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Monday, 5 December 2011

First Monday DECEMBER 5TH

Sayre says "It seems like everyone celebrates something in December. 
For the next FIRST MONDAY, tell me about what you celebrate, how you celebrate, and what your favorite tradition is during your holiday season."

"Lighten our darkness we beseech Thee oh Lord!" 
Counting down not just to Christmas, but to the shortest day...and looking forward to days lengthening once more.  
I'm looking forward to seeing M's nativity figures which will soon be on display. Note...the crib always remains empty until Christmas Day. Today, this is my favourite tradition, also seeing the Nativity scene that is on display in a nearby shopping centre.

Sadly, the Clitheroe Nativity scene I remember as a child and which was always a Christmas Delight has been targeted regularly since 2007 by mindless morons...figures have been stolen...It is doubtful whether the display will be put on in future...

On a brighter note...
Music!!!
Carols! Particularly Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols...



7 comments:

Faye said...

My good friend made me a ceramic Nativity scene which contained so many characters. Loved putting them out. In the U.S. we also have the battle about displaying the Nativity in public places, and must it be a holiday or Christmas tree? Such intolerance just spoils the season. Yesterday I heard some beautiful seasonal music from all over the world by St. Olaf choir--classical, Scandinavian folk, African, traditional--lovely.

Sayre said...

I used to love the christmas displays around town, but like yours, ours have been vandalized and/or stolen enough that lights are pretty much the sum of it now. Those are harder to steal or mess with. I sure do miss the nativity that the Mormons used to do over by campus though.

Jill said...

I will never understand the stealing of figurines...

Pamela said...

we have a teeny Nativity set that my husband had as a child. It's seen better days, but it is tradition!

Love the music, too

(There is no respect instilled in many -- unbelievable the things they do.)

Sandy said...

I must go now and write a letter to someone! I just wish I knew who to thank for living in a town where we still have the Nativity scene at the County Courthouse and people have yard displays pretty much everywhere! Thank you for reminding me how very lucky I am.

Joy said...

I have a lovely Nativity which I bought when my children were very little and it has become what I hoped it would become - a Christmas tradition. It won't be going up for a week or so though.
J x

joanygee said...

Thank you friends for stopping by.