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  • The Monkees Made a Christmas Album With Rivers Cuomo and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck

    09/21/2018 10:34:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 53 replies
    https://www.rollingstone.com ^ | Sept 20 2018 | Andy Greene
    Two years after their shockingly great 50th anniversary album, Good Times! — which gave them their highest showing on the Billboard album chart since 1968 — the Monkees have returned to the studio to cut Christmas Party, their first holiday album. Set for release October 12th, the album is produced by Fountain of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, with new vocals by surviving Monkees Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork along with vintage recordings of the late Davy Jones.
  • Melania Trump begins prep for Christmas. Want to participate? Don’t miss this deadline to apply.

    08/11/2018 11:26:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 11, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    First lady Melania Trump has already begun prepping the White House for Christmas, which still remains four months away. And just like last year, this year she intends to recruit help from the public to make this Christmas spectacular again. In a press release published Aug. 3, the White House explained that it’s specifically looking for musicians, entertainers and volunteers for this year’s preparations. Volunteers will reportedly be chosen to help decorate, while musicians and entertainers will be selected to perform during White House open houses in December. Becoming a volunteer isn’t as easy as just signing up, though. Potential...
  • White House issues open casting call for Christmas entertainers

    08/03/2018 12:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2018 | Judy Kurtz
    The White House is putting out a casting call for some Christmastime entertainment, giving musicians, singers and others the chance to perform at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. With less than five months to go until Dec. 25, the White House said Friday that “initial planning for the 2018 season is underway.” In addition to its annual call for volunteers to decorate the executive mansion for the holidays, this year the White House is also asking for entertainers to join the Yuletide festivities. The White House “invites local musicians including high school bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers to apply for the opportunity...
  • Henry Livingston, Jr.: The Christmas Poet You Always "Loved" - Kindle Edition free for 2 days

    07/12/2018 10:33:44 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    A teacher friend and I were discussing statistics and I thought the example of statistics in analyzing "Night Before Christmas" might make a good lesson plan. I've seen a number of lesson plans built on the authorship controversy, but not yet on the statistics part. Making it free for everyone until midnight PDT tomorrow is an easy way of passing the info on to her. I've been researching New York Revolutionary War history for 20 years and collecting images. Took advantage of writing this book to stuff in every image I've bought or found available for use in that time...
  • Die Hard at 30: how it remains the quintessential American action movie

    07/12/2018 7:12:04 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 65 replies
    All of this is mundane stuff. It’s also a prime example of why Die Hard remains the greatest American action movie since it was released 30 years ago this week. Consider everything that the director, John McTiernan, and his screenwriters, Jeb Stuart and Steven E de Souza, set up in this brief little scene. Though Bruce Willis plays McClane as the modern American cowboy, Roy Rogers with an attitude, the film-makers choose to emphasize his vulnerability first. His fear of flying gets us primed for the bumps and bruises he will sustain all night long, when a phalanx of terrorists...
  • First Televised Speech from Her Majesty, the Queen

    06/28/2018 6:28:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    royal.uk via youtube, speak-ola ^ | December 25, 1957 | Queen Elizabeth II
    It is inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you. A successor to the Kings and Queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never really touches your personal lives. But now at least for a few minutes I welcome you to the peace of my own home. That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I am not surprised that many people feel lost...
  • How tight is this job market? Kohl's is already hiring for Christmas

    06/27/2018 2:13:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | June 27, 2018: 12:19 PM ET
    Kohl's is filling jobs at 300 of its 1,100 US stores for the back-to-school and holiday seasons. Additional jobs at stores and fulfillment centers will come open later in the year. It's the earliest Kohl's has ever started hiring seasonal workers, said Ryan Festerling, the store's executive vice president of human resources. Unemployment is 3.8%, the lowest since 2000. Sucharita Kodali, a retail analyst at Forrester, told CNNMoney that Kohl's is smart to start looking so early. It allows Kohl's to "find and hopefully retain some of those best workers, and it gives the workers a bit more security in...
  • Hillary Clinton Christmas Tree Ornament.

    05/06/2018 5:34:52 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    Woman to look up to ^ | 5/6/2018 | Via Messy Nessie
    Take a look;
  • Israel Thwarts ISIS-Inspired Terrorist Attack Planned for Temple Mount in Jerusalem

    02/27/2018 4:27:34 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 3 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The Israel Security Agency (also known as Shin Bet or Shabak for short) and the Israeli Police arrested 3 Arab Israelis, supporters of ISIS, who planned a shooting attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The terrorists were also considering attacking synagogues and churches – some of which were to take place on Christmas – but were arrested before purchasing weapons. According to the recently released report, the terrorists who were apprehended between January and February were all Arab-Israeli residents of the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm. The terrorists named in the report include Muhammad Mas’ud Muhammad Jabarin, 20, Imad...
  • 'All we need is Jesus', A Belated Christmas Story

    01/14/2018 12:04:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/18 | Dave Merrick
    If we can just get a hold of Jesus (and not another list of man-made rules and regulations), He will personally make sure everything else is just as it needs to be. All we need is Jesus This holiday season I was especially looking forward to Christmas, much due to the yearly reminder of the unconditional love and blessings that I need so badly and that I’ve been given in Jesus - coupled with the reunion of my beloved family members. It had been an extremely rough year for me. And I was looking to hide from some of my...
  • Why Muslim Influencers Are ‘Celebrating Christmas Too’

    01/14/2018 9:14:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sabrine Shaw
    Growing up with an English father and Tunisian mother, my family knows a fair amount about embracing more than one culture. Despite my father being a Muslim since marrying my mother, my family still celebrates Christmas every year. As a child, this was often met with either confusion or understanding depending on who I spoke to. I’d like to think that I got the best of both worlds with my parents being from different cultures. My childhood is full of memories of putting up the tree with my brothers, leaving out cookies and milk for Santa and opening presents on...
  • Identity of the Magi

    01/13/2018 7:46:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 01-03-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Identity of the Magi Question: Who were the Magi? What does the term mean? — Carol Clarke, Towson, Maryland Answer: Exactly what “Magi” are is debated. The Greeks of antiquity (c. 450 B.C.) used the term to refer to a priestly class of men among the Medes and later the Persians, but in later centuries it was used in a wider sense; it came to be applied to men skilled in hidden knowledge and magic. By 200 B.C., its meaning would include men skilled in astronomy and those given to visions and the interpretation of dreams. This expanded definition continued into...
  • Ancient Egyptian Monastery Closed and Christmas Canceled

    01/11/2018 5:56:57 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/8/18 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Local authorities decided to close down the Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on January 5 and January 6, when Christmas church services are held according to the Coptic Orthodox calendar. The general directorate of tourist police further ordered all tourist companies not to lead tours to the historic monastery. Although the official reason for temporarily closing down the building and canceling Christmas is due to the establishment of a plan for the development of the surrounding area as befits a World Heritage Site, it is believed that the order came as a precautionary...
  • NATIVITY OF CHRIST. Divine Liturgy in English (Orthodox Christmas)

    01/07/2018 7:07:38 AM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6 2018 / Dec 25 2017 (Old Calendar) | Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St John the Baptist
    Merry Christmas everyone. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 01-07-17, The Epiphany of the Lord

    01/06/2018 7:27:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-07-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 7, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord Reading 1 Is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,the glory of the Lord shines upon you.See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples;but upon you the LORD shines,and over you appears his glory.Nations shall walk by your light,and kings by your shining radiance.Raise your eyes and look about;they all gather and come to you:your sons come from afar,and your daughters in the arms of their nurses. Then you shall be radiant at what you see,your heart shall throb and overflow,for the riches of the sea...
  • The Three Kings Epiphany a forgotten holiday

    01/06/2018 12:35:59 PM PST · by mosesdapoet · 12 replies
    reflecting on seasonal topics as observed in a southside Chicago neighborhood during WWII
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-06-18, OM, St. Andre Bessette, Religious

    01/05/2018 8:21:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-06-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 6, 2018 Christmas Weekday Reading 1 1 Jn 5:5-13 Beloved:Who indeed is the victor over the worldbut the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood, Jesus Christ,not by water alone, but by water and Blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies,and the Spirit is truth. So there are three that testify,the Spirit, the water, and the Blood, and the three are of one accord. If we accept human testimony,the testimony of God is surely greater. Now the testimony of God is this,that he has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-05-18, M, St. John Neumann, Bishop

    01/04/2018 8:39:49 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-05-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 5, 2018 Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop Reading 1 1 Jn 3:11-21 Beloved:This is the message you have heard from the beginning:we should love one another,unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil Oneand slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil,and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to lifebecause we love our brothers.Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer,and you know that no...
  • Liberal Law Center Ranks ‘#merrychristmas’ as Top Twitter ‘Hate’ Speech on Christmas Day

    01/03/2018 5:24:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/3/18 | Lisa Bourne
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, January 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The hashtag “#merrychristmas” topped the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) list of trending hashtags on Twitter that it considers to be promoting “hate.” On December 24, the #merrychristmas hashtag had the # 2 ranking on SPLC’s “Hate Tracker” list. Then on Christmas Day, #merrychristmas was ranked # 1, and on December 26, it ranked # 3. Along with “Merry Christmas” the SPLC Hate Tracker website recently listed #christmas, #merrychristmaseve and #jesus in its top trends used by what it terms “far-right Twitter users.” According to SPLC, the Twitter accounts they monitor for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-04-17, M, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

    01/03/2018 9:46:10 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    January 4, 2018 Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Reading 1 1 Jn 3:7-10 Children, let no one deceive you. The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,just as he is righteous. Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,because the Devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is begotten by God commits sin,because God's seed remains in him;he cannot sin because he is begotten by God. In this way,the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;no one who...