Thursday, 24 December 2015
Merry Christmas and a Blessed Yule to every one of you who wanders upon this page of mixed takes on the season. The link below will take you to the rather pessimistic but very real message from the current “Pope” who was predicted to be the last person to hold such a position. Of course, who wrote the predictions? The thing is, however, his message truly reflects much of my personal frustration about this season of celebration here in the West. The Red Ice video following is a wonderful introduction to the pagan ways upon which so many of our Christian traditions arise.
I plan to take pleasure with family and friends over the next while and hope that all of you are also blessed to be surrounded by your loved ones at this special time. Really, that is what it is all about.
The musical offering up to the right by violinist Lindsay Stirling, and her dedication at the end, are truly beautiful. Please do enjoy her, your heart cannot help but be touched by such an extreme of beauty.
As for New Year greetings, that, my friends, is another story, for now, I wish you all Merry Christmas!
While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realize that this year s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last . ~ Pope Francis
This year I finally found my first Nativity figures. Family tradition for me included the setting up of the Nativity scene and, immediately upon returning home from midnight Mass, one of us would be honoured with the task of laying the baby Jesus in His creche while Mom pulled the Tortiere out of the oven. I wish I knew what became of that family set.
It was difficult to find a good set that pleased and meets my aesthetic and financial standards; my little trio cost me $5.00 at a local thrift shop where they were behind glass waiting for me to spot them and bring them home. Below are a few delightful Nativity scenes that can be made inexpensively and be absolutely stunning, and part of your own family traditions. Of special note is the little candy nativity scene that would certainly be a delightful family activity.
I see a money making little craft here.
A different type of Gingerbread house.
Absolutely love this presentation.
This is almost exactly the one my family set out every year.
Dang. Wonder what tribe is responsible for THIS abomination.
Love and lust for Jesus and sugar…. combined.
Just too cute from one of my favourite Palestinian cartoonists.
Both religions are under attack by the usual suspects.
To truly understand our Christmas traditions and their origins, this audio below by Lana from Red Ice Radio is a true treasure trove of information with just the right political eye openers. Yuletide of the North European pagans, thousands of years older than Christianity, is the pagan source of so many of our traditions. Please enjoy; I guarantee there are surprises in store. This invaluable piece of work is offered with love, respect and desire to share. Highly recommended listening. Ten stars and then some.
Christmas shopping in Beirut.
Santa visits Beirut
Absolutely no comment in this, the season of ugly sweaters!
The greatest gift of all
Media and cartoonists went crazy over this non issue of the Starbuck\’s red cup. Great marketing technique and a wonderful little propaganda gamut from this Zionist organization to make the claims of the war on Christmas to be…. just silly when, in truth, we know it is an ugly reality. (Go Here for links.)
“Tone it down! The baby is sleeping!”
Christmas in a Refugee Camp. Many of these people celebrated in solid homes last winter.
Last night I saw a scene from this movie. The star in the sweater defiles the High Midnight Mass in the middle of the Aisle by vomiting and running away screaming something about the Jews not killing Jesus. I was revolted, simply revolted. Not shocked or surprised, but revolted.