Christmas Love Story


The kids at church did a Christmas play last Sunday. The sets were certainly not Broadway level best but okay. The voices were those of the live actors but orchestra was provided by canned music. The story was pretty good... pretty creative really.

The acting was as good as expected. What wasn't expected was the extremely long transition between scenes. To be honest, there really was no change of scenes. They just needed to turn off the lights to get the actors in position. I have to admit that really irritated the Scrooge in me. I mean, come on Miss Director, how difficult is that? All you need to do is tell the lightman to turn on the light! One segment was especially excruciating. I think it took 5 minutes at least. And during each blackout they had a transition music. Guess how many cycles that silly melody played?

Awkward!!! The professional inside me screamed to get out but I was too polite and stayed.

And then it happened. Two of the cutest youngest actors who played as little lambs started to wave at the audience. And the guffaws started. The two boys kept waving excitedly and my heart sank. And then I realized this was what this play was about. It isn't about a theatrical extravaganza but about a helpless little boy who came to melt all our hearts.

Happy Birthday Jesus!

"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." --- Isaiah 9:6

Wisdom from Naomi of N Hollywood
Words of Wisdom

Cheerfulness is contagious
but don't wait to catch it from others.

Thanks to this week's winners:
Chuck of Whittier, Mike and Charlie of New York, Tom of Pasadena, Doug of Seattle, Rodney of Manitoba and Naomi of North Hollywood.

A Christmas Love Story
Sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

A couple were Christmas shopping. The shopping center was packed. As the wife walked through one of the malls she was surprised when she looked around to find that her husband was nowhere to be seen.

She was quite upset because they had a lot to do. She became so worried that she called him on her cell phone to ask him where he was.

In a quiet voice he said, "Do you remember the jewelers we went into about five years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn't afford, and I told you that I would get it for you one day?"

The wife choked up and started to cry and said, "Yes, I do remember that shop."

He replied, "Well, I'm in the bar next door."

Christmas Tree Hunting
Sent by Chuck of Whittier, CA

This year my wife and I wanted to cut down our own Christmas tree, so we drove into the mountains and walked deep into the woods to find the perfect tree.
We searched and searched knowing that nothing but the perfect tree would do. We searched for hours through knee deep snow and biting wind. Finally, five hours later with the sun beginning to go down, I finally said to my wife, "I can't take this anymore. I give up! There are hundreds of beautiful trees out here. Let's just pick one whether it's decorated or not!"

Videos of the week: (click on the picture)

Merry Christmas from Chuck
Contributed by Mike of New York

Chuck Christmas

If you don't know who Chuck Norris is you won't know that he's famous for his Karate and his leg split. Well, here's Mr. Tough Guy's way of sending his Christmas greeting. You can't get tougher than this.

Canadian Airline West Jet Christmas
Contributed by Doug of Seattle, Washington

Adrenalin Video

The Canadian airline West Jet is offering more than holiday deals – within four hours, its employees compiled Christmas wishes from everyone on two flights, bought all the gifts, and presented them at baggage claim in Calgary. It's a bit long but heartwarmning.

Air Force Band Play Joy to the World
Contributed by Charlie of New York and Doug of Seattle, Washington and Rodney of Manitoba, Canada

Air Force Band play Joy to the World

One moment you're spending a morning with your family inside the Smithsonian --- the next you're treated to live Christmas music. Now this is what the holiday season looks like folks!

Christmas Quiz
Contributed by Doug of Seattle, Washington

Christmas Quiz

How well do you know fact from fiction? For the last several years David Langerfeld, Associate Pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, has given a Christmas IQ Test to his Sunday School class. I should warn you that this is a tough quiz.

Aluminum Poured in an Ant Hill
Contributed by Charlie of New York, NY

Ant Hill Aluminim

This is a fascinating video. I didn't know where this was going but the final scene makes sense. Quite creative actually. Poor ants though --- but they are considered pests, you know.

Guilty Pets
Contributed by Charlie of New York and Naomi of North Hollywood, CA

Guilty Pets

This is not a video but a collection of photos of these domestic criminals caught red handed. Naughty naughty! No more presents for you Fido! Oh the shame, the guilt ... the humor!!

Silent Hallelujah
Contributed by Charlie of New York

Silent Hallelujiah

I've featured this before and you must have seen other versions of this but it's still a nice way to end this week's TGIF edition. In a few days we will be celebrating my favorite holiday of the year.

A Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family!

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