Sunday, January 06, 2008

drummers drumming

Merry Christmas, still. Today is the feast of the Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas. I once interviewed the Armenian Comedian on this day. He wore a grungy Santa suit to celebrate Armenian Christmas. If you never saw him on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," please watch the clip on YouTube.

A few years back I was traveling on Epiphany weekend and went to Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia. After Mass everyone went over to the parish hall to see a display of nativity scenes brought in by parishioners. Their creche exhibit is an annual event worth copying at local churches. I think they may have served cookies too.

The other day I heard somebody on ABC News mention a USA Today story about retailers promoting Three Kings Day as a way of extending the holiday shopping season. Stores such as Wal-Mart are using the holiday to appeal to Latino customers.

Since we're still celebrating Christmas, here are a couple of pictures I took last week in the West Hills neighborhood. Both of these were winners in a mailbox decorating contest.

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Blogger Monica said...

I wish our church (Holy Trinity Jeff. City) did that(the nativity display), maybe I'll bring that up for next year. My mother collects nativity scenes.

Did you take down Christmas today, well Sunday now? We did. I tried to put my Nativity away Saturday and my children raised a fuss, they said, "but the wise men haven't come yet!" Smart boys, and they are only 6&8.

Anonymous Frank's wife said...

Unless Frank wants to take down the tree while I am gone, I imagine that will be my job this coming Sunday.


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