. She knew that she was a virgin and that she had not become a wife to the man to whom she was engaged. She also knew what being pregnant and unmarried was likely to mean to her — socially, religiously,...
  • Joseph's letter home

    12/25/2011 11:40:47 AM PST · by knarf · 11 replies
    This was read today in church
  • Ralphie From 'A Christmas Story,' All Grown Up (Video)

    12/21/2010 7:03:44 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/22/2010 | Yahoo News
    Every year a new audience is introduced to "A Christmas Story," the 1983 movie about a Depression-era family that became an unlikely Christmas classic when TBS started playing it nearly around the clock every holiday season. Peter Billingsley memorably played Ralphie, the bespectacled blond boy who wanted just one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. Now Billingsley is all grown up and making movies himself, and talking in depth about "A Christmas Story" for the first time.
  • When you watch "Christmas Story" this year, remember tragic fate of movie's director

    12/13/2010 10:17:18 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 57 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 5, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    Though the 1983 movie “Christmas Story” did not make much of an impression when it was initially released, it has since become a perennial holiday favorite with families across the country, as we are not only treated to Ralphie’s hilarious quest to obtain a Red Ryder BB gun, but as the film reminds all of us of our own childhood memories of Christmases past. While most of us are familiar with the cult classic, many may not know the tragic way in which the director of “Christmas Story,” Bob Clark, died…He was killed by an illegal alien drunk driver. On...
  • The Christmas Story according to the Gospel of Luke

    12/24/2009 8:17:36 PM PST · by BlackjackPershing · 18 replies · 767+ views
    The Gospel of Luke
    In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you...
  • And You Shall Call His Name Jesus

    12/23/2009 9:54:51 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 254+ views ^ | 12/23/2009 | Terry L. Brown
    Author and Pastor, Terry L. Brown looks at the real reason for the season.
  • Frightened Shepherds

    12/09/2009 5:57:04 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 213+ views ^ | 12/09/2009 | Chrissy Sigee
    At the time of Jesus birth, people who attended sheep were considered the least significance to the human race by other people. They lived quiet and humble lives, often spending their days, and nights, with their flocks. The sheep that they tended were probably bred as sacrifice animals for the temple in near-by Jerusalem. These shepherds were probably just doing their usual job when the angel appeared to them—and with a multitude behind him. I think I would be shaking in my sandals too.
  • ‘A Christmas Story’ still hits people where they live after 25 years

    12/05/2008 11:11:43 AM PST · by qam1 · 202 replies · 4,446+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/04/08 | Star news services
    Fans of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” are celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary with a convention and trips to the house where the movie was made. The 1983 film, an adaptation of Jean Shepard’s memoir of a boy in the 1940s, was set in Indiana but largely filmed in Ohio. The movie starred Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The film was a modest theatrical success, but critics loved it. It eventually joined “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” as a Christmas classic. “It’s...
  • 'Christmas Story' fans to convene in Cleveland

    11/19/2007 12:09:19 PM PST · by OSHA · 90 replies · 78+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gaz ^ | November 04, 2007 | Marylynne Pitz
    'Ralphies' gathering on Thanksgiving weekend If you identify with Ralphie Parker, the 9-year-old Midwestern boy who longed for a BB gun, you may wish to spend Thanksgiving weekend in Cleveland with fans of the movie "A Christmas Story." That's when your fellow "Ralphies" will meet actors who played in the 1983 cult classic, tour the restored Cleveland home used in the movie and enjoy a Christmas dinner, just like the Parker family, at the C & Y Chinese restaurant.
  • Illegal Sentenced In 'A Christmas Story' Director's Death

    10/12/2007 9:31:30 AM PDT · by skeeter · 52 replies · 1,462+ views
    KRLA News ^ | OCt 12, 2007
    A man convicted of causing a crash on Pacific Coast Highway that killed the director of "A Christmas Story'' and his son is scheduled to be sentenced today. Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava faces a six-year state prison term. Velazquez-Nava pleaded no contest to two counts of manslaughter in August in the deaths of Robert Clark and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark. Authorities said Velazquez-Nava, an illegal immigrant, had a blood-alcohol content of .24 -- three times the legal limit.
  • Driver accused in crash (Illegal alien killed "Christmas Story" director)

    05/11/2007 6:59:45 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 19 replies · 1,221+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/6/07 | Valerie Reitman and Andrew Blankstein
    Velazquez-Nava had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 percent, three times the 0.08 legal limit for driving. There was no evidence the Clarks had been drinking, police said. Velazquez-Nava does not have documentation of legal U.S. residency, nor does he appear to have ever had a U.S. driver's license, authorities said.
  • The original Christmas story

    12/23/2006 4:22:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 615+ views
    CERC ^ | 12.23.06 | Ian Hunter
    Secular Christmas poems and stories, like The Night Before Christmas or The Gift of the Magi, are remarkable in the way they enchant young people from generation to generation. But there is one Christmas story that never grows stale, that is fresh to all ages and places, to young and old, to men and women. It goes like this. In days now far, far gone, Israel was surrounded on all sides by enemies, torn by violence, and there in Israel a young girl, Mary by name, pledged to a man named Joseph, heard a voice, as she thought from...
  • Carter's Crypto-Marxist Story of Palestine vs. The Christmas Story

    12/17/2006 10:27:48 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 40 replies · 946+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | December 17, 2006 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Jimmy Carter's Seductive Crypto-Marxist Story of Palestine versus the Christmas Story "And you will be hated by all nations because of me...and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people." Matthew 24: 9-11 Former President Jimmy Carter recently came to Pasadena (California) to sign copies of his new book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Let's forget for a moment the detailed content of Carter's vitriolic and intentionally provocative book or Carter's tragic record as a President. I think all of us recognize he is a decent and intelligent man. But since it is Christmas time let's look at the underlying...
  • Howie Carr Live Thread 11/14/06

    12/14/2006 11:08:45 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 227+ views ^ | 12/14/06 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Broadcasting Live! Looking for the perfect tip-off to your weekend? Come hang out with Howie before the Celtics game this Friday night! Howie will be broadcasting live from 3-7pm this Friday the 15th at the Harp, located at 85 Causeway Street in Boston. There will be on-site giveaways, and of course plenty of fun with Boston’s most notorious talk show host!
  • Christmas Story Leg Lamp Car (on eBay where else?)

    12/12/2006 2:54:39 PM PST · by woofie · 23 replies · 2,191+ views
    Ebay ^ | now
    This Leg Lamp Car modeled after the Leg Lamp in "A Christmas Story" (a truly one of a kind item) is now on eBay. You know you need it....Item number: 320059147709
  • Littlest Angel

    12/14/2002 6:39:49 PM PST · by Mark · 9 replies · 246+ views
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