Category Archives: Christmas

THE CALL OF THE KUCKUCKUHREN

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LAST LOOK AT WINTER?

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CHRISTMAS IN EASTER

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

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MORE CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

(Editor’s Note: Today the Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Lord, which means Christmas is nine months away.  So how about another Christmas story?) Santa’s Pen A Christmas Story by Charles McKelvy We were at the UPS Store in Saint … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

Santa’s New Glasses a short story by Charles McKelvy The man in the Santa suit left his glasses on the seat as he got off the train. The man behind him, a harried bank executive named Hank, noticed and said: … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY

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CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Although Flyboy assisted me in “taking down Christmas” yesterday, Christmas remains, all 366 days of 2020 and beyond.  Christmas is present because Christmas is a present.  And, yes, we leave selected ornaments out as a reminder of that simple truth.

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LAST TREE STANDING

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TRIPPING THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC

(Berrien County, Michigan) We took our annual Trip the Lights Fantastic Tour on the Third Day of Christmas and were once again blown away by the Lights of Little Glendora.  Yes, they once again won Best of Show.  To all … Continue reading

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BUSINESS AS USUAL

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SANTA MEOW

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CHRISTMAS CARD

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CHRISTMAS EVE READING

Santa’s Pen a story for Christmas Eve by Charles McKelvy We were at the UPS Store in Saint Joe two days before Christmas to return a faulty computer we had purchased, sight-unseen, from some fly-by-night outfit in California, when I … Continue reading

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THIS JUST IN:

OUR DAILY BREAD a Christmas Story by Charles McKelvy All he wanted to buy was a loaf of bread. But he got so, so much more when he walked down the bread aisle and ran into that guy from the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN NEW BUFFALO

Please accept these Christmas cards from New Buffalo, Michigan with our wishes for a truly Merry Christmas:

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DECEMBER LIGHT.2

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GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT

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SANTA ADRIFT

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CHRISTMAS STORIES: TICKET TO RIDE

TICKET TO RIDE a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The week before Christmas, the little boy’s big sister took him to Union Station to watch all the happy people boarding trains to see their loved ones for the holidays. … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

  Santa’s New Glasses a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The man in the Santa suit left his glasses on the seat as he got off the train. The man behind him, a harried bank executive named Hank, noticed … Continue reading

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LIGHTS OF LITTLE GLENDORA

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O, CHRISTMAS WREATH; O, CHRISTMAS WREATH

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IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

(Benton Harbor, Michigan) Southshore Concert Band and Dale L. Reuss, Conductor, presented In The Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Mendel Center Mainstage with special guests, The Lake Michigan College Concert Choir, under the direction of Kristopher Zook.  Trombonist … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

FLASH FICTION “You know what you need?” “No. What do I need?” “You need to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.” “What?!?” “The Frank Capra classic. “ “I’m not following.” “You’ve never heard of It’s a Wonderful Life? What rock have … Continue reading

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MANY HAPPY RETURNS

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CHRISTMAS RERUN

(Editor’s note: some Christmas stories bear revisiting every year, such as: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE POLAR EXPRESS, PRANCER, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, and now this one from yours truly.) Santa’s Pen A Christmas Story by … Continue reading

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BORED OF TRADE

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