Christmas  (Page 4)

Take the time to tell others they are important to you

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 8:00pm 12/25/2015 at 8:00pm

Sometimes life gives you extra lifey years. 2015 has been that kind of year for me. Through it all, I’ve learned much, grown even more, and have gained a greater appreciation for the human experience.

I’m blessed beyond measure; constantly amazed by the inordinate number of incredible people with whom I have...

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Ghost of Christmas Past: Victorian Era Diseases are Returning

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 6:30pm 12/25/2015 at 6:30pm

While the Christmas seasons is full of traditions that stem from the Victorian era, diseases of this past era are also now returning.

England is reporting a rise in illnesses related...

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Christmas Tweet of the Day circa 2011

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 5:00pm 12/25/2015 at 5:00pm

Long before Leslie Eastman started writing for Legal Insurrection, she was a reader and fan.

On Christmas Day 2011, we fulfilled her wish, Christmas Tweet of the Day:

I’m not promising to be this easy all the time, but I do try to accomodate the hopes and prayers of the huddled masses, whenever possible.

So...

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Best Christmas political cartoon ever

Posted by William A. Jacobson on 12/25/2015 at 3:30pm
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 ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

First published in December 2013, Merry Me-mas.

 
 
 

Guide to How Anti-Israel Activists Hijack Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11:00am 12/25/2015 at 11:00am

Drawing on the stories of the annunciation of the birth of Jesus, Christmas is viewed as a time of peace and goodwill to all.

But for anti-Israel activists and organizations, the holiday season is a perfect occasion to conduct political warfare against the Jewish state.

NGOs, The PA, and The Hijacking

For years vehemently...

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Merry Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 9:00am 12/25/2015 at 9:00am

The Featured Image was sent to me in 2013 by a reader.

Maybe it’s true, everything really is bigger in Texas. On the other hand, maybe they just think everything is bigger.

This year I’ve been drawing on Christmas Eve and Day posts from prior years. Here’s another:

Christmas Day is when conservative Jewish...

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A Social Network Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 25, 2015 at 7:30am 12/25/2015 at 7:30am

We first ran this video on Christmas Day 2010.

Kathleen wrote:

Merry Christmas everyone!

There’s a viral video going around called ‘A Social Network Christmas.’ It retains the story, so … I’d be curious to know everyone’s thoughts on it. I’m not particularly fond of the fusion of the two media myself….

 
 
 

Christmas Eve in the Ardennes 1944

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:22pm 12/24/2015 at 10:22pm

Last Christmas Eve I posted Christmas 1944: The Battle of the Bulge – Christmas Eve in the Ardennes.

It’s a story that needs to be told, particularly to generations for whom Christmas Eve has meant only safety and security. Head over to the link for video and photos, as well as stories of the men...

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‘Twas the Blogger’s Night Before Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 8:30pm 12/24/2015 at 8:30pm

This small poetic effort of mine has become somewhat of a holiday tradition. Merry Christmas Eve to you all!

‘TWAS THE BLOGGER’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ‘sphere
Bloggers were glad to see Christmas draw near.
Their laptops were turned off and all put away
The bloggers were...

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Progressive Killjoys: How to discuss climate change at Christmas Dinner

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 12/24/2015 at 7:00pm

On Christmas Day 2011, as part of our “Open” post, we noted the following:

What a bunch of kill joys, How to Discuss Climate Change With Your Uncle During the Holidays (because after racist relatives, climate change deniers are the biggest problem at family Christmas dinners).

The advice was from a guest contributor at ...

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Watch Students Sign Petition to Ban ‘Racist’ ‘White Christmas Song’ From Radio

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 5:30pm 12/24/2015 at 5:30pm

The good folks at MRCTV have a new college campus video out that is cringe-worthy to the max.

Dan Joseph, the MRCTV reporter behind the video writes:

Last week, I presented some college students with a petition urging radio stations to stop playing the holiday classic “White Christmas” because the song only...

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The Ultimate Christmas Flash Mob Video!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 4:00pm 12/24/2015 at 4:00pm

We featured this video last year and liked it so much, we’re doing it again.

Christmas flash mobs have become very popular over the last few years but so far none have matched the outstanding effort put forth by the Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2010.

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Europe’s Christmas under Siege

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 11:30am 12/24/2015 at 11:30am

This year saw the destruction of some of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the Middle East.

As predominantly Christian Europe braces itself to accommodate millions of new Muslim migrants this year alone, Christianity takes its last breath in region where it was first revealed to the world. Israel remains the only glaring...

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Callista Gingrich Chats With Us About Her New Book, Christmas in America

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 5:45pm 12/23/2015 at 5:45pm

Callista Gingrich’s fifth children’s book is one you’ll want to pick up. Ellis the adorable little elephant journeys through the past, stoping to explore the history of Christmas in America.

Far from the watered-down historical fare, Christmas in America serves meaty historical events delicately enough to be palatable to youngsters, but rich...

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Christmas Cheer Brings 5 Year Prison Sentence in Brunei

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6:15pm 12/21/2015 at 6:15pm

Upon the order of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the world’s richest men, Christmas in the small country of Brunei has been publicly banned.

Wearing a Santa hat in public could result in a five-year prison sentence. While Brunei’s Christians are still allowed to celebrate Christmas (so generous of the Sultan),...

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Mall Ditches Santa’s Christmas Village, Hides Him in Glacier Display

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:35pm 11/8/2015 at 3:35pm

We’re all familiar with the annual attempts to clamp down on Christmas.  Be it schools banning Christmas songs, Obama’s VA banning Christmas carols and cards for veterans, schools removing Christmas from calendars, or outrage and fainting vapors over the mere of sight of a Christmas tree, we expect this barrage of...

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U.N. Attacks Holland’s “Racist” Christmas Tradition

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 1:30pm 9/1/2015 at 1:30pm

The United Nations has declared a war on racism and slavery.

Not on real slavery, as practiced by Saudi Arabia and Qatar with an immigrant labour force, but as practiced by the people of Netherlands during their Christmas festivities.  The U.N.’s self-proclaimed “Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” told the...

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