You might think I have kids in mind for the finish of the sentence: “All I want for Christmas is a …

And with the gift I have in mind many a child is certainly thrilled to get one. But this gift applies to us big kids too. Enjoy the humorous video sung by The Aquatones:

Yup. We Baby Boomers love trains too.

Setting up the electric train around the Christmas tree is a sign of the season. A sign often more predictable than the first snow. In any case, trains around trees are a firm tradition in many households. It is in ours. And fortunately this is a hobby that both my husband and I enjoy equally.

It’s quite simply a lot of fun! Do you have an electric train rumbling around your Christmas tree? There’s still time to get one rolling before the 25th!

Here’s another post on Christmas tradition of electric trains around the tree along with a video.


Last minute Christmas crafts and decorations

Today I have two simple Christmas crafts for you. They will not only brighten your home, but they’re easy to make and fast too. Beer mug: If you have a den or study, this is a great way to brighten a corner or end table. Fill the mug (or stein) with tall sprays of greens […]

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How “random acts of kindness” can raise money for charity during the Christmas season

The Christmas spirit embodies many things. Foremost among these qualities or attributes is that it is far better to give than to receive. I came across a great way to help charities and it won’t cost you a dime in cash. But it will take a few minutes of your time. It’s called #GoodSpotting and […]

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Most popular Christmas toys for the last 100 years

Children have been receiving “treats” for Christmas for many centuries. In the long, long past it was often a piece of fruit. That may not sound like much today, but it really was something special when you rarely got to taste an orange, an apple, or another type of fruit. Over the centuries Christmas traditions […]

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A Priceless Christmas Gift

Doing good deeds for others is commendable any time of year. Yet we seem to think of it more often during Christmas time. Today the popular catch phrase is, “passing it forward.” Another expression that may apply is, “Good Samaritan.” Regardless of the term it all comes down to helping others without thought of personal […]

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Marine Sings Christmas Song for His Wife [VIDEO]

There’s nothing easy about being away from your family at Christmas time. Especially when it’s over 7,000 miles away in a war zone. This video shares the gift of song one deployed Marine wrote and sent to his wife. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Robert Allen sent it to her last year on Christmas Eve when […]

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Happy Saint Nicholas Day!

December 6th is the feast day of Saint Nicholas. And did you know that he was a real person? St. Nicholas was born into a wealthy family at Patara, Lycia, Asia Minor. Nicholas was chosen Bishop of Myra and devoted himself to helping the poor. He lived in the fourth century. There are many stories, […]

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4 Recipes for your Christmas party


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Lighting of the National Christmas Tree

Tomorrow, December 1st at 4:30pm is the start of the ceremony for the 89th lighting of the National Christmas Tree. It takes place on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation host the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. If you have a ticket for the […]

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