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Have a grown up Christmas

A guide by Ghost of Christmas #5 (Marathon, FL USA)

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Okay, you're single, or childless, or the kids have grown and moved to the far reaches of the Earth. You're weary of the emphasis the Holidays place upon the youngsters, but you still enjoy the Yuletide. Sounds like you're ready for a Grown Up Christmas!

Start with decorations Christmas Pine Wreath with Pinecones, Berrys, Nuts, Snow, & Lights
There! You're done.

Now you need a good book to get you in the mood - Christmas Wishes is a collection of short stories featuring the Holiday theme that revolve around adults who, because of a variety of circumstances, have become estranged from the Christmas Spirit. Even the President of the United States is not immune.

And you need some nice music in the background - Christmas Song

Dress for the fireside (or The Happy Holiday Hearth as the case may be): Big Feet Pjs Red Cotton Jersey Adult Footed Pajamas w/ Drop-seat

Oh, and you'll need refreshments: Kirkland Signature European Cookies with Belgian Chocolate, 49.4 Ounce; Salt Spring Tea Mulling Spice for Apple Cider or Wine - 3.5oz Bag; McSteven's Traditions Hot Butter Rum, 6.25-Ounce Tins (Pack of 3); Davidson's Tea Herbal Christmas Tea, 8-Count Tea Bags (Pack of 12); Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies decorated for Christmas 7 Oreo Assortment, Milk Chocolate; Christmas Blend 2 Half Pound Bags One Red, One Gold Fresh Ground Coffee; Fireworks Popcorn Microwave Popping Bowl and Gift Set, Gift Box; Ghirardelli Snowflake Holiday Hot Chocolate Gift Set,White Mocha Cocoa and Double Chocolate Cocoa


Other Book Suggestions
For the more tradtional: A Christmas Carol (Bantam Classic) ;

For the really traditional: The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas ;

Want to brush up on your Christmas Trivia for the party at work?: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Christmas Collection, or Weird Christmas.

If you are troubled by the unbridled commercialism: Unplug the Christmas Machine: A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back into the Season ;

And if you just hate the whole darn thing: The Trouble with Christmas


What? There's More Than One Winter Holiday?
No, it's not the Jewish Christmas: Eight Lights: Eight Meditations for Chanukah: With an Exploration of the Dreidel, Flames: A Chasidic Discourse on the Jewish Holiday of Chanukah (Chasidic Heritage) .

And some observe Kwanza: The Gifts of Kwanzaa .

Around the World the season has special meaning too: The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice .


More Music
The Classically minded will enjoy: Wolcum Yule: Celtic and British Songs and Carols - Anonymous 4 with Andrew Lawrence-King ;

The Swingmeisters will appreciate:Christmas With the Rat Pack ;

The more soulful should check out:The Best of B.B. King: Christmas Collection: 20th Century Masters ;

Christmas Eve and Other Stories - for those that like a little heavy guitar with their Yule log.

Or laugh yourself silly in song: Dr. Demento Presents: Greatest Christmas Novelty CD


Isn't there ANYTHING on TV?
A Christmas Carol (Ultimate Collector's Edition) - still the best version.

Great cast, great songs and lots of snow in: White Christmas (Anniversary Edition).

It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition) : A necessary seasonal reminder of what's really important in life

Probably the best non-traditional Christmas movie you will ever watch: Joyeux Noel (Widescreen).

For some laughs: Saturday Night Live - Christmas, Scrooged .

For the Christmas Bachelor Party: Yule A Go-Go .

Enjoy the snowfall without getting cold and wet: A Christmas Snowfall

And if you're tired of thinking:The Sights and Sounds of Christmas: The Complete Collection

Happy Holidays!

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Isn't there ANYTHING on TV?
29.  A Christmas Carol (Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Black & White] [Color] [Digital Sound] [Subtitled] [Full Screen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Alastair Sim
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