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Christmas Quote for December 31st

December 31st 2006 2:00 pm
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"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." —HARLAN MILLER

Ah, yes, if only. But perhaps we can retrieve the feelings of this past month more often during the coming year? And since today is the last day of 2006, let me leave you with this:

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. —Irish Toast

Have a great New Year's Eve everyone!

 

Christmas Poem for December 30th

December 30th 2006 7:45 pm
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Today's entry is dedicated to my anonymous Rosette giver (you know who you are even if I don't, LOL) who requested some more good snorters—hope this'll do!!

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
When I brought home my tree,
My twelve cats were laughing at me.

On the second day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the third day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Six fallen angels,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Seven half-dead rodents,
Six fallen angels,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
and my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Eight shattered ornaments,
Seven half-dead rodents,
Six fallen angels,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Nine chewed-through light strings,
Eight shattered ornaments,
Seven half-dead rodents,
Six fallen angels,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
and my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Ten tinsel hairballs,
Nine chewed-through light strings,
Eight shattered ornaments,
Seven half-dead rodents,
Six fallen angels,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
And my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
I saw beneath my tree,
Eleven broken branches,
Ten tinsel hairballs,
Nine chewed-through light strings,
Eight shattered ornaments,
Seven half-dead rodents,
Six fallen angels,
Five shredded gifts,
Four males a-spraying,
Three missing Wise Men,
Two mangled garlands,
and my twelve cats laughing at me.

On the twelfth day of Christmas I looked at my poor tree
Twelve cats a-climbing
Eleven broken branches
Ten tinsel hairballs
Nine chewed-through light strings
Eight shattered ornaments
Seven half-dead rodents
Six fallen angels
Five shredded gifts
Four males a-spraying
Three missing Wise Men
Two mangled garlands
and my twelve cats laughing at me!


—AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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p.s. thank you, (non-anonymous!) treat giver, for all my delicious treats!

 

Christmas Quote for December 29th

December 29th 2006 3:32 pm
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"Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day."

—HELEN STEINER RICE

 

Christmas Poem for December 28th

December 28th 2006 7:40 pm
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Let Us Keep Christmas

Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing;
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again.


—GRACE NOLL CROWELL

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p.s. thank you, anonymous treat giver, for all my yummy treats!

 

Christmas Quote for December 27th

December 27th 2006 7:15 pm
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"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each other's burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas." —W.C. JONES

 

Christmas Quote for December 26th

December 26th 2006 6:36 pm
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"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." —CHARLES DICKENS

 

Christmas Quote for December 25th

December 25th 2006 9:30 am
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"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." —AGNES M. PHARO

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

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p.s. thank you Santie Claws (TopCat?) for fixing my Rosettes! Woohoo!!

 

Christmas Quote for December 24th

December 24th 2006 9:15 am
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"Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign." —CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

 

Christmas Poem for December 23rd

December 23rd 2006 2:40 pm
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I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had roll'd along th' unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bow'd my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

'Til ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!


first published in 1863

—HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

 

Christmas Quote for December 22nd

December 22nd 2006 3:50 pm
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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. —CHARLES DANA

part of an editorial in the New York Sun, 1897, responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon

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Dear Santie Claws,

I've been a good kitty all year (mom, stop snorting!) and all I REALLY want for Christmas is to have my Rosettes working again. Pretty please? With a mousie on top? TopCat has done his best, but it's a mystery to him too! Would you be able to fix them? Thanks!

Sincerely,
(a VERY good) Kitty Kazoo

 
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