Thursday, December 31, 2009
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He said, “You know, I think that the most important thing is just to remember why we celebrate Christmas.”...Click here to read at the Examiner editorial page.
In lieu of 'play it safe' ideology, Ruthorford Institute has published 12 Rules of Christmas for public and government in observance of Christmas.The twelve rules cover issues such as religious paraphernalia, music programs with seasonal/religious language, education …Continue reading at the editorial page.
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, found a need to keep children occupied during the nativity services of Christmas mass. The popular sugar cane was, at that time a straight stick of peppermint flavored hardened sugar. Being creative, as a shepherd's crook is used to realign a wayward sheep, the choir master whimsically had the candy sticks formed with a bend inorder to appear as the crooks of shepherds....Click here to finish reading.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Aside from Santa making his debut in the Macy's parade, annually, Santa begins distributing gifts, as early as December 5, the eve of Saint Nicholas Day in the Netherlands. This is where we get to the grass roots of who Santa Clause is...
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One popular ornament of Christmas which may inspire mischief to steal a kiss is the mistletoe. Just as the Yule Log was brought to Christmas by Scandinavians, the appearance of the mistletoe at Christmas time is also of Scandinavian origin.
Kissing under the mistletoe is a custom of interesting development, intended to show mistletoe as a plant of love and peace.
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