holiday traditions

Christmas Longing, Part One

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Don’t you want more out of Christmas? I’m not talking about more of the glitz and glitter and baubles and treasures. I mean more meaning. Being the overly-serious-yet-dreamy sort, I want our Christmas observance to be more than the typical rituals. The traditions of our culture, both the religious and…

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Not Your Ordinary Christmas Flicks

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My hubby and I were discussing Christmas movies that we wanted to watch over the next few weekends. The list contains the usual classics: Charlie Brown, The Grinch (we like both versions), Claymations, Sleepless in Seattle . . . Yes, that’s right. Sleepless in Seattle is a Christmas favorite of…

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Beyond the Sparkle of Christmas-as-Usual

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who hasn’t yet decorated for Christmas! I had intended to decorate this past week, but some family emergencies cropped up instead. Now it is December 8, just 17 days until Christmas. [eek!] Decorating is always low-key for me (sheer laziness, I admit—it’s…

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