Category Archives: Christmas

Robbed of a Robe

This week, a few weeks before Christmas, we are discussing the favorite gifts that we have given. The idea was mine. When we make schedules here at 4F, 1H, we split it into three-month blocks so that we each take … Continue reading

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Gifts are for Giving

This week’s holiday topic: Choosing gifts for others, and a favorite gift that I’ve given. Growing up in a small family, Christmases were generally quiet. Most of our relatives overseas don’t really celebrate the holiday, so there weren’t many gifts … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Lucie Ulrich and The Starlight Inn

It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite holiday. In beween all the hustle and bustle, I spend time reading Christmas stories.  This past weekend I spent a lovely afternoon reading Lucie Ulrich’s new Christmas novella, The Starlight Inn. Since this is … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

This week we are asked if we have ever taken part in a holiday celebration that was totally new to us and my answer is, “Gee, no”. I know people from all over the world. I have people that I … Continue reading

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Fall Down,Lights Up

The question this week is “When do we decorate for Christmas?” The answer: After Thanksgiving weekend, and not a day before. A regional radio station starts playing all-Christmas music before Halloween. I suppose they are trying to get retail audiences, … Continue reading

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Decking the Halls

One of our foxes asked, “How early do you decorate for the holidays?” Since I’ve always worked on a school schedule, and since I stay away from stores as much as possible, I start my Christmas preparations the day after … Continue reading

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