Of yourse, there are the Bah Humbug people and Grinches who try to make you feel miserable or guilty about gift-giving, but it's upon each of us to defend the Spirit of Christmas. Yes, Christmas has become commercialized in many ways, but it's up to each of us to decide what is really important to us. After all, Christmas is a time of joy; a time to celebrate; a time to meet and greet friends, old and new. It is a time of giving and receiving. It is also a time to suspend disbelief, to put the cares of the year (whatever they may be) aside for a few days to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. There are many things that are right in this world. Christmas offers us the opportunity to spend precious time with friends, family and loved ones -- a very special gift which should be embraced and relished by everyone. It's a time to reflect on the year behind us, a time to share the Spirit of the Season with those less fortunate among us and be grateful for those we care about around us. Away with the melancholy, let your Christmasses be merry and bright!!
It does seem like the Christmas season went by very quickly this year; so, let's try to extend that holiday feeling a little longer, to carry it into the new year.
Have a safe, wonderful Christmas filled with fun, favorite holiday traditions and most of all with all your favourite family and friend!!
Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! God Jul! Joyeux Noël! Vrolijk Kerstfeest! Hyvaa Joulua! Mele Kalikimaka! Nollaig Shona Dhuit! Feliz Natal! Glædelig Jul! Feliz Navidad!
Is there a Santa Claus?"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no V
Twas the night before ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
"Now Dasher! now, Dance