Merry Christmas!

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3ChicsPolitico wishes all of our commenters, readers, followers, friends and guests a very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with love, joy, good food and good cheer.

Christmas Candles 64Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics, which has become more common than the original. The song was credited to Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, although during a December 21, 2006 NPR interview, Martin said that Blane had encouraged him to write the song but had not had anything more to do with writing it. In 2007, ASCAP ranked “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” the third most performed Christmas song written by ASCAP members of the past five years.[

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63 Responses to Merry Christmas!

  1. Yahtc says:

    This article is well worth your time to read:

    “The Convict Lease System in the Southern States”

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/Century-1884feb-00582

    The author of this article considered the system “evil” and a “rotten institution”

    The article appeared in the 1884 issue of “Century Magazine”

  2. vitaminlover says:

    Merry Christmas 3Chics!!! I know that you all had good ones! God bless you all soooooooo much!

    • Merry Christmas, Vitamin! I hope you’re having a wonderful time. I am so tired. But I enjoyed every minute of the hard work. I love to see my family and friends enjoy their meal. My daughter got me a foot massager and I’m going to use it later. Yay!

  3. rikyrah says:

    photo/1

  4. Josh got me a pair of Uggs. I love this kid!

  5. Ametia says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE! :-)

  6. rikyrah says:

    It was a Doc McStuffins/Sofia the First Christmas for Peanut here….she was happy. Fixed everyone breakfast, and now they’re on their way.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, and Merry Christmas Everyone !!

  8. Yahtc says:

    “Power outages darken Christmas for thousands”
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/12/25/ice-storm-dark-christmas-power-outages/4198625/

    As repair crews worked around the clock to restore power, hundreds of thousands in parts of the central and northeastern USA were set to wake up to a cold and dark Christmas.

    The fierce winter storm that brought a White Christmas to many northerners also delivered a dark Christmas to those who lost power in Michigan, Maine, Vermont and New York State after a weekend ice and snowstorm rolled across the region.

    Brad Hoving, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, Mich., said most people were without power in some counties between Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich. Some may not have electricity until sometime Wednesday or even Thursday, he said.

    “It’s a big deal,” Hoving said. “It’s Christmas and we’ve just had a major ice storm,” with trees toppling over and ice-covered power lines.

    In Michigan, more than 230,000 electric customers – including 49,000 in metro Detroit – were still blacked out in the state’s lower peninsula Tuesday evening, the Detroit Free Press reported, quoting local energy providers.

    “This is our largest Christmas-week storm in our 126-year history, and it’s our largest ice storm in the last 10 years,” Consumers Energy spokeswoman Debra Dodd said. “We are working as hard as we can to get people back on. We recognize that this is a terrible time for this to happen.”

    She said a total of 303,000 customers were affected at one point by the weekend storms, as ice coated trees, roads and power lines. By Tuesday evening, that figure was down to 152,000, the Lansing State Journal reported.

    “Unfortunately, what’s happening is, because the temperatures are remaining below freezing, the ice is not melting,” Dodd said. “Things are continuing to fail.”

    In Genesee County, in one of the the hardest-hit areas, 55,000 Consumers customers were still without power Tuesday evening. In Flint, the American Red Cross set up a warming shelter and a mobile food truck provided meals.

    “What we’re recommending is, if they don’t have a relative they can stay with, that they call 211,” Dodd said. “That puts them in contact with their nearest United Way agency.”

    The utility company said crews from as far away as Kansas and Washington, D.C., arrived Tuesday to help restore power, the Lansing State Journal said.

    In East Lansing, Terry Brock, from Richmond, Va., was visiting his parents when the ice storm struck.

    “I was basically up all night listening to transformers blow up and listening to branches fall all over the neighborhood,” he said.

    “There’s no one to be angry at so I’m not going to be,” said Brock, whose car was damaged by a falling limb.

    DTE Energy said it expected to have power restored to most of its metro Detroit customers by Christmas, but that hard-hit areas like Lapeer County, where 23,000 were without power, might not get back full service until after the Christmas.

    In New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo activated the state Emergency Operations Center and declared a winter ice storm emergency for western and northern areas, where about 25,000 people were without power.

    In Maine, nearly 70,000 people lost power, including a medical clinic in Bangor that forced walk-in patients to go elsewhere, the Bangor Daily News reports.

    The newspaper said as many as 150,000 customers were affected, including those in entire towns such as Readfield, Islesboro, Frankofot and Penobscot.

    Sharon Kiley Mack, executive director of the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce, wrote in a Facebook post that the ice has taken its toll on the town: “Stand outside for a minute and all you can hear are crashing trees, falling branches and sirens.”

    Power was knocked out to downtown Ellsworth, Maine, which declared a state of emergency.

    “Travel conditions are becoming life threatening with icy conditions paired with downed power lines and fallen trees,” the town said in a statement. “Especially after sunset, it will become difficult to see the downed power lines and trees contributing to even more hazardous conditions.”

    In Vermont, almost 10,000 people were still without power on Tuesday. Vermont Electric Co-op CEO David Hallquist said ice continued to threaten power lines across the region and that co-op members living in the most isolated areas risk facing the longest outages, Vermont Public Radio reports.

    “We think we’re heading for a very dangerous situation, that we’re going to have power outages probably through Christmas,” said Hallquist. “And the temperatures are going to be dropping below zero.”

    In Canada, carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed five people using generators or barbecues to stay warm after losing power and heat.

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said the city received about 110 carbon monoxide calls Monday — six times more than on a normal day. Hospitals treated 11 people with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    About 90,000 customers were still awaiting power Tuesday evening, and officials said some may not have it restored until after Christmas.

  9. Yahtc says:

    CBS NEWS December 25, 2013, 6: 00 AM
    From Hawaii, Obamas thank troops and offer Christmas wishes

    • Yahtc says:

      Here Comes Santa Claus — Bing Crosby

      Feliz Navidad — Beth and Scott
      
The Christmas Waltz — Frank Sinatra

      Winter Wonderland — Aretha Franklin 

      The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year — Andy Williams

      Jingle Bells — I have no idea who the artist is

      Sleigh Ride — Johnny Mathis

      Carol of the Bells — Mormon Tabernacle Choir

      Santa Claus is Coming to Town — The Andrews Sisters
      
Silver Bells — Bing Crosby & Carol Richards

      The Christmas Song — The Osmond Brothers

      I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus — Andy Williams
      
 Wonderful Christmastime — Paul McCartney

      Santa Claus — Harry Connick Jr

      Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — Gene Autry
      
 Rockin Around the Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee

      Sleigh Ride — Jack Jones

      Blue Christmas — Elvis Presley

      White Christmas — Bing Crosby

      Jingle Bell Rock — Bobby Helms 

      The Christmas Song — Nat King Cole

      Jingle Bells — Frank Sinatra
      
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — Frank Sinatra 

      Sleigh Ride — Ella Fitzgerald 

      Winter Wonderland — Tony Bennett

      Let It Snow — Dean Martin 

      The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Johnny Mathis
      
Home for the Holidays — Perry Como

      Little St. Nick — The Beach Boys
      
 A Holly Jolly Christmas — Burl Ives

      Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer — Elmo and Patsy
      
Merry Christmas Darling — The Carpenters
      
Here Comes Santa Claus — Elvis Presley

      Happy Christmas — John Lennon

      Jingle Bells — Diana Krall
      
Deck the Halls — Ottmar Liebert 

      Mr. Heatmeiser — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

      Winter Wonderland — Johnny Mathis

      Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) — Mariah Carey
      
Frosty the Snowman — The Beach Boys
      
 Let It Snow — Harry Connick Jr
      
A Marshmallow World — Dean Martin

      Christmas Canon — Trans Siberian Orchestra

      Silent Night — Sarah McLaughlin

      Sleigh Ride — Arthur Fielder & The Boston Pops Orchestra
      
We Need a Little Christmas — Johnny Mathis

      Santa Baby — Madonna
      
 O Holy Night — Placido Domingo 

      God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen — Bobby Vinton
      
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas — Johnny Mathis
      
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas — Gayle Peevey
      
 Stille Nacht — The King’s Singers

      Joy To The World — Mormon Tabernacle Choir

      Ave Maria — Luciano Pavarotti 

      Waltz of the Flowers — Leopold Stokowski
      
White Christmas — Frank Sinatra

      Frosty the Snowman/Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — Henry Mancini
      
 O Holy Night — Luciano Pavarotti 

      Hallelujah Chorus — Mormon Tabernacle Choir 

      Mistletoe and Holly — Frank Sinatra 

      The Christmas Song — Mel Torme 
Christmas
      Don’t Be Late — Alvin and the Chipmunks 

      Here Comes Santa Claus — Gene Autry

      We Need A Little Christmas — Percy Faith 

      White Christmas — The Drifters

      The Magic of Christmas Day — Celine Dion

      Silver Bells — Johnny Mathis
 Suite from The Polar Express — Alan Silvestri

  10. Fell asleep waiting for Santa

    Fell asleep waiting for Santa

  11. Good morning, everyone! Still up. I have a house full. Enjoying guests and my kids. Haley received a Draculaura doll and she started screaming & running in place. She was so excited about THAT doll.

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