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A Christmas Ramble

Christmas is coming! Notice that I didn’t say Christmas is here, because technically this is Advent – a time of waiting and preparation in anticipation of the day of Jesus’ birth. I know that on the retail calendar, the Christmas … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations and Waxing Philosophical

If you’re one of those people who takes down your tree on December 26th, you may be wondering why I’m still thinking and writing about Christmas on the 30th. Well, I’m a little different. I trim the tree and hang … Continue reading

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The “W” in Christmas

“I sincerely hope your Christmas in Hertfordshire may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings…” (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 21)    A friend shared this lovely story with me, and I thought I’d pass it along. I don’t … Continue reading

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The Stories of Christmas

> “This is quite the season indeed for friendly meetings. At Christmas everybody invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once for a week. Nothing … Continue reading

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Leaving One’s Own Fireside

“A man must have a very good opinion of himself when he asks people to leave their own fireside, and encounter such a day as this for the sake of coming to see him. He must think himself a most … Continue reading

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