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Five Lies About “The War On Christmas”

War On ChristmasEach year, people make posts on the internet or Facebook about Christmas that are patently false.  Nothing steams me than to see these lies repeated by good intentions.  I don’t blame the people who post them, necessarily, because they hear them from places that they believe to be trustworthy and true. There is no “War on Christmas”.  It is a made-up controversy.  Because you do something different than someone else doesn’t mean that they are trying to take your holiday.

 

What it comes down to is that no one is trying to make war on the Christmas holiday season.  Whether you don’t believe the Christian religion or not, the entire season is about good will towards others and living in peace.  That’s the true “Reason for the Season“.  It isn’t about spending money, shouting that your god is better than the next guys god, or seeing who can have the most lights on their house.  It’s about living in harmony with your neighbors, no matter what your differences. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm

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Origins Of Christmas Words

Christmas WordsEvery year we go through the Christmas season saying these words that we don’t use any other time of the year.  We say these things because our parents said them and we heard them in Church or in school.  Honestly, though.  Have you ever asked yourself “Why the heck am I saying these things?”  I know I never knew what they meant.  There has to be some source of all the madness, so here are some answers for you.  The following is a list of five words and phrases that are spoken at Christmas time that leave most people clueless to their meaning.  Pass these along to your friends and look really smart around the water cooler. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - December 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

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The Origins of Five Christmas Traditions

christmastraditionWe enjoy many traditions of the Christmas holiday. Each year, we participate in practices handed down from parent to child but we have absolutely no idea where they came from.  Below are five such holiday traditions and their tales of origin.  While, some of these are up for speculation, they are perfect to talk about during your own Christmas feast. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - December 4, 2009 at 3:19 am

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