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Join us in the countdown to Christmas. Sorry no chocolate!
But we can give you a new post each day, from 25 different 'mobloggers', who will give us their perspective on the season.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year.

May 2015 be a good year for our small community and the wider world!

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December 9: Greetings from the North West Pacific, USA

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This is Mt. Shuksan behind (a frozen) Picture Lake, one of the most photographed scenery up here in Washington State in the US.

In my travels I have visited this lake several times and have seen it in different seasons - it does not disappoint! Mt. Shuksan has several glaciers and it stands near Mt. Baker, the world's record holder of snow (140 ft!), so it is beautiful to see this snow-capped mountain on a clear summer's day, or framed with a combo of evergreens and bright red-orange trees during fall.

I recently moved up here from California, now I know what "seasons" means.

To all my moblog friends and to visitors to this page, SEASON'S GREETINGS from Washington State!

JJ

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sidenote: 99% of the time I post from my iphone - but the camera doesn't work (yet?) after surviving 5 mins in the washer! But he's on his way to recovery.

Posted by jetsetterjulius

December 8th: Merry Christmas from Rach, Paul and Joshua xxx

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We wish you a merry one!

Posted by Not Such A Yummy Mummy

Merry Christmas From Nottingham

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Today i have now been a member of Moblog for 2 years. December also marks the 2 year anniversary of my permanent move to Nottingham.
Christmas, and December in general, is full of happy memories and good times for me. I wish the same for each and every one of you.
'Tis the season to be jolly!

Posted by Wendle

7th Dec 2009, 07:10   comments (10)

Swan Lake

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Merry Christmas to all mobloggers & their families

Posted by queserasara

6th Dec 2009, 06:27   comments (20)

The nightmare before during and after christmas

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Carefull out there with your cash. Hugs are free, remind someone you love them

Posted by Earthlad

5th Dec 2009, 01:02   | tags:,comments (8)

Christmas in Australia

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Christmas in Australia is hot, sometimes even a stinker. The weather lends itself to either a BBQ outside or a cold seafood platter. No sitting around a cosy fireplace for us.

Australians are a friendly lot. Not much bothers us, apart from a poor performing Australian cricket team. This even rubs off onto our wildlife. So apart from the odd crocodile, a dozen or more snakes, couple of man eating white pointers, a few spiders and a stingray, everything is friendly and the friendliest of all are the flies. They travel miles just to be with you.

So when I think of Christmas it is sun, sand, seafood and sticky flies.


Below is an exert from a well known Christmas Jingle which sums up pretty well the other great Aussie Christmas tradition:)

Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up

Wishing you a very merry christmas, and may a blowie or two visit you this Christmas.

Jigalong

Posted by Jig along

4th Dec 2009, 00:07   comments (14)

winterland

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this time of year isn't all about joy and celebration.

it's about darkness, despair, death.

Drink your last loving drop of wine
Be lost in the melting haze inside
And when you wake, well I pray you'll have come
out from the furnace and into the cold

Oh winterland, winterland won't you come, come, come
Lead us into your home
Tenderly tend to our sadness, undo our blame
And take away the pain

The winds all sing with blind delight
as long shadows beckon you in with claws
And if you shout you won't be heard
The stranglehold too strong, the force so sheer

Oh winterland, winterland your desire is inflamed
Now it's too late

Well if you want the winter you won't have long to wait
It's nearly the end of days
All the leaves have fallen from the boughs of the trees
It's starting to freeze

The earth is turned to a frozen husk
No longer a fertile soil will yield
Now hear the widows mourn from afar
Stained by salvation's bleeding heart

You search for a way out but there's no way to be found
You're in a winterland
Eternally awake in a darkness that will never end
and you'll never return

So if you want the winter you won't have long to wait
It's nearly the end of days
All the leaves have fallen from the boughs of the trees
It's starting to freeze, it's freezing

Oh how sad to know you won't be back
Oh how sad, nature has an evil plan always

Posted by billion

3rd Dec 2009, 12:39   | tags:,comments (11)

Time to get the Christmas lights out

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...as is tradition, lay them out on the floor and check they're working before popping them on the tree!

Merry Christmas, Moblog x

Posted by seaneeboy

2nd Dec 2009, 22:39   comments (9)