Funny and clever singing and dancing takes New Yorkers by happy surprise during Christmas season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Get into the holiday spirit with a flash mob dancing horde of Santa Christmas elves making mischief in NYC.
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!
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.
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.