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 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

First Corinthians 13, Christmas Version

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, Strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, But do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator. More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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Let's see what I got from Santa More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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I want a new baby for Christmas More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

Mistletoe

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, Balder, who was struck down by a dart made fromn mistletoe. More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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I've been a good little girl More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

The meaning of Christmas

Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed when I heard a noise in the front of the house. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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I am SO excited! More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Joseph's Letter Home: a Christmas Story

Dear Mom, We're still in Bethlehem--Mary and I and little Jesus. There were lots of things I couldn't talk to you about last summer. You wouldn't have believed me then, but maybe I can tell you now. I hope you can understand. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

'They never heard of Christmas'

Why have we not heard of Christmas? Why have you denied us light; We who long have groped in darkness Chained by sorrow, sin and night? Why have you refused to tell us Of this Son born from above? More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

The elf who ate too much

There was once an elf named Frez that would get so nervous at Christmas time he would eat two lunches at the elf cafeteria. He was trying to be just too perfect in making his toys and never thought they were good enough for the children. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

"We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratificationthat its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor, I am eight years old. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

The three Christmas angels

The Whittles lived in Humbleburg, As poor as poor can be, But all their neighbors loved them, For their generosity. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below with tiny lights like heaven's stars reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

***Holly***

Holly is often associated with the Druids, an ancient religious sect in England that centered much of their religious beliefs around nature, with trees and plants considered particularly holy and powerful. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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Into the mailbox It goes! More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

The three wise men

The Three Wise Men (also referred to as the Three Kings, and as the Magi) were always a part of the Nativity scene. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Old Zechariah's Promise

Streaks of gray salt Zechariah's heavy black beard as this old priest climbs the steps of Herod's Temple to the twin pillars that frame a massive doorway into the gilded building. His heart is racing. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

A Healthy Cry from the Manger: The Meaning of the Incarnation

I am sure that "Away in a Manger," sometimes attributed to Martin Luther, was written before the author had children of his own. The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes. Real newborns cry. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Some Christmas Customs

Many Christmas customs are based on the birth of Christ. Such as giving presents because of the Wise Men, who brought presents to the baby Jesus. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

The story of why we hang mistletoe

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, Balder, who was struck down by a dart made fromn mistletoe. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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We've been really good this year More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

Christmas season 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 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

the innkeeper's tale

They think I'm some kind of cruel, heartless landlord. Someone must have told them that. But they're wrong, just plain wrong, and it's time to set the record straight, once and for all. People say I'm an innkeeper. I suppose you'd call it an inn. More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

Eight days before Christmas

When did my life begin? In all truth I would have to say that it began eight days before Christmas when I was already the mature age of nine years old. Or to be more exact, I was nine and a half. More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

Cookie Cutter Chaos woman told me that they were

When I was in elementary school in Saginaw, Michigan, back in the 1950's, Paul Davis was my neighbor as well as classmate. Paul's birthday is December 16th. More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

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Mackenzie sings at the church youth Christmas program More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

History of Santa's Eight Tiny Reindeer

Reindeer made good animals to have become a part of this legend, since they lived in very cold northern climates and were therefore unfamiliar to most people in the world. More...

Posted 12/17/2008 01:00 AM

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa, My name is Jake Warren. I am in the first grade. I go to SGA my teacher. Name is mrs. Phillips.I woodliokea Ipod. And a Ds and playstation 4. and video games. I will leve cookies and milk. Love santa. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

The candy cane story

A candy maker in Ind i - ana wante d to make a candy that would be a witness, so he created the Christmas candy cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

The month before Christmas

The month before Christmas when all through our land, not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand. Why the PC Police had taken away, the reason for Christmas- no one could say. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Christmas isforlove

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 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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To the North Pole it goes! More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

God's Shepherd -- a Christmas Story

The frost of forty winters had etched deep lines into the shepherd's face. Having spent his entire life outdoors on Bethlehem's hills, he was old at forty -- and cold. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Random Christmas Jokes

What do you call a man who claps his hands at Christmas time? Santapplause. Where do snowmen dance? At a snowball. If you have a fear of Santa Claus coming down your chimney at Christmas, are you suffering from Santaclaustrophobia? More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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Santa, I want a Nintendo Wii! More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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. "Did you know that we forgot something?" "No we didn't," said Joey crossly. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

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I hope Santa brings everything I ask for! More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas! December 20, 2006 Miller County Liberal - Page 17

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. The reason being is it may be considered offensive to women. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Letters to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, I want a soccer ball, a Barbie MP, pink D's, and dog game and really pretty dress for my new puppy and Gabriela. Love, Savana Dear Santa, Here is a top 5 list of what I want for Christmas: 1. Blue I-pod 2. Mini Pool Table 3. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Santa Claus is Popular!

American magazines picked up on the popularity of Santa Claus, and many different versions of Santa Claus were published over the next 50 years. Santa Claus even began to appear in advertisements for popular products. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM

Christmas Tree and Ornaments

Christmas tree and ornaments - some of the first decorations that people put in their homes during the Christmas season were the branches of Holly trees and the Mistletoe that they found on the trees during this winter season. More...

Posted 12/19/2007 01:00 AM