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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 #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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Christmas Note #3: The Worst Christmas Tree Ever

Click through to see: http://9lols.net/the-worst-christmas-tree-ever/the-worst-christmas-tree-ever/ Not to be outdone, Huffington Post offers “WTF Ornaments: 45 Worst Christmas Tree Decorations.” What’s with the mermaid tails? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/wtf-ornaments-45-worst-christmas-tree-decorations_n_2278305.html Our little Charlie Brown tree look positively regal by comparison.

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