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Merry Christmas to you and yours – From the Yelm Community Blogger!

“Every Day A Miracle”
Photo Courtesy: Yelm’s award-winning Rory Sagner Photography & Fine Art
Taken in Yelm October 30, 2013, at sunrise

– Editor’s Note: My fav Christmas ads of 2016
#1. “John Lewis unveils Christmas ad starring a dog on a trampoline”
“Two-minute commercial features real and CGI animals and is a departure from emotion-laden tearjerkers of recent year”
Click here from UK’s The Guardian:

#2. * True love knows no bounds!
“This commercial from a European electronics retailer offers a powerful message.”
“The spirit of giving never seemed so inclusive.
A heartwarming new Christmas ad for the Scandinavian electronics retailer Elgiganten,” from the Huffington Post
Click here

#3. Delta Airlines touching 2016 Holiday Commercial: “Two Words”
“The joy of the holiday season starts with just two words.”
Click here

#4. “Marks and Spencer [London] 2016 Christmas Ad: Christmas with love from Mrs Claus”
Click here for this touching video.

#5. “Open your heart to everyone.”

Click here for the video from Apple.

– In the Christmas Spirit:
– The Polar Express – “I Believe” scene
This except reminds us that the true spirit of Christmas lies in each of our hearts.
Watch here

“Christmas in the Northwest – Brenda Kutz White”
“Post production opening clip taken from The Christmas in the Northwest Christmas special that aired on KOMO TV [Channel 4] in Seattle back in December of 1987 featuring Brenda Kutz White’s song “Christmas in the Northwest.”

All proceeds from the Christmas in the Northwest project go to Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington.”
Copyright © 1987 Fisher Broadcasting, Inc.
Click here for the video.

– 10,000 singing Beethoven’s – Ode an die Freude (Ode to Joy)
Worth hearing and seeing, from 2012.
Click here

– Michael W. Smith – Christmastime (Live From Portland, Oregon, On November 20, 2016)
Click here for this moving song.

– “Do You Hear What I Hear? (Home Free) (Christmas A Cappella)” 2015
“Originally written during the Cuban missile crisis [Oct. 1962], a parallel can be drawn to any time when the world needs a reminder to love not hate.”
Click here for the video.

By Oren Arnold:
“Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”


Christmas Eve dawn from our backyard

– Update:

Christmas morning dawn from our backyard

– Update:

Christmas Day at dusk from our backyard

Posted by Steve on December 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  1. Merry Christmas and Wonderful Hollidays!

    Comment by Alin on December 24, 2016 at 1:46 pm

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