Saturday, December 22, 2007

Advent Calendar - December 22, 2007

Christmas Grab Bag

Author’s choice! Please post from a topic that helps you remember Christmases past!

Here is a brief summary of contributions from fellow bloggers and links to their individual posts:

In An Explosion in the Fireplace on Christmas Day in Parham, Terry at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi explains the novelty of a new football and how it reacted to a roaring fire that Christmas morning long ago.

Jasia at Creative Gene tells us in one of the most honest posts, that memories of Christmases past must include the good as well as the bad. In Not All Christmas Memories Are Happy Ones, she courageously describes enduring holidays when too much alcohol is involved.

Apple presents Apple's Tree: My Advent Calendar posted at Apple's Tree. If you haven't noticed, at the end of each post this month, Apple has been using this photo of an Advent calendar - now you can learn the background of this keepsake.

At Janet the researcher, Janet presents Advent Calendars and gives us a neat history lesson on Advent calendars of all types.

Jessica had an original idea for her grab-bag item: play catch-up with all the posts she has missed in the past few days. At Jessica's Genejournal, she gives us Christmas Catch-up ....

Bill presents I Was The Grinch's Henchman posted at West in New England. Read about his experiences working for a large toy store during the Christmas season and the importance of karma.

Lori gives us Christmas Books posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. Her post includes a list of Christmas-themed books from diffferent genres including cookbooks and murder mysteries.

Stephen tells us how much a true White Christmas can mean as presents Christmas Snow posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Read about that magical Christmas of 1966 in Albany, New York.

Another book is offered up as Lisa presents 100 Years in America: Childhood memories of a Croatian winter's night posted at 100 Years in America. She describes the writings of Marija Bango and paints a vivid portrait of wintertime in a small Croatian village.

At Searching For Family Branches, jewelgirl brings us a blast from the Christmas past. In Let's All Sing With The Chipmunks she details one of her favorite albums and has a great photo of the slipcase.

Lisa presents December 26: Not a good day to be a wren posted at Small-leaved Shamrock. Learn about an interesting Irish tradition that takes place on December 26th - The Feast of St. Stephen.

At CanadaGenealogy, or 'Jane's Your Aunt' we have Christmas Time Fun. Diane offers us a glimpse of what "Christmas fun" constituted back in turn-of-the-century Manitoba.

Randy at Genea-Musings in The Christmas Letter tells us that an often dreaded holiday newsletter is really not so dreadful.

I've posted My Christmas List here at Destination: Austin Family for all to see. Do I still believe in Santa? You betcha.

Check back tomorrow for more submissions on the next topic: Christmas Sweetheart Memories

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