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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Christmas Journal – Miracle on Your Street

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Surprise! It’s Christmas day and the world is a better place! There are still atrocities and evils. There still exist examples of every way in which a human being can … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas Wrapping

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Christmas Wrapping was done very well by The Waitresses, who came out with that fun song in 1981. The back story isn’t as fun, but the back story isn’t what … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Relationship status: Jingle

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This Christmas, 2007, I am a single celebrator.  I am not in a relationship with any woman, neither exclusively nor casually.  I could write a series of blogs just on … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – It’s about the choices

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Since yesterday evening, I haven’t had to work. I was officially on Christmas vacation, for four whole days this year. During the Labor Day holiday or Memorial Day or Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Calculating Kris Kringle: Integration

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There are works of fiction galore depicting a person who becomes Santa Claus in some fashion. Sometimes, the figure has been in disguise throughout the beginning of the story and … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Calculating Kris Kringle: Differentiation

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If I could be the one person in the world who could go anywhere in the world in less than one night, knew how deserving every other person is, knew … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Laughing All the Way!

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I wasn’t very good at being a child. I liked learning about stuff. I followed the directives of the Public Service Announcements on topics from not taking drugs to conserving … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Stille Nacht

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I walk my dog at night. Through most of the year, I wake up and walk my dog after the sun has already begun to stretch out across my neighborhood. … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas decorations aren’t all good.

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Even through my candy-cane tinted glasses, I can see that there is a distinction between good and bad Christmas decorations. A decoration is supposed to be something that adorns, enriches, … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas Elephant in the Room

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I recently went to a party, recently enough that I can say it was in mid-December. People I knew from Minneapolis to Baltimore to parts of Virginia were all there, … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Tears of Christmas Joy

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There are some great Christmas movies and TV specials out there. I love watching them. As in all things, most Christmas shows are horrible; that shouldn’t keep you from loving … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – All I Want

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I remember when I was a very young child at school, the first series of books that I wanted to check out from the library were the Peanuts comic strip … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – It’s not easy being red and green

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It was a rough day. I’m now about half of the way through my project of writing a Christmas blog every day and I’ve had some fun doing it. I … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corns, and Syrup

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I am not an elf. The title for this blog, though, is a quote from “Elf”, wherein Will Farrell as a human raised in Santa’s workshop comes to epitomize the … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas remixed.

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Any holiday celebration lasts from year to year by the momentum of tradition. It’s easy enough to avoid questioning the whys and wherefores of traveling to a particular relative every … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Selflessness: What’s in it for me?

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I am known to make the assertion that I’m selfish. I’m not a different person around Christmas, and Christmas is widely considered an occasion to be selfless. Could I, as … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – It’s the gift that counts

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I’ve been around for a few Christmases now. I know how it works. I’m not taken by surprise when December 25th rolls around and gifts are exchanged. When I was … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas Is Not

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There are numerous instances of articles, essays, and songs that all describe what Christmas is. The problem with declaring just the positive side of an idea is that you leave … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – The Jingle Bells Got Him!

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Hello, my name is Paul, and I’m a Lindy Hopper. Most times of the year, I feed my addiction to swing dancing by going out to various dances held to … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Snow is pretty… to death!

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December 5th was the first significant day of snow this Christmas season. For a form of precipitation that’s so lovely that I can be entertained by just spending a few … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas is full of lies!

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Is it okay to lie just because it’s Christmas? That does seem to be the pattern in various holiday movies and Christmas special episodes of television shows. The orphan is … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Making a list, checking it online

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My list isn’t for naughty or nice, it’s more like a ranked friends list. This sounds familiar. I’ve got my top tier of friends, the ones always visible on my … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – My Christmas is not your Christmas

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Don’t misunderstand: I really do like Christmas. But as my essays should make clear, I am not a Christian, nor do I celebrate Christmas in a completely typical American fashion. … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Christmas Music is not that bad

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I like Christmas music. I don’t like ALL Christmas music. As rose-tinted as my holiday glasses may be, I’m perfectly aware that 90% of the sounds that get piped into … Continue reading

Christmas Journal – Finding the Christmas Spirit

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It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when I usually repeat the mantra, “I love Christmas” over and over to the disbelief of my coworkers and … Continue reading

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