Christmas Controversy & Opinion Presented by Defend Christmas, this forum covers the difficult topics of the season -- from the famed and fabled War on Christmas to church and state debates to using the star or the angel on the Christmas tree. Modern Christmas celebration has it's complications -- schools are divided, some Christmas light displays are too much, some even argue that it is better to call it a "holiday" tree. Some merchants won't even say "Merry Christmas"! Where there is controversy, there is insanity. Even in Christmas.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
Ours are up until the Feast of the Epiphany, the recognized end of the Christmas season of the Catholic Church. Although because of an impending move we took ours down just a day after Christmas one year, that was a wierd feeling.
Outdoor decorations come down the first weekend in January that doesn't have rain or snow.
The indoor decorations come down the same time, only weather isn't an issue there. However, every year there is something I forgot to put away that is decorating the inside of my china cabinet or some other forgotten corner.
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It depends on what is going on socially for us. If we don't have anyone coming over for Christmas festivities after Christmas is over, we will take them down right after Christmas. If, due to schedule conflicts, we have some ongoing Christmas festivities...then they well stay up longer. Also...if we're feeling especially sad that Christmas is over...we might leave them up longer...or intentionally leave one or two things displayed all year. (Currently we have three Christmas plates displayed)
"MrsH, you're brilliant (and yes, quote me on that)." - Jeff Westover
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