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Colored lights on tree/house or white?

christmas meme from susan

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I prefer small white lights, both inside and out.

I do also like colors, but generally in monochromatic designs, such as small blue lights on an indoor tree with blue and silver ornaments.

The tree we had when I was growing up had large multi-colored light bulbs. No bad memories or anything. That just doesn’t happen to be what I prefer.

Anyway, I’m not convinced it matters anymore. These days the companies that make Christmas lights send them back to be fixed if they stand any chance of surviving an entire single holiday season without failing. And a burned out string of white lights doesn’t really look all that different from a burned out string of colored lights.

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24 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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May I have the frosting that drips accidentally, Nat?

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14 December 2008 at 5:06 pm

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Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

christmas meme from susan

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Both, please.

After I’ve been outside cross country skiing through some northern Vermont snow on a moonlit night when the temperature before wind chill, make it rich hot chocolate, with marshmallows.

But even a refrigerator full of gallons of egg nog never lasts too long with me around. Unless Kathy is there to spike it with twenty times the rum that even the wildest office party would venture to spike it with. Hers, I had to disappear into the bathroom for, figuring the toilet would appreciate it better than I.

Have both hot chocolate and egg nog around, and don’t be surprised to catch me mixing them.

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10 December 2008 at 1:01 am

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Zen Tracks [30] Handel: Amen

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Zen Vision MAmenGeorge Frederick Handel, performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Philharmonic Choir – The Messiah
[4:20] * * * * *

Putting up the foyer Christmas tree takes up a huge chunk of my day after Thanksgiving. And I like to spend the first hour plus of that time with Handel’s Messiah supplying background music, volume jacked up to the max on my Zen Vision:M.

And yes, technically this finale isn’t from the Christmas portion; but it was still always my favorite in Messiah sing-alongs that did the whole thing beginning to end, and for the one time that excerpts were sung by a church for which I once sang both bass and tenor parts. Get this one anywhere even remotely near where Handel meant it to go, and singing along sends your spirit soaring higher than the angel atop our foyer tree.

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28 November 2008 at 4:44 pm

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Pa Rum Pum Pum Bummed Out

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27 November 2008 at 1:13 pm

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