Tag Archives: Christmas

Let It Snow!

It is now Christmas Eve in the year of our lord, Jesus Christ, 2017. The decorations are up; the gifts, such as they are, are all wrapped. While some folks find snow messy and bothersome others ardently hope for a … Continue reading

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And Speaking of Ho’s . . . .

Just sitting around out of my caffeinated mind listening to the inescapable Christmas music. A hypothetical question arose: Suppose you did in fact see your mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night. Would you really rat her out … Continue reading

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Mall of America’s First Black Santa 2016

Not sure if this is even newsworthy from the point-of-view of a child, but it’s been reported the Mall of America hired its first black Santa. This is hardly the first black Santa, by any stretch; salaried or otherwise, just … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift

This morning I told my son I got him a Christmas present but I didn’t want to give it to him because doing so would just spoil the surprise. We argued a bit over this and I continued to adamantly refuse … Continue reading

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Mint Jelly

While shopping in the grocery store a week or so ago I spotted some imported leg of lamb in the freezer section. It was a marked-down closeout item that’s generally too expensive for my budget. I stood over it thinking … Continue reading

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NAME THAT KID!

Paul, Thank you for the Christmas Card. It’s a lovely photo. Please tell Benjamin I really envy him that nice sweater. We haven’t seen you or the kids in quite a while, so when I looked at the picture I … Continue reading

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Robin Hood And His Merry Men

Of course you’re all familiar with the tales of Robin Hood and his merry men. “Merry” is a term not often otherwise heard except in conjunction with the seasonal exhortative benediction: (Have a) “Merry Christmas!” In its association with Christmas … Continue reading

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