Advent_Calendar

group profile | members | imagewall | Advent_Calendar maps

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!

Search this moblog

Recent visitors

rss rss feed

something shiny and bright...

(viewed 970 times)
in the new year

is my wish for all of you.

happy everything

posted by wingmaker
21st Dec 2007, 07:13   comments (14)

Don't forget the little guys on your list.

(viewed 1733 times)
Yadda yadda yadda runaway commercialism yadda yadda hypocritical
religiosity yadda yadda Seasonal Affect Disorder. You've heard it all
before. Some of it even from me, as I've tweaked my cynicism high
enough from time to time to have it qualify as a pathology.

However.

The Holiday Season starts where it oughta, back around Thanksgiving
(in the USA, anyway--elsewhere as early as All Saints Day, or
thereabouts), when it's time to dump every bit of perishable food
that isn't going to survive until springtime on anything flat enough
to be called a table and invite all the neighbors. Christmas
coincides with the second feast of the season, when it's time to pass
around the news that the nights have officially gotten as long as
they're going to get and the sun is officially coming back. This
feast is usually the more hard-wearing stuff--the last of the citrus
(because scurvy sucks), nuts, fruitcakes, booze, jerky, and
seedcakes. Later on is the next feast, that's typically not much of a
feast, where you pass around the news that it's officially gotten as
cold as it's gonna get and it ought to be warming up again in a
trice. That's somewhere around Groundhog Day to Fat Tuesday. Mostly
booze at that point, because the stores are running low.... But
that's later. Save a few bottles.

The Christmas gift-giving tradition is all about hope, starting with
"there's a long cold winter coming up, and I hope we make it to the
other side of it." The little trinkets we give each other are packets
of hope, too. "I hope I get a cool present" or "I hope I get a
present at all" are the same hope on a smaller scale--one that's not
too grim to look in the face. As the winter settles in, it starts to
occur to some of us that we--as in, each other--are the only warmth
we've got to keep us alive until spring gets here....

Jesus and Santa are cool dudes and all, but this holiday isn't about
heaven or an electric train set to me. It's about making it to the
other end of a cold winter, both literally and metaphorically, along
with everyone else who makes the world worthwhile to live in. That's
all of you people, plus a few more that I'm positive will never see
this. Gifts and cards may seem a big investment in terms of money and
effort and tedium, but what they really say is, "Hey, it kinda
matters to me whether or not you make it through the winter."

I guess now is as good a time as any to tell a few more people who
will have absolutely no idea what they mean to me unless I find a way
to tell them.

All of you people in the Southern Hemisphere who are about to endure
roasting in a grueling summer can translate for themselves where
appropriate. And as for you bastards in the tropics where you don't
even have seasons--I'll be joining you as soon as I can.

[*]

posted by Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri

20th Dec 2007, 06:30   comments (15)

Bloody buses...

(viewed 1831 times)
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

(viewed 2724 times)
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.

(viewed 1738 times)
posted by EverydayGirl
17th Dec 2007, 08:11   | tags:comments (18)

Welcome lights

(viewed 1881 times)
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

(viewed 1536 times)
posted by Jane Doe
15th Dec 2007, 08:28   | tags:comments (19)

Merry Moblogging Christmas

(viewed 1419 times)
And

Happy Holidays!

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