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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

"An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests." Luke 2:9-12; 13-14

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Hopefully, there will be presents under this tree by Christmas morning.

The heavy lifting is just about over. The shopping is done. All that is left is the food preparation.

Christmas Eve is here. Every year it seems to come faster. Time to enjoy the "fruits" of all the hard labor in preparing for tonight.

Christmas Eve dinner in my family is the bigger and most sacred meal of the Christmas holiday.

A "meatless" supper is observed of fish, pierogi and other ethnic foods are prepared. My grandparents hosted this dinner for years and now my parents are the host ( I was "drafted" to help). God help you if you are late to dinner.

Whatever your holiday traditions are, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Feel free to warm yourself by the fire.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Movies

Only a few more days until Christmas. Those stressful days of cleaning up the house, rigging up the lights, baking the cookies, and all the food preparation can you drive you crazy.

A good way to unwind is to watch one of the many Christmas movies that have been made over the last twenty to sixty years.

Here is a synopsis of some of the more favorite Christmas movies now showing on cable.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

A middle aged delusional man that wants to have the perfect Christmas with his dysfunctional family. This includes his two children that keep getting recast from the previous two "Vacation" movies.

"It's A Wonderful Life"

A man from a rural town who reluctantly takes over his father's failing business and contemplates suicide when times get tough. Believes he meets a guardian angel that shows him what life would be like if he was never born. Does he survive?

"A Christmas Story"

A young boy who wants a toy gun for Christmas. Also involves a frozen flag pole, a bunny suite, and and a must be "Italian" lamp.

"A Christmas Carol" or "Scrooge"

Many versions of this film (My favorite is the George C. Scott version.) A bitter rich old man that hallucinates on Christmas Eve that he sees the ghost of his dead business partner and three spirits. What "spirits" was he drinking?"

" White Christmas"

Bing Crosby sings about dreaming of a white Christmas. Danny Kaye tap dances.
No picture needed.
There you have it. Bring out the popcorn, egg nog, and some cookies and enjoy a Christmas flick this holiday season

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Three Wise Men

It would not be the Christmas Season without a visit from the Three Wise Men.
Learn from them.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Alternate Ending

The movie, "It's a Wonderful Life was on televison this past Saturday. It will probably be rebroadcast gain on Christmas Eve. Below is a "Saturday Night Live" parody from the 1980's featuring an alternate ending of "It's a Wonderful Life." This was when "Saturday Night Live" was still funny and people still watched. Enjoy!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Remember Pearl Harbor

"Remember Dec. 7th!"Poster designed by Allen Sandburg, issued by the Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., in 1942, in remembrance of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.The poster also features a quotation from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: "... we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ...".Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Center. Donation of Dr. Robert L. Scheina, 1970.NHHC Photograph.

Today is the 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan which resulted in the United States entering World War II.

Please take a moment to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day.

Below is a slide show of pictures ,of the aftermath, of the attack with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress, in the background, asking for a Declaration of War against Japan.