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  2. Video Discussion: Sesame Street: Elmo Visits Santa

    That's Charles Edward Hall
  3. Video Discussion: Sesame Street: Elmo Visits Santa

    I think Santa's overdone it on the eyebrows...
  4. First Santa Visit

    This is a visit with Children that have cancer
  5. Yesterday
  6. Name: Sesame Street: Elmo Visits Santa Category: Movies and Television Date Added: 2017-12-17 Submitter: Michael Rielly Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world. Sesame Street: Elmo Visits Santa
  7. Sesame Street: Elmo Visits Santa

    Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.
  8. Santa Blake

  9. Last week
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    Glad to see another AF member. Thank you for your service
  11. Baltimore Christmas Village Fun

    Some pics of 2016 and really looking forward to another exciting season 2017! Hey, if you are free and in the area, come incognito and say "HO HO HO", I mean "HI HI HI"!
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    Dru Hill visited Santa and shot a music video to be released shortly and shown on MTV!
  13. Rips Pics

    The Joy of Santa
  14. Featured ClausNet Member of the Month - December 2017

    Congratulations, OFM, on a well deserved honor!
  15. Key Ctr Chair

    OK OK Where is the info on this beautiful thing? HOW, WHERE, WHEN! Looks great!
  16. Santa's Secret Wish

    I'm not sure who it was written by but I found this online and it really struck a cord with me. Santa's Secret Wish On Christmas Eve, a young boy with light in his eyes Looked deep into Santa's, to Santa's surprise And said as he sat on Santa's broad knee, "I want your secret. Tell it to me." He leaned up and whispered in Santa's good ear "How do you do it, year after year?" "I want to know how, as you travel about, Giving gifts here and there, you never run out. How is it, Dear Santa, that in your pack of toys You have plenty for all of the world's girls and boys? Stays so full, never empties, as you make your way around the whole world, The reindeer pulling your sleigh From rooftop to rooftop, to homes large and small, From nation to nation, reaching them all?" And Santa smiled kindly and said to the boy, "Don't ask me hard questions. Don't you want a toy?" But the child shook his head, and Santa could see That he needed the answer. "Now listen to me," He told that small boy with the light in his eyes, "My secret will make you sadder and wise. "The truth is that my sack is magic. Inside It holds millions of toys for my Christmas Eve ride. But although I do visit each girl and each boy I don't always leave them a gaily wrapped toy. Some homes are hungry, some homes are sad, Some homes are desperate, some homes are bad. Some homes are broken, and the children there grieve. Those homes I visit, but what should I leave? "My sleigh is filled with the happiest stuff, But for homes where despair lives toys aren't enough. So I tiptoe in, kiss each girl and boy, And I pray with them that they'll be given the joy Of the spirit of Christmas, the spirit that lives In the heart of the dear child who gets not, but gives. "If only God hears me and answers my prayer, When I visit next year, what I will find there Are homes filled with peace, and with giving, and love And boys and girls gifted with light from above. It's a very hard task, my smart little brother, To give toys to some, and to give prayers to others. But the prayers are the best gifts, the best gifts indeed, For God has a way of meeting each need. "That's part of the answer. The rest, my dear youth, Is that my sack is magic. And that is the truth. In my sack I carry on Christmas Eve day More love than a Santa could ever give away. The sack never empties of love, or of joys `Cause inside it are prayers, and hope. Not just toys. The more that I give, the fuller it seems, Because giving is my way of fulfilling dreams. "And do you know something? You've got a sack, too. It's as magic as mine and it's inside of you. It never gets empty, it's full from the start. It's the center of lights, and love. It's your heart. And if on this Christmas you want to help me, Don't be so concerned with the gifts 'neath your tree. Open that sack called your heart, and share Your joy, your friendship, your wealth, your care." The light in the small boy's eyes was glowing. "Thanks for your secret. I've got to be going." "Wait, little boy," Said Santa, "don't go. Will you share? Will you help? Will you use what you know?" And just for a moment the small boy stood still, Touched his heart with his small hand and whispered, "I will."
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  18. Backlash Building Against The Man Who Invented Christmas

    For some reason, they don't have it in Kenosha or Racine, WI theaters. So going to cross the state line to see it.
  19. Holiday Nisse Fun

    Nisse! A joyful bit of holiday magic from Norway. For those that don't know, Nisse are "Gnomes" that live in barns. For Norwegian and other Scandinavian children, it is the Nisse or Tomte that bring Christmas presents. They are one of the folkloric roots of the Christmas Elves that assist Santa. Leaving them porridge with butter is part of the Holiday traditions. Apparently the family didn't get the dish right, so he comes in to make his own. You won't understand it, unless you speak Norwegian, (If you do, translate for us!) but you will know the spirit of it! God Jul! Here is more about Nisse and a reference to the Christmas Porridge and Butter: https://www.ingebretsens.com/culture/traditions/legend-of-nisse-and-tomte
  20. Merry Christmas, My Friend

    Every year around this time, some variation of this poem is circulated online. The poem is generally credited to “a soldier stationed in Okinawa” or more recently since September 11, 2001, “a Marine stationed in Afghanistan”. However, the poem’s true author is Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt. Originally entitled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend”, Corporal Schmidt wrote the poem in 1986 while serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, in Washington, D.C. That day the poem was placed in the Marine Corps Gazette and distributed worldwide. Schmidt’s poem was later published in Leatherneck (Magazine of the Marines) in December 1991. Below is Corporal Schmidt’s original version as printed in Leatherneck in 1991. Merry Christmas, My Friend by Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone. I had come down the chimney, with presents to give and to see just who in this home did live As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see, no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree. No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand. On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land. With medals and badges, awards of all kind, a sobering thought soon came to my mind. For this house was different, unlike any I’d seen. This was the home of a U.S. Marine. I’d heard stories about them, I had to see more, so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door. And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone, Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home. He seemed so gentle, his face so serene, Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine. Was this the hero, of whom I’d just read? Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed? His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan. I soon understood, this was more than a man. For I realized the families that I saw that night, owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight. Soon around the Nation, the children would play, And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day. They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year, because of Marines like this one lying here. I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone, on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home. Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye. I dropped to my knees and I started to cry. He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice, “Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more. My life is my God, my country, my Corps.” With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep, I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep. I watched him for hours, so silent and still. I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill. So I took off my jacket, the one made of red, and covered this Marine from his toes to his head. Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold, with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold. And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride, and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside. I didn’t want to leave him so quiet in the night, this guardian of honor so willing to fight. But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure, said “Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all secure.” One look at my watch and I knew he was right, Merry Christmas my friend, Semper Fi and goodnight.
  21. Featured ClausNet Member of the Month - November 2017

    Thank you all. It will be a fun season.
  22. finished chair

    Awesome chair!!!
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    • Every year around this time, some variation of this poem is circulated online. The poem is generally credited to “a soldier stationed in Okinawa” or more recently since September 11, 2001, “a Marine stationed in Afghanistan”.

      However, the poem’s true author is Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt.

      Originally entitled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend”, Corporal Schmidt wrote the poem in 1986 while serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, in Washington, D.C.

      That day the poem was placed in the Marine Corps Gazette and distributed worldwide. Schmidt’s poem was later published in Leatherneck (Magazine of the Marines) in December 1991.
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