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  • There is a War on Christmas—In the History Books

    12/29/2015 5:41:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies
    A war on Christmas? Has nobody seen Arthur Christmas? The North Pole has stealth technology and fanatical commando elves—you screw with that at your own peril. But there was a time in America when celebrating Christmas was illegal. For 22 years in the 17th century, from 1659-1681, celebrating Christmas carried a hefty fine imposed by Puritans who viewed the holiday as a borrowing from pagan Roman celebrations. “Whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way, upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so...
  • Obama’s VA Facility Bans ‘Merry Christmas’

    11/20/2015 8:58:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/20/15 | Ken Klutowski
    President Barack Obama’s Department of Veterans Affairs has banned employees at its facility in Salem, Virginia, from saying “Merry Christmas” to veterans.It started as a broader ban that included Christmas trees. Federal law recognizes Christmas as an official federal holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103) and provides federal employees with a paid day off to celebrate the Christian belief in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.Every year, a White House Christmas Tree and a Capitol Christmas Tree grace those two respective buildings in Washington D.C., and a National Christmas Tree is also officially lighted outdoors for the public to enjoy during that time...
  • Where In America To Say 'Merry Christmas' vs. 'Happy Holidays': Mapping the 'War on Christmas'

    12/24/2015 8:17:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | 12/24/2015 | http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/where-to-say-merry-christmas-vs-happy-holidays/
    'Tis the season for some to take offense when a store clerk says "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas," or when a coffee chain converts to plain red cups for the holiday. The "war on Christmas" trope seems to surface with Black Friday sales, but who is actually at war? It is easy to imagine saying "merry Christmas" as another cudgel in the culture wars between Christians and the irreligious. The actual story, however, is much more nuanced. Public Religion Research Institute asked a nationally representative sample of Americans whether retailers should greet their customers with "happy holidays" or "season’s...
  • Three Killed, At Least Seven Wounded In Shootings Across Chicago

    12/25/2015 3:19:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 25, 2015
    (STMW) — Three men were killed and at least seven people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Thursday afternoon. A man was shot to death on Christmas Day in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
  • Photos Of The Christmas Full Moon Show A Rare, Beautiful Lunar Event

    12/25/2015 1:30:51 PM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 11 replies
    Bustle ^ | APRIL SIESE
    The last full moon of the year also happens to be the first on Christmas in 38 years. Photos of the Christmas full moon offer a festive, bright look at the night sky from around the world. Given the time of year, this special lunar occurrence is also known as the full cold moon, though the temperature of the moon is neither affected by its phases nor the weather on earth. Nonetheless, NASA's John Keller, who works at the Goddard Space Flight Center describes it as a special event that showcases the moon's unique relationship to earth. Keller said: As...
  • Vanity: I want to ask Trump, Cruz supporters one question..

    12/24/2015 1:50:25 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 411 replies
    FR | December 24, 2015 | JSDude1
    I want to first wish everyone a Merry Christmas (God Bless Us EVERYONE!). But really my question in this thread is: If you are a Cruz or Trump supporter (this is especially aimed at those who CONSTANTLY post irrelevant opinions as facts), and other snarky things that tear down EITHER Trump or Cruz.. What will YOU do if the other candidate that you support wins the nomination?? Will you vote for and enthusiastically support "the other guy" or will you take your ball and go home? Would you dare saddle us with a Hillary President? Just curious.. I'll answer that...
  • Christmas is not going down without a fight from me

    12/25/2015 11:16:42 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces | 12-25-15 | DrJohn
    A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965. I loved it back then and I love it today. It spoke from the heart of Charles Schultz, innocent and genuine. It offered a lesson in simplicity, in purity- a lesson of the heart. It was one of the early broadcast tales to nudge us into focusing what was important about the holidays in general and Christmas in particular. After all the presents are opened and everything settles down, it still is what Christmas is all about. The NY Post notes that dedicated Christmas specials are dwindling in number: The potential trend...
  • Beyonce to Burn Victim Safyre Happy Holidays To My Survivor!

    12/25/2015 12:55:59 PM PST · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    tmz ^ | 12/25 | tmz
    12/25/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF Exclusive Details Beyonce just trumped President Obama and Insane Clown Posse with the Christmas card she sent to 8-year-old Safyre Terry. We're told Bey's camp reached out to Safyre's family earlier in the week to keep an eye out for a package. She was true to her word. A card arrived in the mail, along with a handwritten message from Bey: "To My Survivor Safyre! You are such an incredible inspiration. Have a beautiful holiday." But wait ... there was more -- a "Flawless" t-shirt and a cool headband. Safyre's family tells us...
  • Merry Christmas from the Miller Family

    12/25/2015 11:13:00 AM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 25, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It's been a good year for us. Although Jeanie has neglected her painting she has made up for that by singing, a lot. On Christmas Eve, she participated in the Christmas Concert for the community of Boquete and, in addition to being in the chorus, sang four solos. I've neglected my blog due to commitments at Warsclerotic, an Israeli aggregator blog. When I post something at my blog relevant to Israel or the Middle East, I cross post it there. Here is a photo of our worker, Daniel, and his family who came to wish us a Merry Christmas. Here's a...
  • Google's Christmas-Free Doodle vs. Animated Celebration of Evolution

    12/25/2015 10:29:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A very Merry Christmas to NewsBusters readers everywhere! Just out of curiosity, I took a look at the Google doodle for this Christmas Day. See below: it's bland, boring and above all, void of any reference at all to the holiday itself. I decided to have a look at the ways Google observed other days with its doodles. And sure enough, exactly one month to the day before Christmas Eve, Google celebrated "the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy," she being the skeleton of a hominin found in Ethiopia. Google's animated gif doodle shows a monkey walking on all...
  • The Real Reason For The Season

    12/24/2015 10:12:34 PM PST · by jimjohn · 28 replies
    Self | Matthew chap 1
    The real reason for the season. Merry Christmas everyone!
  • Anyone else spending Christmas Eve alone? (vanity)

    12/24/2015 4:07:50 PM PST · by Skooz · 218 replies
    The Amazing Yet Bizarro World of Skooz | 12/24/2015 | Skooz
    Merry Christmas, fellow Freepers! Once again, it is Christmas Eve and once again, many of us find ourselves, for various reasons, alone. Many of us have circumstances that have led to a solo Christmas Eve. Mine: My marriage fell apart in 2009. Part of my agreement with my ex-wife is that she has our daughter Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and she is with me the rest of Christmas day. Not a perfect solution, but I would rather say “hello” than “goodbye” to my little girl on Christmas. That, alas, means that on the Eve of our most family-oriented of...
  • "Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place..." -President Truman

    12/24/2015 3:11:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    American Minute with Bill Federer"Through Jesus Christ the world will yet be a better and a fairer place..." -President Truman, "...I wish for all of you a Christmas filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit." On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Hispanola (Haiti). Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1777, Captain James Cook discovered Christmas Island, the largest atoll in the Pacific, where he observed eclipse of the sun. On CHRISTMAS EVE,...
  • O, Holy Night

    As my late, opera loving father taught me Caruso - Power Gigli - Passion Bjoerling - Perfection Enjoy !
  • Ted and Heidi Cruz Wish You a Very Merry Christmas

    12/24/2015 10:32:03 AM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/24/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz released the following statement on Christmas Eve:"As we prepare to celebrate our Savior's birth, we thank God for redeeming the whole world through the gift of His Son."Even as American families face challenging economic circumstances and as our nation faces threats from those who seek to extinguish our way of life, Christmas reminds us of the unfading hope of the Star of Bethlehem. That same hope illuminates each soul, guides us through uncertainty, and reminds us to share in His everlasting joy."America's grateful and generous spirit is still very much alive throughout our...
  • The Most Famous Editorial

    12/24/2015 7:31:15 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 43 replies
    Newseum.org ^ | Sept. 21, 1897 | Francis P. Church
    The first time I shared this editorial with all my FRiends here was in 2004, when I was icebound in West Virginia heading back from leave to report for mobilization to Iraq. This year on Christmas Eve, as I have since then, I offer this simple story, a very favorite of mine, for all my FRiends again. Take the time to read it - REALLY read it - and understand that Santa will visit your troops, and he still leaves the greatest gift of them all. An Old Soldier's Merry Christmas to you all!
  • This famous Christmas song was written by a Cantor’s son

    12/24/2015 6:58:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    .jewishjournal.com ^ | Posted on Dec. 18, 2015 at 11:48 am | by Laurence Bergreen
    Irving Berlin, 1906. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major holidays in popular song. And the Christmas song had to be the best of all. Nothing about Los Angeles, where he found himself, reminded him of the Christmases he'd known as a young boy back in New York City. The snow, the cold...
  • Jesus Love Me, This I Know

    12/22/2015 7:46:39 AM PST · by Revski · 16 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/22/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This song, Jesus Love Me, This I Know, written by William B. Bradbury. I sing one verse and choirs only, and I Dearly Wish all who watch a very Merry Christmas, mandolin and singing covered by myself, (o7jimmy).
  • A New Christmas Song

    12/21/2015 6:41:15 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 5 replies
    If They Don't say Merry Christmas don't go in the door.
  • Christmas Flash Performances [Vanity]

    12/19/2015 3:33:53 PM PST · by SES1066 · 13 replies
    12/19/15 | Self
    Tis the season and music decorates the season. Lets have a list of Seasonal Christmas Music flash performances.
  • USA follows Ireland: Zero Religious Freedom

    12/19/2015 10:16:25 AM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    Arise Let Us Be Going ^ | December 18, 2015
    Father Miguel Pro praying before execution. It used to be that Ireland followed America. Now we’re following Ireland, filthy, anti-Catholic Ireland. It’s come to my attention that David French at the National Review has reported that: A state court in Massachusetts has ruled that a Catholic preparatory school violated the state's antidiscrimination law when it rescinded a job offer to a man because he was married to another man. Matthew Barrett had accepted a job as Food Service Director at the Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls school. On his employment forms, he listed his husband as his emergency contact - a...
  • 76 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Christmas In Public Schools, As Do 82 Percent Of Parents

    12/19/2015 11:50:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    76 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Christmas In Public Schools, As Do 82 Percent Of Parents New GOP legislation would protect expression of Christmas in the public sector By Jennifer Harper - December 19, 2015 Earlier this week a New York City school superintendent ordered Christmas festivities be restored at a Brooklyn elementary school after the principal declared the small campus to be a Santa-free zone. The nation would likely agree with the decision: A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 76 percent of Americans believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools. Among adults with school-age children at home,...
  • #MyTreedom: Facebook campaign uses Christmas trees to highlight global persecution

    12/10/2015 8:12:52 AM PST · by Fali_G · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/10/2015 | Florence Taylor
    A new Facebook campaign, My Treedom, is using photos of Christmas trees to stand in solidarity with Chrsitians persecuted around the world. Facebook My Treedom is a Facebook campaign that posts daily photographs of Christmas trees and other holiday celebrations from some of the hardest places for practising Christians to live. It was launched by foreign affairs journalist Lisa Daftaria and is intended to celebrate "freedom from persecution and the right to Christmas everywhere around the world." Pictures of Christians celebrating Christmas have been sent from Pakistan, where violence against Christians is widespread, and Kurdish areas of Iraq, just miles...
  • Obama Bans Saying “Merry Christmas” At VA Center

    In an e-mail to employees, Department of Veterans Affairs supervisors at the Salem, Virginia, center has banned employees from any religious expression in pubic areas. "Employees are permitted to engage in private religious expression in their personal work areas that are not regularly open to the public," the message to employees reads, noting that Christmas music was banned as well. "If an employee's supervisor has previously granted them permission to listen to music in their personal work area, they should be reminded that music travels and should be secular (non-religious) and appropriate to the work environment." salem-va-letter At first, they...
  • Donald Trump's pledge: 'We're gonna be saying Merry Christmas'

    10/22/2015 7:20:11 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 104 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 10:13 AM ET, Thu October 22, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Donald Trump's pledge: 'We're gonna be saying Merry Christmas' MJ Lee By MJ Lee, CNN Politics and Finance Reporter Updated 10:13 AM ET, Thu October 22, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Burlington, Iowa (CNN)Playing to Hawkeye State evangelical voters, Donald Trump riffed on religious political correctness at an event here Wednesday by vowing to always say "Merry Christmas" come the winter holiday season. "I'm a good Christian," the Republican presidential front-runner said. "If I become president, were gonna be saying Merry Christmas at every store ... You can leave happy holidays at the corner."
  • German Wishes Muslim Man Merry Christmas Muslim Pulls Knife and Stabs German in the Back

    12/27/2014 5:51:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 41 replies
    American Patriot Post ^ | 12/26/2014 | Bob Hammond
    Another life lesson from the religion of peace. A trio of well wishers were telling passersby Merry Christmas in Cologne, Germany, when they happened on a Muslim man accompanying two Muslim women. The man took offense at the greeting and proceeded to attack one of the men with a knife, stabbing him multiple times in the back and neck. Considering the attack took place on Christmas Eve, the Muslim man was probably out searching for a patsy, looking to be offended just enough so that he could carry out his cowardly attack and then claim himself as a victim of...
  • Man kicked off American Airlines plane after rage over 'Merry Christmas' greeting

    12/26/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    When a gate agent greeting everyone the same way told him "Merry Christmas", he responded "You shouldn't say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas." "Well, what should I say then?" the agent reportedly replied. "Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" the man retorted, now shouting, before walking past her onto the plane. After a flight attendant greeted the unidentified man with the same Yuletide cheer, he snapped and began lecturing the staff about why they shouldn't say "Merry Christmas." The crew unsuccessfully tried calming him down before he was escorted off the plane.
  • As You Celebrate Christmas, Please Remember Our Brave Men and Women in Uniform

    12/26/2014 9:33:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12/25/2014 | Mike Miller
    Video at link ... Soldiers Silent NightAs the war in Afghanistan winds down, our troops remain in harms way in that war-torn country, and Iraq as well. This Christmas, please pause to remember them, their families and the many sacrifices they make so that we may continue to live free. Merry Christmas to our brave men and women in uniform. May you all safely return to your loved ones.
  • Best Xmas party of the year': #BlackLivesMatter Trashes Oakland

    12/26/2014 7:03:25 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Demonstrators participating in a Christmas Day Black Lives Matter protest in Oakland against police smashed store windows, injured a journalist, and vandalized the citys main Christmas tree in Jack London Square in the latest violence associated with the movement.
  • American Airlines boots man from plane after Merry Christmas prompts meltdown

    12/26/2014 5:29:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A passenger was booted from his flight out of La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after the holiday greeting Merry Christmas caused him to have a meltdown. Dont say, Merry Christmas! the man said while boarding his flight, The New York Post reported Wednesday. When the flight attendant for American Airlines Flight 1140 asked him what he would prefer, he replied, Dont say, Merry Christmas!
  • Merry Christmas from the Miller family in Panama

    12/25/2014 1:43:31 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here we are in front of our Christmas tree. I write the articles formy blog, Jeanie sometimes previews them and the pups (Sunshine is in front and Ruff is next to Jeanie) always chew on everything I post there and at Warscleroticprior to publication. One member of our family, Princess, died in September and this is ourfirst Christmas in eight years without her. We miss her very much. Nevertheless, on the whole it's been a pretty good year. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTtc2pM1boE] Video link
  • Salon: No proof that Jesus even existed; Muhammads established beyond the shadow of a doubt

    12/24/2014 8:12:24 PM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 95 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 24, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    In October, Jeffrey Tayler wrote in Salon that the Quran backs up jihad, suicide attacks (martyrdom), beheadings, even taking captive women as sex slaves. This was singular for Salon, which usually whitewashes the truth about Islam and jihad and excoriates those who expose it as racists and bigots, but now it is clear why Tayler was able to get away with it: he is supremely hostile to Christianity. Here, he gives a characteristic Salon Christmas greeting: Jesus likely never existed, but Muhammads existence is well established. Lets make Bill OReillys head explode: We desperately need a war on Christmas lies,...
  • Passenger tossed after flipping out over staffs Merry Christmas

    12/25/2014 5:18:25 AM PST · by Labyrinthos · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | Michael Liss, Daniel Prendergast and Philip Messing
    Bah, humbug! A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas. The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes. The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, You shouldnt say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas. ...
  • A visit from St. Nick?

    12/24/2014 8:38:00 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    12/24/14 | kartographer
    Well this has been on my mind for a few days now and I like to see if anyone else has had such an experience. I was listening to the radio late on our annual drive home for Christmas last Thursday. The talk show subject was is Santa Claus real. One of the callers describe and experience in which as a child he and his family were driving home late one night and they heard the sound of jingle-bells and they saw something moving fast across the sky in the moon light. The story reminded me of my own experience...
  • Anyone else spending Christmas Eve alone?

    12/24/2014 5:33:35 PM PST · by Skooz · 506 replies
    The bizarro world of brother skooz | 12/24/2014 | Skooz
    Hello all. Sitting here at home and wondering if anyone else out there is spending this evening alone. On this night of all nights when families gather and friends share gifts and time, some of us are, for various reasons, spending Christmas Eve solo. Not necessarily a bad thing - alone doesn't always mean lonely. But, it does mean alone. Check in if that includes any of you, my fellow Freepers.
  • Merry Christmas from Old Virginia

    12/24/2014 9:02:08 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/24/2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    In the truest spirit of Christmas, I wish you peace and the gift of the Saviour. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." ~ Luke 2:14. May God have mercy on fallen man.
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, JIM ROBINSON

    12/24/2014 7:08:27 AM PST · by knarf · 58 replies
    American consciousness ^ | December 24, 2014 | knarf and a slew o' others
    The gift of knowledge, given freely to each other BY each other, because you had the idea that this communication should be free, has made it possible for thousands of people to acquire the understanding and develop the determination to actually take part in being an American, and THAT became the thread to the fabric we've woven and present you with this scarf (which you'll never wear, because you live in Califotnia ... so we won't knit and send it)
  • 5-year-old Michigan girls donate hair for children with cancer

    12/22/2014 2:13:08 PM PST · by workerbee · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/22/14
    A trio of 5-year-olds in Michigan is teaming up to help children with cancer this holiday season by donating their hair. Ava, Sari and Jenna, all friends who live in the Keego Harbor, Mich. area, went to get their locks chopped for charity without any coaxing from their parents.
  • Flashback: Muslim Cleric Says Merry Christmas Greeting Worse Than 'Killing Someone

    12/16/2014 1:28:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Penny Starr
    A video from 2011 is making the rounds again on social media just in time for the Christmas season. Lebanese-born cleric Abu Musaab Wajdi Akkari declares in the video posted on The Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project website that the Merry Christmas greeting is worse than fornication, and drinking alcohol and killing someone. You cannot say Merry Christmas, not even if an alien came and he told you you cannot even say it to him and say: Hes just an alien, Akkari says in the video, first posted on Nov. 6, 2011. "Im never going to...
  • Does a Wreath Mean Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

    12/09/2014 7:05:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Megan Turchi
    A Boston woman is asking the city of Boston to include a menorah next to the wreaths at the Boston Public Library. According to WHDH, Esther Weissman considers a wreath to be a symbol of Christmas. The wreaths are a seasonal display; they are secular symbols and do not represent any religion, the Boston Public Library said in a statement to CBS Boston. Weissman thinks otherwise. If this is a city of inclusion and diversity and fairness for everybody, then it seems like an easy thing to do, Weissman told WHDH.
  • No One Goes Away From Jesus Unchanged, As Seen on TV

    12/29/2012 1:37:50 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 28, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is a Coca Cola commercial from about five years ago that takes up the Christmas theme of the star of Christmas.Let us review the impact that Star of Christmas had on the wise men, the Magi. The star moved them to seek meaning outside themselves. It made them look out and up.The star called them beyond what was familiar in their own country and world and expanded their horizons toward Christ and His kingdom.The star summoned them to seek Christ, and when they found him, to worship him.The Star drew them to be generous to a poor...
  • The Humility that Heals A Homily for Christmas

    12/25/2013 4:57:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/24/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I. The Paradox of this Night - In a way, we are too familiar with the Christmas story, and so many of its strange paradoxes and stunning absurdities fail to shock and amaze us. And yet it does not take long to consider that no human being would ever craft this sort of entrance of God into our world. Surely we would envision Gods entrance in Cecil B. DeMille proportions. (DeMille was producer of The Ten Commandments and other classic Hollywood Epics, in case Im showing my age). Yes, there would be grand sets, a cast of thousands, palaces, trumpets,...
  • Girl, 13, writes letter asking for Longview nativity scene

    12/11/2012 10:04:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    KATU News ^ | Dec 10, 2012 | Joe English
    LONGVIEW, Wash. – Breyanna Lea Siebert noticed something was missing when she looked at the Christmas decorations in Longview this year.  The nativity scene was gone from R A Long Square.  “Don’t get me wrong. I love snowmen, candy canes, snowflakes and all kinds of Christmassy things,” said Siebert.A nativity scene, Siebert’s favorite Christmas decoration, had been a part of the park decorations as long as she could remember. So the 13-year-old wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper to let everyone know how she felt about this year’s omission.  “It would be nice if everybody...
  • CARSON: The feeling behind Merry Christmas--A wish of good cheer is not meant to offend

    12/25/2013 12:13:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent. Christmas carols were sung, presents were exchanged and food was consumed in a partylike atmosphere. There were very few people stoking the fires of sensitivity or trying to make everyone feel different. Theres nothing wrong with diversity, but there is also nothing wrong with unity and enjoying overarching fun and good will. When someone said Merry Christmas, it was regarded as a salutation of good...
  • Letter From Afghanistan

    12/25/2013 7:48:31 AM PST · by concretebob · 9 replies
    Susan Katz Keating ^ | 12/25/2013 | Chad Longell
    Some of you may not know that Cooking With the Troops has a deeply personal stake in this war. Our own President, otherwise known as Dear Chadwick, is deployed to Afghanistan. Tonight Chad sent a note from the front. I share it here, with his permission. Take it away, Chad: My dearest friends and family, Greetings from Afghanistan! I want to wish you all a blessed and joy filled Merry Christmas!!! Tonight we celebrate the night where hope gave birth to faith! I will never forget my first Christmas away from home. It was Baghdad 2009, where the main hall...
  • Merry Christmas to FR!

    12/25/2013 10:29:53 AM PST · by stansblugrassgrl · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/20/2013 | Karmann Powell
    I post occasionally, but mostly lurk, enjoying the variety of articles and comments Free Republic offers. Below is a link to a song my band and I recorded. It is the way we have honored our Lord this season. With music. Merry Christmas and may be have a happy, free New Year.
  • A Different Christmas Music Channel

    12/25/2013 11:03:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies
    MPL Radio ^ | Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | Kristinn
    For those tired of hearing the same Christmas songs by the same artists over and over again I have a suggestion.Paul McCartney's music publishing company maintains a free multi-channel online radio that features Christmas music by many artists performing traditional and not-so-traditional songs. What they have in common is the publishing rights are owned by MPL Communications and are offered for licensing with the click of a button.Clicking the source link should take you directly to the Happy Holidays station. Other stations available are the Macca Mix (McCartney solo catalogue), 30s Hits, Rock Classics and Bert Berns. In the past...
  • VA hospital refuses to accept 'Merry Christmas' cards

    12/24/2013 8:10:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/13 | Todd Starnes
    Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with. Id like them to know theyve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you, Gracie told MyFoxDFW.com. Gracies card read, Merry Christmas. Thank you for your service. It also included an American flag. But the bedridden veterans at the...
  • For some troops, a holiday-dinner-in-a-box

    12/24/2013 10:16:21 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 23 , 2013 | Olivier Knox
    For the American servicemen and women on the front lines those who will be spending the winter at remote outposts or on patrol in places like Afghanistan home for the holidays is just a dream. Thats why a special military lab has stepped up to give them a little taste of home: A holiday dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet-potato casserole, and green beans. Hot sauce? That too.
  • Christmas

    12/24/2013 5:41:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Holy Bible(KJV) | G*D
    Matthew 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3 and Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 and Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5 and Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6 and Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of...