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Sue-On's Xmas Newsletter 2002
And...if you're a real glutton for punishment...
many of Sue-On's past years' newsletters are archived at:
TALES FROM THE CRYPT
A Norman Rockwell Christmas Mosaic
Christmas On The Web
~ A Brief History of Christmas and Winter Solstice Celebrations ~
~ Christmas Trivia ~ Origins of Santa Claus ~ Origins of Rudolph ~
Christmas With Coke
Have a Santa and a Smile ~ A Gallery of over 40 Coke Santas by Haddon Sundblom
Remember when we used to let our imaginations paint the pictures...
A nostalgic look back at the Christmas of our youth with the:
AMOS 'n' ANDY CHRISTMAS SHOW ON RADIO
Here is an excerpt from the script of traditional the Amos Ďní Andy
Christmas radio show when Freeman Gosden, enacting the role of Amos,
lovingly explained the Lordís Prayer to his daughter, Arbadella.
It was Christmas Eve and Arbadella had requested the radio be
turned on and was asking questions before going to bed.
* * * * *Announcer: The Christmas Choir continues with the Lordís Prayer.
Arbadella: Daddy, could you get some Christmas music on the radio?
Amos: Why, darling, this is the very best Christmas music you could get. Theyíre going to sing the Lordís Prayer.
Arbadella: Oh, I can say the Lordís Prayer with Mommy. Sheís been teaching it to me.
Amos: Yes, I know.
Arbadella: What does the Lordís Prayer mean, Daddy?
Amos: Well, it means an awful lot and with the world like it is today, it seems to have a bigger meaning than ever before.
Arbadella: But, what does the Lordís Prayer really mean, Daddy?
Amos: The Lordís Prayer...well, darling, Iíll explain it to you.
Arbadella: Oh, will you, Daddy?
Amos: Yeah. Now, you lay down and you listen. Now, the first line of the Lordís Prayer is this...
Our Father which art in Heaven...
now, that means father of all that is good where no wrong can ever dwell. And then it says...
Hallowed be thy name.
Now, that means, darling, that we should love and respect all that is good. And then it says after that...
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven....
and that means, darling, as we clean our hearts of all hate and selfishness and fill our hearts with the love, the good, the true and the beautiful, then earth where we are now will be just like Heaven.
Arbadella: That would be wonderful, Daddy.
Amos: Then it says...
Give us this day our daily bread.
Now, that means to feed our hearts and minds with kindness, with love and with courage, which will make us strong for our daily tasks. And then, after that, the next line of the Lordís Prayer is...
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
Do you remember the Golden Rule?
Arbadella: Yes, Daddy.
Amos: Well, that means that we must keep the Golden Rule and do unto others as we would want them to do unto us. And then it says...
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Now, that means, my darling, to ask God to help us do and to see and to think right so that we will neither be led or
tempted by anything that is bad.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.
That means, darling, that all the world and everything in it belongs to Godís kingdom...everything...your mommy, your daddy, your little brother, your sister, your grandma, you and everybody. And, as we know that and act as if we know it, that, my darling daughter, is the real spirit of Christmas.
Arbadella: Thatís good, Daddy.
And, so it was...
Workshop: The Plot to Overthrow Christmas ~ Dec. 25, 1938
Fibber McGee and Molly: Christmas Show ~ December 18, 1945
The Great Gildersleeve: Christmas Show ~ December 19, 1943
Suspense: The House In Cypress Canyon ~ December 5, 1946
A Wonderful Life Script
A Christmas Carol Script
from the Hillman Family
Histories ~ Trivia ~ Scripts
Over 40 Sundblom Santas
by David Adams
A montage of Christmas album covers
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