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David’s Christmas – The Reason Of The Season: Day 17

Although it may seem odd to some, my ex-husband and I get along really well. Even my current hubs and him get along well! I often think we are all so lucky to be in a sucky situation that we have made work because we all understand how important it is for the kids. So, when I was asking for my family’s favorite lists, David was included…  because he is my kids’ dad and he is a damn good one.

My family and I have put together our lists of our favorite things about Christmas.

Here is David’s TOP 10:

1. Reading The Night Before Christmas to the kids every Christmas Eve just as they get into bed.

2. Waking up Christmas morning knowing I’m going to see the excitement of my kiddos.

3. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole – every year, once a year.

4. Going to Jefferson Barracks cemetery to visit my grandparents every Christmas day.

5. The attitude of people is different – everyone is in a cheery, great mood on Christmas day.

6. Christmas music

7. Christmas movies

8. Christmas smells… fireplace burning, christmas tree, cookies!

9. Giving gifts.

10. Opening my stocking at my parents house, my mom is great at stuffing them for everyone!

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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Hitchens Is Gone – The Reason Of The Season: Day 16

Christopher Hitchens, you will be missed.

After a long battle with esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens, one of the Four Horseman, died last night at the age of 62.

His work and influence will live on through those of us courageous enough to speak openly about the detrimental effect religion has had on the world since it’s invention. Hitchens was honest, brutally honest. He didn’t even like Christmas… or any religious celebration. And although I celebrate Christmas, albeit totally void of any Jebus stuff, this doesn’t sway my awe and respect for the man.

He was brilliant. And intelligent. And challenging.

Great minds challenge, small minds follow blindly. He, most certainly, was the former.

My friend, Troy, would like to designate December 15 as Hitchmas from now on…

Read his final Vanity Fair piece.

 

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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Festivus For The Rest Of Us – The Reason Of The Season: Day 15

Funny stuff 🙂 Love Seinfeld.

*** Note: I still love Christmas! ***

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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Brian’s Christmas – The Reason Of The Season: Day 14

My family and I have put together our lists of our favorite things about Christmas.

Here is Brian’s TOP 13:

1. I love christmas music

2. I love rich Christmas food

3. I love nog and cider and homemade hot cocoa

4. I love Christmas movies and getting wrapped up in the fuzzy sentimentality

5. I love when my wife opens presents and cries…I love when anybody is moved by their gifts

6. I love being with and feeling so close to my family

7. I love Christmas lights and decorations

8. I love Christmas smells…which mainly come from the foods and drinks

9. I love watching a different Christmas movie every night, and its a wonderful life on Xmas Eve

10.I love Santa…I love that imaginary things can be real and beautiful for a little while, and that we can all pretend together.

11. I love being off of work

12.I love opening surprises

13. I love crying at Christmas songs, movies, and presents.

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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To Xmas And Beyond! The Reason Of The Season: 13

Thinking Atheist, I ❤ you.

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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The Gall! The Reason Of The Season: Day 11

It’s funny to me how we are being disrespectful by wishing everyone joy during this month – how dare we be so insensitive to the re-imagined, retelling of many other ancient traditions. How do we possibly live with ourselves – spreading goodwill and cheer simply because we want to be and not because we are “called” to be?

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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UnWrapped Two! The Reason Of The Season: Day 9

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The Reason Of The Season is a new series that will take place from December 1 – December 25. I, like many non-theists and non-Christians, love the holiday season. I love taking the this chilly time of year to remind the people I love how much I love and adore them, to help and give to those less fortunate, and feel the innocent hope of when I was a child. This series is an effort to educate many on tradition and history as well as an opportunity to share why I love this time of year and the traditions we use and have created in our family.

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