I hope You All have had and continue to have... a Splendiferous, Wonderful Christmas Season! I know I have cherished every moment - and I pray you are all doing the same!
I just fell in love with this Christmas card... it reminds me of treasured photographs of my Momma and Daddy when they were children at Christmas!
How sweet and innocent are the children singing in the picture, and I love the nativity in the window which displays the *True Meaning of Christmas*...
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
|The children perform the Christmas Nativity in "When Calls the Heart Christmas"|
In regards to Christmas movies, we have been blessed with another year of original, new Christmas movies on our televisions. We didn't have to go to the theater, buy a ticket, be tempted by expensive popcorn that smells & tastes sooooo good. Nope, we could see everything from the warmth, comfort, and safety of our homes!
Several networks gave us a mix of Christmas movies and cartoons this year... including: the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, UP, ION, Lifetime, NBC, Disney, Sprout, Nick, and Freeform! As far as generosity goes, the Hallmark Channel has given the most, with new movies every weekend, (as most of you know!)... including this upcoming Christmas Weekend... with a sneak peek to the Season 4 of "When Calls the Heart"... with the premiere of "When Calls the Heart Christmas!" What a wonderful gift to all fans (Hearties!) of this delightful family show and series, which begins once again on...
Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas Day...
Return to Hope Valley this Christmas, with Jack, Elizabeth, Abigail, Frank, Cody, Rosemary, Lee, Bill, and more in...
Storyline via Hallmark: When a train derails and delays the arrival of much needed food, supplies and presents, Christmas in the settlement town of Hope Valley is in jeopardy... Click Here to Read More...