12/7/13

The Merry of Christmas

 

Merry Christmas!

 

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It has such a “feel good” sound to it.

No matter what kind of day I may be having, hearing that phrase brightens my mood.

 

Why do we say Merry Christmas?

 

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Merry conjures up a sense of cheerfulness and liveliness.

What a happy word. No it’s more than happy. It’s MERRY and bright.

 

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It seems the slogan “Merry Christmas” became the default message

on a new tradition of exchanging Christmas cards

introduced by Victorians in the 1800’s.

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But it was Charles Dickens’…… ‘” A Christmas Carol” ……that made the phrase popular and lasting.

One more reason to love that story.

 

 

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Side Note…..How exciting. My daughter and I ……along with the hubby’s… are going to a

production of  “A Christmas Carol” next week.

 

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And one of the all time favorite songs of the season remind us to…….

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light

 

 

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From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

 

 

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on, our troubles will be miles away.

 

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Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore.

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Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

 

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So have yourself a

 

Merry, Merry Christmas Season.