Who kidnapped Christmas?

December 25th... I am not celebrating Rudolph's red nose, nor am I celebrating Frosty the Snowman's pipe or tall hat. It is not "Happy Holidays". It is "Merry Christmas". An elementary school in Frisco, Texas has banned Christmas trees and the colors red and green from their school "Winter Party". Banned the colors red and …

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Life is not a Hallmark Card ~ by susan werthem

In case you haven’t noticed, life is NOT a Hallmark card!!! Over the past two days I have spoken to several of my friends and we all agree that life is definitely not a Hallmark card or one of those sappy movies on TV. Life is messy. This time of year seems to exaggerate unhealthy …

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Christmas Memories

Getting together with family usually includes the reciting of stories of old, the remembering of previous gatherings and reminiscences of those who are no longer with us. In the midst of this we are also making new memories to be shared in future. Yesterday afternoon as I walked outside I heard my husband say, "Ahoy, …

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Comfort Food

Desserts are not my forte, but are my responsibility for Christmas this year. My husband knows I am dessert impaired…that is cooking them…I definitely know how to eat them!! Normally when I am responsible for dessert I have these grandiose ideas, I look-up all sorts of fancy recipes, read all of the reviews and comments, …

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Christmas Season

When did the Christmas season begin?  Many believe it was the Friday after Thanksgiving that marks the beginning of Christmas and holiday shopping.  Dubbed Black Friday, it is a day of massive traffic jams as stores are mobbed by people searching for a sale. For others, Christmas begins when Santa arrives at the mall or the …

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