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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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Bloody buses...

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Get those letters and cards into to Santa ASAP! Today and tomorrow are
really your only chances to get them there on time be for Christmas!

Seasons Greeting everyone and all the best for 2008!!!

original post posted by goode
19th Dec 2007, 01:28   comments (12)

Nativity

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I dont consider myself to be particularly religious. What I do know is that most of us, whether we realise it or not have a belief system in something which has a set of values or rules by which to live our lives in a fulfilling or 'worthy' way. Having studied, in great deal, a huge amount of philosophy. I know that in my bubble I believe in a greater being who I think is benevolent!

Of course I am inextricably linked to my childhood beliefs every year by the nativity. It is, if nothing else a great story. I remember the build up to the 'school play', the preparation, the costumes, the excitement, the tears as those who wanted to be Mary were'nt picked!!! That was me of course! Every year in primary school I was desperate to be 'The Virgin Mary'. I was everything but. An angel, a shepherd, a King, I was even the poor boy who comes in at the very end singing......................................

"What can I give him, poor as I am, if I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man I would do my part. Yet what can I give him, give.......... my heart"

I love the concentration in the kids faces in this picture, they are trying so hard not to forget their lines. Two seconds before they were trying not too laugh at each other, sheer nerves.

Its a great shame that some people are only nice to each at this time of year. It is a time of reflection aswell as celebration. It is a time of year we remember those who are not with us any more and that can be very difficult. It is also a time when some families cannot be together because of work or other commitments.

If I had a christmas wish it would be that we were nice to each other every day of the year.

Happy christmas Moblog, God Bless you all. And in those immortal words of Dave Allen (famous Irish comedian) 'May your God go with you'

posted by WhoseShoes
18th Dec 2007, 08:42   | tags:comments (14)

Happy holidays folks.

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posted by EverydayGirl
17th Dec 2007, 08:11   | tags:comments (18)

Welcome lights

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Christmas is a time for lights at the darkest time of year and welcoming all.posted by taniwha
16th Dec 2007, 07:53   | tags:comments (11)

Blue Christmas

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posted by Jane Doe
15th Dec 2007, 08:28   | tags:comments (19)

Merry Moblogging Christmas

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And

Happy Holidays!

posted by boet
14th Dec 2007, 07:34   | tags:comments (14)

Carol singing

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Christmas should be a time for children to enjoy. A time for fun, laughter, and also for wearing paper hats, telling silly jokes and watching repeats on TV :)

Big thanks to SLG for all her help with this one too.

posted by 540air
12th Dec 2007, 09:43   | tags:comments (22)

The War On Christmas

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In past centuries, Christmas-related controversy was mainly restricted to concerns of a public focus on secular Christmas themes such as Santa Claus and gift giving rather than what was glorified as the "reason for the season" the birth of Jesus (even though jesus wasn't actually born on december 25th)

A symbolic issue from these past controversies was usage of the term "Xmas", which many allege is a conscious attempt at removing the term "Christ" from Christmas due to different religious beliefs and causing offense to said different religions.. now this may be debated, it may be due to the above, it may come from the greek language (which is more than likely) etc etc

I just want to set straight.. for me its CHRISTMAS

Christmas traditions have a way of feeling timeless -- you may see the same decorations, sung the same songs and eaten the same foods for your whole life, year in year out, old people falling asleep to the queens speech, eating too much and slobbing on the sofa slowly getting drunk, your mum pursueding you to join in the 'family' games.

Christmas for me is a Time of Love, a time of Giving, receiving, love, friendship, good times. A Time of being with those who mean the most to you. Personally I would swap all of the gifts, rich foods, overpriced festive glitter and the following trauma, and all of the hallmark/corporate driven slagged out x-mas bull sh*t just to spend time with those people who mean so much to me, past and present.

Don't Forget that, Appreciate the people your with, the friends you have, the loved ones so close.

It's a lovely midwinter celebration, whichever faith you may be, but from my heart, happy Christmas moblog

posted by Spike
11th Dec 2007, 07:47   | tags:comments (23)