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  • Silent Night Happy New Year 2017

    12/28/2016 5:26:46 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 12/28/2016 | Revski
    This video instrumental, Christmas at 2016, has a 2017 New Year greeting at end. The mandolin instrumental is covered by, Revski - o7jimmy.
  • Fake News: BuzzFeed, CNN Promote Claim That RNC Called Trump–Not Jesus–’New King’

    12/25/2016 8:55:10 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/16 | LEE STRANAHAN
    The latest example of “fake news” is the wild misrepresentation of a message from the Republican National Committee that caused a Christmas day frenzy as the establishment media and bitter online leftists pushed the theory that a reference to a “new King” in a paragraph talking about Jesus was an allusion to Donald Trump. {..snip..}
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Merry Christmas 2016 ~ 25 December 2016

    12/24/2016 5:05:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 120 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Elves
    For Unto You Is Born This Day... A Savior...Christ The LordMerry CHRISTmas, Troops!! LUKE 2:1-20 King James Version (KJV) 1..And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2..(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3..And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4..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...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO=> DONALD TRUMP WILDLY CHEERED at Christmas Eve Church Service

    12/25/2016 7:11:07 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 25 Dec 16 | Kristinn Taylor
    President-elect Donald Trump was applauded and cheered by parishioners as he and his wife arrived for a Christmas Eve service around 10:30 p.m. EST at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida according to reports. The church was the site of Trump’s 2005 wedding to soon to be First Lady Melania Trump. “ Florida parishioners cheer for Trump tonight as he arrives for Christmas Eve mass pic.twitter.com/WF08gtF5OM — Chris Snyder (@ChrisSnyderFox) December 25, 2016 “Florida parishioners cheer for Trump tonight as he arrives for Christmas Eve mass” The pool report was posted to Twitter by Time’s Zeke Miller: “...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7-11 PM Eastern

    12/25/2016 2:45:26 PM PST · by WXRGina · 12 replies
    WAMU ^ | December 25, 2016 | Murray Horowitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 December 2016

    12/25/2016 5:08:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 71 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 December 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    Merry Christmas! Dec 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Newt Gingrich, former House speaker; Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Analysts and journalists discuss Trump's presidential run and his policy positions.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Analysts and journalists look ahead to 2017.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pre-empted.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pre-empted.
  • Social media erupts over GOP statement about 'new King'

    12/25/2016 12:06:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/25/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    A Christmas statement released Sunday by the Republican National Committee (RNC) drew outrage among opponents on Twitter who objected to talk of a "new King." ADVERTISEMENT “Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind," RNC chairman Reince Priebus and co-chair Sharon Day said in the statement. "Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a...
  • Trump, fist raised, wishes all a Merry Christmas

    12/25/2016 10:58:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | December 25, 2016 | Gregg Birnbaum and Kevin Liptak
    President-elect Donald Trump wished the world a Merry Christmas on Sunday -- on Twitter, of course. Trump tweeted out a #MerryChristmas photo of him with his right hand raised in a fist and a Christmas tree in the background behind him.
  • Standing Ovation for President-Elect Trump During Christmas Eve Services

    12/25/2016 11:39:04 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 25, 2016 | Sundance
    Trump and his wife Melania and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies made the trip from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which sits about 400 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. They received a standing ovation from the congregation when they arrived.
  • Donald Trump's Christmas Dog Whistle

    12/25/2016 9:38:51 AM PST · by Kenny · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 25, 2016 | Peggy Ryan
    I loved President-Elect Trump's recent thank you rallies – decorated Christmas trees, a red "Merry Christmas" sign on his podium, and the way Trump himself wasted no time wishing his supporters a merry Christmas. The Christmas plank of Trump's campaign was one of the first things that drew me to him.  How shallow of me, right?  ISIS is chopping off heads, our economy's circling the drain, Obamacare's imploding, and I'm worried about a holiday greeting. But Trump's promise to bring back "Merry Christmas" has a much deeper message for Christians.  In politics, this kind of targeted message is known as...
  • Merry Christmas from the Family

    12/25/2016 11:16:40 AM PST · by BBell · 4 replies
    Robert Earl Keene's Merry Christmas from the Family
  • Trump means a blue Christmas for Hollywood

    12/25/2016 7:34:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 98 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Mourning in Hollywood was at its zenith, however, when it became clear on Election Day that Trump was poised to emerge as the unexpected victor. "Gonna cry my false eye lashes off tonight," pop singer and Clinton supporter Katy Perry wrote on Twitter the night of the election, as the results rolled in. "World will never be the same," singer Cher, who had campaigned for Hillary, also wrote on Twitter the night of the election. "I feel Sad for the young." She included images of a toilet and feces to represent Trump. . . . In October, before the election,...
  • why there is no (!) trumpet christmas ...

    12/25/2016 6:51:47 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 13 replies
    My annual posting of one of the funniest things I've ever heard.why there is no (!) trumpet christmas ...
  • Merry Christmas Free Republic

    12/25/2016 4:14:04 AM PST · by xzins · 115 replies
    Personal ^ | Personal | Xzins
    I didn't see a Merry Christmas thread, so I posted one. Merry Christmas to All. Extend your wishes to whomever on this thread. And don't forget Church on this Holy Day! ***Luke 2: 10“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”***
  • What is you favorite Christmas movie

    12/24/2016 6:50:16 PM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 147 replies
    NA | Now | ME
    My wife asked me what my favorite Christmas movie is. I answered Die Hard. She was not pleased. What is yours?
  • Silent Night

    12/24/2016 9:06:04 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 12/25/2016 | Revski
    Instrumental video of Christmas, the real reason for the season, is Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day and the all mighty, the Father of creation gave all power to His son Jesus, our Lord and Savior. The mandolin is played be me, o7jimmy.
  • 2016 NORAD Santa Tracker LIVE STREAM

    12/24/2016 7:01:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    wowk ^ | December 24, 2016 | wowk
    2016 NORAD Santa Tracker LIVE STREAM NORAD has been tracking Santa on his Christmas Eve deliveries since 1955 after Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted the telephone number to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the children were put through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline."
  • MST3K - Patrick Swayze Christmas

    12/24/2016 1:39:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    The Crypt of Sir Graves Ghastly/youtube ^ | Uploaded on Dec 24, 2005 | MST3K
    MST3K - Patrick Swayze Christmas
  • Merry Christmas - A Time to Receive

    12/24/2016 12:01:04 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 9 replies
    Christmas is actually about receiving – receiving the amazing gift of Jesus Christ from God who loves to give. We bring joy to God’s heart when we take, take, and take some more from Jesus. Our taking from Jesus is actually food and refreshment for Jesus. The story of the woman at the well begins with, “Jesus being wearied from His journey, sat by the well” (John 4:5). Jesus said to the woman there, “Give Me a drink” (v.7). But then he tells the woman, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you,...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Prefer 'Merry Christmas' to 'Happy Holidays'

    12/24/2016 9:02:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2016 | 12:46 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    According to a recent survey, Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays” by 20 percentage points. The Marist poll was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, who released the findings on Thursday. Among the 1,005 adults surveyed, nearly six in 10 (57 percent) said they prefer “Merry Christmas,” and fewer than four in 10 (37 percent) preferred “Happy Holidays.” “The vast majority of Americans celebrate Christmas and prefer ‘Merry Christmas’ to a generic greeting,” said Knights CEO Carl Anderson of the results. “Celebrating Christmas is a reminder that Christ came into the world out of love for us and to...
  • Weekly Update: Merry Christmas!

    12/23/2016 4:41:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 23, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Christmas Message 2016 Christmas 2016 finds us in many ways a divided nation. We have just come through an unusually contentious election. And, in fact, many consider the past eight years to have been some of the most divisive in American history. So, at a time like this, it may be best to step back from the events and issues that divide us and focus our hearts and minds on the uncommon bonds that unite us. As we do, I am reminded of one of my favorite stories from Christmas past… A story that proves anew that...
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    12/23/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by NFHale · 39 replies
    Ol' Blue Eyes sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"... 1957
  • Merry Christmas To All (vanity)

    12/23/2016 12:57:50 PM PST · by Godzilla · 21 replies
    Merry Christmas to all you Freepers out there. MAGA
  • Fireplace on Netflix

    12/23/2016 12:48:24 PM PST · by Semper911 · 12 replies
    Pro tip for Netflix users: there is a "movie" called Fireplace and Melodies for the Holidays. It runs 2 hours with Christmas music (instrumental, mostly piano). The crackling fire can also be heard in the sound track. For those of us without a fireplace, it's nice to have on during Christmas festivities.
  • President Elect Trump Releases Christmas Greeting Received From Vladimir Putin

    12/23/2016 11:46:08 AM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 23, 2016 | Sundance
    Earlier today “his excellency” President-Elect Donald Trump released the copy of a Christmas Greeting letter sent from Russian President Vladimir Putin.   It would appear PEOTUS is having a little fun poking the media with the bear
  • Liberals Are Coming To Christmas Dinner: A Survival Guide

    12/22/2016 9:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    As society continues to infantilize adults and indulge liberal’s weepy, self-indulgent grief over losing the presidency to Donald Trump, a new phenomenon has emerged – Democrats advising other Democrats about how to deal with Republican family members at holiday dinners. They emerged before Thanksgiving, with tolerant progressives still weeping at their lost opportunity to rub Hillary Clinton’s pending inauguration in the faces of their conservative relatives. A month later, nothing has changed.Perpetually stuck in the second stage of grief, liberals are carrying their hatred into Christmas. After reading one of these delicate snowflakes’ letter to an advice columnist on how...
  • Trump win emboldens Christmas display proponents — much to atheists’ chagrin

    12/20/2016 8:51:02 PM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad joined Christian leaders and residents at an event last week to celebrate the first ever display of a traditional Nativity scene inside the state Capitol in Des Moines. Five days later, members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation were on hand to install a secular display of their own — a metal cutout featuring the Founding Fathers and the Statue of Liberty gazing down at a manger holding the Bill of Rights.
  • The Twelve Trips To Wal Mart

    12/21/2016 4:40:24 AM PST · by knarf · 8 replies
    FB ^ | December 21, 2016 | The Lindsey Family
    Just enjoy !Merry Christmas
  • Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”

    12/19/2016 5:39:51 AM PST · by navysealdad · 11 replies
    Singer, Songwriter & Producer Dana Kamide created this masterpiece Christmas parody that will have you rolling in laughter and fully in the Christmas spirit!
  • Tiffany, Hermes, Rolex: Teachers are getting ‘ridiculous’ gifts from one-percent parents

    12/18/2016 7:54:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2016 | By Doree Lewak
    New York City’s teachers might make a paltry salary, but the perks are grade A. One-percent parents lavish their offspring’s educators with cash tips and over-the-top gifts for the holidays to show their appreciation — and maybe get some special treatment for Junior.
  • Photos: 44,000 volunteers brave icy weather to lay wreaths for veterans

    12/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 26 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 17, 2016 4:48 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    ARLINGTON, Va. — More than 44,000 volunteers turned out even in the icy, cold and rainy weather to carefully lay 245,000 remembrance wreaths at t Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, as part of “Wreaths Across America.” It was the 25th year that wreaths have been placed at Arlington National Cemetery. The theme for this year’s event was #SayTheirNames. The wreaths are placed at grave sites nationwide to honor and remember fallen veterans and their service. After placing a wreath, volunteers are encouraged to take time to read the headstone, to honor the memory of that fallen hero and to say...
  • A 'Festivus for the Rest of Us': Tips all-inclusive, multicultural holiday party at the office

    12/15/2016 7:49:04 AM PST · by b4its2late · 39 replies
    Texas Woman’s University ^ | 11/21/16 | Anna Ryan
    When planning December office parties that coincide with the Christmas season, it is a challenge for event organizers to make celebrations "all-inclusive." Many employers may wish to offer a traditional Christmas or holiday party if they know this approach makes sense for their employees and their organization, notes Mark Kessler, Ph.D., professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University. However, not all faith traditions have holidays in December, and not everyone identifies with a particular faith tradition. With this in mind, professor Kessler offers two approaches for those who want to make all employees feel included during...
  • Trump: ‘We Are Going to Say Merry Christmas Again’

    12/14/2016 5:06:05 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2016 | Jeff Poor
    “So when I started 18 months ago, I told my first crowd in Wisconsin that we are going to come back here someday and we are going to say merry Christmas again,” Trump said. “Merry Christmas — so, merry Christmas everyone. Happy New Year, but Merry Christmas. And I am here today for one main reason: to say thank you to the people of Wisconsin.”
  • Teen Chick-fil-A worker who was pictured working in a neck brace and arm sling ...

    12/14/2016 4:20:55 AM PST · by RummyChick · 73 replies
    dailymail ^ | 12/14 | crane
    A teenage Chick-fil-A employee went to work in a neck brace and arm sling after being injured in a car crash because he needed money to help feed the homeless and he didn't want to let his colleagues down. Jakeem Tyler was pictured serving customers at a Chick-fil-A in Avon, Indiana last week. His left arm was in a sling and he was wearing a neck brace as he counted out change from behind the counter. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4031842/Teen-Chick-fil-employee-keeps-working-neck-brace-arm-sling-injured-car-accident.html#ixzz4SoYBs5jU Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Your favorite Christmas album? Mine's Ray Conniff

    12/07/2016 8:50:51 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 66 replies
    Dec 7 2016 | WilliamIII
    All the great songs with a warm sound. Those were the days http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas-ray-conniff/79611?ean=0074640869228&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core+Shopping+Media_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP973&k_clickid=3x973
  • Just hung up on by screener at Mike Gallagher show

    12/06/2016 9:47:49 AM PST · by EinNYC · 227 replies
    970 AM radio | 12/6/16 | Me, myself, & I
    The talk show host Mike Gallagher is currently discussing how outraged he was when a woman corrected his "Merry Christmas" greeting to her, telling him she "would prefer a 'Happy Holidays' greeting". I also prefer a "Happy Holidays" greeting because his original greeting would not be appropriate to me. I called the show to tell the call screener this (I NEVER call in to radio shows!). I was very respectful and told the call screener that I didn't even need to go on the air, but just wanted to get my opinion across. She took my name. As soon as...
  • Christmas is not Pagan or ‘Holiday’

    12/05/2016 6:25:01 PM PST · by WXRGina · 27 replies
    World News Bureau ^ | December 5, 2016 | Gina Miller
    Each year around this time, in Facebook posts and elsewhere, we are certain to be lectured by well-meaning Christians on the "sinfulness" of celebrating Christmas. Their arguments can be persuasive. "In the Bible, God never told us to celebrate Christmas," they say. "Christmas has its roots in paganism," they say. So that must mean we're just dupes celebrating a pagan ritual when we ignorantly think we're gratefully celebrating the birth of Jesus. Who wants to celebrate what God never told us to celebrate and which supposedly has its roots in paganism? Not me! But are those things really true? While...
  • America, you were warned: Big holiday party cancelled, fashion industry in crisis mode [tr]

    12/04/2016 5:54:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    twitter via Twitchy ^ | December 3, 2016 | Brett T.
    America, you were warned: Big holiday party cancelled, fashion industry in crisis mode after Trump victory the annual holiday party for the fashion industry hosted by publicist James La Force and his husband, writer Stephen Henderson, has been cancelled. . . . The L.A. Times reports that the couple had custom invitations printed in advance with the assumption that Hillary Clinton would be president and the national mood would be jolly. Alas, no one feels like partying, so the invitations were sent out with not only a cancellation notice inside, but a note saying that the party budget would be...
  • It's the most wonderful time in 8 years

    12/02/2016 6:05:13 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Dana Kamide
    This thing is hilarious and true true true!!!
  • Mall of America Hosts First Black Santa

    12/02/2016 4:48:57 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jamie WHITE
    For the first time ever, the Mall of America is hosting an African-American Santa. Santa's real name is Larry Jefferson, and he hails from Texas. (Don't let your kids read this.) "It's no big deal, I'm still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color," Jefferson told CNN affiliate WCCO. Jefferson will spend four days taking pictures with families and listening to Christmas wishes, by appointment only. "We are looking to have a Santa for everyone," Santa Experience owner Landon Luther told WCCO. Luther met Jefferson at the Santa Convention in Missouri over the summer, and out of...
  • Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”

    12/02/2016 1:54:01 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Dana Kamide
    Goodbye Obama! Songwriter Dana Kamide performs vocals on This wonderful, hilarious Christmas song parody which says it all! - - Based on the song Andy Williams made popular in the 60's... This version also parodies the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" When George Baily begs God (through his guardian angel Clarence) to let him live again... This time he begs God to help Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" Hillary makes an appearance as the Abominable Snowman in the end... Singer, songwriter and Entertainer Dana Kamide wrote the lyrics and performed the lead vocals and produced the video. Democrats got...
  • Christmas Video: The Most Wonderful Time In 8 Years

    12/01/2016 5:44:26 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/01/16
    A new Christmas Classic. Enjoy! The Most Wonderful Time In 8 Years.
  • CHRISTMAS FILMS PAST AND PRESENT

    11/16/2016 1:29:21 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 51 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/16/2016 | Bill Donohue
    The corruption of American culture is evident in many ways, but few markers are more telling than the way Hollywood entertains us at Christmastime. It was 70 years ago when “It’s a Wonderful Life” was released. NBC describes it as “a holiday classic and remains the movie people associate with Christmas more than any other. Frank Capra’s definitive film is a tearjerker that proves that, even in our darkest hours, the human spirit can and will rise triumphant.” Today, we are being treated to obscene lyrics, raw sex, misogyny, and violence. Not one of the four Christmas-themed films released this...
  • 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...