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...
I am seriously glad the nursery/school my eldest goes to, still does them, and by the time it comes time for doing the nativities i will have 2 of my girls in the nursery (my middle daughter starts in Nov) i can not wait to see them both in it.
It is not a church based school my eldest goes to, but i know a lot of schools do not do them anymore, its really sad i know i would be very sad if the school didn't allow them.
My kids are no longer school age, but as far as I know only the Church based schools still do the nativity plays.
Seems everyone is so worried about offending someone, they forget that offending those who believe in the nativity is exactly what they are doing.
It's a shame and I remember back when I was in 3rd grade (mid 70's) we were having a Christmas play and I was in the choir. We learned lots of Christian Christmas songs, The First Noel, Silent Night, etc. After several weeks of learning them the school principal said we could not sing those types of songs and we had to learn all new songs like Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, etc.
when i was in primary school we did the nativity every year, I was always the angel Gabriel because i was the only one to fit in the costume. But when my little brother and sister started going they did a christmas play with weird songs which weren't christmassy at all!
My daughter's school only does plays until they are seven. Although not strictly a Nativity, the play always has the birth of Jesus included. The last one she was in was the Nativity as seen through the eyes of the Innkeeper. She played an Angel,unfortunately she had a broken arm at the time, but her robes were able to hide the cast! The first year that she was at school she played a Star but caught chickenpox so missed the performances,she really hasn't had much luck when it comes to plays! But I must admit to missing the Nativity Play like we used to do at school.