Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Social Poets: Merry Christmas to ALL! Christmas News Video Clips

Christmas lights on Aleksanterinkatu.
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The Social Poets: Merry Christmas to ALL! Christmas News Video Clips: From Denny: Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season. Hope you enjoyed a tasty feast and stuffed yourselves silly. Just wait until the New Year for those calorie regrets. Enjoy your day and thank you for all your support this year! :)

Thought I'd put up a few cool Christmas video news clips of people who live the Christmas spirit of goodwill and giving to others.
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Friday, December 23, 2011

A Christmas Poem: Walk The World

*** A poem about sharing our life with others - when we are both in need - to receive the greatest gift.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Funny Video: NYC Carolers Flash Mob Sings Christmas

Funny and clever singing and dancing takes New Yorkers by happy surprise during Christmas season.

Christmas Carolers

From Denny: This is too funny. These "Folate Carolers" showed up as a flash mob experience for happy New Yorkers, busy snapping away camera phone photos to prove they were there. Turns out it's a promotion for women to remember to get enough Vitamin B12 "folate" in their diets. Apparently, 2 out of 3 women do not take in enough of the vitamin. Now this is what you call a very clever Public Service Announcement well done! :) What a great way to bring a smile to your day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Beautiful Illustrated Quotations: 15 Best Christmas Quotes: Just What Is It About Christmas Time?

Beautiful Illustrated Quotations: 15 Best Christmas Quotes: Just What Is It About Christmas Time?: From Denny: At this time of the year, in the early winter, there slowly descends and rests upon the land a sense of spiritual calm and Peace.

Be aware not to get too caught up in the shopping sales, rushing about to finish last minute gifts and holiday preparations to miss noticing the biggest Gift. Take the time to absorb this special energy sent from Heaven.
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Dennys Food and Recipes: Awesome Holiday Dessert: Baked Pear Parcels With Lemon Chamomile Sauce

Tom Teng's Asian pears
Tom Teng's Asian pears (Photo credit: ulterior epicure)

Dennys Food and Recipes: Awesome Holiday Dessert: Baked Pear Parcels With Lemon Chamomile Sauce: From Denny: Pears come in season during the Christmas holidays and are plentiful. But have you thought about what to do with them beyond enjoying them fresh or giving as holiday gifts?

Our local newspaper here in Louisiana included some recipes from USA Pears, so, of course, you know I just had to go explore their site. The site is set up to promote the pear growers' product and awareness of the fruit. Since I've been thinking about setting up my own organic orchards I've been visiting a lot of sites like this one.

While their recipe section is not extensive it has some gems like the following recipe well suited for the holiday table when you want something special to wow the family or your guests. If, you are like me, you like to try new recipes or variations on a popular theme - like baked pears. A nice touch is the lemon chamomile sauce that snuggles up to these pears.
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Funny Christmas Quotes, Lots of Holiday Fun

From Denny:  The Social Poets was the flagship blog three years ago.  I started this funny Cheeky Quote Day segment.  It did so well that it spun off two humor blogs, Dennys Funny Quotes and Ouch Outrageous Obnoxious And Odd.  This post was an abbreviated promo for the humorous segment before Blogger developed the easier linking of your posts to other Blogger blogs.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Music: The Christmas Shoes

When you need some inspiration to lift your spirits or soothe your nerves during the holiday rush.

From Denny: This Christmas story is a real tear jerker so pull out the tissues to dab your eyes. It's even more so when you think of friends and family who have passed away from cancer during the holiday season. This story also tells of the strong spirit of giving from a little child that so inspires us all. Sometimes, as an adult we need to be reminded of the simple things and prioritize what truly matters. It's easy to get side-tracked with responsibilities, problems that arise and the hectic schedule of life. A song like this brings us back to the core importance of Life: loving unconditionally. This version is performed by Newsong.

More Music videos:

Music Video: You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

Music Video: The Prayer by Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Charlotte Church

Music Video: In The Arms Of The Angel by Sarah McLachlan and Josh Groban

Music Video: O Holy Night by Celine Dion

Music Video: Note to God by David Foster and Charice

Music Video: Where Are You Christmas? by Faith Hill

Music Video: Mary, Did You Know? By Clay Aiken

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Music: Christmas Tree by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga entertains at Christmas.

From Denny:  For an edgy version of Christmas music, enjoy some fun and fantastic Lady Gaga. It's always amusing to see what new outrageous costume she dons to strut her stuff.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Funny Flash Mob Video: Dancing Elf Horde Invades New York City

Get into the holiday spirit with a flash mob dancing horde of Santa Christmas elves making mischief in NYC.

Santa & The Merry Elves

From Denny: This is more of a performance than a true surprise flash mob spontaneous dance but hey, it's fun and entertaining. It happened last year in November 2009. Elf Yourself elves take over Union Square in New York. Their message: Elf Yourself!

My dancing elf self

They are also promoting the ElfYourself site, sponsored by Office Max, where you can place a photo of yourself into a frame of an elf and print it. You can create up to five elf photos for free.

Music: Perfect Love Marys Song

The Passion of the Christ
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From Denny:  With the Thanksgiving holiday dominated by ads promoting shopping frenzies like on Black Friday I thought I'd post a contrast to remind us of "the reason for the season" - Jesus Christ. This is one powerful song and well edited video.  It contains clips from the Passion of the Christ movie.  Pull out a box of tissues because you are going to need it.

I'll be posting more Christmas music too so check back.

Music: What Child Is This? By John Michael Talbot

From Denny: John Michael Talbot is a monastic of the Brothers and Sisters Charity. I first heard of him years ago when he had taken a vow of silence for a year but was allowed to perform his music.

His voice has a soothing peaceful quality.  He has certainly studied his share of the world's religions and it is that knowledge and understanding that brings a richness to his music.

From his album, "The Birth Of Jesus" recorded with the National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, the Ambrosian Men's Choir, and the Junior Boys Choir of Desborough School.

(Check out the link to his name to learn more about him.)

first post

time to gather all my christmas posts from all the blogs and park them here!   you know it's time to start another blog when you have 100 posts on one theme.  :)