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Christmas Spirit

"Christmas Spirit" (Christmas Day in Italian Culture) as a snowy blanket of white caresses in Winter's glow and frosty icicles kiss windowpanes in glazy show a silent atmosphere embraces a starlit sight while magnificent choir of Angels sing Hosanna O! Holy Night. Church bells chime in twilight mist to welcome Christmas day wishing holiday greetings while children glide on sleigh glorious festive mood captivates inspired light as heavenly Angelic voices praise Hosanna O! Holy Night. decorations adorn to honor the precious Infant King candlelight illuminates the Manger Scene as carolers sweetly sing the scent of fragrant pine cones creates an aura to ignite hymns of worship as heralding Angels proclaim Hosanna O! Holy Night. soon family gathers to partake of traditional Christmas meal "Feast of the Seven Fishes"prelude to tree trimming feel the fireplace mantle glows where stockings smile so bright and hark the herald Angel hosts greet Hosanna O! Holy Night. Joseph is the patriarch who shelters newborn babe a gift of God from Heaven sent to Earth to save a glorious time for celebration in precious moment of delight majestic music from Angels chanting Hosanna O! Holy Night. sheer warmth of having a personal relationship with the Lord a unique experience enlightening as He is adored sharing love with everyone, the human spirit takes flight melting their voices with holy Angels singing Hosanna O! Holy Night. *For Cyndi's Season of Lights, Delights & Enlightenment Contest. *Nov. 14, 2012.
in the Italian culture we begin our Christmas celebration ... Christmas Eve - Feast of Seven Fishes Dinner for good health & prosperity Tree trimming ceremony with music and singing toasting wine Midnight Mass at Basilica in Rome or at Church in N.J. Dessert Party after Mass with eggnog Christmas Day exchanging gifts and visiting children and seniors at hospitals Pasta dinner with salads and baked stuff shells with meatballs Desserts of creme puffs laced with rum, cannolis pastry filled with chocolate Wine tasting from orchards of Italy imported with olive tray Candlelight ceremony where all hold a lit candle making a wish for a Happy New Year.

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Date: 3/13/2014 3:22:00 AM
love your spirit SKAt
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Date: 1/9/2013 9:04:00 PM
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Date: 1/9/2013 4:23:00 PM
Congrats on your great win..Sara
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Date: 1/8/2013 4:58:00 PM
Hi Linda my sweet BFF... hope you are well, a nice SEASON OF LIGHTS a nice & warm CONGRATULATIONS, with your win is a DELIGHT & ENLIGHTENMENT in OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY (contest)... keep up the good work... always~PD
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Date: 1/3/2013 5:01:00 PM
What beautiful traditions. Thank you for telling about them. Hope you are better again. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/3/2013 4:54:00 PM
Congrats on your win Linda, wishing you a great and wonderful day of New Year
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Date: 1/3/2013 10:22:00 AM
you sure make me want to go to Italy for Xmas, Linda. BIG congrats and I see you were here today, or at least Ron posted for you? How is your new year treating you, sweetie?
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Date: 1/3/2013 1:18:00 AM
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Date: 12/6/2012 6:12:00 PM
Nothing like an Italian Christmas eve..Light & love
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Date: 12/1/2012 9:53:00 PM
This is a sensational write Linda. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 11/18/2012 12:15:00 PM
I just love this, my friend - and Italian Xmases sound wonderful
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Date: 11/17/2012 2:32:00 PM
Ok you got me skipping the Turkey and putting up my tree lol.. wonderful write on our culture that means so much to us.. LOve and more always Michael oxox
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Date: 11/17/2012 11:46:00 AM
Just beautiful Linda. This is enough to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest. Lucilla
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Date: 11/16/2012 8:29:00 AM
your poem has captured my senses, I feel as if I am there! Beautiful, too.
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Date: 11/16/2012 8:12:00 AM
It's a flow if your true inner rhythm of your sweet heart. Good luck always, bl
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Date: 11/16/2012 6:25:00 AM
Reads like a winner..Great traditions that the Italians have ..Enjoyed reading ..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 11/15/2012 8:17:00 PM
gosh, you went all out for this challenge, Linda. I know you are the embodiment of the Christmas spirit. I can just picture you during the holidays, you little Xmas elf, you!!
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Date: 11/15/2012 8:13:00 PM
You've done so masterfully with this incredible difficult Form! I believe you are quite wonderful in creating this delicious and positive poem my friend! I really enjoyed reading this immaculate and delightful poem this evening! What a special and perfect piece, Great Work!!
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Date: 11/15/2012 7:32:00 PM
a challenging theme and form .. doing little at a time poets .. hope u enjoy finished work as Christmas is a grand holiday in our home ..luv..
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