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There's a wonderful movie about that brief truce called Joyeux Noel, and a book by Stanley Weintraub called Silent Night.

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Dec 22, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

Peace to you as well Mona and to us all.

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May the peace you share come back to you

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Dec 22, 2023Liked by Ramona Grigg

Dearest Mona,

Christmas, with all of its beauty, ingrained or intentional, is for EVERYONE! We are so happy that you enjoy the season, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!!

❤️❤️

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Ramona, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! ❄️ I’m thankful this is the year I found your work. You are one of the main reasons I got brave enough to start my Substack, and I owe you a huge thanks for that, too!

Looking forward to learning more from and with you in 2024. ✨

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I appreciate this. I continue to celebrate Christmas even though it doesn’t mean quite the same to me that it does to others. I love the title here, from the heathen you know. I will get together with family, some Christian and some not, exchange gifts and celebrate family. I hope yours is beautiful.

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December 23rd -- a Festivus for the rest of us!!

Thanks for reminding me of the World War I story. It's beautiful...and heartbreaking. "My" Carolina wren is tweedling his lungs out on the back of our settee as I type. I'm going to spend some time this season thinking about how nature doesn't have "holidays" but still seems to celebrate all year long. You are a gem, Mona. A sparkly, precious gem. Happy all the things!

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This will be my third Christmas without Dan, so as others have said - it is very different. December 25th is also his birthday. We will get together and he will be with us even in his absence. I wish you happy holidays , Ramona, and a lovely new year.

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I didn't realize you also had this Substack! Subscribing now! And yes, I love all of the Christmas aspects, though I recently moved myself from agnostic to atheist. It's hard to break old habits, sometimes.

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Blessed Be fellow Pagan!

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And to you, Ramona.

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Thanks, Kevin. You too.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Ramona. Yours is a good voice to hear today.

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I believe these truces would also occurred during the US civil war.

Thanks for the Christmas post. Many many spiritual celebrations in December.

My Christmas story:

Mary's Child

Mary's Child; Rock, Rock Your Baby

Mother Mary how do you feel

On this wondrous morn

A child of woman child of God

Unto you is born

Angels ringing heaven

Trumpets sounding joy

Mother Mary how do you feel

Holding your baby boy

Rock, rock your baby

Rock, rock your baby

In your arms and in your heart

Rock rock your baby

Father Joseph how do you feel

Adopting Mary's first born

You shall raise him strong and kind

And keep him safe and warm

Angels ringing heaven

Trumpets sounding joy

Father Joseph how do you feel

Holding your baby boy

Rock, rock your baby

Rock, rock your baby

In your arms and in your heart

Rock rock your baby

Now this song is about a wonderful event

that happened many, many years ago.

But it is also a song about blessed events

that happen every night and every day.

Angels ringing heaven

Trumpets sounding joy.

So

Rock, rock your baby

Rock, rock your baby

In your arms and in your heart

Rock, rock your baby

Malcolm McKinney 1995

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Thank you Ramona, this is very beautiful❤

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