Ah Yes, "it's the most wonderfulll time of the yearrr!" Time to get the Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus/Yule/Kwanzaa/? decorations out of the attic, battle the hordes at the malls, watch the 200 holiday specials on TV (and almost the same amount of college football bowl games), and be haunted by the ghost of Christmas Presents! *g* And of course, all those great holiday songs: "Jack Frost roasting..on an open fire; O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree..I'm dry so please water me." Or even "Jingle Bells, Santa smells, Easter's on its way!" heheheh
But before you get too bogged down by the holidays, visit these Christmas sites. :))
A Christmas Story House and Musuem The house where the 1983 film A Christmas Story was filmed.
Brisbane California Christmas Stars
Christmas History in America
Christmas Ship Parade in Portland, OR
Christmas Urban Legends
Dickens Fair Christmas fair featuring Charles Dickens' characters that occurs every year in San Francisco.
Dr. Henry Schwan - Father of the Decorated Christmas Tree
History of Christmas
Lights of the ValleyA site that lists "the best & brightest Christmas light displays" in the SF Bay Area.
NorthPole.com Info about Santa's home.
NoradSanta Check on Santa's progress! :))
Picardy Drive A street in East Oakland, California that has decorated their homes for over 60 years.
Pick Your Own Christmas Tree.org
Santa Claus, IN
Santa Claus Museum
Santa's Origin and other facts
Symbols and Traditions of Christmas
Take a look at my Santa collection while you're here or read the "scientific" analysis of Santa. You might also enjoy Soldier's Request, as you give a thought to those stationed in other parts of the world this holiday season.
And of course, let me wish you a very
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