Category Archives: Holidays

President Trump’s New Year’s Eve Message

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Story of the day – The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen)

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening– the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When … Continue reading

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Story of the day – Yes, Virginia: There is a Santa Claus

On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun published what was to become the most widely read letter to a newspaper. It was sent by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who lived with her parents in Manhattan. Below is the full text … Continue reading

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Story of the day – A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote

This is a long, but good story.

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Story of the day – The Snowman

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Story of the day – A letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)

Palace of Saint Nicholas in the Moon Christmas Morning MY DEAR SUSIE CLEMENS: I have received and read all the letters which you and your little sister have written me by the hand of your mother and your nurses; I … Continue reading

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Music of the day – Coventry Carol

What are the lyrics to ‘The Coventry Carol’ about? The lyrics detail King Herod’s harrowing orders, made at the news of the birth of Jesus Christ, to slay all children known as the ‘Massacre of the Innocents’. Lully, lullay, thou … Continue reading

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Story of the day – Sharing a Legacy of Love

I found this story on rd.com (Readers’ Digest). It is filed under true stories. I don’t know if it is, but I love the story, and I think you will too. I have a very small creche in my small … Continue reading

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The President and First Lady’s 2020 Christmas Message

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Christmas Verse

A repeat from a couple of years ago. Hope you enjoy it! There have been so many poems and songs written for the Christmas season, both religious and secular, that the difficult part about this post is choosing what to … Continue reading

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