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Seasonal Greetings
« on: December 24, 2012, 01:36:02 AM »
Happy Christmas/Hanukkah etc from East Sussex,UK and every good wish for 2013 to everyone at GMG Forum.  :)
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 01:43:10 AM »
Likewise from Norway!

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 03:15:15 AM »
Season's Greetings to all from Beijing! (I know we are warmer than Norway, but it is minus 16 for the past two nights and the high was about minus 5)


I am copying this post I just posted on the Kimi thread:


Christmas According to Kimi

It is Christmas Eve here in Beijing. I put on some Christmas music. But Kimi, who counts Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Bach as her favorite, objected: "I don't want to listen to Bach on Christmas. I want to listen to Buddhist mantra chants."

After we ate, I told her we are going to shop for her presents. She can pick what she wants.
"I will pick what I want first, and then what Kevin wants, what Lily wants, what Sarah wants..."
"Wait! We are only buying Christmas presents for you, Kimi."
"No! You have to buy one for everyone in my kindergarten class!"
"Why is that?"
"Most of them don't celebrate Christmas. So most of them won't have Christmas presents. So they won't be happy. Christmas won't be Christmas unless every kid is happy. So you have to buy one for everyone!"

So, I will soon be on my way to buy Christmas presents for everyone, while listening to Buddhist mantras in my car.
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 03:19:09 AM »
Season's Greetings to all from Beijing! (I know we are warmer than Norway, but it is minus 16 for the past two nights and the high was about minus 5)

+6 C predicted for the evening here in Bergen.... ;)

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 04:16:35 AM »
Season's Greetings to all from Beijing! (I know we are warmer than Norway, but it is minus 16 for the past two nights and the high was about minus 5)


I am copying this post I just posted on the Kimi thread:


Christmas According to Kimi

It is Christmas Eve here in Beijing. I put on some Christmas music. But Kimi, who counts Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Bach as her favorite, objected: "I don't want to listen to Bach on Christmas. I want to listen to Buddhist mantra chants."

After we ate, I told her we are going to shop for her presents. She can pick what she wants.
"I will pick what I want first, and then what Kevin wants, what Lily wants, what Sarah wants..."
"Wait! We are only buying Christmas presents for you, Kimi."
"No! You have to buy one for everyone in my kindergarten class!"
"Why is that?"
"Most of them don't celebrate Christmas. So most of them won't have Christmas presents. So they won't be happy. Christmas won't be Christmas unless every kid is happy. So you have to buy one for everyone!"

So, I will soon be on my way to buy Christmas presents for everyone, while listening to Buddhist mantras in my car.


Kimi is generous hearted! Buddhist's Mantras sound good. Are there Taoist mantras I wonder?
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 04:18:28 AM »
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays (a safe one!) to all GMGers.

May you enjoy a very festive holiday with all your beloved ones!  :)

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 05:37:20 AM »
I wish every one a Merry Christmas, and a good rutsch into the new year. May health and happiness be the main ingredients in 2013 and long afterwards.

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 07:47:17 AM »
Well, from North Carolina - HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

I know that the pic below has been posted elsewhere, but worth a repeat - our menorah fully lit!  Dave  :)


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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 08:59:50 AM »
Happy holidays, everyone!
Here's a view from the front balcony - a bit more snow now, though.
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 09:31:08 AM »
I'd also like to wish everyone here a very happy Christmas.

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 09:33:17 AM »
Same to you, wi' knobs on, feller!
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 09:42:55 AM »
Same to you, wi' knobs on, feller!

Dear Santa,

Please cancel my Christmas order for some things with knobs on, as I now have an abundance of them. Instead, send Karl something really nice.
Yours truly, etc...

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 11:28:43 AM »


  MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL GMG MEMBERS!!!!!!

  Will be listening to this Chistmas Day.......

 



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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 11:42:05 AM »
Merry Christmas to everyone from here in England/Mahler land!! :)
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 12:23:31 PM »
I wish everyone to have a wonderful Christmas and all the best, from Italy!! :)
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2012, 12:35:17 PM »
Happy Solstice from Gurn and Kaergard. Last Friday was a lovely one to celebrate, despite those Mayan killjoys! May the Winter Season bring you all best, no matter your particular belief. :)

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 12:53:13 PM »
..Best wishes and Seasons Greetings from Australia to all at GMG
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012, 01:56:45 PM »
Merry Christmas to all GMG Members!!!!

Salutations from the North West of England  ;D

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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2012, 07:01:38 PM »
Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all my friends from Northeast Georgia on this cold, foggy, damp Christmas Eve night.
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Re: Seasonal Greetings
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2012, 12:43:26 AM »
Happy Holidays from Vienna, Austria!

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