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O Holy Night So Bad It is Good

O Holy Night is a Christmas song much like the national anthem. When someone who knows what they are doing it is quite inspiring. But in the hands of amateurs it can be painful. But this rendition below takes the cake. If you can get through this without laughing or crying you have a spine of steel. Not for the Christmas timid: Ok, so this guy is lip syncing — …
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What Men Really Want for Christmas

The problem with getting gifts for anyone is that there are two levels of gifting: there is what they say they want versus what they really want. Our reasons for saying the things we want have more to do with pride than actual need or even desire for a certain gift. I won’t get into to the psycho-babble of it all. Let’s instead get down to the nitty gritty and …
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Legend of the Christmas Pants

By Jeff Westover It began as a simple, thoughtful gift. Back in 1964, Larry Kunkel’s mother thought he’d appreciate a nice new pair of moleskin pants. He didn’t. Living in Minnesota, the pants were prone to stiffness in the freezing weather of the winter months. So Larry pawned the pants off on his brother-in-law, Roy Collett, as a gift the very next Christmas. But Roy didn’t care for them either. …
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Nothing

By Jeff Westover The first Christmas for us really wasn’t so hard. After all, we were in love and there was nothing else more important. Sure, being a couple changed the holidays for us but wasn’t everything else different too? It wasn’t until life and routine settled upon us that it got difficult. First came one baby and then another. Living off my meager wages so that my dear wife …
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The Scientific Theory of Santa Claus

By Dr. George Johnson Editor’s Note: Dr. George Johnson is a Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He’s the real deal — a scientist of the first order. This article is but one of many he writes for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. What do reindeer and little children know that we don’t? Tonight is Christmas eve, and my daughter Caitlin and I are going to sort …