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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  Advertisements

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Christmas Note #2: Greg Lake’s “I Believe in Father Christmas”

Christmas Note #2: I hope you’ll enjoy this live recording of an older Greg Lake singing a familiar Christmas pop classic. Related articles Christmas music (slightlyrandomthoughts.wordpress.com)

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Christmas Note #1: Jamie Novak’s 12 Things to Give Up For Christmas Here’s a very good way to start the season.

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Christmas Note #23 — Washington Square — Chris Isaak

For those who won’t be home for Christmas, and in memory of those who will never be home again. As you celebrate tomorrow, I hope you will hold tight to those you love, and savor every moment you have together.

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Christmas Note #17 — The Second Best Christmas Song Ever

I discovered the second best Christmas song ever by buying the CD with the best Christmas song ever. And reader, you will scarcely believe it, but I actually had to drive across town to find a copy of that CD, “The Edge … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #18: Infinitely Regrettable Nativity Sets

Rave (it’s Christmas time so everything is a rave — I cannot rant at Christmas time): Christmas Note #18 Infinitely Regrettable Nativity Sets As a follow-up the regrettable Christmas cards, we have regrettable nativity sets (courtesy of my friend Susan’s Facebook posting). … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #14: The Second Best Christmas Song Ever

Rave: Christmas Note #14 — The second best Christmas song ever, “Fairy Tale of New York” This is a repeat from last year just like the Bing and Bowie song, but this is still the second best Christmas song ever. … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #12: The Santa Train

Rave: Christmas Note #12 — The Santa Train I first heard the story of the Santa Train when I read Silver Packages, a picture book by the ever-prolific and extremely talented Cynthia Rylant. (See Barnes and Noble website for more info:http://tinyurl.com/7s2oq6j). Reading … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #10: Dear Santa, Can I Have This Please?

Rave: Christmas Note #10: Dear Santa, Can I have this please? File this one under another gift we all could use. Only I’m just not sure how to insert those people who throw trash out their window into our ditch. See http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/no-sign … Continue reading

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Christmas Note #9: For That Special Someone Who Has Everything

Rave: Christmas Note #8: For that special someone who has everything How about a $45,000 ping-pong table to give the rec room an extra flair? Do people even have rec rooms anymore or did that go out with the 70s? … Continue reading

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