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A Closer Look at “Mr. Darcy’s Present: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

 Mr. Darcy’s Present grew out of a trip down memory lane. I was attempting to go through photographs found in a box among my late mother’s belongings. I was adding the ones of people I recognized to a photo album, … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “One Minute Past Christmas” by George T. Arnold and Regina Jeffers

I came to this story late in the aspect that the nucleus of it was written by my former journalism professor. When I read it, I like it, but I had the feeling that something was missing. Even so, I … Continue reading

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Tidbits Regarding Some of Your Favorite Christmas Traditions

Below are some facts associated with Christmas, but are rarely mentioned in common conversation. Did you know… Sir Henry Cole was the first to send out a Christmas card. The year was 1843. Cole bemoaned the number of letters he … Continue reading

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The Tradition of Gift Giving

“Then they opened their treasures and presented him the gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” In Biblical times, the gift of gold indicated the receiver stood in high standing, but giving gold to a child would have … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season, Celebrating What is Known as “Christmastide”

Christmastide (also Christmas or the Christmas season) is one of the seasons of the liturgical year of most Christian churches. It tends to be defined (with slight variations) as the period from Christmas Eve to the Epiphany. This period is … Continue reading

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“One Minute Past Christmas,” a Holiday Short Story + a Giveaway

Are you sick of Halloween already? Dreading Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas? Then I have just the thing to bring a bit of the HOLIDAY Spirit. In 2012, a gentleman friend released a Christmas-based eBook short story, which his friends … Continue reading

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The Roots of the Christmas Holiday

Have we lost the meaning of the holidays? As many are conserving their energies for Black Friday shopping tomorrow, others are wondering how we lost the true meaning of the Christmas season. Christians bemoaned the lost of the story of … Continue reading

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