Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Did all those hints work? Was the top item on your Christmas Wish List under the tree this morning? Or was the top item on your Christmas wish list not a gift at all?
The wait is over, the day has arrived and the big question is finally answered. Did you find the top item on your Christmas wish list under the tree? We all wish for world peace, sometimes just family peace would be good, but there's also always that one item we really would like for Christmas. It's usually something indulgent, something we feel guilty about buying for ourselves - but if someone else buys it for us, well that's different. We can enjoy it without feeling guilty. Sometimes the best gift isn't a gift at all, it's a surprise homecoming of someone special, a healing of a rift in the family that you thought would never happen, or just the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones you don't get to see every day. So did …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Do you have a favorite Christmas Eve tradition?
Well, it's almost here. Time to put out the milk and cookies for Santa, make sure the little ones are tucked in bed and go to bed early so you're bright eyed and bushy tailed for all the Christmas Day activities. Or is that not your family tradition at all? Is Christmas Eve the time you all stay awake until midnight so as not to miss the Midnight Mass to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas? Do you gather around the fireside and collectively read "The Night Before Christmas," or "The Christmas Story?" Do you travel to another family member's house to cook a special meal together? Do you always exchange at least one gift before going to bed on Christmas Eve? What is your Christmas Eve tradition and what makes it so special to you and …
Monday, December 10, 2012
We’ve all been disappointed by a lousy Christmas gift, but it's the thought that counts, right? So what was yours and what did you do with it?
Perhaps it made you feel sad, made you angry or maybe you really are someone who believes it's the thought that counts and you kept it — although maybe at the bottom of your closet. Did you re-gift it and make it a worst Christmas gift for someone else? Most of us have been disappointed in our lifetime by a Christmas gift that wasn't what we were hoping for — some stories are just worse than others. If you had to think of the worst Christmas gift you’ve ever received, what would it be? And what did you do with it?
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Do you think there really is a war on Christmas?
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? When it comes to season’s greetings, a new poll shows the majority of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays.” The survey from Rasmussen Reports finds that 68 percent of the people polled prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” while just 23 percent like "Happy Holidays," which can cover a variety of occasions. When it comes to holiday signs, a whopping 70 percent of shoppers polled said they prefer to be greeted with “Merry Christmas” in stores rather than the more neutral Happy Holidays, according to a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But it doesn't end there. There have been "Christmas Trees" banned or replaced with "Holiday Trees," nativity scenes scrapped to avoid …