THE SHEER JOY OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!
I was out at the shopping mall today, enjoying the crowds and the Christmas decorations…which got me in the mood for more.
If you like Christmas lights along with good music, then you will not want to miss this!
In fact, if you have a big screen and can put it up there…do it.
This video broke my heart: Where’s the Al Sharpton’s, holding HER hand? Where’s Eric Holder, comforting the widow? The longer Obama is in office the darker the days become. How are we suppose to dismiss ourselves from it all?
I got a solicitor call tonight..wanting to know if I would take a survey. “Who’s paying for it?” I asked. “I don’t know” said the lady. But the survey was all about promoting people to use more bikes. Wouldn’t I like my neighborhood to be more bike friendly? Would I go play soccer or basketball in the park?
“Lady, I live near Ferguson, do you really think anybody plays in the park?”
Anyway, that’s why it’s so important to spend the next couple of days with my family. I hope every one of my readers have a great holiday, filled with laughs, good food, and wonderful moments of joy.
There WAS a good news story today. Last night in Germany, over 17,000 people gathered in the streets and sang Christmas Carols.:
The German PEGIDA movement held its largest meeting yet last night to protest what they call the ‘Islamisation of the Western World’, despite stiff opposition from all sections of Germany’s elite including politicians, media, and the arts.
In addition to the hundreds of banners with slogans such as ‘Against Hatred, Violence, and the Quran’, ‘Against Religious Fanaticism’, and ‘No Sharia in Europe’, the thousands attending brought song sheets which had been distributed online and sang favourite Christmas carols.
Oh, I would have loved to have been there and joined in.
And so, in the spirit of Christmas, I wish every one of you reading this the very best wishes for the holidays, whether you’re Christian or not, it’s the tradition of family and love, and great food, isn’t it?
And on that note, I plan to enjoy the next two days off….and I hope you enjoy this song as much as I did.
See you on Friday!
If you missed the Straight No Chaser guys the first time around, here they are, taking another rather annoying Christmas song and doing fun things! They have made a regular career out of themselves. Really, you’ll enjoy this if you haven’t seen it.
And I can even give everyone a fun thing to do with the family this Christmas…something I made up one Christmas for my own audiences:
You pick twelve people out of the crowd (in your case family) and each one gets a day. And they can say WHATEVER they want to make up. Everyone sings the “On the lst day of Christmas my true love gave to me…..and then the person who has ONE jumps up and says….whatever comes to his mind.
“Nine janitors trashing, eight kitties barking, seven Biden’s barfing, six men a drinking, FIVE Golden Banana Cakes! “
You get the idea. Just don’t give them too much time to think about it, so they have to STAND up and shout out when it first comes their turn, and it always helps if you do it after everyone has had a few glasses of wine to get them warmed up.
But I give you fair warning…you might hear things you never thought were possible, most of them having to do with sex.
Of course, if there are kids there, you must simply be silly, and by all means, let them join in.
I have urgent news…this could perhaps be as important as the questions concerning Obamacare. It seems, Nobody Knows what the real Santa Claus looks like! Megyn Kelly started this. She insists Santa is white. This is racist isn’t it? Sure it is! …but before you get upset about this important subject, I think it’s time we all took a vote, Nobody Suggests that to end this debate, everyone just pick a Santa he or she likes the best, and write to him. After all, it’s Christmas. If you don’t get your present, pick a different one next year. Sooner or later, you’ll get your present. (Hint: If you are black, you must choose carefully.)
I have until the 18th of December to try out a few of WordPress’s templates. Now, this is important: If any of the new ones are not as well liked as this format (which some have called ‘cold’ I’m not really sure why) tell me. Also, tell me if you prefer some of the other ones. Don’t worry…there won’t be many and after the 18th I will be back on this, if not before.
As for the video: I bet the WestJet executive that thought this promotional PR Santa stunt up got a big bonus this year. It was brilliant. It’s called WestJet Christmas Miracle.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
—-Angels We Have Heard On High
Ever since last week’s “Little Drummer Boy” I’ve really been getting in the Christmas spirit….and this video will do it quite nicely.
Here’s another fun one sent in an email from Kim Komando. The house…is really something. And I didn’t even notice the gnomes…did you?
I don’t think I’ve EVER seen Wild Bill so mad. The American People have always given generously of their time and money, and they send it to all corners of the earth.
Hear Bill tell you why the liberals are keeping Christmas gifts from reaching poor kids. It’s pathetic.
Bill wins my Nobody’s Fool award for the week…again.
The Little Drummer Boy has never been one of my favorite Christmas songs…due to the fact that besides the words, the melody is very boring.
BUT…look at what great hearts and imagination can do to this: They beautifully transformed it into the wonders of the human soul. (not to mention, great special audio effects)
It’s Christmas Eve, and this is not the day to talk about politics, it’s a day to tell the ones we love, just HOW much they mean to us…to go to a church, even if you usually don’t, and to think of Jesus, and his teachings…whether you think he was the son of God or not.
I’m taking today and tomorrow off…Of COURSE! Like everyone…I can’t wait to spend time with my little family.
You know, I think God wanted me to post this little poem: I am in the process of doing an inventory of all my books, and I came upon this poem just by sheer accident today. It made me think of all the babies that have died before their time, (like the ones in Newtown, and my dear friend Doug Powers who lost his own dear angel so long ago) and all the parent’s who love their children, how their love never dies.
It also is a great example for men…Jesus picks up the child and puts them on his lap. As amfortas has told us, nowadays a man, who is not the father of a young child, would probably be ostracized harshly for putting a child on his lap, unless he was pretending to be Santa Claus.
But the main reason I love this poem, is it shows the REAL point of Christ: The mother took her “heavy heart” and it was lifted. And so, this is the true miracle of faith. If you have faith in a power higher than yourself, life, and it’s hardships, are much easier to bear. Really, it’s a no-brainer.
So, Nobody Says—May You all have a Merry Christmas! God bless us all…and Tiny Tim too!
Christ and the Little Ones
“The Master has come over Jordan.” Said Hannah the mother one day:
“He is healing the people who throng Him, with a touch of His finger they say.
“And now I shall carry the children, Little Rachel and Samuel and John,
I shall carry the baby Esther, For the Lord to look upon.”
The father looked at her kindly, but he shook his head and smiled:
“Now who but a doting mother would think of a thing so wild?”
“If the children were tortured by demons, or dying of fever, ’twere well:
Or had they the taint of the leper, like many in Israel.”
“Nay, do not hinder me, Nathan, I feel such a burden of care; If I carry it to the Master,
Perhaps I shall leave it there.
“If He lay His hand on the children, my heart will be lighter, I know.
For a blessing for ever and ever, will follow them as they go.”
So over the hills of Judah, Along by the vine rows green,
With Esther asleep on on her bosom, and Rachel her brothers between:
‘Mid the people who hung on HIs teaching, or waited His touch and His word,
Through the row of proud Pharisees listening she pressed to the feet of the Lord.
“Now why shouldst thou hinder the Master,” Said Peter, “with children like these?”
Seest not how from morning to evening He teacheth and healeth disease?”
Then Christ said “Forbid not the children, permit them to come unto me!”
And HE took in HIs arms little Esther, and Rachel He sat on His knee:
And the heavy heart of the mother was lifted all earth care above,
as HE laid His hand on the brothers, and blest them with holiest love.
As He said of the babes in His bosom, “Of such are the Kingdom of Heaven”–
And strength for all duty, and trial that hour to her spirit was given.
Nobody Gets Email:
His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob’s wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer.
Little Barbara couldn’t understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad’s eyes and asked, “Why isn’t Mommy just like everybody else’s Mommy?”
“The DOG ate my homework!”
“I had a flat tire, and that’s why I’m late!”
“My alarm didn’t go off…”
“I fainted because I had a virus, hit my head, and so I just can’t make it to Congress to testify because the doctor told me I have to rest my brain…..”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sustained a concussion last week after becoming extremely dehydrated and fainting while suffering from a stomach virus, the State Department said. The 65-year-old Clinton is recovering at home and has been advised by her doctors to continue to rest and avoid strenuous activity and cancel all work events for the next week.
Democrat “insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear” as planned, said Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth. Obama is expected to nominate Kerry to succeed Clinton.
Excuses. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all used them, and some are much better than others.
Excuses are what humans use to get out of something they don’t want to do…like jury duty, a date we don’t want to go on, or a day off from work so we can go to the SuperBowl….but when Joe Blow skips work, in most matters, it doesn’t affect the whole country, unlike our famous politicians.
Hillary…can’t testify in the most important scandal of this century because she’s…got to rest her brain.
HA HA HA HA…who knew she had one?
And this episode made me think of another famous politician who was a bit more creative when it came to excuses—Remember with me….
WASHINGTON — President Bush briefly lost consciousness Sunday after he choked on a pretzel while watching a football game on television in his living quarters, the White House said.
After fainting, the president tumbled to the floor from a couch, bruising his lower lip and suffering an abrasion the size of a half dollar on his left cheek, White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb said he fainted due to a temporary decrease in heart rate brought on by swallowing a pretzel.
So we as Americans must ask: Why do we keep electing people that fall off of c ouches, and have to “rest their brains.”
Nobody Thinks that Presidential PR people get paid BIG BUCKS to sit around a table and come up with creative excuses to get their bosses out of trouble.
“Well, we could tell the truth…”
“No..here’s what you do. You make up something that is so unbelievable, nobody will question it. Hillary can’t testify because last time she testified she said “I don’t remember” over 784 times. Some people actually REMEMBER that. So here’s what we’ll do. She’s got a flu right? We’ll just say she was dehydrated and fell over an hit her head and got a concussion, so when she DOES testify, she can say “I don’t remember” and EVERYONE will believe it was due to her concussion! Problem solved!”
Well, MSNBC bought it. But my dog doesn’t believe a word of it. And that’s why Nobody is giving George W. Bush the hands on winner in the Nobody’s Perfect contest this week.
Anybody who can fall off a soft couch while watching football, gaze his head in, bust his lip…a gash that looks more like he crashed while he was bike riding, or got in a fight with some guy in Texas..and because he didn’t want to lose his macho image, he said he choked on a pretzel…
THAT man has bigger cohunes than Hillary. Or better yet, THAT man was President and knew he couldn’t be touched, Hillary on the other hand, needs to get out of testifying.
Hillary should stand trial for her crimes in the Benghazi scandal. But..if she doesn’t , then running for President should be completely out of the question..
After all…if she is so brain dead she can’t make it to a Congressional hearing, she certainly can’t be President.
YES SHE CAN!
Now, that I’ve got that out of my system…I need to tell my husband that, “I didn’t pick up his medicine because I thought it was Sunday.”
This stuff could work wonders for us all…and we need to do is watch…and learn.
“I couldn’t find my keys!”
” My SISTER was on the phone for over an hour!”
“I have a fever…” (Feel free to donate your best)
“I had the flu, and fell down because I was working SO hard, that I started RUNNING to the plane, and then while I was trying to save a baby, who was being attacked by a terrorist, I stuck the pretzel I was carrying in my mouth, and then I choked, and USED my body to drop the terrorist who was trying to kidnap the baby, and fell to the ground, and banged my head, and so I just can’t show up for anything…
Don’t worry…the baby is fine due to my quick thinking. ”
Nobody Flashes Email
I got this as an email Christmas card…and if you haven’t seen it, it might just cheer up your day! It did mine.
(Thanks to Pattie)
Nobody Gets Email
Going shopping? I wish I’d been at THIS mall to hear THIS flash mob. These people not only have fantastic voices, you can tell by the looks on their faces that they are filled with God’s grace…just look at those faces.
This one got me very misty eyed…
ENJOY! (And thank amfortas)