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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 12/07/15

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The First Week of Christmas


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December 7, 2015

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Neither the Bible, the Torah nor the Koran mentions Christmas trees. Yet some secular zealots try to ban Christmas trees on government property, based on the doctrine of "separation of church and state"-- a doctrine found nowhere in the Constitution.
   ~ Thomas Sowell

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Today, we offer a simple Christmas card, compliments of our favorite piano group, the Piano Guys.


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A very special happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends:


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'Tis the Season:

Next to sharing and giving, Christmas music is the best part of the season. Today we begin sharing our collection of lyrics to traditional and boomer-era Christmas songs:

A Cradle in Bethlehem - Nat Cole
Adeste Fideles - Traditional
And So this Is Christmas - John Lennon
Angels We Have Heard On High - Traditional
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional
Away in the Manger - Traditional
Blue Christmas - Traditional
(The) Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) - Nat King Cole
Carol of The Bells - Traditional
Caroling, Caroling - Traditional
Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) - Bing Crosby/Eddie Fisher/Rosemary Clooney
Deck the Halls - Traditional
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Traditional
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
(The) First Noel - Traditional
Frosty the Snow Man - Traditional
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo and Patsy -- NO! NO! NO!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional
Hallelujah Chorus (from the Messiah) - Traditional
Happy Christmas (And So this is Christmas) - John Lennon
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Traditional
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Traditional
Here Comes Santa Claus - Traditional
Here We Come A Wassailing - Traditional
(The) Holly and the Ivy - Traditional
Holly Jolly Christmas - Traditional
Home For The Holidays - Traditional
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Traditional
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Traditional
I Saw Three Ships - Traditional
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Traditional
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Traditional
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Traditional
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Traditional
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Jingle Bells - Traditional
Joy to the World - Traditional
Let It Snow! - Traditional
(The) Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
The Marvelous Toy - Peter, Paul & Mary
Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
Nuttin' For Christmas - Traditional
Oh Christmas Tree - Traditional
Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Traditional
Oh Come Emmanuel - Traditional
Oh Holy Night - Traditional
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem - Traditional
Oh Tannenbaum - Traditional
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Traditional
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Traditional
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Traditional
Silent Night - Traditional
Silver Bells - Traditional
Sleigh Ride - Traditional
Snoopy's Christmas - Royal Guardsmen
Still, Still, Still - Traditional
(The) Twelve Days of Christmas - Traditional
(The) Twelve Gifts of Christmas - Alan Sherman
We Three Kings - Traditional
We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Traditional
What Child is This? - Traditional
White Christmas - Traditional
While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks - Traditional
Winter Wonderland - Traditional

You can find them all in the Lyrics Section of our Music Room.

This Week with the Chicowitz

The BBHQ Christmas Collection

Today we open the doors to the BBHQ Christmas Collection – 19 stories celebrating boomer-era Christmases:

The Christmas Tree simple family traditions

Remembrance... and Friends wonderful memories that last a lifetime

Making Christmas Cards fifty years of family Christmas cards



Songs and Stories "Hallelujah Chorus," "Gift of the Maji," "Yes, Virginia..."

Presents from Santa the gift of giving

A Real Christmas Tree Christmas trees, big and small



The Christmas Bowling Pin simple things make wonderful traditions

Re-Creating a Christmas Card updating a classic Christmas card

Christmas on a Toothpick the toothpick tree



The Paper Route Years delivering newspapers at 19 below

The Christmas Tree Farm the business of Christmas tree as a warm, family tradition

Sing-Along at Christmas sing-along songs, then and now

Boomer-era Christmas Hit Parade & Quiz the best songs from the best times

Merry Christmas, Y'all Christmas in Florida



The Wish List all I want for Christmas

The "A" List gifts from the "A-List" catalogs

A Trans-Siberian Christmas the majesty of Trans-Siberian Orchestra

A Hammacher Schlemmer Christmas An eclectic wish list for the bold, the beautiful, and the rich

The Christmas Story

These are delightful stories. Enjoy a different one every day of the season!



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The BBHQ Joke of the Week

Freya was driving home on Cyber Monday when she saw an elderly Apache woman walking along the side of the road outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. She stopped the car and asked the woman if she would like a lift?

With a silent nod, the woman climbed into the car. Freya tried in vain to make conversation with the Apache woman.

The old Apache looked closely at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a red gift bag on the seat next to Freya.

'What's in the bag?' asked the old woman.

'It's a bottle of gin that I got for my husband.'

The Apache woman was silent for another minute or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she nodded and said, 'Good trade.'




Have a great week! We'll share the fun again next Monday.

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

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