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  • For the first time since 1965, the Peanuts holiday specials are not scheduled to air on broadcast TV

    10/20/2020 12:56:00 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 123 replies
    MeTV ^ | 10/20/2020 | MeTV Staff
    The first time It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired on television, it preempted My Three Sons. As in, an original episode of My Three Sons. The date was October 27, 1966, and Douglas family fans had just seen Yvonne Craig play a meter maid the previous week. Instead, CBS viewers got the Peanuts crew. The idea of a Peanuts holiday special, and a Peanuts cartoon in general, was still relatively novel. Great Pumpkin was just the third animated special from the mind of Charles Schulz. A Charlie Brown Christmas has premiered one year earlier. The Christmas special was so...
  • California Just Declared War On Thanksgiving With Kafka-Level Regulations

    10/20/2020 6:19:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/20/2020 | Elie Reynolds
    Gov. Gavin Newsom just gave Californians more regulations for an early Christmas present — and anyone hoping to celebrate the holidays with family better hope there’s a gift receipt. Just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, when most families gather with loved ones, California’s Democrat governor has issued a new set of regulations that bans gatherings of more than three households. Additionally, no indoor gatherings are permitted, so don’t plan on eating around the dining room table unless you lug it out into your backyard.
  • The CDC Wishes You A Lonely Holiday Season. Make This Your Most Joyous Yet

    10/09/2020 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2020 | Georgi Boorman
    The CDC wants Americans to have 'virtual' Thanksgivings, staycation holidays, and gatherings with only your household to avoid spreading COVID-19. But loneliness is a scourge, too. Make this the most joyous holiday season yet. In a nation fatigued by social distancing and dying to escape loneliness, the inimitable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for how to have a “safe” holiday season. Spoiler: A CDC-compliant season will not be “the most wonderful time of the year.”Our national public health experts have steered us confidently through some murky waters. After all, how else would we know that public...
  • Hallmark Unveils 2020 'Countdown to Christmas' Slate, Including Gay Adoption Movie, Hanukkah Celebration

    09/23/2020 7:48:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 23, 2020 | Ryan Schwartz
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — and, at least for one night, Hanukkah — at Hallmark Channel. The basic cable network has unveiled its slate of 40 (!) original holiday movies airing in 2020, including The Christmas House, starring Mean Girls‘ Jonathan Bennett as one-half of a gay couple looking to adopt their first child. The lineup also includes Love, Lights, Hanukkah!, a Hanukkah-themed flick featuring Star Trek: Discovery‘s Mia Kirshner and Boy Meets World‘s Ben Savage. The three dozen-plus films feature a plethora of network vets, including Candace Cameron Bure (in her ninth Hallmark Christmas movie),...
  • 15 Reasons Why Jesus Came

    09/14/2020 7:56:35 AM PDT · by .30Carbine · 46 replies
    Ecclesia.org ^ | www.ecclesia.org/
    15 Reasons Why Jesus Came 1. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." 2. Jesus Christ came into the world to call sinners to repentance. Mark 2:17, When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." 3. Jesus Christ came into the world to seek...
  • Large Turnout For Memorial For Hans Gruber Who Was Thrown From A Building By A Police Officer

    08/31/2020 3:02:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 36 replies
    LOS ANGELES, CA—A huge crowd turned out Sunday for the Hans Gruber memorial service. Gruber was the victim of police violence, having been thrown from Nakatomi Plaza by police officer John McClane, which many consider one of the most excessive uses of force ever witnessed. After the incident, there were protests all week, and now thousands from all over the country came to pay respects to Gruber, widely described as an “intelligent and witty soul.” That man was a hero,” said Doyle Graham, who traveled from Nevada to pay respects. “I mean, I don’t really know much about him other...
  • Lifetime Announces First Christmas Movie With LGBTQ Lead Romance

    08/03/2020 10:40:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 3, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Your move, Hallmark! Lifetime announced on Monday as part of its virtual Television Critics Association summer press tour that, following last year’s Twinkle All the Way (which featured a same-sex kiss between characters played by Brian Sills and Mark Ghanimé), the cabler has greenlit The Christmas Set-Up, its first movie with a LGBTQ romance as the lead story. The synopsis reads: Hugo, a New York corporate lawyer and his best friend Madelyn head to Milwaukee to spend the holidays with his mom Kate, who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo...
  • Hallmark Channel Adding LGBTQIA+ Propaganda To Line-Up

    07/21/2020 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | July 21st 2020 | Billy D
    If you wanted to watch something wholesome, healthy, and free from degeneracy you literally have no where to turn. Hallmark Channel, the last bastion for normal, sane, well-adjusted women to watch shows and indulge in their cravings for positive romance films, is now completely converged and will be tarnishing their Christmas line-up with propaganda attuned to accommodate the tawdry tastes of the Cornhole Commissars. According to Apsari, Hallmark issued a statement about adding more LGBTQIA+ content to their channel, despite that demographic not even watching Hallmark.In the article they provided a quote from a Hallmark spokesperson, who stated… “Diversity and...
  • KOSI 101.5 Spinning Christmas music Hoping to Change Pandemic Tune

    03/27/2020 8:31:54 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 10 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2020 | Grant Stringer
    AURORA | Santa’s elves self-quarantined themselves long ago, and Christmas is many months away, but that doesn’t mean the St. Nick has abandoned the Denver metro in our time of need. Radio station KOSI 101.1 is throwing it back to Dec. 25 when DJs will start spinning Christmas music Friday morning – despite it being spring. From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Christmas tunes ŕ la Crosby, Sinatra and the silky sounds of Michael Bublé will fill KOSI 101.1 airwaves. Hosts say that’s an effort to chill people out. “We’ve had a lot of listeners contact us saying they...
  • Hallmark is bringing back its Christmas movie marathon to help your self-quarantine

    03/19/2020 8:17:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2020 | Lisa Respers France, CNN
    (CNN)It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- again. To help ease your cabin fever, Hallmark Channel is bringing back its marathon of Christmas movies this weekend. That's right: You can relive both the holiday spirit and the seeming addiction to these types of gooey story lines (a few of which seem to star Candace Cameron Bure) as you stay at home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  • ‘Sign of hope and happiness’: People putting their Christmas lights back up to help deal with virus outbreak

    03/19/2020 1:23:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | March 8, 2020 | Darcie Loreno
    Christmas is more than two months past, but social media users are digging their lights and decorations back out (or plugging them back in) as a sign of hope during the coronavirus outbreak. As people across the country are working from home or are under quarantine or lock-down, many have taken to Twitter to share photos of their Christmas lights and to ask others to jump on the bandwagon. One user wrote: “Christmas lights give me hope and joy. Every year, I look forward to seeing them put up. As a sign of hope and happiness, we’ve put some up....
  • Hallmark Channel to air Christmas movie marathon as more people self-quarantine

    03/19/2020 5:42:19 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 48 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | March 19, 2020 | WJW
    (WJW) – As many folks remain at home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Hallmark Channel is stepping up to help provide some cheerful entertainment. According to Entertainment Tonight, a special Christmas movie marathon is scheduled for this weekend to help ease the nation’s social isolation. It starts on Friday, March 20 at 12 p.m. and ends on Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m. Hallmark will air 27 original “Countdown to Christmas” holiday movies, including “A Christmas Detour” with Candace Cameron Bure and “Christmas in Rome” starring Lacey Chabert. Hallmark’s “In the Key of Love” debut will still...
  • 14-Year-Old Who Vanished on His Way to School Found Dead in a Chimney, Police Believe (Ohio)

    01/14/2020 10:51:47 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 73 replies
    NTD News ^ | January 14, 2020 | Staff
    Almost a month after Harley Dilly disappeared on his way to school, police believe the Port Clinton, Ohio, boy’s body has been found in a chimney. “This is not the outcome anyone wanted, but … we have some closure for the family,” Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said Tuesday. Harley, 14, was last seen on Dec. 20 in Port Clinton as he left for school between 6 and 7 a.m., police said. At least 75 law enforcement agencies have scoured more than 150 acres with helicopters, trained dogs and search-and-rescue teams, Port Clinton police said. During another sweep of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-12-20, FEAST, The Baptism of the Lord

    01/11/2020 9:37:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-12-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 12 2020 The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. a bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoldering wick he shall not quench, until he establishes justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait for his teaching.I, the LORD, have called you for the...
  • Family Finds Owl in Christmas Tree, Updates Followers on Ensuing 'OwlGate'

    01/11/2020 7:05:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Janine Puhak
    One Georgia family got more than they bargained for when they took home a Christmas tree and found a real-life owl hiding in its branches. Last week, Billy and Katie McBride Newman’s young daughter India started crying when one of their holiday trees ornaments “scared” her, Fox 4 reports. Coincidentally, the Newnan family’s fir was filled with about a dozen owl ornaments, as Katie is a fan of the bird. Shockingly, however, the woman’s 10-year-old was not spooked by one of the decorations, but instead a real-life owl.
  • Epidemic of ‘Nightmarish’ Crib Vandalism Hits Italy

    01/11/2020 3:06:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 11, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Epidemic of ‘Nightmarish’ Crib Vandalism Hits Italy Unprecedented destruction of nativity scenes shocks locals ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Hundreds of Christmas cribs have been smashed, burned and vandalized across Italy in a binge of violence unparalleled in recent memory.  Statues of the Baby Jesus and the Holy Family have been beheaded, stolen or hanged — in one shocking incident even impaled on an iron pole in a public square.  Baby Jesus vandalized in Piazza Santa Giustina, Affori In the town of Ivrea, near Turin, firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze in the church of San Maurizio on Jan. 4 after a 46-year-old woman with a history of arson set fire to a crib near...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-11-20

    01/10/2020 10:15:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-11-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 11 2020 Saturday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 5:14-21 Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I...
  • The Whiteboys are back for Christmas

    01/10/2020 5:52:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    IOMToday ^ | December | Mike Wade
    In times past, the sight of cavorting knights fighting to the death would have been a familiar sight in the streets around the island over Christmas. Once a firm fixture of the island’s festive and folkloric calendar, this year a group of Manx cultural enthusiasts are planning to bring the traditional Whiteboys plays back, and will perform the play on a number of occasions throughout this coming Saturday (December 14). The plays themselves would always feature a central figure, who would be identified as a doctor, and he would narrate and oversee the performance, which would be based around a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-10-20

    01/09/2020 10:50:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-10-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 10 2020 Friday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved: Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies, and the Spirit is truth. So there are three who testify, the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony, the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-09-20

    01/08/2020 10:15:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-09-20 | Revised New American Bible
    January 9 2020 Thursday after Epiphany Reading 1 1 JN 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten by God, and everyone who loves the Father loves also the one begotten by him. In this way we know...