3½ Time-Outs Tuesday (Vol. 56)

Just like Conversion Diary’s 7 Quick Takes, but half as long and twice as good.

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This Is The Christmas Edition


First of all, Merry Christmas to everyone!

I thought I’d use this opportunity to list my 3½ most favorite things about Christmas, after the fact that we are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.

First: Favorite Christmas Carol – O Holy Night


Favorite Christmas Special – “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


Favorite Christmas Movie – “Die Hard”

Favorite Christmas Tradition –

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About thelarryd

LarryD resides in Michigan with his wife and 2 sons. He has been blogging on Catholic topics and issues since March 2008, providing orthodox commentary on heterodox hooliganism, along with observations on the culture, trends, and the Church. He hopes to inject a little humor and fun into the New Evangelization, with the gentle reminder that maybe everyone's taking themselves way too seriously.
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10 Responses to 3½ Time-Outs Tuesday (Vol. 56)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here in Ireland the national TV featured a very creative younger-aged children’s interpretation in song and drama of the Christmas story as part of a Christmas Day Mass; and an Anglican high school student group wove the Dickens Christmas story into the meaning of the Christmas story in word and song also in RTE the national network..


  2. Here on our national TV station in Ireland we had two lovely Sunday worship experiences. At a Christmas Day Mass, children from a parish interpreted the Christmas story in a very creative way in song, drama and word. An Anglican high school wove the Dickens’ Christmas story into a service with the Christmas readings later. Delightful.


  3. eegahinc says:

    In all seriousness, it just doesn’t feel like the Christmas season to me until Nakatomi Plaza blows up. I humbly acknowledge my personality defects. Merry Christmas to you and yours Larry.


  4. Tunces says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation.

    Favorite carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing

    Favorite Christmas Special, Nine Lessons and Carols King’s College – MPR

    Favorite Christmas tradition, Oiled Angel Hair pasta with pine nuts and fried cod fish – baccala.


  5. al007italia says:

    Carol: Tu scendi dalle stelle (Writing by St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, a doctor of the Catholic Church in 1744. It is sung at the end of Midnight Mass every year @ St. Peter’s
    Special: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
    Movie: Scrooge (aka A Christmas Carol) The 1951 version
    Tradition: Meatless supper Christmas Eve, unfortunately lately I have had to sacrifice by not having calamari, no one carries it in DBQ these days


  6. Jean says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who likes the odd Christmas movie!

    Favourite carol: Veni, veni Emanuel

    Favourite Christmas special: The local school holiday concert. It’s Christmas-carol heavy, just how I like it. :)

    Favourite Christmas movie (tie): Donovan’s Reef (Lee Marvin in the three Kings scene rotfl) and Going My Way (elderly Irish mother + Christmas = pull out hankies)


  7. Jean says:

    Forgot to add: Favourite tradition is going to Mass with family, then returning to open all our presents, one at a time, going from oldest (father) to youngest (great nephew)


  8. Scott W. says:

    Off-topic: Lotro works! Still on Brandywine?


  9. O Holy Night: They’re doing it right.


  10. Tunces says:

    Where are you? Christmas cruise?


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