Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Wish List

The waiting is over.  The waiting is truly over. The clock has stopped The bus has arrived The pot is boiling The movie’s started The bill’s been paid The alarm clock is buzzing The doctor will see you now The … Continue reading

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Scrooge: P,P&F

Pretend to be Scrooge for a few paragraphs.  Put on his heavy, black coat, sleeping cap and one faintly lit candle and seat in a dank room with a smoldering fire facing you. All right, don’t pretend; it’s not very … Continue reading

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An Anticipating Culture

I don’t know about the rest of the world but here in the U.S. we just can’t wait.  The sad part is probably because of exhaustion from all planning once the event has arrived it’s completely forgotten. We already know … Continue reading

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Straw for Jesus

Joseph and Mary tried their best to prepare for their Bethlehem trip and be counted along with all the other Jews in the area.  (Why should they be left out of retirement benefits!)  Joseph smoked as many Old Gold cigarettes … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message

“It’s a miracle,” we’d say to our family and friends.  “It’s a miracle, the birth of God’s Son into our broken and troubled world.”  It’s a miracle. Unfortunately, we’d all be wrong.  There is no miracle today.  I’m not being … Continue reading

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The “Holy” Dysfunctional “Family”

A terrible blow to families and psychology happened in the 1980’s when the word “dysfunctional” became vogue.  Lots of  books sold and lots of talk, especially in our family on why we were this word. Television again doesn’t imitate art … Continue reading

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Christmas Tradition: “The Iron Curtain”

Raised in the 50’s when the Iron Curtain was an imaginary and exaggerated fear, our home had its own iron curtain on Christmas Eve.  Although only made of cotton, it still kept from us from one place to another.  The … Continue reading

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The Gift

There it was.  Wrapped in bright, shiny, red paper with a fancy bow on top.  It’s been under the Christmas tree forever or only a few hours.  The waiting kills me, always has.  All these barriers between now and then.  … Continue reading

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Our Christmas “Hero”

“Ahhhhh. It’s finally finished.  The wars have ended.  Famine is now an ancient word that future generations will ask, ‘What was that like back then?’  Unemployment, fare wages, excellent healthcare will have solved themselves, all because of this historic and … Continue reading

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Fictional Facts: TV & Christmas

It happened again last night while I was eating supper and watching Chris Matthews on MSNBC.  His program is interrupted with a tragic shooting at a mall as the Christmas season unfolded. The announcer could not have qualified her words … Continue reading

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