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  1. Recipes
    It's the time to make goodies you usually do only once a year. Making candy and baking is a tradition at our house. It's always nice to add something new to the old standbys. Please post your favorites! I will start off with one that is delicious and simple 3 minute Cranberry and Pistachio...
  2. General Discussion
    What are some movies not widely regarded as "Christmas movies" but have Christmas as a component and you consider them Christmas movies? For example: The Shop Around The Corner (1940). Events lead up to Christmas Eve. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (animated, 1961). Ends on Christmas. Die...
  3. Religious Discussion
    The early Christian church didn't even celebrate Christmas. This celebration started in A.D. 440 when the church officially proclaimed December 25 as the birth of Christ. This was started because of the pagan feast called Saturnalia which was a tradition inherited by the Roman pagans from...
  4. Financial Forum
    For the last few years, we have stopped buying Christmas gifts. If we need something, we wait and get it for Christmas. One year, a trip to see our AF son, a pistol for him, Last year, one gift each, something we needed, not just crap to have. So, we have decided to do it again. I really don't...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Actually, I picked up 15 Bottle of KiO3 for Christmas this year, and 90% of my shopping was done! :D: This thread is a little late, but why can't the gift of preps be given year round? Why do this for your family or friends? Especially if they don't understand, or they laugh, or they're...
  6. General Discussion
    I just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. I hope everyone here on the site has the best Christmas ever. And to anyone here who has no one to celebrate with, remember that we're all with you this holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukka, Yuletide wishes, Joyous Kwanzaa and happy...
  7. Religious Discussion
    Christ’s Birth – Why It’s Okay to Celebrate Okay. Before all you holiday purists start hurling comments based on the title alone, hear me out. I know all about the pagan influences and the date-setting and the sun worship and . . . well, all that stuff that takes what for me is the simple...
  8. General Discussion
    I got a new pair of military (Norwegian) backcountry skis and a bottle of Akvavit! (You may wanna look up that last one. I use it for booze, stove fuel and rodent killer :D:) My Wife knows me, that's for sure! What else does a Swede need than skis and booze? :thumb: (My Wife's a Celt; she...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I use Christmas cards to make gift tags. Of course you can use all sorts of cards and put them on packages for various occasions. I normally just cut the front of a card off, and use the back side to write the names on, and tape it to the package. Sometimes I'll do a bit more- but not a lot...
  10. General Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm not sure if this is the right section, but its here because its regular items aswell. What I am wondering is, what your list is for this holiday season, because i had a hard time thinking of mine. Please give lists and share Ideas! -JussTrying Mine is: New break covers for my...
  11. Military Weapons Forum
    Gander Mountain has the Bushmaster Carbon-15 on sale Nov. 26th (Black Friday) for only $599. The version they have is the same configuration as the above link. It will be available in-store only, limit one per customer, no rain checks. For $350 off their regular price it's worth fighting the...
  12. Religious Discussion
    I've been aware of Muslim violence against Christians in other parts of the world for years, but I wasn't aware of the extent of the violence directed at Christians in Iraq until this New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/world/middleeast/23iraq.html? Please pray that...
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