If you ever need nothing, I’m here for you.
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The highest-grossing festive movie to date is the 2000 fantasy How the Grinch Stole Christmas, now lower than they have been for some time … I beg to thank all my customers for their past patronage and to inform them that they will receive in the future just as generous treatment as they have in the past and will be given credit as heretofore, my policy of giving credit being in no way altered. - A. J. Crossle, Proprietor Costerfield Store.
Wednesday last was a red-letter day at Tooborac, when Tooborac's only remaining Anzac returned, those who enlisted with him early, having made the supreme sacrifice. Pte. W. Hill has seen over four years service. The railway station was nicely decorated with flags, evergreens, and the motto, "welcome home," nicely worked by the ladies' nimble fingers. When the train drew up, as the young soldier alighted, he was received with cheers and the school children sang "Home Sweet Home" and "Australia."
Have a laugh
I figured that at age seven it was inevitable for my son to begin having doubts about Santa Claus. Sure enough, one day he said, ‘‘Mum, I know something about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.’’ Taking a deep breath, I asked him, ‘‘What is that?’’ He replied, ‘‘They’re all nocturnal.’’
Fractured carols — when kids get the lyrics wrong:
“We three kings of porridge and tar.”
“On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me.”
“Later on, we’ll perspire, as we dream by the fire.”
“He's makin' a list, chicken and rice.”
“Noel, noel, noel, noel; Barney’s the king of Israel.” “Olive, the other reindeer.” “Sleep in heavenly peas.” “You’ll go down in Listerine.” “Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay.” “Come, froggy faithful.” “Good tidings we bring to you and your kid.”
Quote of the week
“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” —
Brainteaser: 17, 17, 16, 16. 1. a. Christmas; 2. a. Wine; 3. c. Life; 4. d. Ladies dancing; 5. a. UNICEF. Jingle All the Six arrows 17, 17,