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  • The Christmas Novena

    12/15/2005 6:02:00 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 883+ views
    Catholics in many cultures have prayed the Christmas Novena (nine consecutive days of prayer), from December 16-24. It is a devotion well worth reviving, particularly in young families, for it focuses attention intensely on our expectation of the Coming King, and helps to prepare us spiritually to receive him into our hearts. The Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (on theVatican web site) comments on the background of the Christmas Novena, and suggests the use of the "O Antiphons" (see below) in the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, at Vespers: "103. The Christmas novena began as...
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 12/20/14

    12/19/2014 6:07:55 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 126 replies
    God Bless Our Troops At Christmas & Everyday! | The Canteen Elves
       *Canteen Christmas Music Dedication* *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard l ClubFM...
  • Bangor store stands firm after getting complaints for Jesus-themed windows

    12/19/2014 10:27:55 AM PST · by wbill · 25 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | December 18, 2014 | Aaron Prill
    This story passed through my social media feed the other day and I couldn’t resist giving it a virtual ‘shout out’. Discount Mattress and Furniture in the Airport Mall in Bangor currently has their windows decorated with a nativity, and the words ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season.’ Nothing wrong with that, right? Jesus is the reason for this season after all. Well, apparently some “window watchers” are not having a happy holiday upon seeing this display because the furniture store recently posted the following message to their Facebook Page – “We are getting some calls that people don’t...
  • “I’m Too Spooky for My Soul; Too Sexy, In My Jewish Soul”

    12/19/2014 7:21:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-19-2014 | MOTUS
     BO is the reason for the season - regardless of which “season” you’re celebrating:Cat Walkin’ our way through the “Holiday” Season: “I’m too sexy for my house…”For Hanukkah, Big Guy, widely described by pro-Israel groups as the U.S. president “least friendly to the Jewish state since its founding,” believes that he is Jewish in his “soul.”  “I am, in my soul.” Which might explain the Hanukkah colors OFA chose for their annual cultish “Holiday Greetings” card, featuring our first Jewish President:Butt getting back to Boo-Rock’s claim that he has a “Jewish soul”  - I’m sure that could be true, were there...
  • There They Go Again

    12/19/2014 4:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    With metronomic precision each year, the national press corps begins running columns by "religion scholars" who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Muhammed... The latest comes from a "lecturer in religious studies" from Australia named Raphael Lataster. The Washington Post felt compelled to run this so the godless heathens in Washington, D.C., can continue on with no consequence. According to Mr. Lataster, "There are no existing eyewitness or contemporary accounts of Jesus. All we have...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    12/19/2014 4:33:05 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 87 replies
    #WorstHolidayTradition@HalBrennan tweeted: “We always leave milk and cookies out on Christmas Eve, but find two empty beer bottles in the morning.” @ManningInc posted, “The arms from Baby Jesus in our nativity scene broke off, so now we replace them with miniature pretzel sticks.”@graciebell06 tweeted, “As each gift is opened my uncle yells, “It’s a sports bra!”@ziggaplease tweeted, “After unwrapping a present, we ball up the paper and throw it at the ceiling fan and cheer when someone gets hit in the face.”@m0d0k posted, “After our Christmas dinner, my family gets out a cuff to see whose blood pressure is...
  • A Jew Says "Merry Christmas" and "Vote for Dr Carson"

    12/19/2014 4:28:31 AM PST · by Yaacov · 8 replies
    Run Ben Run Blog ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jerome N. Gould
    ...The Individual, Enterprise, Study, Work and Liberty formed the culture of the greatest country the world has yet seen, Benjamin Carson’s life, and especially the story of his remarkable mother and his escape from poverty echo the birth drama of The United States of America. In the end it is all about culture. He was born an outsider, a poor black kid. He became a great man because he was raised by a great mother. Dr. Carson’s single mother worked menial jobs all her life and yet she raised two sons to distinguished lives. One became a U.S. Naval Officer...
  • Holidays and a Mother's Love

    12/18/2014 4:15:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This is my second Christmas season without my mother, and so far it's been harder than the first. I had known that the first year would be hard, and all I really cared about was surviving it. Activity was my friend: My sister Kathy and I spent the fall wrapping up her estate, selling her house, sharing her prized possessions with family and friends. We talked every day. Much of our connection was activity-based: Was her account closed? Were the papers signed? It was hard, but I had known that it was going to be hard -- so I accepted...
  • Polish retailer....pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort

    12/17/2014 7:12:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Wed Dec 17, 2014 | Natalia Dueholm
    FULL TITLE: Polish retailer caught off guard by pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort The slogan for retail giant Empik claims the company “inspires everybody differently.” The ads inspired one pro-life group to boycott its stores. Polish pro-lifers organized a boycott of Empik, whose 200 stores sell books, magazines, DVDs, video games and other products. Empik’s Christmas ad campaign seems a better fit for Halloween, featuring a famous Satanist and an author who has boasted of her own abortions. Empik’s controversial campaign consisted of TV spots and posters with famous entertainers advertising various Christmas gifts. Among the...
  • The Father Sent The Son...a nativity sermon pt 3

    But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (Galatians 4:4-6)The Incarnation was the Father’s plan. There is one eternal God, eternally manifest in three persons; Father,Son and Holy Ghost. God has always been the Father, and by him Fatherhood derives its essence. Forever there has been in the Godhead, the...
  • RNC Debuts "Hillary Clinton's Letter to Santa"

    12/17/2014 11:06:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Townhall.com Staff
    In a few hours, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is going to publish -- and blast out to all its supporters -- a rare document never before seen and intercepted on its way to the North Pole: The Christmas letter Hillary Clinton "wrote" to Santa Claus this year. Townhall, we’re pleased to announce, got our hands on it first. For those interested, the entire (satirical) missive is below, which among other things not-so-subtly touches on Hillary Clinton’s greatly diminished heir apparent status, her breathtakingly absurd demands and requests on the speaking circuit, and her refusal to state her positions clearly...
  • How English and German soldiers bonded during WWI Christmas Day Truce by telling jokes about the

    12/17/2014 8:41:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Sam Webb
    An incredible letter from trenches of the First World War by a soldier describing how he organised the famous 'Christmas Day Truce' has been unearthed and is expected to fetch Ł20,000 at auction. The eight-page pencilled note was sent by Lance Corporal Willie Loasby of the 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment to his mother on December 27, 1914. The 25-year-old tells how he started shouting to German soldiers who were just 40 yards away in the trenches a few days before Christmas. He explains how he persuaded the enemy not to shoot before bravely walking out into No Man's Land to meet...
  • Governing vs. Giving

    12/17/2014 3:18:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | John Stossel
    It's the season for giving. That doesn't mean it's the season for government. Government creates loyalty in the minds of citizens by pretending to be Santa Claus, doling out gifts and favors. Politicians claim they help those unfortunates who aren't helped by coldhearted capitalism. The truth is, government gets in the way of charity, making it harder for people to help others and for the poor to help themselves. It also gets in the way of commerce, which is what really makes people better off. When I was in college, President Lyndon Johnson declared "an all-out war on human poverty....
  • UK Kids Think Jesus Is a Footballer

    12/16/2014 5:28:45 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    This is a conversation I heard. She: "Do we have a card with Jesus on it?" He: "No, we only have Christmas cards". This exchange may go some way to explain the tragicomic results of recent research. A survey of 2,000 UK families carried out in early December showed that a third of children aged 10-13 do not know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. It’s shocking but hardly surprising, as Christ has been progressively removed from Christmas. But the problem does not concern just kids. According to the same survey, half the population considers Jesus’s birth irrelevant...
  • Celtic Woman’ Quartet Sings Beautiful Rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ (Awesome)

    12/16/2014 10:13:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    Listen to the gorgeous Irish singing quartet “Celtic Woman” sing the beautiful Christmas classic “O Holy Night” at Slane Castle, in Ireland, in a version that was never broadcast on television or released on DVD. Try to not get chills.
  • Christophobes March On

    12/16/2014 5:22:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    America's Christophobes have been plenty busy lately. Maybe the Christmas season makes them especially nervous. A few weeks ago, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended for a month without pay for the unforgivable sin of self-publishing a Christian book in which he expressed his disapproving views about homosexual behavior, among other things. City spokeswoman Anne Torres said: "We understand that (Cochran) was distributing the book to other employees. We are still not sure yet what the circumstances surrounding that are. ... The bottom line is that the (Mayor Kasim) Reed administration does not tolerate discrimination of any...
  • "Crabs for Christmas" from WMPT show "Crabs"(Merry Christmas from Maryland, Hon!)

    12/15/2014 6:04:24 PM PST · by RedMDer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | WMPT
    Uploaded on Apr 28, 2009 From Maryland Public TV, the Crabs for Christmas song by David DeBoy from the old Crabs Tv series from the mid 80's, this was taped before I had cable so its fuzzy
  • Cambridge School Removes Santa Claus From Winter Concert

    12/15/2014 4:21:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Brace
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – The Andrew Peabody School in Cambridge snubbed Santa the day before the winter concert. Principal Jennifer Ford sent a letter home to parents on Thursday letting them know of the change. The letter said in part: “I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter. Our First through Fourth grade concert as well as our Kindergarten concert will not include a visit from Santa Claus this year.” Robert Thompson has two kids in the school. He said the concert traditionally closed with Santa running through the aisle. He...
  • Some self-deputized officer of the Fun Police is coming after Elf on the Shelf

    12/15/2014 10:32:22 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-15-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Apparently, Elf on the Shelf is evil... No, not that kind of evil (are "fun-loving" antics from inanimate dolls "evil"?) This kind of evil. Could there be something more sinister behind the little elf sitting on the shelf who returns to the North Pole each night?Yes, says Laura Pinto, a digital technology professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.She recently published a paper titled “Who’s the Boss” on the doll, saying the idea of it reporting back to Santa each night on the child’s behavior “sets up children for dangerous, uncritical acceptance of power structures,” according toinsideHalton.com.From her...
  • Harry Reid threatens weekend work to finish nominations

    12/15/2014 10:00:23 AM PST · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/15/14 12:34 PM EST | Burgess Everett
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid pulled out one of his most familiar threats during perhaps his last week as majority leader, pledging to keep the Senate in session through the weekend to get 23 of President Barack Obama’s nominations confirmed and pass bills extending billions in tax breaks and providing terrorism risk insurance to commercial buildings. The Senate already worked one Saturday this month, so why not another? While the Nevada Democrat is not yet warning senators that the chamber could work on Christmas, his remarks on Monday morning were clearly aimed at getting Republicans to relent on procedurally fighting...
  • How December 25 Became Christmas

    12/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Society ^ | 8/12/2104 | Andrew McGowan
    On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus' birth. Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods - these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern hemisphere. But just how did the Christmas festival originate? How did December 25 become associated with Jesus' birthday? The Bible offers few clues: Celebrations of Jesus' nativity are not mentioned in the Gospels or Acts; the date is not given, not even the time of year. The biblical reference to shepherds tending their flocks at night when the hear the news of Jesus' birth (Luke 2:8)...
  • Politically Incorrect Christmas Penguins

    12/15/2014 6:08:21 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Since it’s Monday, the week before Christmas, this is my annual  Christmas/Hanukah/Festivus recipes/traditions/stories sharing post.As I’ve obviously excluded Muslims from my annual Christian/Jewish/Secularist event, I would like to apologize upfront to anyone who is going to be offended by this intentional slight. In preparation for this day of fun and diversion I watched no news yesterday or today so I know nuth-ink’ about the Commie/socialist/anarchist/black supremacist terrorists who marched in New York this weekend. Nor do I know anything about the ongoing coffee shop hostage situation in Sydney, Australia where the terrorists - who demanded an ISIS flag butt whose...
  • The Duggar Family Christmas Card Is Everything and More—See It Here!

    12/14/2014 9:25:53 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    http://www.eonline.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | by Lily Harrison
    The gang's all here! The Duggar family gathered for their annual Christmas card shoot, and E! News got the exclusive on the final, glorious product. The entire family is included—yup, that's right, all 19 kids—in the shoot as well as Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar. Jill Duggar's baby bump was on full display in a white maxi dress as she posed alongside her husband, Derek Dillard. Nestled up in the left corner is none other than Jessa Duggar and her hubby, Ben Seewald, who couldn't help but pose for the picture cheek to cheek. The most recent birthday girl, little...
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • The Satanic Society: Penis Crucifix for Christmas

    12/13/2014 2:47:35 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 13, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here,Tom Ford, a designer and self-styled "provocateur," has created a penis crucifix for the Christmas season. When one of the world's leading exorcists, Father Gabriele Amorth, was asked how one can tell if someone is possessed, he replied, "By their aversion to the sacrament and all things sacred." One of the clearest signs of demonic possession is a hatred for the Eucharist or the crucifix. And isn't this precisely what we are witnessing today? As our world immerses itself more and more in sin, the numbers if demon-possessed multiply exponentially.
  • Dead Coyote Hung from Tree with Christmas Bow

    12/13/2014 11:26:46 AM PST · by GraceG · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/2014 | Breitbart News
    PLAINS, Mont., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A dead coyote hung from a tree with a Christmas bow along a Montana school bus route is outraging residents, but police said the display is not illegal. Plains resident Mary Ellen Siegford, who posted a picture of the less-than-cheerful holiday display on Facebook, said her daughter burst into tears when she saw the dead animal. "A lot of people were just like, 'Well, be glad it's dead. You don't have to worry about it eating your pets,'" Siegford told KECI-TV. "But I don't know. To me, it's morbid, it rings of animal cruelty....
  • Christmas Gift for Kids: Looney Tunes cartoon collection

    12/13/2014 1:19:21 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 12/13/14 | Warner Brothers
    There is a super deal on a great Christmas gift for kids. Looney Tunes Golden Collection. It is 350 cartoons (48 hours). Today only, it is $48. It has been $130 lately, and Amazon just made it the Deal of the Day. This is not a bootleg cheapie collection. This is quality. I do not think you can find a better Christmas gift for a kid, and this price is outstanding.
  • FReeper Canteen - Countdown To Christmas - 13 Dec 2014

    12/12/2014 5:59:27 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 301 replies
    Merry Christmas to All! | The Canteen DJ'[s
       ***** ~ Canteen Music Dedication ~ *****~ Support The Artists ~   Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l  Internet Radio l  AOL Music l  Sonique (Lycos) l  Real Radio Live365 l  971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast AFRTS l  VH1 l XM Radio l  BET l  audiophile l  Virgin Radio l  Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l  Yahoo! Launch Music l  Radio Disney l  Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard...
  • Cop who caught starving mother stealing eggs gives her two truckloads of food to feed her family

    12/12/2014 9:39:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | James Nye
    The compassion shown by Officer William Stacy to desperate Alabama mother Helen Johnson captured the nation's attention at a time of strained relations between the police and black Americans. Instead of arresting her for stealing five eggs to feed her starving family on Saturday, Stacy bought the carton and the touching hug they shared afterwards caught on video by a stunned passer-by went viral. But it got even better on Wednesday when Officer Stacy and some colleagues arrived at 47-year-old Johnson's home with two truckloads of food to keep her and her children and grandchildren fed through Christmas.
  • Pining for a beer! Two-story-high Christmas tree made from 300 KEGS is an ale-lover's dream

    12/12/2014 7:42:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-10-14 | n/a
    It might not be as fragrant as evergreen but this giant beer keg Christmas tree sure taps into the festive spirit. The Genesee Brewing Co. in Rochester, New York, spent around two weeks constructing the 23-foot-high structure out of 300 stainless steel half-barrels. Employees laced it with 600 feet of green LED lighting and placed a rotating sign bearing the company's name on top instead of an angel.
  • Japan restaurant bans couples on Christmas Eve

    12/12/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 30 replies
    telegraph ^ | 12 Dec 2014 | Julian Ryall
    A restaurant in Tokyo has announced that it will refuse to serve couples on Christmas Eve because their happiness would serve to remind single patrons of their loneliness. The owner of PiaPia, a pasta restaurant in the Hachioji suburb of west Tokyo, has placed a handwritten sign in the window of the restaurant that reads, "We will be refusing entry to all couples on December 24, with no exceptions!" The message is accompanied by an outline of a male figure in blue and a female figure in red and a heart with a large red cross through the image. As...
  • Of Course You Hear What I Hear — Christmas Music Season Is Totally Data-Driven

    12/12/2014 6:58:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 12, 2014 | Walt Hickey
    On Oct. 24 at 6:24 p.m., Magic 96.5 in Birmingham, Alabama, flipped its “St. Nick” switch. The soft-rock radio station began playing all holiday music all the time. Magic 96.5 (WMJJ-FM) was one of the first stations in 2014 to give listeners exactly what they want at year’s end: more the Madonna than Madonna. In fact, there’s an entire library of songs that are in constant demand now, but people cringe if they hear them months before. Radio’s wall-to-wall holiday format is a recent development. Of course, stations in the past played some Christmas music on Dec. 24 and 25,...
  • WordPress users: A cool Christmas "Widget"

    12/11/2014 12:02:00 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell
    WordPress ^ | Dec 22, 2013 | Sacra Pizza Man
    If you use a WordPress website and would like a short, classical music Christmas greeting, this is easy.First see if you like the music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpRZecQpxuc(Click above.)This widget looks like this:Here's the way to use it:WordPress > Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Text<iframe width="285" height="214" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GpRZecQpxuc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Just start a new text widget where you want it to appear, then copy in the iFrame above. Or use any little, short music video you'd like.(A "Widget" is a little internet do-dad that's easy to use & powerful.)
  • The Challenge: Begin with Christmas

    12/11/2014 8:33:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    He gave up Heaven, power and honor in exchange for a dirty feeding trough, helplessness and a cross. He gave up all the benefits that come with being God just so He could save us from our own mess. The Creator of the Universe became like us and lived among us. But the miracle that makes Christmas worth celebrating is much more personal than God with us. The miracle of Christmas is that God came here to be born within us. When Jesus was nailed to the cross, he took on the broken and corrupt spirits of every person who...
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 50

    12/11/2014 7:49:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2014 | James Lileks
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special. For those remembering how they stared with wonder and awe at the jerky stop-motion animation and shivered with delicious fear at the perils faced by the plucky buck with the incandescent schnoz, the notion that this program occurred a half century ago would be a marvelous testament to the enduring power of the show’s appeal . . . if it didn’t make you feel so damned old. If it does, that is. For young kids today it’s a cultural artifact from a time so remote it...
  • The PERFECT EGG in the Manger

    12/10/2014 7:30:25 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/10/14
    Only in the Messiah of Israel is found the RIGHTEOUSNESS that we so desperately need to enter into Almighty God’s Holy and Perfect Heaven. That is what is so wonderful about the Christmas message! Almighty God provided a PERFECT body for His Son to dwell and make atonement for the sins of the world (Matt. 1:20-21, Luke 1:30-35, John 1:14, Heb. 10:5, 1 Peter 1:19)! We can NEVER enter into Almighty God's holy RIGHTEOUS Heaven without the PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS of the Savior. The PERFECT LAMB for the world was born in Bethlehem of Judea 2000 years ago to be the...
  • 10 ways Jews can lose the Christmas blues

    12/10/2014 7:08:45 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/10/2014 | Nina Badzin
    We Jews have two choices in our approach to the Christmas season: resent it or embrace it. I for one vote for a big, sloppy embrace. In the name of love thy neighbor and tolerance, I say we hug it out with Christmas already and teach our kids to do the same. Why? We expect our non-Jewish co-workers, friends and neighbors to show heaps of interest and concern in all things Jewish. During the High Holidays we ask our kids’ teachers not to assign big tests after those long days at shul. We offer unsolicited explanations about why Hanukkah is...
  • Obama helps deliver toys to Marine Corps drive

    12/10/2014 1:20:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Introducing himself as the "big elf," President Barack Obama on Wednesday exclaimed "Ho, Ho, Ho" and made merry as he delivered a pair of giant red sacks filled with toys and other gifts to the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign.
  • Obama’s 2014 Christmas Card to the CIA

    12/10/2014 10:27:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, Merry Christmas, America, from the all-year-round, no-goodwill, most anti-American president in all of history This time last year, the Obamas were figuratively thumbing their noses at out-of-work, winter-bound masses via multiple stories about their upcoming sixth-in-a-row, lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii. This year, only one story about the annual Christmas trek to Kailua can be found in the mainstream media or on the entire internet. So far, not a peep about presidential Christmas holidays 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov. “President Barack Obama plans to return to Hawaii again this year for his annual Christmas vacation, and he and his family will...
  • OPEN LETTER TO WALMART PRESIDENT AND CEO MR. C. DOUGLAS MCMILLON RE: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS

    12/10/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    December 10, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Mr. C. Douglas McMillon President and Chief Executive Officer Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 Dear Mr. McMillon, This is a happy letter that I'm so pleased to be writing, because it's about a very positive experience I had at one of your stores in the Chicago suburban area on Saturday December 6, 2014, and the experience left me very hopeful about the future of Christmas in America. Like many others, I had been under the impression for a number of years now that Walmart customer service associates were "not allowed" to wish their customers...
  • Texas’ Merry Christmas Law

    12/10/2014 9:06:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Kemberlee Kaye
    God bless Texas. Last year, the Lone Star State passed a bill that allows schools to say things like, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukah” without retribution. Co-authored by Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Richard Raymond (D-Laredo), the bill, “allows students, parents, teachers and administrators the freedom to acknowledge these traditional winter holidays without fear of litigation or punishment and restores common sense by placing Supreme Court precedent into state law,” according to the law’s official website.
  • A third of UK children don't know Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, says survey

    12/10/2014 8:08:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12-6-2014 | Mail on Sunday Reporter
    A third of children in the UK aged between ten and 13 do not know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, according to a survey. What’s more, half the population considers Jesus’s birth irrelevant to their festive celebrations, while only one adult in ten can correctly state four facts about the Nativity. Critics claim the research shows schools are becoming too politically correct and are not putting on Nativity plays for fear of offending people of different religions.
  • How Hitler Tried To Redesign Christmas

    12/10/2014 6:52:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    fastcodesign.com ^ | 12/23/13 | John Brownlee
    In December 1941, Adolf Hitler threw a Christmas Party for his fellow Nazis. It was a lavish affair, in which the Nazi Party's top officials, statesmen, and generals gathered before a massive Christmas tree to feast and exchange presents with hundreds of jackbooted S.S. cadets in attendance. In surviving pictures taken by the Führer's own personal photographer, Hitler appears somewhat dour and maybe a little sad to be at this event, as if he feels out of place despite his importance, and no wonder: What holiday could be less suited to the sentiments of that genocidal, warmongering dictator than...
  • Obama: Christmas Season Should Help Us Understand Executive Amnesty

    12/09/2014 5:39:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama thinks that Christians should use the Christmas season and “the good book” to understand the importance of immigration reform. “If we’re serious about the Christmas season, now is the time to reflect on those who are strangers in our midst and remember what it was like to be a stranger,” Obama said during an immigration town hall in Nashville. Obama reminded them that the Christmas season was about a “soon to be mother” and “a husband of modest means” who were looking for a place to stay, but there was no room at the inn. “As I...
  • The “Great Gettin’ Up Morning” as Described in an Unlikely Advent Hymn

    12/09/2014 8:08:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-08-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The “Great Gettin’ Up Morning” as Described in an Unlikely Advent Hymn By: Msgr. Charles PopeHere in the heart of Advent, we are considering how prepared we are for the Lord to come again. Either He will come to us or we will go to Him, but either way we must prepare. In today’s post I’d like to consider some teachings about the Day of Judgment, from an Advent hymn that most do not know is an Advent hymn. Tomorrow I would like to consider the great Parousia, wherein the saved enter into glory with the Lord.Regarding the “Great and...
  • Tip From Generous Couple Replaces Waitress’s Battered Car

    12/09/2014 1:48:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    Yahoo News-Trending now ^ | 10/9/14 | By Emily Scharnhors
    Gary and Roxann Tackett, from Arkansas, had been frequenting the restaurant all summer. They say they had noticed an old, battered vehicle regularly in the parking lot. Gary thought it was abandoned because it was in such bad shape. The Tacketts asked around the restaurant and were told that the car belonged to one of the employees. The couple decided that something needed to be done and they were going to be the ones to do it. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Tacketts gave Cindi a car.
  • Angry, Anti-Christian Atheists’ Efforts to Shut Down Christmas Parade Backfires… BIG TIME! (VIDEO)

    12/09/2014 1:46:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | december 8, 2014
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a perpetually offended atheist group. They unethically use the threat of legal action to bully municipalities into conforming to their secular demands or face MASSIVE legal bills. Fortunately, they just saw their efforts to stop a Christmas parade backfire… in a huge way! In Piedmont, Alabama, city officials were under so much pressure from the atheist organization that parade organizers were forced to cancel this year’s parade theme: “Keep Christ in Christmas.” However, that didn’t stop the people of Piedmont from expressing their Christian faith and showing their love of Jesus Christ:
  • The Elf on the Shelf fights back against his stereotypes…

    12/09/2014 11:34:16 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Never waste an opportunity to ridicule a liberal meme :-) I have three others at the original post, but I wanted to keep this FR friendly :-)
  • Satanist shock troops enter the War on Christmas

    12/08/2014 10:34:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | John Hayward
    In an article whose every paragraph drips with sneering condescension towards the "Religious Right," Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast congratulates clever Satanists for sticking it to the "right-wing 'religious liberty' movement" by getting their own holiday display in the Florida Capitol rotunda, complete with an angel (presumably Lucifer) getting his ass kicked out of Heaven and "falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses." What a lovely sentiment for the holiday season! I wonder if the perpetrators of this little act of cultural vandalism are over-estimating how offended Christians are likely to become over such a display,...
  • 'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' Hits 100 Extra Theaters by Popular Demand

    12/07/2014 9:41:38 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/4/14 | Emma Koonse
    Held by popular demand, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is reaching 100 additional theaters this weekend, far exceeding its planned two-week run. The latest film from the "Unstoppable" star was originally planned for a limited release in 400 theaters, but support from fans has inspired continued plays of the Christmas film this season. "Saving Christmas" will enter its fourth running week starting this Friday, Dec. 5. Moreover, 100 new theaters will be showing the Cameron-starred film for the first time this weekend.