Y para mis amigos de habla hispana, Feliz Navidad.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
No doubt many of you have seen this marvelous movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, which came out in 1946.
If you are pressed for time, you may want instead to watch this two-minute version of the film that a friend of mine made.
It is my absolute favorite film and I hope you will take a quick look at it.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Some of you really enjoyed last week’s song by Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick, and so did I. So here it is again.
Pitch Perfect 2
Winter Wonderland / Here Come Santa Claus
By Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick
But I also want to provide a Christmas song/video that I found rather interesting and I hope you do also.
Merry Merry Christmas
By Ken’ Mo’
ART OF THE WEEK
The Christmas Tree
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
At this time of the year, who else would I name as extraordinary person of the week other than:
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve (24 December) or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December).
The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas (a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra), the British figure of Father Christmas, and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas (himself also based on Saint Nicholas). Some maintain Santa Claus also absorbed elements of the Germanic god Wodan, who was associated with the pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky.
Michigan currently does not permit indoor dining in restaurants.
The best gift you can give someone is your time.
Every year around this time, I can’t help but recall years ago the unexpected Christmas surprise, when Father Billino from the Vatican, was in town. Here he is standing in front of a church with Carol.
I recall everyone liked to take confession with Father Billino, because he loved to say, “Go and sin some more.”
LAST WEEK’S POLL
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.