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Old 11-16-2012, 03:36 PM
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present October 2012 Member of the Month!

Welcome to the middle of November and the now expected delayed announcement of our October Member of the Month!

We had a lot of nominations for October so thank you everybody. It was narrowed down to 3 choices, all of whom are very worthy of the title. Our winner a member who has been with us since December 2008 and, although the love of Christmas is a universal thing, coming onto our site and forum has been quite the learning curve as English is not her first language, but these days, I defy anybody to know the difference as her English is brilliant even though this is the only place she uses it.

Please give a warm round of applause to our Norwegian Member of the Month, Solice!!!!!!! She was born in Trondheim City and lives with her other half and 6 children. Although she originally wanted to train to be a midwife, health issues forced her to give up this career. You can’t keep a good woman down, however and she’s now a publisher writer, photographer and administrates Norway’s only Christmas forum!!

The Norwegian Christmas forum is quite quiet outwith the Christmas season so when Solice saw MMC had so many people all year round, she popped on and has stayed with us ever since. That, coupled with her love of the American-style Christmas made her want to learn more

Her favourite part of the season is actually right now – the 5 to 6 week run up to Christmas day (I agree with her too!) There is so much Christmas spirit and, especially on here, there is a warm family feeling. Last year, Solice and her family shared that feeling with a group of journalists who came to interview them and do an article on how they celebrated Christmas. Here’s what Solice had to say about that

I welcomed them into our home, in December. We were baking gingerbread, talking, they had interviews and was taking photos. And they said that they hadn't felt Christmassy for years. All those Christmas feelings were gone.
But after coming into our house, talked to me, my kids {and tasted some gingerbreads} they were so Christmassy. The good old Christmas feeling was back. And they left with stars in their eyes. I do feel I did 'my job' then.. LOL


Last Christmas was, in Solice’s opinion, her best Christmas yet. With Santa’s agreement, everything was mixed up timing wise and worked a lot better.

Santa always comes after dinner and desserts on Christmas Eve, while we are singing and holding hands and are going around the Christmas tree. But then it's late. The kids are tired and they have been waiting to open their gifts since early morning. And we can see them at the dinner table too so the kids want to be finished with the Christmas dinner so fast so that they can open their presents. I want to enjoy my Christmas dinner - it's just once a year! So last year I talked to Santa and he came at noon. That was a very good idea. And we had a lovely Christmas dinner with no stress at all. Magic!

When I asked Solice what her Christmas dream would be she said has always wanted to experience an American Christmas – it would feel like coming home.

Someone once said that home is not where you live but where they understand you.............

I think you’re already home, Solice!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
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