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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 found the ornament years ago - it was imported from Poland. I was intrigued by it and asked about it. I loved the story and haave been hanging it ever since! The story I got was that it began as a German tradition. Glad to be a supporter! LOL
Actually, that link has it wrong. While the story of St. Nicholas saving the boys from the "pickling" barrels is a traditional story dating back more than 15 centuries it actually has nothing to do with the relatively modern and some would say bizarre tradition of the Christmas pickle.
This is a great example of how the traditions of Santa Claus and, indeed, the story of St. Nicholas erodes over time and he becomes something he really was never intended to be.
The Christmas pickle, to the dismay of many, is an American invention and has no actual Old World roots. It was, like tinsel and Christmas lights, developed by commerce for the express purpose of taking advantage of the season. There is no real symbolism to any of the traditional icons of the season, such as St. Nicholas.