The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Does anyone have a fireplace that isn't a traditional fireplace. We just bought a house in september of last yera. It has a fireplace but it's like a wood burning stove type fireplace and doesn't have the flat brick top where you can hang stuff up at and all. And i'm afraid if i put stuff to close during christmas time it will catch on fire. It sit on top of a brick layout but still. I wanted to know what people thought or if anyone else had a fireplace like this. Do you decorate it for christmas or just use it when it gets cold.
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Could you put a shelf on the wall above the fireplace? Maybe a thick hand hewn looking board with simple supports that would be sort of like a mantle. Their are building codes that set distances from the fire opening and fire box to combustable materials. If you know who the manufacturer of your fireplace is they can probably help you. If you can't find out who the manufacturer is a good chimney sweep may be able to give you some advice. Metal fireplaces and flues should be cleaned at least once a year anyway (we learned this the hard way--chimney fires provide a little too much excitement.) so you should have the opportunity to talk with a sweep. When you do don't forget to shake his hand.
"Christmas stays if we don't forget its meaning"
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I like the idea of possibly adding a mantle above the wood stove. You could get one at one of the traditional big box hardware stores or go down to a local lumber saw mill and have a nice one cut for you and finish it yourself.
If the mantle idea does not work because of a possibility of a fire, then another option is to look at a electric, plug-in type that looks just like a fireplace and you can get them to have heat blowing into the room or just get one that is decorative that just lights ups and makes fire crackling noises. They are avialble on-line and they also sell them at Lowes, Home Depot, etc...
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