Tag Archives: Christmas

1863: “Only Five Pairs Of Stockings Over The Fireplace Tonight”

December 24, 1863 …Tonight got the children washed and put to bed and after they went to sleep filled the stockings and boiled some molasses for taffy. Father attempted to attend to the boiling but after waiting till ten o’clock … Continue reading

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“Guide Us To Thy Perfect Light”

One of my favorite Christmas songs is We Three Kings. Written about the same time as Jingle Bells, these lyrics and tune are different than the sleighing song and originally intended for church and religious plays. Based on the Biblical … Continue reading

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History Read-Along: Pearl Harbor Christmas, Chapters 4-6

Heat up some cocoa and grab a candy cane ’cause this week we’re reading about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 1941. Specifically, we’re reading Chaptes 4-6 in Stanley Weintraub’s Pearl Harbor Christmas. Since the chapters are titled instead of numbered, it’s … Continue reading

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“Now Proclaim” – The Story Of A Scottish Reformer & A Christmas Hymn

What better way to start our December series about traditional Christmas songs (for the fourth year in a row; can you believe it?) than with a hymn opening with word pictures of announcing angels? For Christians, Christmas holds special religious … Continue reading

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History Read-Along: Pearl Harbor Christmas

You’re cordially invited to join us for our holiday history read-along! Since our summer and autumn reading focused on World War II, we thought we’d finish the year with the same theme. Our new book is non-fiction but not as … Continue reading

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Tea With Sarah: Christmas In July…

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea! Walked into a craft or home decor store recently? Did you see holiday items? Some stores have already started getting ready for the Christmas season, and it’s that time for “Christmas in July” sales! … Continue reading

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