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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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Christmas Note #2: The Christmas Truce, in Their Own Words

I shared the World War I Christmas truce of 1914 in a previous year’s Christmas Note, but how much better it is to hear it in the words of the men who were there. Here’s a podcast from the Imperial War Museum’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #1: Amazing A Capella

Despite spending many years as a member of our church’s youth choirs, I’m the first to admit, I don’t sing very well or even tunefully. So a capella groups confound me. How do they do it? Luckily, I don’t have to understand sublime music … Continue reading

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Let the Christmas Music Commence

Oh, stop the groaning already! I get enough from Darling Daughter and The Engineer. As soon as I stick in a holiday CD or punch the button on my iPod (because, hey, I do live in the twenty-first century), it’s complaints all round. … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #12:Take a moment.

This Christmas, I hope we each take a moment to remember those who are gone, to dream of a better future for our world, and to be grateful we are here. I wish you a day spent doing things you … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #12: Love Actually

Today’s note is another clip from “Love Actually” — this one a romantic proposal from Colin Firth. Since this is one of my favorite movies, you can imagine my shock when I recently discovered the film is actually quite controversial. … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #11: Do They Know It’s Christmas?

  Nearly thirty years have past, and not much has changed. Except maybe the hairstyles. Related articles 10 Surprisingly Silly Christmas Outfits For The Entire Family (inventorspot.com) 11 Holiday Hairstyles Sure To Shock Santa (inventorspot.com)

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Christmas Note #10: A World War II Story

Christmas Note #10: A World War II Story On 20 December 1943, a B-17 managed to limp back to England after being nearly destroyed by attacking enemy planes. What makes this story more amazing is the fact that it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #9: Fairytale of New York, Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues

Christmas Note #9: Fairytale of New York — Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues Running a close second to Bing and Bowie, here’s Kirsty and the Pogues with more of an Anti-Christmas Carol. Related articles Fairytale of New York gets a … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #8: Bing and Bowie

Christmas Note #8: The. Best. Christmas. Song. Ever.

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