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Remember Christmas Days

Remember Christmas Days   Remember Christmas Days when we were young, When Jack Pine’s boughs hung heavy, bright with lights, While children braved the clear, yet frosty, nights And meaning gave to each glad carol sung.   Inside the home, … Continue reading

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Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?

A Christmas Carol (1843) This is a ghost story. It is meant to scare the Dickens out of you. In modern terms, Ebenezer Scrooge has a negative NDE (near death experience). It woke him up permanently from his self-imposed nightmare. … Continue reading

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A Perennial Favourite

White Christmas Guess what was on TV last night? Oh, darn, you guessed it! White Christmas is one of those movies that bears repeating, but, as I suggested to my wife, Susan, last night, I remember the original version better. … Continue reading

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God is for Life…

Not Just for Christmas. This is the religious spin on that old adage about a dog being important all the time, not just the day you got it. But, unfortunately, both the dog and God get taken for granted for … Continue reading

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Vancouver Christmas Lights 1984

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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A (Not So) New Angle on Christmas

A Spaceman Came Travelling During our dinner discussion last night, one of our guests brought up the surprise he had when listening to David Bowie’s Starman and really hearing the lyrics for the first time. This brought up the subject … Continue reading

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A Family Tradition

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But, It’s Christmas Eve!

Scrooged (1988) Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he’s alienated himself from his … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

All You Need is Love Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung Nothing you can say, but you can learn how … Continue reading

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