Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Lights

The War on Christmas (and religion) verses the Spirit of Christmas Series at AskMarion – 21

Going to view Christmas lights was one of my favorite activities as a child.  It is a fun Christmas season activity for the whole family that only costs the price of a little gas and in some areas you can just walk your neighborhood.  But many people are doing some, if not all, their viewing online; not only in the United States, but all over the world:

Video: The History of Christmas Tree Lights on the Internet

Video:  World’s best Christmas light display to music

This house in Darboy,WI decorates each year to help support Make A Wish Foundation

Video:  Beautiful! Medellin Colombia Christmas lights

And if your are going to do your light viewing from the computer verses driving around town to the actual homes and areas with displays then you might as well whip some goodies to enjoy while surfing the Internet for your Christmas light viewing, like:

Chocolate Covered Cherries

chocolate covered cherries

Let the whole family help make these taste tempters.

  • 2 (10-ounce) jars maraschino cherries with stems
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Drain cherries; discard juice or use for another purpose. Put cherries on paper towels to drain 100 percent.
  2. Put chocolate chips in a saucepan with a heavy bottom. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Dip cherries into chocolate; swirl to coat completely. Place on baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Refrigerate until set.

Note: If desired, dip some of the cherries in melted white chocolate chips instead of the semisweet chips.

    Makes about 5 dozen

    But especially if you have children, squeeze in at least one or two evenings for light viewing as a family, if you can.


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American Traditions

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Christmas Baking

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Carolling… or Caroling and Christmas Music

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So Where Is the War on Christmas Coming From? – A Worthwhile Read!

Best Holiday Movie Classics – A Merry Christmas From Hollywood

God Rest Ye Merry Merchants – Christmas: An American Holiday and Tradition to Love and Preserve

Advent – The Season of Anticipation and Hope

The War on Christmas verses the Spirit of Christmas Series at AskMarion – with comments from Ben Stein

Red Kettles & Bell Ringers

Atheists intimidate Santa Monica into eliminating Nativity… And So the War on Christmas and Freedom of Religion ContinuesChurches Thwart Nativity Ban By Putting Up Living Displays In Santa Monica

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Christianity & Gun Owners in the Crosshairs: Chilling Tactic Exposed

How Should Christians Respond to Atheist ‘Hatred’ & the War on Christmas? This Priest Has Some Advice

The Need For A Christian Worldview of Freedom And Economics


101 Creative House Decorating Ideas for the Christmas Season

No Christmas for Millions od American Families in 2011  -  2012 will be even worse

Obama Administration’s War on Religion

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