Grandma’s Christmas gifts

Grandma Burns sat knitting busily in the sun one bright morning the week before Christmas. The snow lay deep, and the hard crust glistened like silver. All at once she heard little sighs of grief outside her door. More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

The Small White Envelope

It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.  More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

••• The Tablecloth•••

Beautiful story.... makes you understand that things happen for a reason  More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

A beautiful Christmas story

Beautiful story.... makes you understand that things happen for a reason  More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

Dear Santa, I want a.......

Dear Santa,I Dontravious have beena very good boy this year.For Christmas this year Iwant a bicycle, basketballgoal, cars table set, andsome shoes and clothes. Iwill be good until Christmas Day than I’m back toold regular DontraviousBurr Jr. More...

Posted 12/20/2011 04:15 PM

A Real Country Christmas

submitted by Lindy L   Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:49 PM

The Small White Envelope

By Nancy Gavin   It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.   More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

Christmas Is For Love

Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages.   More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

The Ornament on the Christmas Tree

by Carol Ann Garretson   There were more beautiful ornaments than Nel, but none could do the things he did after the lights went off on the tree. More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

A Little Strange and Different

On a December night in Chicago, a little girl climbed onto her father’s lap and asked a question. It was a simple question, asked in children’s curiosity, yet it had a heartrending effect on Robert May.   More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

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can’t wait for you to come, Santa. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

A beautiful Christmas story

Beautiful story.... makes you understand that things happen for a reason   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Dear Santa----------

Dear Santa,   Please bring me a power wheels car, some games, and a big wheel. Also, bring my big brother a gocart and some games too.   Love,   Tyler “Joe” Morgan   P.S. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Santa got stuck in the chimney

It was Christmas Eve. The children had hung their stockings by the fireplace and were all snug in their beds.   Sometime during the night, they were visited by a big, jolly, old man dressed in red. You got it, it was Santa Claus!   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

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Let me whisper what I want to you. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

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I have been a really good girl this year, Santa. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

The elf who ate too much

Santa Claus is coming on a cold Christmas Eve night wearing his red suit, black belt, boots and his beard and hair so pretty and white. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Great Gifts Made Simple

For many, the most “wonderful time of the year” can also be the most harried. Holiday shoppers would love to minimize the time and stress associated with shopping for friends and loved ones. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

The Small Envelope

It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Discover the true history behind the joy of the Christmas season

The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

A Little Strange and Different

On a December night in Chicago, a little girl climbed onto her father’s lap and asked a question. It was a simple question, asked in children’s curiosity, yet it had a heartrending effect on Robert May.   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Mistletoe; the hows and whys...

Mistletoe was often hung over the entrances to homes of the pagans in Scandinavian countries to keep out evil spirits. An ld Scandinavian myth tells of the seemingly invulnerable god,   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

A Baby’s Touch----

During the busyness of this holiday season, my one year old daughter caught a cold that wouldn’t seem to let go of her. She had it especially rough at night when she had coughing fits. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

“We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:   Dear Editor,   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

The "W" in Christmas

Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations -- extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

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We want it all, Santa More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

Christmas at a gas station- A real Christmas Story

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn't been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn't hate Christmas, just couldn't find a reason to celebrate. More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

What to do with all those holiday leftovers

The food cooked during the holidays is often enough to feed an army. More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

Santa and Sara- Merry Christmas

Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at the Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl. "Who is this?" asked Santa, smiling. "Your friend?" Your sister? More...

Posted 12/18/2012 01:32 PM

A special Christmas story

A guy named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter, Barbara, sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob’s wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. More...

Posted 12/20/2011 04:15 PM

FROM SANTA’S INBOX

LETTERS TO SANTA from GOOD GIRLS & BOYS

Dear Santa,   I’ve been a good boy this year. All I want for Christmas is a police car, a football, remote control car, and a motorcycle and lots and lots of surprises.   Amarion Groomes   Dear Santa,   More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

Racum almost missed Christmas

by Debbie Williamson   Once upon a time there was a little raccoon. His name was Racum.   More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

Santa got stuck in the chimney

by Debbie Williamson   It was Christmas Eve. The children had hung their stockings by the fireplace and were all snug in their beds.   Sometime during the night, they were visited by a big, jolly, old man dressed in red. More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

Discover the true history behind the joy of the Christmas season

The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. More...

Posted 12/14/2010 02:51 PM

A Christmas Story - If you just had 75¢

In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket.   Their father was gone.   The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Twelve Days of Christmas

There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.   What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

The Ornament on the Christmas Tree

There were more beautiful ornaments than Nel, but none could do the things he did after the lights went off on the tree. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged

1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?   2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Queens Disoriented Are   3. Amnesia --- I Don’t Know if I’ll be Home for Christmas   4. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

Get this, Sydney, Australia city officials warn this year ’s incoming Santa’s for hire against using the phrase “Ho, Ho, Ho” in this year’s Christmas lexicon. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Tradition of Christmas Lights

Christmas lights were at one time were candles, chosen because their twinkling appearance reminded families of the twinkling of moon light through the branches of fir trees in the forest. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

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I love you so much, Santa. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Mistletoe

Mistletoe was often hung over the entrances to homes of the pagans in Scandinavian countries to keep out evil spirits. An old Scandinavian myth tells of the seemingly invulnerable god, Balder, who was struck down by a dart made from mistletoe. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

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Just give me back my bottle, and I’ll be fine. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Who stole the Christmas cookies?

My brother Joey and I had just finished hanging our stockings by the fireplace one Christmas Eve, when the most disturbing thought crossed my mind. “Joey!” I shrieked. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

Christmas Is For Love

Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages.   More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:42 PM

FROM SANTA’S INBOX

LETTERS TO SANTA from GOOD GIRLS & BOYS

Dear Santa,   I have been a good boy. Santa will you please bring me toys. I wish to have a train, and dinosaurs and cars. Santa please surprise me. Santa please come to my house. I love you Santa Claus. I want computer and video games. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

Go to bed early, because

Santa Claus is coming on a cold Christmas Eve night wearing his red suit, black belt, boots and his beard and hair so pretty and white. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

Tradition of hanging Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings Many families will hang large brightly colored Christmas stockings over the fireplace or on the walls of their homes during Christmas time in the hopes that Santa Claus will fill them with toys, treats, and goodies. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM

Christmas is for Love

Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages. But mostly, Christmas is for love. More...

Posted 12/15/2009 01:43 PM