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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #180 on: December 21, 2015, 05:51:47 AM »
Here are some faces that should definetly be a part of the Winter Holiday thread.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #181 on: December 21, 2015, 06:27:33 AM »
Before I forget...here's a little tidbit of info that I saw on some news site that pertains to the Winter Solstice:  "The solstice occurs at the same instant everywhere on Earth. In the United States, it happens at 11:48 p.m. ET Monday (or 10:48 p.m. CT, 9:48 p.m. MT and 8:48 p.m. PT)."

Here's to a happy Winter Solstice to Pye, K, Robert and all my good friends on the Winter Holiday thread.



 

 

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #182 on: December 21, 2015, 11:18:44 AM »
Now that was a fun little movie!  Goes great with egg nog.  Thanks!

You're most welcome! Merry Christmas!


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #183 on: December 21, 2015, 11:19:46 AM »
Thank you so much, RGG! This is a fun holiday movie and will be added to my list of favorites. I'm so glad you posted the link. Merry Christmas!  :-*

Glad you enjoyed it, pye!  Merry Christmas back atcha!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #184 on: December 21, 2015, 11:28:39 AM »
I agree with K.  That was a cute flick Robert and thanks for posting it.  Clever dialogue and that's what I like in a movie.  Great cast of characters too.  In the small world department, I once lived in a house that was previously lived in by Billie Burke's script writer.  At least that's what my dad called him.  I've often wondered if the guy was more like her personal business manager but...will never know for sure cuz that was many, many years ago and I never did try to find out what the fellow's name was.  Thanks again.



Cheers, Rix!  And now I'm wondering if the relationship between the guy who lived in your house and Billy Burke was "personal" or "business".  :D

Thanks for the beautiful solstice picture!  I'm always glad to see it, because the days will start to get longer!  Merry Christmas!

 
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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #185 on: December 21, 2015, 12:20:20 PM »
Happy Solstice to everyone here on the holiday thread! The dark nights will be getting shorter.

Glad to have you for a singing partner Rix, if we all drink enough - we'll all sound fabulous. Those ornaments are so cute- I watched that special every year when I was a child. (Never you mind how old that was ;))

Nooryisawesome- those pictures are the stuff of nightmares! Especially the puddin pop guy.  :o

Now for a Russian Folk Tale about the Snow Maiden:
(there are other folk tales listed at the end)

http://russian-crafts.com/russian-folk-tales/snowmaidentale.html






 

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #186 on: December 21, 2015, 12:35:12 PM »


Who has/had one of these? Always a favorite with our family.

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« Reply #187 on: December 21, 2015, 04:26:26 PM »

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #188 on: December 21, 2015, 04:27:57 PM »


Who has/had one of these? Always a favorite with our family.

LOL! My folks had one of those.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #189 on: December 21, 2015, 05:06:32 PM »
Happy Solstice! Yule tidings to all!



Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #190 on: December 21, 2015, 05:16:25 PM »


Who has/had one of these? Always a favorite with our family.
You just inspired me to find mine. Thanks! A bit of glue on an angel's trumpet and now all set up and ready to go.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #191 on: December 21, 2015, 05:25:22 PM »
You just inspired me to find mine. Thanks! A bit of glue on an angel's trumpet and now all set up and ready to go.

That's great albrecht; nice to keep up with some old traditions and memories. My kids would adjust the wooden blades to catch the heat until they got it spinning at a good clip. :)

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #192 on: December 21, 2015, 07:38:50 PM »
That's great albrecht; nice to keep up with some old traditions and memories. My kids would adjust the wooden blades to catch the heat until they got it spinning at a good clip. :)
Many years ago after more than a few glühweins at a Christmas market in Nürnberg I bought a bunch of them and gave them as gifts to my sister-in-laws, mom, aunts, etc. Regretted it, sorta, after getting my CC statement in January but they loved them. And Germans do a great Christmas celebration at their Christmas markets. Like a picture of what "Christmas" should be: snow, lights, wine, roasted nuts, crafts, songs, etc.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #193 on: December 22, 2015, 05:16:10 AM »
Season's Greetings to Art and family.




Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #194 on: December 22, 2015, 05:18:49 AM »


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #195 on: December 22, 2015, 02:49:26 PM »


Who has/had one of these? Always a favorite with our family.

Mom has the little brass Swedish one that rings little bells:



Merry Christmas to everyone, and thanks, Pye, this is a fun thread.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #196 on: December 22, 2015, 03:07:51 PM »
Mom has the little brass Swedish one that rings little bells:



Merry Christmas to everyone, and thanks, Pye, this is a fun thread.

Merry Christmas to you, too, K_Dubb!

I couldn't have asked for a better response than what you were all kind enough to share with us. I've enjoyed getting to know the people of BG a little better and I think you're all more than just 'vaguely loveable'.  :-*

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #197 on: December 22, 2015, 03:45:14 PM »
I found a retro site that you all might enjoy. It has old news clips and more from the 1940s to 2008.

Retro Housewife

http://www.retro-housewife.com/1960s-christmas.html

 

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #198 on: December 22, 2015, 04:23:29 PM »


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For centuries before any European contact, Native Americans held in high regard the winter solstice, which occurs on December 21-22, and they held celebrations around that time of year.

After European contact, many Native American tribes blended Christian beliefs with their traditional cultures and began celebrating a hybrid of Christian and Native beliefs. In fact, about three quarters of the Indian population identifies with a secular faith, the most common being Native American Catholics. So, their celebration of Christmas should not be a surprise.

All throughout the year, many Native American cultures celebrate special occasions and events with giveaways. Such generosity in Native cultures is a sign of a giving heart, with spiritual as well as social value. So, the concept of holiday giving easily coincides with traditional Native American beliefs.

Quote from: the-open-mid.com

What Indigenous People Celebrate During This Time Of Year
Jade | December 22, 2015 | Life | No Comments

The Winter Solstice has always been a reverent period for Native people all over the world during the Christmas season. It’s a time to offer gratitude, honor family and ancestors, and follow a ritual observance of beliefs.

A few days before Solstice, members of some tribes make prayer sticks in honor of an ancestor or native deity. They plant the sticks during a ceremony on the Solstice.

Also includes:
Hopi Soyaluna Ceremony
Mayan
Inca
Australia Indigenous Dreamtime
Scandinavian Legends

http://www.the-open-mind.com/what-indigenous-people-celebrate-during-this-time-of-year/

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #199 on: December 22, 2015, 05:35:24 PM »
A nod to our English friends for the gift of Dickens and his influence on our modern Christmas celebration.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #200 on: December 22, 2015, 06:21:29 PM »
For the British BellGabbers among us, here are some festive Christmas crackers.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #201 on: December 22, 2015, 07:41:21 PM »
We have forgotten a special group- those who don't enjoy Christmas all that much or not at all.  ;)
Here are the first 2 parts of Grumpy Old Women




Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #202 on: December 22, 2015, 08:59:21 PM »
candied orange peel. they go so fast!


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #203 on: December 22, 2015, 10:06:58 PM »
candied orange peel. they go so fast!


Those look delicious!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #204 on: December 22, 2015, 10:10:31 PM »
For the British BellGabbers among us, here are some festive Christmas crackers.
Thanks Osama. I got these taken from luggage a decade ago because, apparently, they are now banned. To think, crazy and I'm a bit sorry for trying, as a kid I put several gross of bottlerockets in my luggage due to a ban in my state but legal in another on a Christmas trip! Crazy and, luckily, no incidents or tragic event on plane! Now, I imagine, a no-fly listing and terrorism charges even from a kid.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #205 on: December 22, 2015, 10:55:18 PM »
Thanks Osama. I got these taken from luggage a decade ago because, apparently, they are now banned. To think, crazy and I'm a bit sorry for trying, as a kid I put several gross of bottlerockets in my luggage due to a ban in my state but legal in another on a Christmas trip! Crazy and, luckily, no incidents or tragic event on plane! Now, I imagine, a no-fly listing and terrorism charges even from a kid.

Sorry that happened to you, albrecht. I added them as a tradition and my children wanted it to continue. The crackers were hard to find for awhile (this was before Amazon) and were mostly available in upscale stores. Later, they became easier to find. Last year I was going to purchase a set from Target and they wanted me to sign some papers before they could complete the transaction. I asked the clerk why this was necessary and she didn't know- I told her to keep them.
I found them at Barnes and Noble this year with no fuss or signing of papers. I can't wait to see what else is deemed as dangerous contraband in the future.  ???   

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #206 on: December 22, 2015, 11:01:50 PM »
Everybody needs one

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #207 on: December 22, 2015, 11:07:32 PM »
Sorry that happened to you, albrecht. I added them as a tradition and my children wanted it to continue. The crackers were hard to find for awhile (this was before Amazon) and were mostly available in upscale stores. Later, they became easier to find. Last year I was going to purchase a set from Target and they wanted me to sign some papers before they could complete the transaction. I asked the clerk why this was necessary and she didn't know- I told her to keep them.
I found them at Barnes and Noble this year with no fuss or signing of papers. I can't wait to see what else is deemed as dangerous contraband in the future.  ???   
Well this was an international flight and soon after 911, so I understand the "concern." I still doubt it would be much of a threat but I get it. And, not out've pocket too much (and still not on a no-fly list, or so I think!) I think it is sad that there is not judgement these days and everything seems to be a "federal case." A few years back I was taking my great uncle (93 and WWII Naval veteran and participant in fetching up bodies after the tragic Texas City explosion from the harbor) onto a flight and I even questioned him and explained in great detail....you have your ticket, wallet/id, no metal, etc but after removing him from his wheelchair to get through metal detectors they found a small pen-knife in his pocket. It was hilarious but he was very perplexed. "I've carried that since I was a child and my dad gave it to me." The TSA, thankfully, were cool and allowed me to take it and keep it (and give it back to him later) but it was frankly absurd. And if I would've had another TSA agent, or he was a kid in school, he probably would've been charged or some record. It is absurd. Crackers, and fireworks, now, are "ieds" or some such on paper in some places. Some old guy with a dull ancient pen-knife is equated with some terrorists with box-cutter razor blades.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #208 on: December 23, 2015, 06:00:06 AM »
Please stop by for the BellGab Winter Holiday Pre-Christmas Eve feed at my house.  I know you will all be busy after today, so bring your appetites and a Merry Christmas to you all.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #209 on: December 23, 2015, 09:48:18 AM »
Please stop by for the BellGab Winter Holiday Pre-Christmas Eve feed at my house.  I know you will all be busy after today, so bring your appetites and a Merry Christmas to you all.



Rix Gins- what a lovely table and thank you for including us. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Enjoy and come back here for New Years.  ;)

Here's a little something for your dessert table. I made this cake a couple of years ago and found the pictures while going through files- I'm preparing for an overdue computer upgrade.