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  • 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 God’s entrance in Cecil B. DeMille proportions.  (DeMille was producer of “The Ten Commandments” and other classic Hollywood Epics, in case I’m 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. There’s 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 · 13 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 · 70 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.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told MyFoxDFW.com. Gracie’s 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. That’s 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...
  • A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (Live from Cambridge England - 7AM Pacific Time)

    12/24/2013 6:00:27 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    All Classical 89.9 ^ | 12/24/2013 | n/a
    Once again, All Classical broadcasts A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, recorded in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. The worship service was first introduced in 1918 and is broadcast to millions around the world. Tune in promptly so you don’t miss the opening carol, Once in Royal David’s City. The program airs at 7 a.m. Pacific, 10 a.m. Eastern on December 24.
  • Christmas Medley

    12/23/2013 9:03:47 PM PST · by Bronzy · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | 2656music2656
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oW44aeioio
  • Merry CHRISTmas to all on Free Republic!!

    12/21/2013 4:53:28 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 203 replies
    O Holy Night - Josh Groban - YouTube Video ^ | Annual Christmas thread by Billie and Brad's Gramma
  • Buy the kids guns for Christmas!

    12/19/2013 5:53:45 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/19/2013 | Ted Nugent
    With the Christmas shopping orgy well under way, never forget that the ultimate gifts that keep on giving throughout life for young and old are guns. For the young boys and girls, cap guns and holsters, nerf guns, toy bows and arrows with the suction cup arrows and other assorted toy guns and associated accessories are the obvious choice. Whatever you do, don’t forget to teach your rootin’ tootin’ boys and girls how to quick draw their cap guns and how to twirl them on one finger Roy Rogers style.
  • Santa Or ‘Krampus’? Murrieta Christmas Display Sparks Complaints

    12/17/2013 1:33:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 17, 2013 12:02 PM
    MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — It’s the time of the year when Christmas decorations adorn houses for blocks in communities throughout the Southland. But one entry in the Annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest in Murrieta that features a mythical creature from European folklore has sparked complaints from residents. The house in the 37000 block of Floral Creek Circle features a large handcrafted Krampus, who is sometimes referred to as “evil Santa” or the “Christmas devil” and dates back to pre-Christian Germanic traditions. With a doll on its back and a broomstick in its hand, the clawed black creature is perched on the...
  • What the Government Got You This Year (in Pictures)

    12/18/2013 5:13:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Hertigage Foundation ^ | 12/18/2013 | Amy Payne and Kelsey Harris
    Today, the Senate is set to pass the new U.S. budget deal in all its spend-tastic glory. Lawmakers have hemmed and hawed about making any cuts to spending, despite countless examples of ridiculous decisions that have wasted taxpayers’ money. So it’s timely that the office of Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released its 2013 “Wastebook” yesterday, listing 100 examples it deems wasteful spending this year. In our infographic below, we’ve picked just a few of the highlights of your tax dollars at work.
  • Your Congressman Can Now Wish You a Merry Christmas

    12/05/2013 6:04:24 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 4, 2013
    War on Christmas? Not in the House, where members can now include holiday greetings in their constituent communications. This is a reversal of previous policy, in which "any form of a holiday greeting was banned," House Administration Committee Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich.,
  • Palin to visit MOA to sign new book, which promotes saying 'Merry Christmas!'

    11/20/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/20/13 | PAUL WALSH
    The GOP’s 2008 nominee for vice president will be at the Mall of America on Friday signing copies of her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of America.”
  • GAP delivers early Christmas present to pro-family group

    11/14/2013 11:04:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | Friday, November 08, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    A major U.S. retailer has decided to have a heart for Christmas after a five-year campaign by the American Family Association.About eight years ago, roughly 80 percent of the nation's retailers ignored the theme of Christmas in their stores and in advertising, choosing instead to use the politically correct terms "Happy Holidays" or "Holiday Sales." According to Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association, while there has been a major turnaround among the companies, there have been some holdouts."One particularly is GAP, which owns the GAP stores and Old Navy stores all across the nation," he...
  • Texas Passes 'Merry Christmas' Bill to Protect Holidays from Political Correctness

    05/26/2013 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies
    Breibart ^ | 05.25.13 | Dr. Susan Berry
      State lawmakers in Texas have passed legislation that permits public schools to display nativity scenes, menorahs, or Christmas trees, and allows students and school district staff to use greetings such as, “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and “Happy Holidays.” According to Fox News in Austin, the legislation (HB 308), introduced by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and dubbed “The Merry Christmas Bill,” received overwhelming approval in the state house, by a margin of 145-2, and was passed unanimously in the state senate, 29-0. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his signature. “I was a...
  • Merry Christmas, everyone!!

    12/25/2012 11:41:27 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Christmas Day 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our FReeper FRiends!! God bless, Jim, Sheila, John and Chris
  • 2012: The Reason for the Season

    12/24/2012 9:06:22 PM PST · by jimjohn · 29 replies
    The Holy Bible | As it is Written
    Luke 2:1-21 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was,...
  • Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?

    12/24/2012 5:43:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    MentalFloss ^ | 12-24-2012 | Matt Soniak
    December 24, 2012 Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa? Matt Soniak On December 24, 1955, the red telephone at the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado began ringing.The red phone meant it was either the Pentagon or CONAD commander in chief General Earle Partridge on the other end, and their reason for calling would probably not be pleasant.U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, director of operations at the center, rushed over to the phone and grabbed it.“Yes Sir, this is Colonel Shoup,” he barked.Nothing but silence in response.“Sir?” This is Colonel Shoup,” he said.Silence again.“Sir?...
  • The Unholy War on Christmas

    12/24/2012 11:33:08 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 24, 2012 | JP
    My company, a major metropolitan newspaper, used to host an annual Christmas party for employees. But, this year, the paper broke with tradition, hosting instead a “holiday party,” so as not to offend the sensibilities of those that do not believe Christ the Son of the God. Well, I respect the Constitutionally-protected right of every American to practice a religion other than Christianity, the faith of this nation’s founders. Or to practice no religion whatsoever (which I suspect of many, if not most of my journalistic peers). What I find objectionable, though, is the insistence of non-Christians that the holiday...
  • DC CHAPTER CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012

    12/22/2012 5:09:31 PM PST · by trooprally · 41 replies
    The DC Chapter held its Christmas Party on Saturday, December 17. The day started out with our weekly Saturday morning Support the Troop Rally in Olney. Weather was great - in the upper 40s. We had 8 FReepers and Legionnaires in attendance. We then gathered at Lurker Bill’s for the party. This is Lurker Bill and Paula’s 3rd year hosting the Chapter’s Christmas Party. And they were ready for us. This year they were so well organized that they did not have to rush around. They were able to enjoy themselves. We had 25 FReepers and spouses in attendance. We...
  • Rush LImbaugh Show,"MERRY CHRISTMAS!",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WABC AM,EST December 21,2012

    12/21/2012 7:16:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 21,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • Merry CHRISTmas, Freepers!!

    12/05/2012 7:25:46 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 327 replies
    The Bible | 12-5-12 | God's Word
  • How The Soviets Eliminated Christmas - And, America Is Right On Track Doing The Same

    12/06/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by joeclarke · 23 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    The carton below is from Soviet Communist Russian times. You can see how the capitalist system is depicted as slavery - the opposite of how communism works, IE., free money, multiplied and returned to the worker - in the right frame. Tell me Obama does not think differently. And, as many Americans kill off Christmas as the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so the Soviets replaced Saint Nick with "Father Frost" - a man who gives out presents because he is a generous communist. From Wikipedia Ded Moroz "Following the Russian Revolution, Christmas traditions were actively discouraged because they...
  • 68% Prefer 'Merry Christmas' Over 'Happy Holidays'

    11/29/2012 6:48:14 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 27, 2012
    Most Americans still prefer signs in stores that say “Merry Christmas” rather than ones with “Happy Holidays.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American Adults prefer Merry Christmas. Just 23% like Happy Holidays instead.
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Don’t Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale… Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…Shots fired outside WALMART…Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…Customers run over in parking lot… [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise…Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…VIDEO: Insane battle over phones… [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...
  • Merry Christmas!

    12/25/2011 2:44:05 AM PST · by mkmensinger · 22 replies
    Vanity
    Merry Christmas to all my fellow Freepers. May the new year bring you good health and peace of mind (especially next November!).
  • One hundred thousand people wanted to fb "Like" Newt Gingrich onto the Virginia ballot

    12/24/2011 7:49:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies · 1+ views
    facebook page ^ | Dec 24, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    I just started a new facebook page as a place for grassroots conservatives to urge Virginia to allow the leading Republican contender for the presidency onto the Virginia ballot. Gingrich is the Republican leader nationwide and in Virginia! It's absolutely ludicrous, if not criminal, for Virginia to deny the conservative base and tea party favorite a spot on the ballot while they promote their elite ruling class RINO! Do not allow Virginia to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of conservative grassroots voters who would mark their ballots for Newt Gingrich! Adding insult to injury, they don't even allow write-ins on their...
  • Merry CHRISTmas to all FReepers

    12/24/2011 2:04:48 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 54 replies · 1+ views
    my good wishes for all of you | me
    As we come to the end of another year, please take a moment and reflect on what is truly important in our lives, and what we have to be ever so thankful for.Thanks for all the great people on Free Republic.Thanks for the people trying to restore America to its' greatness, with the blessings of God.Thanks to our Saviour, who gives meaning to our lives, and an eternal home after this one has long disappeared.
  • A white house Christmas

    12/24/2011 8:19:51 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    U Tube ^ | 12/24/2011 | georgebifidel
    Merry Christmas Freepers
  • Human Christmas Tree at Staten Island Ferry Terminal(Christmas Decorations banned)

    12/23/2011 7:55:43 PM PST · by FreeReign · 8 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | Dec. 23 2011 | My Fox NY
    MYFOXNY.COM - Christmas trees and other decorations aren't allowed on display in the Staten Island ferry terminal this year because the city didn't want to deal with the prospect of lawsuits. But one Staten Island resident and self-described activist and artist decided to make a statement and bring a tree and put it on display. But to do that, he had to become the tree. Scott Lobaido dressed up like a Christmas tree and brought smiles and laughs to people's faces on Friday at the St. George terminal.
  • (vanity) Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!

    12/23/2011 3:58:29 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies · 1+ views
    12/23/11
    Being Jewish I an not offended by all the Christmas cheer. To me it means in spite of all the serious problems out there, there is hope. And we can respect each other's religious and spiritual viewpoints and air and share, debate and argue our opinions WITHOUT any help from the ACLU, People for the American Way and esp. the gov't. So a heartfelt MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Hannukah to the staff at Free Republic and to all my FReinds here! Yes, even the trolls, lurkers and site pests, in the hope that they one day wise up and learn...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-23-11

    12/23/2011 2:54:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-23-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • By 2-to-1 Margin, Americans Prefer 'Merry Christmas' Over 'Happy Holidays'

    12/23/2011 1:04:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 12.22.11 | Pete Winn
    Americans overwhelmingly prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” greeting over the “Happy Holidays” that some stores and businesses require their employees to utilize at this time of year.  A new Marist Poll of 1,026 adults nationwide finds that 64 percent – nearly two-thirds – think the appropriate greeting should be “Merry Christmas,” while 31 percent favored “Happy Holidays.” The sentiment was strongest in the Midwest (70 percent) -- but income level made no difference -- with the same level of support (64 percent) for those who made under $50,000 as those who made over $50,000 a year. People 45 or older...
  • U.S. House Reps. banned from wishing constituents ‘Merry Christmas’

    12/21/2011 5:57:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/20/2011 | Christine Dhanagom
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This year, the Christmas wars are coming to Capitol Hill. Members of the House of Representatives have been banned from using the phrase “Merry Christmas” in any “franked,” or taxpayer-funded, correspondence to their constituents, but have been told that “Happy Holidays” is permissible. A December 12 memo from the Franking Commission Staff reported by the Washington Examiner noted that the “Franking Manual” already bans using taxpayer-funded postage for correspondence whose sole purpose is to mark special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, births, retirements, or holidays. This year, however, members are being told...
  • Dear Santa: For Christmas Please Give Us More Economic Inequality And Less Government

    12/20/2011 4:46:49 PM PST · by billflax · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/20/2011 | Bill Flax
    At Christmas families celebrate a Savior descending to redeem fallen man. Gifts get no bigger, but for holiday fun, let’s right some nagging worldly wrongs. Without claiming to have been good, here’s my Christmas list: •More Inequality •Less Government I’d eliminate poverty too, but capitalism already has. Shepherds and stable boys fare better materially than anyone except perhaps tax collectors when Christ came. The lingering poor are primarily recent immigrants or fresh graduates only beginning to savor the fruits of market bounty; people enslaved to addictions or those Washington pays to remain perpetually destitute. Caesar continues taxing us onerously and...
  • A Soldier’s True Spirit of Christmas

    12/20/2011 3:37:28 PM PST · by BigReb555
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 20, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The year was 1919, one year after the end of World War I, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia were celebrating the Christmas Season.
  • Yes America, There is a Santa Claus

    12/20/2011 3:18:56 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 1 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | December 20, 2011 | Amy Lutz
    Yes America, There is a Santa Claus By: Amy Lutz In 1897, a young girl named Virginia wrote a letter to The New York Sun, asking if Santa Claus did in fact exist. Newsman Francis Pharcellus Church responded with a now-famous editorial entitled “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.” Virginia worried, since she had neither seen Santa Claus nor did she possess tangible proof of his existence, that the jolly man was not real. Francis Church reminded Virginia, and all of us, that seeing is not believing. We must first have faith and believe in the existence of Santa...
  • 'No Merry Christmas,' U.S. House Members Told

    12/18/2011 9:39:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Members of the House of Representatives are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent out in official mail. According to the Washington Examiner, members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be "franked," or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including "Merry Christmas," can be sent. "I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no 'Merry Christmas.' Also told cannot say 'Happy New Year' but can say 'have a happy new year'...
  • Dogs Decorating Christmas Tree - A Doggy Christmas

    12/19/2011 11:52:08 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 20, 2008 | unknown
    Enjoy! Pretty clever.
  • "Saying Merry Christmas is worse than fornication or killing someone": Islamic scholar (video)

    12/19/2011 10:24:06 AM PST · by massmike · 50 replies · 1+ views
    youtube.com ^ | 12/19/2011 | n/a
    Feel free to personally wish him Merry Christmas here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abu-Mussab-Wajdi-Akkari-Official/123179511075285
  • Merry Christmas, From Satan Claus

    12/16/2011 7:03:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 16, 2011 | MARK STEYN
    Christmas in America is a season of time-honored traditions: The sacred performance of the annual ACLU lawsuit over the presence of an insufficiently secular "holiday" tree. The ritual provocations of the atheist displays licensed by pitifully appeasing municipalities to sit between the menorah and the giant Frosty the Snowman. The familiar strains of every hack columnist's "war on Christmas" column rolling off the keyboard as easily as Richard Clayderman playing "Winter Wonderland" ... This year has been a choice year. A crucified skeleton Santa Claus was erected as part of the "holiday" display outside the Loudoun County courthouse in Virginia...
  • Alabama teachers could receive jail time for accepting Christmas gifts from students

    12/14/2011 2:42:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/2011 | Tina Korbe
    This is a prime example of the way “the few” can ruin it for “the many.” Because a few parents have sent their kids to school bearing over-the-top presents for Teacher, the State of Alabama Ethics Commission has decided that some Christmas gifts equate to bribes. A new ruling from the Commission prohibits teachers from accepting certain gifts, including gift cards, hams and turkeys. The Washington Post’s Janice D’Arcy has more: Many states and some individual schools ask that parents and teachers respect certain gift-giving guidelines, but Alabama’s law is far tougher than most. A teacher who is caught in...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-8-11

    12/08/2011 3:03:28 PM PST · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 12-8-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Merry CHRISTmas to Free Republic!!

    12/05/2011 7:52:22 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 277 replies
    Billie | December 5, 2011 | Brad's Gramma