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  • Cats vs. Christmas Trees:

    12/23/2014 5:20:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHKo4NmmvRI What Child Is This? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ndtAPNUhI4 O Holy NIght: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uiqRCW6I8 Ave Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4 Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew11VTnWvFs The Holly and the Ivy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3he6J0Bykz4 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): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbuBubZ1yE Seasons Greetings to All! =JT
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, PRIVATE BERGDAHL

    12/25/2009 4:16:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 43 replies · 773+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | 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
    Ricochet.com ^ | 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
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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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
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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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.com ^ | 12/20/2010 | www.thelocal.com
    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 www.thelocal.se: "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
    silive.com ^ | 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 Amazon.com 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
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 11/26/2010 | http://www.foxnews.com/
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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
    www.ardemgaz.com ^ | 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
    news.com.au.couriermail ^ | 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). http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7784227.stm 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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
    CERC ^ | HIS GRACE CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP.
    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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    wcbstv.com ^ | 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.
  • Bush Issues Executive Order-Federal Employees Off December 24

    12/06/2007 2:42:03 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 228 replies · 3,859+ views
    The White House ^ | 12-06-07 | George Bush
    Executive Order: Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2007 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2007, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 below. Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their...
  • Reminder to use --> CHRISTMAS <-- [Not x-mas, Happy Holidays, etc.]

    12/03/2007 9:49:18 AM PST · by davidosborne · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Private E-mail to me ^ | UNKNOWN | UNKNOWN
    Twas the month before Christmas When all through our land, Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand. Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away, The reason for Christmas - no one could say. The children were told by their schools not to sing, About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things. It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say December 25th is just a "Holiday". Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it! CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod Something was...
  • Christmas celebrations are on in full swing across India

    12/24/2006 9:26:11 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 8 replies · 860+ views
    NDTV ^ | Dec 25, 2006 | NDTV
    Churches around the country conducted special Midnight Mass with thousands of people attending church and singing Christmas carols. In Chennai's Santhome Cathedral, which has been recently restored to its earlier magnificence and is one of the city's biggest landmarks, the midnight service was conducted in several different languages, beginning in English and ending in Tamil. Mumbai's famous Mount Mary Church in Bandra was beautifully decorated for the occasion as the faithful gathered for prayer. Also a number of the faithful gathered at the St Pauls Cathedral in Kolkata to celebrate Christmas. Goa's X'mas cheer Meanwhile, in Goa, where Christmas is...
  • Man Sets Self Aflame in Calif. Protest

    12/23/2006 5:55:56 PM PST · by madprof98 · 59 replies · 1,462+ views
    Man sets himself aflame to protest religious names for California school district's breaksAP) A man used flammable liquid to light himself on fire, apparently to protest a San Joaquin Valley school district's decision to change the names of winter and spring breaks to Christmas and Easter vacation. The man, who was not immediately identified, on Friday also set fire to a Christmas tree, an American flag and a revolutionary flag replica, said Fire Captain Garth Milam. Seeing the flames, Sheriff's Deputy Lance Ferguson grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to the man. Flames were devouring a Christmas tree next to...
  • The 2006 Naughty & Nice List

    12/22/2006 8:36:36 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 40 replies · 1,862+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/22/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    2006 Naughty and Nice List -------------------------- Posted: December 22, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern It's one of my most favorite times of the year, and as we all celebrate Christmas (or to my Jewish friends, Hanukkah) and welcome in a New Year, it's time we took a look at this year's Naughty and Nice List. Some boys and girls have been on their best behavior this year, standing up for the virtues of decency, honesty, morality and the side of freedom and goodness. Others shouldn't be surprised if Santa Claus and his reindeer decide to pass them over when it comes...
  • Have Xians have made Xmas XXX?

    12/16/2006 7:53:35 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | December 16, 2006 | Don Miller
    There seems to be two uses of language that offend people during this season. There's the substitution of "Happy Holidays" for "Merry Christmas," which has gotten a lot of Christians in a dither, aghast again at the intrusion of politically correct wording. My feeling on this is that bludgeoning people into putting up signs in stores proclaiming "Merry Christmas" probably doesn't get a lot of shoppers to stop and say, gee, so that's the "reason for the season." However, a heartfelt "Merry Christmas," person to person, proclaiming the spirit of the season would be a wonderful alternative. Then there's the...
  • Mostly Muslim Senegal Celebrates Christmas

    12/24/2005 11:59:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 942+ views
    Hundreds of young men decked with tinsel wander outside Senegal's mosques, hawking plastic Christmas trees. Women pray to Allah on a sidewalk where an inflatable Santa Claus happens to be hanging. Senegal may be 95 percent Muslim, but it certainly knows it's Christmas. In fact, for this nation of 12 million it's a national holiday. Blame it on globalization, which has turned the West's yuletide icons into a worldwide commodity. Or the Internet, or Hollywood, or the availability of travel that allows new generations of Senegalese to sample Christmas at close quarters. But mainly, Senegalese revel in the trappings of...