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"Yes, a star gleamed overhead,
"And she was so poorly clad,
"She seemed tired, and it was late
"Had I turned some rich man out
"Then there came the wise men three
"And they brought Him gifts of myrrh,
"All my patrons now are dead
"It was my unlucky fate
I looked all about,
With medals and badges,
The soldier lay sleeping,
Was this the hero of
I couldn't help wonder
The soldier awakened
The soldier rolled over
Then the soldier rolled over,
Christmas Sayings / Superstitions
To have good health throughout the year, eat an apple on Christmas Eve.
Eat plum pudding on Christmas and avoid losing a friend before next Christmas.
On Christmas Eve all animals can speak. However, it is bad luck to test this superstition.
The child born on Christmas Day will have a special fortune.
Wearing new shoes on Christmas Day will bring bad luck.
Some in Ireland hold that those who die on Christmas Eve go straight to heaven as the gates of Heaven open at midnight.
Do not refuse mince pie at Christmas dinner otherwise you will have bad luck the following day.
Eat a raw egg before eating anything else on Christmas morning and you will be able to carry heavy weights.
Snow on Christmas means Easter will be green.
The home where a fire is kept burning throughout the Christmas season will have good luck.
Shoes placed by the side on Christmas Eve will prevent a quarreling family.
A clear star filled Christmas Eve sky will bring good crops.
If Christmas Day has a blowing wind it will bring good luck.
A LITTLE fir grew in the midst of the wood
But a trouble came into his heart one day,
"Oh, why did I wish for golden leaves?"
Then his heart was sad; and he cried, "Alas
Then he sighed and groaned; but his voice was weak
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.
If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.
Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all
Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf
She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.
Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up and shot."
From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond, "Don't worry we already crucified Him." For the rest of the trip down the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.
'Twas the night before Christmas
The people were all busy
No one sang "Away in a manger,
Mama watched Martha Stewart,
When what from the T.V.
So away to the mall
And, as they made their way home
Their lives were so busy
There were presents to wrap
To pray to the Savior
On Wal-mart! On K-mart!
From the big stores downtown
And up on the roof,
He hung lights that would flash.
Christ's eyes ... how they twinkle!
So instead of being busy,
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