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santahat Year #23 -- Happy Birthday to MMC

Today is our 22nd birthday here at My Merry Christmas. I'm excited for year #23 ahead!

I always count this date -- October 12th -- as our birthday because it was on this day in 1991 that I had the Christmas conversation with my 5 year old daughter, Aubree, who made me a father when I married her mother.

That conversation led to where we are today.

Aubree, by the way, is an exceptional woman of 27 now, and I cherish every moment I have with her. She is a brilliant joy in my life, a delight in every way. And she still tracks Santa with me every year.

In fact, this year will be historic because we will have my grandson in our home for Christmas, literally taking MMC to a new generation.

From those beginnings began a conversation about Christmas that has never stopped. I have retained every fax, every letter, every email and every private message and every forum post over the course of our history.

And I have learned so very much about what Christmas really is and what it means to the world.

Thank you for your ongoing support, love and merriment. The past couple of years have been a trial in so many ways, both online and offline.

I find myself coming here -- of all places I could go -- to find peace, joy, brotherhood (and sisterhood), true community and love. That thrills me more than I can say and it is the one thing I should have but never predicted for what MMC has become.

May we have many birthdays to come.

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♪♫ ~ Happy Birthday To You! ~ ♪♫
♪♫ ~ Happy Birthday To You! ~ ♪♫
♪♫ ~ Happy Birthday Dear MMC !!! ~ ♪♫
♪♫ ~ Happy Birthday To You! ~ ♪♫


I can't thank you enough, Jeff, for the creation, forethought, research and love that goes into MMC which has grown into the site that it is today!

Kudos to Aubree for the inspiration that has now reached around the globe!


Congratulations!!! I hope to be around for many many more MMC birthday celebrations!
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Happy Birthday MMC~

And Thank You Jeff for all your hard work, time, thoughts, consideration, dedication and devotion to your beliefs, towards your family and for your friends here...

The way life has worked out, if it wasn't for you and your family, well, all of us here would have never had gotten the chance to meet each other and become friends, the way that we all have; I sincerely Thank you from the bottom of my heart~

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Happy Birthday, MMC!!

It is a JOY to be a part of this wonderful Christmas family!!

God bless you, Jeff, and thank you!!






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Happy Birthday, MMC!!!!!!!!!!


Thank you Jeff for creating what has to be one of the best sites on the internet. I have some amazing friends here and couldn't imagine my life without this site!!!
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Amen to all the above ... may MMC celebrate MANY more birthdays. Jeff, you started something very special in this world and have touched and enriched the lives of more people than you can imagine. Thank you!
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Thank you for creating a community where we may share the Christmas spirit year round and, in the process, uphold one another in joyous and tough times alike.
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Thank you for you do Jeff!
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Amen to all the above ... may MMC celebrate MANY more birthdays. Jeff, you started something very special in this world and have touched and enriched the lives of more people than you can imagine. Thank you!
I couldn't have said it better! Thank you, Jeff!!!
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