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  • A Small Town at Christmas - The Trail Band

    09/02/2017 3:39:28 PM PDT · by mairdie · 2 replies
    The shops in our tiny town at Christmas, to "Deck the Halls." The Trail Band.
  • SANTA is Gay

    A new picture book will depict Santa as a gay man in an interracial relationship, publisher Harper Design confirmed Tuesday. The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.
  • 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: 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 · 44 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
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  • The WORST of Bad Christmas Sweaters...

    12/16/2013 3:12:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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