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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas

The daddy does not celebrate Christmas. He celebrates Kwanza. But he is feeling the
people who do and thinks it's a good thing. He checked the web and found this nice photo journal about people giving to others and getting ready for Christmas. I found it on the Hurriyet Daily News. Check it out:

Here are some pictures from around the world as Christians prepared to celebrate Christmas.


A woman walks past a Christmas tree in front of a shopping mall in Istanbul, Turkey Dec. 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

People walk past a Christmas tree inside a shopping mall in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

Cars drive past in front of a giant Christmas tree on Reforma avenue as part of Christmas celebrations in Mexico City December 23, 2008. (REUTERS/Henry Romero)


Pedestrians walk past the 22-metre-high, 50-ton statue "Hammering Man" by U.S. artist Jonathan Borofsky in Seoul , South Korea, during Christmas eve Dec 24, 2008. (REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak)


Australian soldiers smile as they carry a box of Christmas presents for patients at a hospital in Dili, East Timor, Dec.24, 2008. (REUTERS/Lirio Da Fonseca)


A giant Christmas tree on display at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur Dec. 24, 2008. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country with 60.4 percent Muslim, 19.2 percent Buddhist and 9.1 percent Christian out of 27.5 million population. (REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad )


Little Santa Claus trainees wear green suits as they learn how to work for ecological friendly Green Santa Claus (R), as he gives out Christmas cards to the guests at the Kidzania career theme park in Tokyo on Dec. 24, 2008. This Green Santa from Denmark is here as a ecology goodwill ambassador until Christmas Day. (AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO)


Local company staff, dressed as Santa Claus, ride motorcycles in downtown Hanoi on December 24, 2008. Christmas is celebrated in Vietnam, particually by the Catholic communittee, with at least six million believers out of a population of 86 million. (AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam)


An activist dressed as an angel walks in front of Mexico City's cathedral, on Dec. 23, 2008, during a protest against the consumption of animal origin products in the Christmas season. Sign reads: "In this Christmas you shall not kill". (AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta)


Lisa Machus, 37, a Dollar Store manager, hugs an anonymous secret Santa after receiving $100 in Lincoln Park, Mich. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. Machus plans to give the money to a deserving family. A Metro Detroit couple spent the day giving $11,000 to random working people to help make their Christmas better. The couple says they wanted to give money to people impacted by Detroit's struggling auto industry, poor economy, high unemployment and numerous home foreclosures. (AP Photo/Detroit Free-Press, Andre J. Jackson)


People look at a house in Anhiers, northern France, bearing Christmas decorations in the form of 60,000 light bulbs. The Colson family began festively adourning their home with decorations in September, which will remain until Jan. 4. (AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET)


A Christmas tree is lit up at sunset next to Colombian artist Fernando Botero's sculpture Maternidade, Maternity, Tuesday, Dec. 23 2008, at a park in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)


Palestinian children dressed up in Santa Claus outfits as they view the lights hung up in Manger Square in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Dec.23 2008. Behind is the Church of the Nativity, accepted as the traditional birth place of Jesus Christ. Tomorrow Bethlehem is expecting a huge increase in pilgrim coming to the town to take part in the festivities and the Christmas procession. (EPA/YOSSI ZAMIR)


A Lebanese student dressed as Santa Claus waves in front of a giant Christmas tree near al-Amine mosque as part of a Christmas "Flashmob" event in downtown Beirut Dec. 23, 2008. (REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir)


A view of children on a merry-go-round and man in a Santa costume, in Rome's traditional Christmas festivities gathering-place, Piazza Navona square, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)


Syrians dressed as Santa Claus carry balloons during a march, organised by Christian churches, to celebrate Christmas in Damascus, Syria, Dec. 23,2008. (REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri)


A girl sits next to a figure of Santa Claus on display at a shopping mall in Sao Paulo, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)


Thousands attend the 16th christmas vespers church service outside the 'Frauenkirche' ('Church of Our Lady') on 'Neumarkt' square in Dresden, Germany, Dec. 23, 2008. It is the 16th church service of its kind, the largest in Germany and the first to take place in front of the completely reconstructed 'Frauenkirche'. (EPA/Matthias Hiekel)


Riot police guards the Christmas tree in Athens central square during a students demonstration on Dec. 23, 2008. Protests in Greece continue for two weeks over the death of a 15-year-old teenager on Dec. 6 shot by police. (EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI)


A Palestinian woman walks past Christmas decorations at a shop in Jerusalem's Old City, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. The Jerusalem Municipality held its annual free Christmas trees distribution on Tuesday for its residents who celebrate Christmas. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)


8 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

You don't celebrate Christmas???

{pouting}

I wanted to stop by and bring "Merry Christmas" greetings!

Okay....Happy Kwanzaa!

I suppose you know why there's a mistletoe hanging up at my blog. {winks}

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Irene said...

Dear Blog Owner,

My name is Irene, and I work with the website ZooCaro:

http://www.zoocaro.com

I recently found your site and am very interested in exchanging links.

As you know, reciprocal linking benefits both of us by raising our search rankings and generating more traffic to both of our sites. Please post a
link to my site as follows:

Title: ZooCaro
URL: http://www.zoocaro.com
Description: A shopping search engine where you can find anything from clothing to electronics to books!

Or get an html logo from here: http://www.zoocaro.com/link.php

Once you've posted the link, let me know the URL of the page that it's on, and I will post it on our site.

Thank you very much,

Irene

MacDaddy said...

Irene: If you want to come on this blog and comment on the subject posted, fine. If you want to link you for advertising purpose, I'm not going to do it. But if you have a profile of you and what you do, then post and, if people are interested, they'll check your profile and decide if they want to reach you.

Lisa: Sorry about not celebrating Christmas...mistletoe. Lawd have mercy! Coming to see you.

MacDaddy said...

Irene: I'm sorry. I wasn't clear. If you're interested in what posted, comment on it. If people are interested in your comment, they may want to know about you and what you do. They may click on your name to see your profile. But please don't make comments in hopes of getting people to check our your business. Be real about the subject posted or don't post at all and go elsewhere. We're serious about dealing with what's meaningful-- and being real about it. Blessings.

CurvyGurl said...

Hey, MacDaddy! Thanks for posting the pics. Happy Kwanzaa to ya!

rainywalker said...

daddyBstrong,
Please have a safe happy Kwanza between now and the 1st of January.
I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
rainy

MacDaddy said...

CurbyGurl: Happy holidays!

Rainywalker: Wishing you and family well.

Christopher said...

Daddy,

Merry Christmas and Joyous Holidays!

Eat well, stay warm and if you go out, travel safe.