Started by pyewacket, December 04, 2015, 12:33:34 AM
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Quote from: K_Dubb on December 17, 2015, 04:30:40 PMThanks Gins, here's my 60s-vintage star, of which I'm inordinately proud:
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 17, 2015, 10:59:06 PMIt's quite beautiful and indeed something to be proud of. Remember these?Once they heat up, little bubbles circulate inside. To this day I can't understand how they work. I did read somewhere that if one ever broke, the liquid inside would totally and irrevocably stain a carpet.
Quote from: nbirnes on December 17, 2015, 11:06:14 PMDon't bother with the new ones. They are clear and lousy. I could take of photo of the crummy ones I have, so to warn you. They were one of the most magical things of my childhood.
Quote from: pyewacket on December 17, 2015, 04:02:13 PMChristmas cheers, sweetie darling! Thank you for the vintage card - I adore collectables. Just remember when shopping- make sure everything is expensive and gorgeous!
Quote from: indobase.comThe Story Of Maria And PabloThe legend behind the poinsettia flowers is a sweet one. Here is the story of a little girl and her brother and their love for the Lord.A long time ago in Mexico, there lived a little girl called Maria and her brother Pablo. They were from a poor family. Maria and her brother looked forward to Christmas when, every year, the local church set up a nativity scene. Even before Christmas, the celebrations usually started with a lot of pomp and show. Maria and Pablo loved Christmas, but they were disheartened because they could not afford to give the baby Jesus a gift on his birthday. As they walked to the Church that Christmas Eve, Maria was not happy, but sad. As she and her brother were walking, an angel came to them and said, "All you have to do is gather what's at your feet."Hearing this, the children obeyed and diligently gathered the weeds that were on the side of the road. They proceeded to the Church, and by now Maria's heart was lighter because she knew that she was giving the Lord a gift which was filled with love. The other children jeered and mocked them. Maria and her brother placed the weeds near the crib of Jesus. Looking at them doing this, the other children started embarrassing them and almost brought Maria to tears. At this instant there was a miracle. The green weeds turned into beautiful red star shaped flowers. The other children stopped laughing at them and were stunned at what had happened. They realized that a gift did not have to be expensive; it must be given from the heart to be accepted by the Lord. Since that night, the poinsettia flowers have been called, 'Flores de Noche Buena', meaning 'Flowers of the Holy Night'.
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 17, 2015, 11:33:55 PMWill do, my dear! lol
Quote from: pyewacket on December 17, 2015, 05:53:07 PMChristmas Conspiracies Tracing the Occult Origins of Christmashttp://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/12/16/tracing-the-occult-origins-of-christmas/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PostShare&utm_campaign=TMU
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on December 18, 2015, 02:51:19 AM I wish somebody had told me about all that cool pagan magic mushroom ritual sex stuff before I squandered the best years of my life celebrating Christmas entirely the wrong way! Nuts!
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 18, 2015, 03:17:32 AMI guess Santa could have told us about them...but noooo...he was too busy kissing our moms.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on December 18, 2015, 12:23:52 PMIt's time to start givin' out wings to Christmas angels!
Quote from: pyewacket on December 18, 2015, 12:38:38 PMIt's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite Christmas movies!
Quote from: albrecht on December 18, 2015, 12:45:32 PMThe lawyers who got it out of the pubic domain and so only shown twice on network tv now will never get their wings.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on December 19, 2015, 12:42:51 PMHere's my second favorite Christmas movie, The Cheaters. Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of it, because it's almost never shown on TV any more, with the exception of once on TCM a few years ago. I know about it only because a local station in my home town showed it every Christmas Eve for a few years in the late seventies/early eighties. It's pretty much a cheap little B-movie, but it has an excellent cast and a lot of charm. Enjoy!http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037588/
Quote from: pyewacket on December 19, 2015, 03:30:57 PMThank you RGG! I've never heard of this film. I'll watch it this week and maybe I'll have another favorite for my list.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on December 20, 2015, 12:07:25 AMCheers, pye! For best results, watch it late at night (ideally on Christmas Eve if it won't interfere with any family traditions) with plenty of bubbly, a joss stick or two, and lots of lovely, delicious little nibbly things.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on December 19, 2015, 12:42:51 PMHere's my second favorite Christmas movie, The Cheaters. Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of it, because it's almost never shown on TV any more, with the exception of once on TCM a few years ago. I know about it only because a local station in my home town showed it every Christmas Eve for a few years in the late seventies/early eighties. It's pretty much a cheap little B-movie, but it has an excellent cast and a lot of charm. Enjoy!http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037588/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klouw-V0JpA
Quote from: K_Dubb on December 20, 2015, 02:28:33 PMNow that was a fun little movie! Goes great with egg nog. Thanks!
Quote from: pyewacket on December 20, 2015, 12:16:34 AMOh you know me so well, RGG. We celebrated early due to schedule demands- so I'll take you advice- sounds divine. Thank you. Here's a card for all of you darlings- Happy Christmas!
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 20, 2015, 11:39:21 PMBeautiful card Pye, thanks. Oh by the way I've got the champagne fountain all set up for our Winter Holiday office party.
Quote from: pyewacket on December 21, 2015, 01:20:16 AMYou're welcome, Rix. Cheers, darling, now that's what I call a party! After a few of those I call dibs on the Sonny and Cher number for drunken Karaoke if one of you will join me.