Not An Election Broadcast...
November 10, 2012 12:17pm CST
Well now that the excitement is over it's time to think of another bringer of benevolence and good cheer. Capitol Hill is as nothing to the HQ of this chap. Full of promise he welcomes us to another season of unashamed joy and fun. So do you believe in the jolly red suited chap?
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11 Nov 12
My youngest came home from school the other day telling me that he now knew that I was Father Christmas. I must admit it´s rather a relief, as we can now get on with celebrating Christmas without him getting in the way. Everything linked with Father Christmas reeks of commercialism, so I´d rather we could talk honestly about Christmas and ´stuff´ and why we do it all.
11 Nov 12
Father Christmas is not just about presents and commercialism.m he embodies the sense of generosity of spirit that ought to prevail at Christmas and actually,the rest of the year as well. In fact St Nicholas, upon whom Father Christmas is based, was the patron saint of travellers along with St Christopher. He helped them cheerfully and without expectation of any return. Perhaps that is what the spirit of Christmas is about.
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10 Nov 12
I do love St. Nicholas! I taught my children his tale alongside Santa Claus so they would know the depth of the spirit of giving and the rewards it gives to everyone, especially the giver. I loved to wrap one present from Santa--completely different paper and ribbon and they could never find any leftovers no matter how they looked, no trace of evidence. Playing Santa was so much fun for me. Of course, they both knew why we really celebrated Christmas and we always baked a Birthday Cake, too, and sang Happy Birthday. I had not thought much about Santa this year until just now. Good grief, the Christmas season is getting longer every year--kind of like election season!
10 Nov 12
For far too many Christmas is simply a consumption festival and an increasing number of children do not know why they are celebrating. Christmas has been in the stores for weeks now. I wonder if we will see eastern eggs before Christmas Eve?