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Bilblical, Fiction or Non. Mine is the Christmas Eve truce between German and British trench fighters in 1914. From what I understand of Christmas, that example is probably the most unadulterated expression I can think of. Putting down guns to walk across a No Man's Land (littered with bodies and ordnance--bodies they helped each other bury) and exchanging beer, cigarettes and names despite orders to kill on sight.



*I know I'll catch hell for posting a soft-underbelly topic but I'm going to leave it.
 

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The Tailor of Gloucester. No More Twist!
 

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"5 Slain in Christmas Murder/Suicide" Authorities are trying to unravel the motive of a 27-year-old Virginia man who shot his mother on Christmas Day, drove to another up-scale Washington D.C. neighborhood and killed two men, a woman and a dog, before taking his own life.
 

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^haha. yeah, heartwarming.
 

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" Christmas Rape Alert in Manchester" Manchester police are concerned about people who drink large quantities of alcohol on a night out in the run up to Christmas and leave themselves vulnerable to crimes such as rape. Between April 1 and October 31, 526 rapes and attempted rapes were reported in Greater Manchester.
 

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"Man assaults father with Christmas tree" They say he then tried to use its steel base to strike him. His father and mother subdued him.
 

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"Family Shot in Christmas Carnage" Six people, likely three generations of a US family, were found dead at a rural property east of Seattle, and a law enforcement official said police arrested the property owner's daughter and her boyfriend.
 

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"Car Plows in to Christmas Parade" An elderly driver hurtled through barricades into a crowd lined up for a Christmas parade Monday and injured several people, some of them members of a Cub Scout troop, a city official and witnesses said.
 

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Originally Posted by Magician
"Family Shot in Christmas Carnage"

Six people, likely three generations of a US family, were found dead at a rural property east of Seattle, and a law enforcement official said police arrested the property owner's daughter and her boyfriend.


That one is literally hitting close to home. What a horrible story. I know your posting to be funny (which is fine) but that situation was seriously fucked up. And, as mentioned before, fuck you forever for ruining my Polly-Anna thread (in my defence, the first and last one).
 

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Here's a personal story:

It was my ninth Xmas. My father had just died in October, leaving us rather destitute, and my mother was having a hard time coping. I came into the kitchen to find her crying, about a week before Xmas. She couldn't afford any presents for us and was quite distraught. Just then, a knock on our kitchen door rang out. I opened the door, and peered out into the snowy evening, to find a local dignitary with a large box. It included presents for my little sister and me (the last two kids to live at home), a turkey, a carton of smokes (my mother's present I guess. Odd she always had money for those...), a scarves knitted for us by the church ladies.

True story. Now my sister is a Jesus freak, I don't believe in god, and my mother is almost 30 years older, still smokes, and I pay for things like her new flat screen and cataract surgery, while she tells me I'm stupid for not backing Obama and how much she hates Palin. Ain't life grand?

 

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Personal stories are good, I'd imagine a little harder to put out there also. Nice story.
 

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this deserves a gift. perhaps a fruitcake.

Originally Posted by Piobaire
Here's a personal story:

It was my ninth Xmas. My father had just died in October, leaving us rather destitute, and my mother was having a hard time coping. I came into the kitchen to find her crying, about a week before Xmas. She couldn't afford any presents for us and was quite distraught. Just then, a knock on our kitchen door rang out. I opened the door, and peered out into the snowy evening, to find a local dignitary with a large box. It included presents for my little sister and me (the last two kids to live at home), a turkey, a carton of smokes (my mother's present I guess. Odd she always had money for those...), a scarves knitted for us by the church ladies.

True story. Now my sister is a Jesus freak, I don't believe in god, and my mother is almost 30 years older, still smokes, and I pay for things like her new flat screen and cataract surgery, while she tells me I'm stupid for not backing Obama and how much she hates Palin. Ain't life grand?

 

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Originally Posted by thekunk07
this deserves a gift. perhaps a fruitcake.

Please consider a gift that includes alcohol.
 

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^ a good fruitcake does. only good xmas gift i ever get from my mother-in-law is a white-iced irish fruitcake soaked in whiskey.
 

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