Christmas DecorationsChristmas is a hands-on art. From the lights we put on the house to the decorations we put on the tree to the great foods we eat in the process, Christmas is a time of doing -- and this is the place we gather to talk, plan and share.
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.
I was born in '65, so mainly did most of my growing up in the 70s, but I love decorations of the 40s-60s. My first year of being unable to work, I spent one afternoon at my Grandma's, helping her put her tree up and decorating it....she had a ton of stuff from the 50s and 60s that I flipped over.
We used those newer bubble lights a couple of years, but they didn't all bubble or reamin bubbling, so we went back to 'regular' lights for the tree, but they were neat looking.
The late 70's were the best Christmas for me. I remember lots of snow. Lots of tinsel and long holiday breaks from school. My mom had old glass ornaments that she had gotten from her mother. My dad would set the blow mold santa and candle sticks out on the front porch.
I suppose the late 60s were tops for me. I never expected much under the tree because I knew things were tight, but it was magical nonetheless. Santa would show up at the Best Theater and hand out gingerbread men and candy canes. Even the bus driver gave us something, usually an orange and a candy cane. The drivers were usually farmers and couldn't give out lots of stuff, but it was exciting. My neighbors down the road a half mile didn't celebrate till Jan. 6th. They didn't buy modern farm machinery till the mid to late 70s, so they pulled folks out of the snowbanks with their huge horses. Lots of memories.
"NO, NO, NO ! I mean JINGLE BELLS ! You know... Santa Claus and Ho Ho Ho and Mistletoe and presents to pretty girls..." * Lucy Van Pelt
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" * Lucy Van Pelt