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A Crash Davis Christmas

DSC_0006 The movie, Bull Durham, started it.  The chief character, played by Kevin Costner, delivers a minute-long monologue about his beliefs with such conviction that he leaves his co-star's character absolutely speechless.

Then Starbucker introduced it to the blogosphere:  his personal belief statement.  He even shortened it for the Twitter age.

In this season, I thought it might be fun to share a Christmas belief statement, telling what I think about the holidays.  I believe:

  • there is no Iowa winter which cannot be warmed by flannel jammies and one of my mom's quilts.
  • "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" is the most perfectly constructed essay ever
  • the secret to really good hot cocoa is two shakes of fresh cinammon
  • the best gifts are still a smile, a hug, and a good deed
  • "Black Friday" is a better descriptor of shopper behavior than retailer balance sheets
  • Santa caps should be manadatory wardrobe in December for everybody
  • there is no such thing as too much whipped cream on pumpkin pie
  • a Charlie Brown Christmas has more lessons to teach than it will ever receive credit for
  • the ideal holiday playlist has to include the Blenders and Karen Carpenter
  • there are still magic and miracles... we just have to look for them
  • I still get a lump in my throat when I watch White Christmas
  • my children are the angels which make the holiday bright
  • a new year always represents new promise and hope

What about you?  What do you believe about Christmas?


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The Blenders were one of the main inspirations for my group, Octappella. If you like acappella Christmas music, then go to www.octappella.com for a free song download.


Beth Peck

I definitely agree on the Blenders!! And the whipped cream for that matter!! Hope all is well! :) -Beth

Timothy Johnson

Jeremy - thanks for sharing additional music resources... love good harmony

Beth - hope you had great holidays with your family.

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