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  • 6 Decapitated Heads Found In Mexico On Christmas

    12/27/2016 5:17:17 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    Yahoo News- International ^ | December 27, 2016 | Pranshu Rathi
    Mexico saw no thaw in its gang-related violence on Christmas Day — the chilling remains of six decapitated heads were discovered in a town in the western part of the country. ...Michoacan ... police have not yet identified the victims and have also been unable to find their bodies. The heads were discovered on Sunday in a municipality near the state of Jalisco– in Jiquilpan, a region with a history of violence in recent years due to competing drug gangs,... In another two separate incidents, also on Christmas but in other regions, a total of 16 people were killed in...
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    12/23/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by NFHale · 39 replies
    Ol' Blue Eyes sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"... 1957
  • Kit Bond: John Brennan 'needs to go'

    02/10/2010 6:18:38 AM PST · by ricks_place · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/9/10 | KASIE HUNT
    Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called for the removal of the White House's top counterterrorism official Tuesday, intensifying Republican criticism of the administration's handling of the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day. Bond said John Brennan, a special assistant to the president for counterterrorism, needs to resign because of the politcal role he has played. Brennan "needs to go," Bond told the National Review Online, a position spokeswoman Shana Marchio confirmed. "Our problem now is that we have to wonder whether we can trust Brennan after he has been a mouthpiece for the political arm that I thought only came out...
  • The true story behind who put the ‘x’ in Xmas!

    12/29/2015 5:23:37 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Ketakee Gondane
    Whether it's giving gifts or munching on candy canes, everyone loves Christmas traditions, but few people know how or where these customs came from. Find out the surprising, funny and even nothing-to-do with-Jesus roots of these common Christmas traditions. Why's it called Xmas? It's a short form we've all used on greeting cards when we didn't have enough space, but few people know why 'x' is a good substitute for 'Christ' in 'Christmas'. Turns out, the Greek letter 'chi' is written as 'x' and is the first letter of the word 'Christ' in Greek. While the use of the word...
  • Illustrated Night Before Christmas by Henry Livingston (Vanity)

    12/24/2015 1:51:27 PM PST · by mairdie · 12 replies
    Henry Livingston website ^ | December 24, 2015 | Mary Van Deusen
    Seems appropriate on this night before Christmas to mention that the actual author of Night Before Christmas was Henry Livingston, not Clement Moore.
  • Somali government bans Christmas celebrations

    The government of Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Muslim country, saying the festivities "have nothing to do with Islam." "We warn against celebration of Christmas, which is only for Christians," Sheikh Mohamed Kheyrow, director of Somalia’s ministry of religion, said on state radio. "This is a matter of faith. The Christmas holiday and its drum beatings have nothing to with Islam." He said the ministry has sent letters to the police, national security intelligence and officials in the capital Mogadishu instructing them to "prevent Christmas celebrations." The announcement had echoes of Islamist...
  • -Xmas Funnies 2015-

    12/15/2015 3:49:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
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  • Cats vs. Christmas Trees:

    12/23/2014 5:20:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
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  • Nostalgic Christmas Flashbacks

    12/22/2014 8:05:32 PM PST · by mountn man · 13 replies
    For those of you who grew up in the 50's and 60's, especially in Chicago, here are some Christmas flashbacks for you.
  • ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ Is The Worst Christmas Song Ever

    12/04/2014 6:22:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leslie Loftis
    The worst Christmas song ever isn’t actually a Christmas song. It’s just a song that uses Christmas in the hook and was popular when it was released. So Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” gets played every year starting at the end of November. Every year, I think that the awfulness comes in part from the refreshed shock of dreadful lyrics I’ve not heard in 11 months. Instead, my loathing of the song grows through the season and year by year. So as it starts playing on repeat—and the 30th anniversary edition regales us with two versions this season—a...
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/27/2014 7:17:39 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 142 replies
    Well, The Season has Begun; and I am 'In The Spirit'! What are your favorite Christmas songs/carols and renditions? Here are some of mine: Oh Come Emmanuel: What Child Is This? O Holy NIght: Ave Maria Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): The Holly and the Ivy: And finally, for fun, Baby It's Cold Outside! (there are versions of this that I like better, but this is so cute, I couldn't resist): Seasons Greetings to All! =JT

    12/25/2009 4:16:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 773+ views
    INTERNET ^ | Posted on 25 December 2009 @ 23:08 | Aaron Weisburd
    Private Bergdahl - assuming he's still alive - is spending Christmas as a captive of the Taliban. His captors spent the last day or two uploading a video showing Private Bergdahl reading a statement. The video was divided into four segments and uploaded to YouTube on 25 December 2009. The YouTube account is:
  • Some Incremental Holiday Levity...

    12/23/2013 3:33:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
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  • Alternative Christmas Trees~

    12/20/2013 6:16:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
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  • The 5 Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

    12/18/2013 2:15:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 172 replies ^ | 12/18/13
    With a week to go before the big day, I’ve need to get something off my chest: If I hear Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” again I’m going to convert to Norse paganism, grab a battle-ax and lay waste to the local all-holiday radio station. The choir of children sing their song! Ding dong! Ding dong! Ding dong! ding Ahhhhhhh… "SECURITY! A Viking just killed the board op! Save us from the wrath of the Northmen!" The ex-Beatle abomination is number one on my list and I can’t even bear to embed the video. But there are other horrifying songs that...
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

    The 12 days of Christmas, absolutely hilarious.
  • Daddy, That's Not Santa!

    12/17/2013 5:15:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
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  • The WORST of Bad Christmas Sweaters...

    12/16/2013 3:12:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
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  • Politically Correct Season Carrols

    12/14/2013 3:43:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Self ^ | 14/12/13 | Eleutheria5
    Church and State Church and State They must separate The ACLU says they're gonna sue Oh, boy. I can hardly wait. Passing by the court In a rural southern town I see a Creche and snort Vowing to take it down, oh... Church and State Church and State They must separate The ACLU says they're gonna sue Oh, boy. I can hardly wait.
  • BAD Christmas Gifts-

    12/10/2013 9:35:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • THE WORST of Bad Family Christmas Pics

    12/07/2013 6:44:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
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  • Christmas FAIL

    12/20/2012 9:23:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • (The VERY WORST of) Bad Christmas Decorations

    12/15/2012 3:57:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
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  • MORE Bad Family Christmas Photos

    12/13/2012 10:29:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
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  • 15 Worst Christmas Sweaters in the History of the Planet

    12/09/2012 9:23:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • World's First King-Size Bed...

    11/28/2012 1:04:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Thank God for that bed and the baby who slept there...
  • Merry Christmas to All

    12/23/2011 11:43:12 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    A most happy and blessed Christmas to all FReepers, everywhere... May God bless you and this great country of ours -James
  • 'It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents' (iPads for 3-year olds!?)

    12/22/2011 7:17:17 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 32 replies ^ | 12/19/2011 | Rebecca Ahlfeldt
    Deep down inside we all regret the fact that we have turned Christmas, originally a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, into a feast of consumption. Americans view themselves as being the worst example of this attitude and behavior. But are they? Perhaps there are nations even worse. Below, a report from an American ex-pat living in my home country, Sweden. The article; "Rampant holiday consumerism is hard to avoid, writes US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt, as she struggles to reconcile competing Swedish and American Christmas traditions in finding gifts for her children. Our family has entirely too much...
  • Live @ Santa Klaus Crash Site

    12/14/2011 9:52:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Said to put some serious effort into topping each previous years'  Christmas display, the property is located near the  Oak Creek Bridge in historic St Micheal's, Maryland...
  • Presbyterian church puts 100 creches, Nativities, angels on display

    12/02/2011 10:02:49 AM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Pittburgh live ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | Nancy henry
    "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him," a display of more than 100 creches, Nativities and angels, is being held this weekend at the Connellsville Presbyterian Church, in conjunction with "It's A Connellsville Christmas." The hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday."We are pleased that we get so many new pieces to add each year. We like to make changes and create new arrangements each holiday. New this year, we are adding a Christmas tree to hang the many little Nativity ornaments on. It will look beautiful," said Teri Montgomery, event co-coordinator along with Nancy...
  • Dissecting the delights of the Swedish Christmas smorgasbord

    12/22/2010 6:49:16 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 41 replies ^ | 12/20/2010 |
    Some few generations ago, men in America as well as Europe themselves actually slaughtered live pigs, ducks, hens and calves for Christmas by their own hand. Or, at least, their local butcher did so for them. Today, even the inhabitants of India, once an extremely poor nation, buy their meat pre-packed and wrapped up in plastic at local supermarkets. Sweden is no exception to the rule, but at least we Scandinavians get in touch with our inner Viking eating habits once a year. The article from "Does anybody actually eat pig's feet? Why do Swedes think of porridge as...
  • Baby Jesus ousted from St. George Ferry Terminal

    12/11/2010 10:20:53 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies ^ | Dec. 10, 2010
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Christ is out of Christmas at the St. George Ferry Terminal. In what Catholics see as political correctness run amok, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) has removed a Nativity scene from the terminal, with an agency spokesman saying that the display was not authorized to be there. But a menorah, marking the celebration of Hanukkah, and a Christmas tree remain on display in the terminal. Catholics said the move was a nightmare before Christmas. "We take this as a tremendous affront," said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, a watchdog of religious and...
  • What are the Freeper Gifts that you hope Santa brings? (Can't wait for Laz's answer)

    12/02/2010 12:29:04 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 82 replies · 1+ views
    02 DEC 10 | dcbryan1
    Well, Christmas time is rapidly approaching. With all that is going on, the wife and I have decided on an Christmas. No more running around, no more fighting crowds,etc. Just wondering about cool, trendy, funny stuff that Freepers might have encountered to give as gifts this year. I hope Santa brings me "The Pacific" on Blu Ray, Decision Points by President Bush, Broke by Glen Beck
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies ^ | 11/26/2010 |
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  • Wife of Salvation Army pastor speaks of prayer for his killer (On XMAS eve by x2 YBMs)

    12/28/2009 8:44:48 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 8 replies · 775+ views ^ | 28 DEC 09 | EVIN DEMIREL
    ‘Work is not done,’ widow says Wife of Salvation Army pastor speaks of prayer for his killer EVIN DEMIREL ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Leading a Sunday service in the building where her husband was shot and killed in a Christmas Eve robbery attempt, Salvation Army Major Cindy Wise said her mission to minister to the people in North Little Rock’s Baring Cross neighborhood has not changed. “I believe I have peace today because I know the work is not done here yet,” Wise told nearly 50 people on Sunday. Standing before the congregation in her navy blue uniform, she said she will...
  • Barking mad dog eats Xmas baubles

    12/16/2009 5:29:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 703+ views ^ | December 17, 2009 | Kelly Ryan
    CUDDLES the two-year-old labrador is recovering at home after swallowing Christmas decorations, costing her owners thousands of dollars in vet operations. A typical labrador with a big appetite, Cuddles thought all her Christmases had come at once, the Herald Sun reports. Tell us: What strange things has your dog eaten? A "scarf" made from baubles and ribbon tossed around a stuffed toy reindeer's neck looked tantalising, like festive food good enough to eat. Several days - and a budget-blowing $7000 - later, Cuddles is sore and sorry with a belly full of stitches.
  • Atheists at Christmas: Eat, drink and be wary

    12/13/2009 9:14:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies · 1,687+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 9, 2009 | PATRICK CONDON
    Angie O'Neill recently moved into a new apartment complex for seniors and she's trying to make new friends. But Christmas is a tough time of year for an atheist. "All the planned activities at this time of year revolve around the church," said O'Neill, a retiree and an atheist for decades. O'Neill sought an escape this week, joining a group of her fellow nonbelievers for a weekly "Atheist Happy Hour" at a suburban Mexican restaurant. The group, Atheists for Human Rights, is active year-round but takes it up a notch this time of year with a Winter Solstice party, a...
  • EDITORIAL: The true meaning of Xmas

    11/27/2009 7:01:22 PM PST · by paltz · 44 replies · 1,235+ views
    Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday has arrived. With the Christmas season now semiofficially upon us, tradition dictates that consumers flood shopping malls and online marketplaces to buy everything in sight. At the same time, politically motivated busybodies stop at nothing to distract from, deny or delete any references to that Jesus guy who may or may not have inspired the holiday known as Xmas. The "X" stands for we can't remember what. Every year, chain stores, schools, local town councils, advertisers and others needlessly put themselves in the middle of the Christmas censorship debate in an effort to appease...
  • Postal Service to resume North Pole Santa letters

    11/21/2009 3:15:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,592+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 21 | RACHEL D'ORO
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Wide-eyed children around the world will be hearing from Santa's "elves" at the North Pole after all. During Christmas seasons for decades, these dedicated elves responded to thousands of letters addressed to "Santa Claus, North Pole." All that was ending with a U.S. Postal Service decision to discontinue the program based in the small Alaskan town amid privacy concerns. The elves from Santa's Mailbag vowed to fight the decision, while North Pole residents voiced outrage. A reversal of the Postal Service move was announced Friday. "We never wanted to spoil people's Christmas," said agency spokesman Ernie...
  • Grinch sparks heart attack

    12/23/2008 5:34:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 572+ views
    The Cairns Post ^ | 12/23/08 | Margo Zlotkowski
    stole all their Christmas presents left three children heartbroken and their mum suffering a heart attack from the shock. Kate Baker came home from Christmas drinks with friends about 10pm on Sunday to find her children and young grandchildren sobbing and inconsolable over the mean-spirited crime. The shock triggered a heart attack that led to the single mum being rushed to Cairns Base Hospital that night, before being released yesterday afternoon. Just three days out from Christmas, the family now has to come up with the cash to buy all the presents again.
  • Obama: People having to work during Christmas week another example of failed Bush policies

    12/23/2008 6:52:54 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 89 replies · 2,868+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 12/23/08 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Hawaii – 12/23/08) – In informal discussions today with reporters during his holiday in Hawaii, Barack Obama said that people having to work during Christmas week is yet another example in a long line of failed Bush policies. “I find it hard to believe, during the week of the biggest holiday during the year, people have to actually continue working in order to afford the things they want. According to reports, this has been the worst Christmas season in years, and the problem is, you know, people can’t get to stores because they have to work. It’s a testament to...
  • BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea

    12/17/2008 8:56:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 744+ views
    BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea (attempting -- to no avail -- to "Arabize"& confuse JUDEA with Arabia...). Accompanied with a typical Islamic-bigotry's bombarding propaganda of the "bad" Israelis that dare to try fight the Arab Muslim (invaders) that terrorize the Jews (with security checkpoints). BBC's Aleem Maqbool: The road to Bethlehem
  • Christmas Shopping 2008 -- How's It Going? Share ideas.

    12/07/2008 7:38:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies · 784+ views
    Our Tiny Little Minds ^ | 2008 | various authors
    I'm one of those smug bastards who has finished his Christmas shopping. Probably will not get the wrapping done until 'eve though. Love these knives:Warther Kitchen KnivesHe started making knives because he was a whittler.
  • Man beats attacker with giant candy cane

    11/29/2008 11:19:56 AM PST · by Hadean · 29 replies · 1,025+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 29, 2008
    SACRAMENTO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A California man used a 2-foot decorative lawn candy cane to beat and subdue a neighbor who allegedly attacked guests with a knife, police say. Sacramento, Calif., Police Department spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said the candy cane-wielding man confronted neighbor Donald Kercell, 49, who had allegedly become intoxicated and was threatening people gathered on a lawn with a kitchen knife, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday. Leong said that when Kercell allegedly cut some of the guests' clothing, the man decided to fight back, grabbing the candy cane Christmas decoration from the lawn and beating him...
  • Fireworks Company to Long Island Town: No Christmas, No Fireworks

    10/24/2008 11:21:38 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 22 replies · 1,228+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 24, 2008 | John Jalsevac
    October 24, 2008 ( – The annual battle for Christmas has begun early this year, with the announcement that the internationally known fireworks company, Grucci, has pulled out of an annual Christmas event on Long Island. Grucci made the decision in protest against the town of Patchogue’s decision to break with its 15-year tradition of holding a Christmas Boat Parade and instead to rename the event the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. Grucci vice president Phil Butler, a vocal critic of the secularization of Christmas, accused the parade’s organizers of “using all the themes of Christmas and plagiarizing all those themes.”...
  • Have a Merry, Socially, Culturally, Religiously Correct Christmas

    12/24/2007 5:37:54 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 12 replies · 178+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 24, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    While shopping for Christmas presents in the past week alone I have been hit with approximately 257 “Happy Holidays” and a grand total of zero “Merry Christmas” greetings. Although I managed enough politeness to resist the burning temptation to reply with “What holidays might these be?” I could only in good conscience wish others a Merry Christmas when I was the one initiating the goodbyes.
  • Politically Correct Christmas Greeting

    12/24/2007 4:54:12 AM PST · by Manic_Episode · 4 replies · 263+ views
    To All My Democrat Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others,or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for...
  • CS Lewis on "Xmas and Christmas"

    12/22/2007 4:23:22 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 59+ views
    Fifty years ago C.S. Lewis published an ironic little essay called, "Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus." In it, he reverses the letters of his home country, "Britain." Then he writes about the strange winter customs of a barbarian nation called Niatirb. It's worth reading, as we get deeper into Advent. I'll share with you just one passage. "In the middle of winter when fogs and rains most abound, (the Niatirbians) have a great festival called Exmas, and for 50 days they prepare for it (in the manner which is called,) in their barbarian speech, the Exmas Rush....
  • Prison bans boozy chocolates

    12/21/2007 9:58:56 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 17 replies · 290+ views ^ | 12/21/2007 | TT/The Local
    Officials at a prison in Vänersborg (Sweden) have confiscated boxes of chocolates bought by the inmates to celebrate Christmas. As the chocolates contained traces of alcohol, management became concerned that the yuletide celebrations might get a little out of hand. With the festive season approaching, prisoners at the Brinkeberg facility in western Sweden submitted a wish list to the jail authorities. Seeing no harm in it, staff took the inmates' money and went out to buy 25 boxes of Marabou's tasty Aladdin chocolates to help brighten up a Christmas spent behind bars. But management saw the matter differently. "They are...
  • Medical Gift Cards A Hot Commodity This X-Mas

    12/18/2007 6:39:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 200+ views ^ | 12-18-2007 | Kirstin Cole
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― We will be spending more than $26 billion on gift cards this year. And just when you thought there's nothing new under the Christmas tree along comes one for "good health." When it comes to Christmas presents, Stacey Smith was stumped over what to give to her husband's grandmother. "Especially an older person … they really have everything they need," Smith said.