Started by pyewacket, December 04, 2015, 12:33:34 AM
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, 11:24:30 PMThank 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!
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 20, 2015, 11:29:19 PMI 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.
Quote from: pyewacket on December 21, 2015, 12:35:12 PMWho has/had one of these? Always a favorite with our family.
Quote from: albrecht on December 21, 2015, 05:16:25 PMYou 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.
Quote from: pyewacket on December 21, 2015, 05:25:22 PMThat'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.
Quote from: K_Dubb on December 22, 2015, 02:49:26 PMMom has the little brass Swedish one that rings little bells:Merry Christmas to everyone, and thanks, Pye, this is a fun thread.
QuoteFor 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.comWhat Indigenous People Celebrate During This Time Of YearJade | December 22, 2015 | Life | No CommentsThe Winter Solstice has always been a reverent period for Native people all over the world during the Christmas season. Itâ€™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.
Quote from: Evil Twin Of Zen on December 22, 2015, 08:59:21 PMcandied orange peel. they go so fast!
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on December 22, 2015, 06:21:29 PMFor the British BellGabbers among us, here are some festive Christmas crackers.
Quote from: albrecht on December 22, 2015, 10:10:31 PMThanks 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.
Quote from: pyewacket on December 22, 2015, 10:55:18 PMSorry 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.
Quote from: Rix Gins on December 23, 2015, 06:00:06 AMPlease 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.