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Christmas Note #12: Chris Isaak “Washington Square”

On this night of nights, I hope you will join me in taking a moment to remember those who are gone from us, whether it’s forever or just a temporary separation. And I’d ask you to send up a special … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #11: Aimee Mann “Calling on Mary”

There’s something about Aimee Mann’s voice, so distinctively sweet and low, paired with this song, which she co-wrote — I could listen for hours. I hope you’ll enjoy it as well.

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Christmas Note #10: Christmas Cards?

WorldWideInterWeb offers their opinion on the fifty worst Christmas cards. I have to agree — these make me feel much better about buying the majority of our cards at garage sales. Click through: http://www.worldwideinterweb.com/component/k2/item/70-the-50-worst-christmas-cards-of-all-time.html

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Christmas Note #9: The Ubiquitous Ugly Christmas Sweater

Click through for a slide show from Esquire that puts my best ugly Christmas sweater to shame. http://www.esquire.com/the-side/ugly-christmas-sweaters-461208#slide-1 

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Christmas Note #8: The Second Best Christmas Song Ever

If you know me at all, you know my favorite Christmas song of all time is Bing and Bowie’s “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” But you also know it wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t share The Pogues and Kirsty … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #7: Bad Presents

I want you to save this blog to read after Christmas, especially if you’re unhappy with some of your gifts. Here’s Time magazine’s “Worst Christmas Gifts of All Time.” http://business.time.com/2013/12/10/the-worst-christmas-gifts-of-all-time/ Then recite after me, “At least no one gave me a toilet.” … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #6: Some Gift Suggestions

Just in case you run out of ideas, this blog has some suggestions. http://nanbonscorner.blogspot.com/2014/05/funny-christmas-presents-photos-2014.html?m=1 And if you come up short, there’s always the ever-popular ugly Christmas sweater. 

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Christmas Note #5.5 Dixie Chicks Christmas Swing

I did not know the Dixie Chicks had recorded a Christmas song. The video isn’t much, I’ll admit, and I’m not sure what “No copyright intended” means, but the song is kind of fun. So have a listen.

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Christmas Note #5: Potato Candy — A Recipe with Three Variations and Pictures(!)

Every year about this time, my Grandma Armstrong made potato candy. Although the confection sounds like it should be Irish, she was as German as you could get. Her maiden name was Sholley, descended from one of two brothers Schallin who came … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #4: Unexpected Blessings

I think what I love most about this time of year is the unexpected blessings we encounter while living our day-to-day lives. A good example of this is the decorating of trees in the park where I walk. I first noticed … Continue reading

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