Christmas 2013

4539 131228  Claremont church Nativity scene replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin  (LA Times, Rick Rojas, 12/28/2013)

4514 131226  12/24/2013-12/25/2013 After listening to Christmas carols at the Cathedral of St. Paul, MN , we attended the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. Cathedral of St. Paul, MN
Christmas Midnight Mass Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness  (Vatican Radio, 12/25/2013) including Christmas Midnight Mass video
Vatican: the Holy See
Bling and baubles won out as holiday's hottest gift - Dec. 26, 2013  (CNN Money, Emily Jane Fox, 12/26/2013)
our Christmas page  |  our 2013 page

Christmas Everyone!"

4507 131225  Pope Francis delivers first Christmas Eve homily: 'Do not be afraid!' - World News  (NBC, Elisha Fieldstadt, 12/24/2013; Reuters)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Meaning of Christmas) - YouTube*
Christmas Dinner - Bing Images  |  Christmas - Bing Images  |  Funny Christmas - Bing Images
Christmas Celebrated Around The World (PHOTOS)  (Huffington Post, Associated Press, 12/25/2013)
Christmas 2013 Photos From Around The World Capture Festive Spirit  (Huffington Post, 12/24/2013)
Christmas market - Bing Images  |  Christmas market - Wikipedia

“Virgin births” 1 in 200 pregnant women claim they didn't have sex.  (Slate, Amanda Marcotte, 12/13/2013)

 * 4482 131223  Charlie Brown Flashmob Surprises NYC - AOL On  video “Charlie Brown Christmas”  12/20/2013

4492 131224  If Mozart Wrote Christmas Carols! (2 Hours Of Traditional Christmas Music)! [1080p] - YouTube
3 Hour Medley of Christmas Songs - YouTube

Christmas Songs 2013 (1hr Mix Playlist) - YouTube
Christmas Lights around the World - Bing Images
Santa Tracker
Real-life Christmas legends - MSN
4487 131223  Shakin' Stevens, Merry Christmas Everyone - Carnaby Christmas Countdown - YouTube
4470 131222  Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You - YouTube
Walter Afanasieff, 'All I Want For Christmas' Songwriter, Talks Mariah Carey Holiday Hit  (Huffington Post, Lauren Betesh, 12/20/2013)

4489 131224  The Christmas story, still captivating the world  (Washington Post, Editorial Board, 12/24/2013)

4483 131223  Surprise Reunion for Soldiers and Their Kids in Massachusetts - AOL On  video  12/23/2013

4482 131223  Charlie Brown Flashmob Surprises NYC - AOL On  video “Charlie Brown Christmas”  12/20/2013

4463 131222  Stevie Wonder Recreates 'Songs in the Key of Life' for House Full Of Toys Benefit  (Rolling Stone, Gavin Edwards, 12/22/2013)

4454 131221  Charitable Giving on a Tight Budget  (Daily Finance, Erin Lowry, 12/20/2013)
Holiday Season Donation Guide  (Google)

4448 131221  Weekend TV: 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special'  video  (USA TODAY, Robert Bianco, 12/20/2013)
TV Ratings Colorized I Love Lucy special leads CBS on Friday  (HITFIX, Daniel Fienberg, 12/21/2013)
I Love Lucy Christmas Special on CBS tonight! - YouTube
I Love Lucy Christmas Show - YouTube
CBS TV Network

4431 131219  Mondays With Marlo: Holiday Survival Tips From Expert Guests  (Huffington Post, 12/19/2013)

4426 131219  ‘Grinch’ cop hands out unique speed warnings - Video on  12/19/2013
words: a citation, or a smelly onion, Grinch, Dr. Seuss Christmas villain the Grinch

4387 131216  SantaCon 2013: Santas Storm Manhattan Streets, Drinking and Fighting  (TIME, 12/16/2013)
SantaCon - Wikipedia

4369 131216  In pictures: Santa dash across Paris - France - France 24  12/15/2013
our Annual Reindeer Run photo page, Minneapolis, MN
Lowertown SantaCon VI on Dec 14th, 2013 St. Paul, MN

4375 131216  TV  " Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special" on NBC, guests Mary J. Blige and Cookie Monster
Michael Bublé's 3rd Annual Christmas Special HOME
Michael Bublé Home for the Holidays - Christmas Special (2012) - YouTube

4374 131216  TV  "A Home for the Holidays" hosted by Celine Dion, Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 on CBS
Celine Dion to host CBS' Home for the Holidays adoption special - CBS News / AP  11/15/2013
CBS TV Network Primetime, Daytime, Late Night and Classic Television Shows
Jenny Hutt interviews Celine Dion November 2013 for CBS OMG INSIDER - YouTube

4368 131216  Notes from Scrooge: The Downside of Giving Gifts  (Saturday Evening Post, Michael J. Sandel, In Issue: November/December,

4343 131214  Photos: Christmas decorations around the world  (Chicago Tribune, 12/14/2013)

4339 131213  Call Jesus (or Santa) white? Expect a big fight  (CNN, Edward J. Blum, 12/13/2013)

4334 131213  Z100's Jingle Ball 2013 – Presented by Aeropostale 12/13/2013 MSG
Madison Square Garden - Official Web Site  MSG, New York
Z100's Jingle Bash 2013 Lineup! - including Austin Mahone, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and many more! - YouTube
Z100 Jingle Ball 2013 Mashup - YouTube
93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball 2013 Line-up - YouTube

Jingle Ball Concert: Watch iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball live at Madison Square Garden iHeartRadio Album Release Party - Yahoo Screen  (Use Google Chrome)
New York State page

4328 131212  Kids' Letters to Santa  (, staff, 2013; AOL)  "Dear Santa"
words:  sweet, adorable, hysterical

4325 131212  S-A-N-T-A Adorable girl signs kindergarten holiday concert for deaf parents  (TODAY, Joy Jernigan, 12/12/2013)
our Sign Language Interpreter photo page

4274 131207  Texas gingerbread house sets Guinness World Record  (MSN, Jon Herskovitz of Reuters, 12/07/2013)
our photos of The World's Largest Gingerbread House   Christmas 2006  |  Guinness World Records

4269 131207  National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2013 The White House  12/06/2013 video

4258 131206  Mechanical dog steals show at White House Christmas - The Washington Post  video 12/04/2013

4225 131203  Pentagon tracking Santa with a new twist armed jet fighters  (Boston Globe, Bryan Bender, 12/03/2013; Google)

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