Sunday, December 14, 2008

do you know what i know?

traditions are something that we've made a point to set out & accomplish over the past several years & christmas is a perfect time to surround with tradition...

so while you're getting ready for christmas day, are you minding the little things along the way? one of the traditions we have is to get out the "christmas movies" to watch throughout the month.

a short list of the ones we watch are:

a christmas carol (we have the version with george c. scott cause that's my personal favorite)

elf (cause it's sooo funny, i love will farrell probably a bit more than i should)

home alone (this is a favorite of the boys')

white christmas (my all-time favorite that as of yet, the boys find sappy)

polar express

family man (if you haven't seen it, you should)

a charlie brown christmas (there's something about the dancing & when snoopy kisses lucy...we're all rollin'!)

the santa clause (tim allen is just plain good in it)

it's a wonderful life (we've yet to buy this one, but it's hard to miss it on network tv)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

the month before christmas

i thought i'd pass on this piece that my hubby was nice enough to forward to me a few days ago...normally i have a policy not to forward stuff on, but i thought that this was so true & fitting for today that i thought there might be a few of you out there who could appreciate this sentiment this season & every day for that matter...

"Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a 'Holiday'.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was nowhere to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS , not Happy Holiday!"

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