Christmas past

In secular terms, Christmas is about children and their joy. Without young children around, it just isn’t as much fun. How much fun is opening an envelope full of money? Yeah.

You know what is fun? Banging out chords on my uke and singing Christmas songs with people. That’s why we . . .

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3 Responses to Christmas past

  1. Hiliary Harden says:

    I am reminded of past Christmas’s when commercialism is everywhere and the true meaning of Christmas is forgotten. The season of Advent is honoring the birth of Christ. Absolutely nothing more.

  2. Claire says:

    Christmas past is just that. Unfortunately, the Christmas spirit has been chiseled away by commercialism and this new trend of frenzied shopping labeled “Black Friday.” Looks and sounds like a “mob mentality” to me.

    I can remember when the Christmas season was officially ushered in by the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which always concluded triumphantly with Santa Claus’s entrance on his float. Nowadays, you see Christmas decorations being put out as early as October in some establishments. What’s the rush?? I keep hoping that we can regain some of what made Christmas past what is used to be—a season for reflection, family and sharing.

  3. A Christmas past, I slipped through the bony black alders of the river, up to the mountain pines covered in snow, willing to fight for what I loved, not for what the politicians shouted for. It was soon clear to me that killing kills you as well, only slower, and perhaps with more pain.,,story continues here

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