The Spirit of Christmas!

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Was your holiday season too short this year, too? After a flurry of activities, ranging from holiday fairs (I love them, at least the ones who indeed have christmas related stuff), music programs, baking cookies, religious services, cookie swap parties, wrapping, decorating, travelling and even shopping, Christmas is suddenly upon us.  I still could have used another week until it arrived, but alas - as usually December 25 it is (or in my case, as I'm German, Dec 24), so today is the day....

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!

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Nativity Scene by dashinvaine Midnight Mass by Dani3D Hoy de Dios by XLordAndyX Away in a Manger by Artsy50

The Gift by Carol-Moore Portrait of the Three Wise Men by Kevinrichardfineart Magi Christmas Card by Alene

Christmas Is Coming by Stroody Windows into Wonderland by Kevinrichardfineart The House on Sycamore Street by Dani3D

christmas town by hillfreak Merry Christmas Sweet Child Of Mine by Mango84 Coming Home For Christmas by Mango84

Winter Elf and Deer by JoannaBromley Lappland messengers by Mariwa-Fallenangel Santa's Excursion by Kevinrichardfineart Christmas forest by Alena-Koshkar

 Ded Moroz by PerlaMarina @thenorthpole by Dani3D One Christmas Night by Alena-Koshkar

The Long Trek Home by Dani3D Troyka by EldarZakirov Santa Claus is coming by Miss-deviantE Robin's X-Mas by JoannaBromley

Cutest Christmas Elf by Frollein-Zombie Ded Morozzz by EldarZakirov Peppermint by Dani3D Holly by poserfan Jingles by kissmypixels .:*``*``*:.Christmas Angel.:*``*``*:. by poserfan Magical Season by Cynnalia

  Yuletide Greetings by Cynnalia Winter Holidays are soon by EldarZakirov Jingles by poserfan christmas greeting card by Xenys Merry Mice by CAMartin

Santa by fmr0 christmas lad by hillfreak - Merry Christmas!! - by Choroshi Seasonal Greetings by Frollein-Zombie

Christmas Kiwi by DolphyDolphianaRudolph by merrygrannyde Santa's Little Sleeper by JuliaGraceArts Realistic Rudolph Christmas Card by EmilyStepp 

Santa With Baby Deer by Alena-Koshkar Learning to Fly by kiki-doodle christmasssss by noodleroo

Family by oanalivia I wish you a Merry Christmas by SpiritMountain Can't Sleep This Night by Alena-Koshkar

Waiting For a Kiss by IreneShpak The Christmas Ride by Tammara Day 358: I'm dreaming of.... by poserfan-pholio Day 358: Is it time yet? by poserfan-pholio

daily sketch  2922 by nosoart Christmas cat by Alena-Koshkar Santas helper? by blondepassion

  Day 349: Run Rudolph Run! by poserfan-pholio Red N Gold Christmas by poetcrystaldawn Day 345: It's getting closer.... by poserfan-pholio Christmas mood by ElinasArt 

Day 358: Merry and Bright by poserfan-pholio Small little snowman by BlueColoursOfNature MyLittleChristmasTree by Kay-Noire Merry Christmas by KiiiChan

Happy Holidays by Eternalfall1 Christmas Colors Bright by barcon53 Gift Box Christmas Painting by Acacia13

wintertime. by mefotografie Prezzie Cake by ginas-cakes Gingerbread Men by pandrina

Festive Bark by claremanson Drinks for two by kupenska Stollen with marzipan for Christmas by BeKaphoto Festive Macaron Tower by cakecrumbs Christmas Tea by cloduy Festive Cookies by claremanson

  Christmas Cookies by claremanson Christmas Cupcakes by claremanson haziko by Mandy0x 12 Days of Christmas :: 9 Snowman Truffles by cakecrumbs Reindeer Cookies by brandimillerart

 Magic Moments to you by Gandrabur (Real) Christmas cookies 2013 (1/2) by EmisBakery Christmas Cake - Box of Ornaments by sparks1992 <da:thumb id="275413938"/>

Rudolph the reindeer by OkashiBurochi Gingerbread Man by OkashiBurochi :: Gingerbread Village :: by vesssper Rudolph the red nose reindeer - GLOWING NOSE! by CreaturesofNat 

Rudolf and Friends by altearithe <da:thumb id="419521165"/> Christmas Reindeer by DragonsAndBeasties

  Xmas present by Nesmaty Merry Xmas by Nesmaty December Simple Skin by Nesmaty <da:thumb id="146869294"/> Christmas of Nightmare by gillianivyart

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

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mockingbirdontree's avatar
What a gorgeous collection!
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Thank you very much :heart: I hope you had a lovely Christmas :ashamed:
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You're welcome! :D
altearithe's avatar
It's uber belated on my part, but thanks so much for featuring my reindeer. >w< The other pieces featured are so lovely. :D 
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You're welcome! :D

Thank you - glad you like! :D
JuliaGraceArts's avatar
Thanks for the feature! :la:
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An amazing selection :snowflake::heart::snowflake:
Kay-Noire's avatar
Thanks for the feature!

Happy New Year!
gillianivyart's avatar
Lovely feature and this skin is awesome.  Very elegant presentation ;D  Happy holidays to everyone! :love: :santa:
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gigi50's avatar
SO many beautiful Christmasy finds The colors are great
 Thank-you-so-much-for-feature by kmygraphic  :hug:  Happy-Holidays by kmygraphic
PerlaMarina's avatar
 Thank you so much for the feature  and  Happy Holidays !!! :xmas::snowflake:
Brookette's avatar
:heart::xmas::heart: Great feature! Thanks for adding my Ghost! Merry christmas everybody 
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Thank you so much for including my art in your beautiful feature! :tighthug:
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