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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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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)

Christmas 1920

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This photograph from my grandmother's photograph album is dated 1919 or 1920, so my father would have been four or five in this picture. A sled, a drum and an electric train- what else could a kid possibly want?

I think the name of the sled is Fire Fly.

posted by factotum
10th Dec 2007, 03:04   comments (20)

Embracing Christmas

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At Christmas we can all be tree-huggers.

Hurray!!11

posted by Judo-Jule
9th Dec 2007, 10:53   comments (17)

for those who still believe...

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...in Santa.
Merry Christmas everyone!!posted by mara
7th Dec 2007, 07:03   | tags:comments (16)

Baubles!

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My favorite local coffee shop, all tarted up in ornaments and sporting a rather
nice foggy window due to the snow outside.

posted by Lynchwalker
6th Dec 2007, 02:57   | tags:comments (11)

Happy Hanukkah!

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We had snow in Vancouver on Saturday! I went a bit crazy with
photo-taking, then the rain on Sunday washed all the snow away :(
Merry Christmas everyone!posted by RareAquaticBadger
5th Dec 2007, 02:17   | tags:comments (14)

Walking towards the holiday season.

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May it be full of beautiful things.

posted by bronxelf

4th Dec 2007, 09:14   | tags:comments (15)