Category Archives: Christmas

The Dickens, I Say!

This is not a ‘review’ week, but this one won’t wait. It’s about a story that all of you know, one that I thought that I did in its entirety. I also thought that I had read the complete story, … Continue reading

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Spirits of Christmas Past

The two best Christmas gifts we ever received??? This is a hard one. As I said last week, my mother made my early childhood Christmases magical. Aside from the inevitable doll, nothing really stands out. I remember each of the … Continue reading

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Two Favorite Gifts at Christmas

Well, Let Me Qualify That By Jeff Salter Topic: What are the two best Christmas presents you ever received? Gosh, folks, I’ve strained my brain on this topic. For one thing, we’ve covered this general territory (here at 4F1H) in … Continue reading

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Christmas, Once Again

“How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” Ch-ch-ch-changes! My mother decorated early. We always got a huge Christmas tree, one carefully selected and as close to prefect as possible. Seriously, my generally tight-fisted, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” [AS] This topic had me scratching my head. My family enjoys celebrating holidays together, but we honestly don’t prepare for them together. … Continue reading

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We Need a Little Christmas, Right This Very Minute

(I may have said all of this before, but for once, I am not taking time to check. Bear with me.) I was always opposed to Christmas decorations and Christmas music before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving, but in the last … Continue reading

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T’was the Month Before Christmas…

Topic this week:Do you have a favorite Christmas holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season? We’ve covered holiday movies in the recent past, but I am game! Yes, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Films

And “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out” is at the Top By Jeff Salter Topic: Do you have a favorite Christmas / holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas / holiday themed books / movies … Continue reading

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Holiday Favorites

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Do you have a favorite Christmas/holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season?”  I’ve mentioned before that I watch very few movies, so we’ll start … Continue reading

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Carefree

  This week it was asked: What is your fondest childhood memory?  It is very funny that just  last week thoughts occurred to me of lazy summer days and sometimes how carefree my life was. It wasn’t all the time. … Continue reading

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