A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WISH FOR YOU

It’s been a rough year.There’s no Christmas tree in my house because there’s nothing to put under it.For the first time since my eldest was born,I had nothing to give them this year.I know that’s the wrong attitude to have,but I always felt a man who couldn’t provide for his family wasn’t worth much.Fortunately,my kids feel differently.They’ll all be here Christmas day to share a meal and a lot of love with us.
I’m a very private man with few acquaintances and fewer friends.Anytime I’ve had struggles all you people have been there with words of encouragement and support.You’ll never know how much you all mean to me.If I could,I’d stretch my arms from Montana to New York and hug all of you.
Everyone will be busy this weekend,but if you have a couple minutes,please check out some of my favorite videos.Consider them my gift to each and every one of you.Please feel free to add your own favorites as I would enjoy seeing them.I wish you all the peace and joy you can possibly have and I’ll be back again sometime.

CHRISSY:THIS ONE’S FOR L’IL BUZZ AND BUNN-GOD BLESS ‘EM

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES-I PUT IT ON FULL SCREEN AND CRANK IT AS LOUD AS IT WILL GO

LEST WE FORGET WHAT IT’S REALLY ABOUT

I USED TO WATCH THIS MAN WITH MY GRANDPARENTS ON OUR OLD B/W TV.
HE WAS A TRUE ORIGINAL.WE’LL NEVER SEE HIS LIKE AGAIN AND WE ARE POORER FOR IT.

RUSH’S FAVORITE BAND

THIS LITTLE WOMAN WITH A BOOMING VOICE WAS TAKEN FROM US MUCH TOO QUICKLY

THIS IS SUCH A HAPPY SONG

IF YOU ENJOYED ONE OF THESE THEN IT WAS WORTH THE WORK TO PUT IT TOGETHER.MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL.

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  1. integrity1st

    Well Pete, I put up the tree, but just can’t get beyond that, for much the same reasons as you, and then some. BUT, for all your sentiment about “all you people”, then I guess you already know they think of you with the utmost fondness, and then some. I can just tell your Christmas is going to be extra special just because it is going to be all about family and friends, instead of what’s under the tree. I look forward to hearing all about it when you’re back after the holidays. No rush, enjoy, and Merry Christmas to YOU and YOURS.

    (I know I will totally enjoy all your work above when I can get in the mindset to immerse in the holiday. I’ll let you know my favorite, but thanks for ALL the effort = )

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    • integrity1st

      Celine Dion, definitely. Nothing compares to a strong, powerful, beautiful female voice, and she’s got it. Merry Christmas to the gang, and peace on earth to all.

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  2. Dearest Pete –

    I know you know this, but I just have to send you this message… Christmas isn’t about the trees or the presents; it is the love of friends and family that is the true gift of the season. I sit here in my living room, the tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped, and the refrigerator is stuffed with holiday goodies – yet my heart is still heavy because my middle daughter refuses to be a part of our lives. It’s an emptiness that can’t be filled, but I’m trying to focus on the many, many blessings I do have – including my dear cyber friends! I wish you and all the Pistols a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for the many smiles that you have shared with us this year!

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    • What A Hoot

      Auntie Lib, I never felt my mother’s presence and warmth as intensely as when we were estranged and not in each others’ lives (it was comforting but maddening because I wanted nothing to do with her.) It took a few years, but I found my way back to her. We can run, but we can’t get away from our family’s love; it is engraved on our beings and touches us and warms us even if we don’t want it too. Blessings.

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  3. Ditto to what Auntie Lib said.

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  4. Pistol Pete

    I remember seeing ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ every year since it first aired in 1964.I still watch it.’It’s not about the giving,it’s not about the getting.It’s about the loving.’And that’s what Christmas is all about,Charlie Brown.

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  5. KellyM.

    To Pete, and all my patriot brothers and sisters all over this land we love, may the peace and love of our holy Father be with each of you this Christmas. There are no words to express how grateful I am knowing that there are people like you out there, somewhere. Even though I can’t see you, I take comfort in knowing you are out there, looking up to our God and praying for our nation. Please know that for any of you that are suffering, whether it be financially, physically, or emotionally, my thoughts and prayers are that 2012 brings you whatever you need to have peace in your hearts.

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  6. Ting

    Merry Christmas, everyone! Pete, your gift to your children will be to share these videos with them. You will create the same kind of memories like you have of watching Nat King Cole with your grandparents – those are the very best kinds of gifts anyway. They will love it, because they love you.

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  7. chrissythehyphenated

    Pete … you are so dear! I feel all warm and hugged :).

    If y’all could remember my Dearest … he’s feeling very bummed out. The car died last night and even if he had $$ to fix it, which he doesn’t, the mechanic isn’t going to work on it until after Christmas.

    Poor man is going to have to spend Christmas with his sick wife who refused to decorate, instead of with his big, extended family where there’s a tree and turkey and piles of presents to open.

    I will say … the fact the car died literally in front of the mechanic’s driveway !! does make me feel like Someone was watching out for Dearest (no tow fees!) and that this loneliest (for him) Christmas is going to be a blessing.

    As for me … color me all schadenfreude that my total Christmases alone is NOT going up to 14. Been There. Done That. Had Enough.

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  8. chrissythehyphenated

    Oh wow … that second one (Pete’s favorite) is SO COOL! I think they even put lights on the basketball hoop LOL!!

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  9. Merry Christmas Pete, Chrissy and all the wonderful polinators who leave their comments 😀

    Remember the reason for the season, peace on earth goodwill toward all men and women.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Oh wow … when they got to Fall on your knees and filled the whole space with a glorious sound … my heart swelled too big and I just had to cry a little. Thanks Red.

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      • I had the same reaction! It’s like you could feel the Holy Spirit working on each and every person’s heart, both there in the mall, and those watching on YouTube. And when the singers literally fell to their knees, several spectators did too, out of heart-felt reverence for the birth of our Savior.

        I wish I had been there in person, but even though I live thousands of miles away, modern tecnology can share this with the world…

        And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

        Mark 16:15

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  10. integrity1st

    Love flash mobs, and this one takes the cake.
    Merry Christmas redpill!

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  11. What A Hoot

    Merry Christmas, Blessings and Prayers! Thank you for a wonderful year-long chat fest!

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  12. MamaBuzz

    I just love Christmas music and these are wonderful! I’m not done watching them, but Little Bunny is a little piggy today…(thank you for that first video dedicated to my babies!) Anyway, I heard this song (“Born on Christmas Day”) on the radio the other night and wanted to share.

    This is another wonderful song “Give Love on Christmas Day” I found this beautiful rendition of it:

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  13. MamaBuzz

    I forgot to say Merry Christmas, everyone!!!!! We sang Happy Birthday to Jesus during Mass 🙂 It was awesome and starting next year, I will have Buzz and Bunny help me make a birthday dessert for Jesus and we’ll sing to him!

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  14. For everyone who loves a good flash mob…

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  15. Merry Christmas to everyone. It’s a pleasure knowing you.

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  16. My personal favorite light show, to “Wizards of Winter” with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I laugh every time I see it, just at the thought of what it would be like to be this guy’s neighbor!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      OH! thank you, FtN! I was such a crummy mood and now I’m laughing!! I LOVE the play between white and colored lights!

      I did not realize the light show Pete posted was a computerized light show that actually worked like that IRL, not just for the movie. I thought it was still shots photoshopped to the music. WoW.

      And look at all of the others in the suggestions! I gotta watch the Castle Lights one.

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