I get into the holiday spirit when .......

brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

06 Dec 2015, 21:57 #21

Naw, forget that madness, how about some hibiscus first thing? 1 or 2 hits of forced air, then the big hibiscus shot.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Muffyhowards
Joined: 07 Aug 2007, 12:59

06 Dec 2015, 22:36 #22

brainfix wrote:
Naw, forget that madness, how about some hibiscus first thing? 1 or 2 hits of forced air, then the big hibiscus shot.
Ah the hell with the bull shit. Come down souf fer a visit Bro   Got a open room fer a week or so.  Then it I hope will be occupied with me lady. But your always welcomed . Got a other unheated room too.
   Always got you covered .
Give all you can,,,Take less then you need and leave some for others.
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moro
Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 19:56

06 Dec 2015, 22:54 #23

That all sounds really icky, whatever it is!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

28 Nov 2017, 16:54 #24

This has been a nice thing over the last several years.

Tonight!



10th Annual
Lights of Love
Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 28, 2017   6-7 p.m.

Addison Gilbert Hospital
to benefit cancer care services at AGH

Winter Wonderland of Lights
Holiday Treats and Hot Drinks
Decorated Ambulance
Caroling and Music
Appearance by Santa
......................................

Ken Knowles Art Drawing:
framed oil painting Paint Factory Gloucester
to be raffled off.
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

28 Nov 2017, 17:09 #25

Watching old black-and-white movies like the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) starring Alastair Sim. Also A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  I've already watched a couple of them this year but will save Scrooge for Christmas weekend. 
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

28 Nov 2017, 18:00 #26

It's just not Christmas until the liars of the right trot out their dishonest "war on Christmas" BS. 
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

28 Nov 2017, 18:28 #27

Bill O'Reilly was really the master when it comes to the imaginary war on Christmas, and he has been taken down a few notches.

Others will have to come forward to lead the charge!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

29 Nov 2017, 22:55 #28

Ringing a bell can give you a  warm and cozy holiday feeling and it is fun.

Short shifts (2 hours), and all the money helps families on Cape Ann.





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Lenny Linquata, president of The Gloucester House, is the coordinator for the second straight year of Gloucester’s Salvation Army
kettle drive outside the city’s four largest supermarkets — Market Basket in the Gloucester Crossing, the Shaw’s markets on Railroad
and Eastern avenues, and the Stop & Shop store off Bass Avenue and Thatcher Road.

Linquata has put out the call for volunteer bell ringers, asking anyone who has the time to ring the bell during the 2017 Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive.
Ringers can work individually, or in teams, Linquata said, and a chorus or musician is welcome to share his, her or their talents as they ring.

All donations that are collected during the holiday season stay here on Cape Ann.

Linquata said he hopes to draw as many as 50 volunteers for this year’s project, and hopes to begin the drive just before Thanksgiving.
Last year’s drive, which focused on Market Basket, included 25-30 ringers and raised $20,000, Linquata said.

“I can’t tell you how many (ringers) last year got back to me and raved about how rewarding it was. It’s a great project to be part of.”

Anyone wishing to sign up for one or more shifts should contact Linquata at The Gloucester House at 978-283-1812.
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William Taylor.e
Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

04 Dec 2017, 18:35 #29

Your Ford trucks helped make it all happen:

“Last Christmas most people had a hard time finding Christmas cards that indicated in any way that Christmas commemorated Someone’s Birth,” wrote Henry Ford in 1921, more than 80 years before Bill O’Reilly would utter similar complaints on Fox News.
The iconic American business tycoon and anti-Semite issued a series of pamphlets in the 1920s (collected under the title The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem) accusing American Jews of, among countless other crimes, engaging in a conspiracy to “abolish” Christmas celebrations in public places:
Not only do the Jews disagree with Christian teaching — which is their perfect right, and no one dare question it — but they seek to interfere with it. It is not religious tolerance in the midst of religious difference, but religious attack that they preach and practice. The whole record of Jewish opposition to Christmas, Easter and certain patriotic songs shows that.
What Ford called “Jewish opposition to Christmas” actually boiled down to a few instances of Jewish leaders challenging the teaching of Christianity in public schools — as when a Massachusetts school board was lobbied, and initially consented, to remove all references to Jesus from classroom “Christmas exercises” in 1912. Jewish groups also challenged classroom Bible readings, which were not uncommon at the time. However, the groups did not argue against Christianity itself, but rather launched a First Amendment challenge to proselytizing in public schools.
Yet Ford went so far as to accuse the Jewish owners of some of America’s great department stores (“the Levys and the Isaacs and the Goldsteins and the Silvermans”) of “profiteering” on the sale of Christmas merchandise while conspiring at the same time to undermine the religious significance of the holiday. 
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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moro
Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 19:56

04 Dec 2017, 19:46 #30

Thank You, Ghost of Christmas Wierdness !!!!!!!!




I get into the Holiday Spirit when....




I smell the hot mulled cider brewing, listen to Christmas songs on the radio, wrap presents
and especially think a lot about Henry Ford vs The Jews! 
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

04 Dec 2017, 20:36 #31

Nothing quite equals the Christmas warmth one feels when spewing hatred at and vilifying people of other religions who also want to celebrate their holidays that come at the same time of year!

Feliz Navidad! (Am I allowed to offer a Christmas greeting that is not in English???)
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

04 Dec 2017, 20:55 #32

I can understand the 'happy holidays' if someone is celebrating Kwanza, Hanakuh, festivus or whatever.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

05 Dec 2017, 00:12 #33

The Christmas assholes who think the musack helps are fools.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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brainfix
Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

05 Dec 2017, 22:19 #34

Ha! What seems like nonsensical BS is actually righteous commentary on....whatever.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

06 Dec 2017, 02:50 #35

A Christmas Story - and the adventures of Ralphie. So many great scenes it’s hard to choose one:

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gator
Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

06 Dec 2017, 04:14 #36

Leland33 wrote: A Christmas Story - and the adventures of Ralphie.  So many great scenes it’s hard to choose one:

One of my favorites. Do kids still get BB guns or is that taboo now?
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

06 Dec 2017, 12:56 #37

Gator asked:  "Do kids still get BB guns or is that taboo now?"

Pretty much taboo in these parts!
Parents have become increasingly fussy when it comes to giving weapons as Christmas gifts.

But up North, not so much.



I remember getting a pump-action bb gun rifle when I was about 10 and it was magical.
The Kittery Trading Post has a good selection of bb and pellet guns.
Rifles or hand gun type. Three kinds to choose from. Pump, compressed air, or spring loaded.



And what a Christmassy place the Trading Post is!
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

06 Dec 2017, 15:58 #38

I feel a bit holidayish when I smell like cardamom from making nisu.  Reminds me of being in my grandmother's kitchen.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

07 Dec 2017, 23:41 #39

What hit me today was something different from past Christmas's.....I had to pick up my niece at O'Maley and noticed many deflated Santa's and Snowmen in yards!
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

08 Dec 2017, 06:57 #40

The Middle Street Walk is tomorrow Saturday December 9th - and there is tons and tons of stuff to do and see:

https://middlestreetwalk.org/2017-progr ... r-30-2017/

... but who walks nowadays ... I drive around aimlessly to view Christmas Lights and window dressing.

From the EAST END - the tanning salon has a great tropical theme with a red and green palm tree beach scene albeit only three feet high but very original.

In the Main Street RESTAURANT DISTRICT - a not so original window was decorated with driftwood branches with bows àla FLOTUS White House decorations.   BUT IF THIS WAS A JOKE ON THE FL then it’s in contention for FIRST PLACE.

NOW FOLKS  - it doesn’t get any better than this >>>>>>>>>>>

From Banana’s in the WEST END is this XMAS BEAUTY (in past Christmas’s I have gotten requests to buy at Banana’s):
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