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Time for some Christmas jokes, courtesy of Coffee Klatch.

An America couple was being shown around Moscow one day, when the man felt a drop hit his nose.

“I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife.

“No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied.

“No, I’m sure it was just rain,” he said.

Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing.

“Let’s not fight about it!” the man said. “Let’s ask our guide, Rudolph, whether it’s officially raining or snowing.”

As their tour guide approached, the man said, “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?”

“It’s raining, of course,” he replied officiously.

But the woman insisted, “I know that it felt like snow!”

The man quietly replied, “Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!”

The Meaning Behind The 12 Days Of Christmas

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Remember the popular Christmas carol “12 Days of Christmas”? Ever wondered about the meaning and the significance behind the elements mentioned in the lyrics? I came across this little piece of information on The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen.

The Partridge in a Pear Tree was The Blessed Virgin Mary and The Christ Child.

Two Turtle Doves were the Old and New Testaments.

Three French Hens stood for faith, hope and love.

The Four Calling Birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

The Five Golden Rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

The Six Geese A-Laying stood for the six days of creation.

Seven Swans A-Swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

The Eight Maids A-Milking were the eight beatitudes.

Nine Ladies Dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit–Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

The Ten Lords A-Leaping were the Ten Commandments.

The Eleven Pipers Piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

The Twelve Drummers Drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

Read the entire post here.

Jingle Bells (Revamped)

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I found an updated version of this popular Christmas carol on The Ironic Catholic. I think I like this version much much better  😉

(to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

Sanctus bells! Sanctus bells! Sanctus all the way!
When they rang them way back then, they got got your att’n (now–pray!)
Sanctus bells! Sanctus bells! Sanctus all the way!
Now we hear them and we smile as we live in the Way…

Dashing through the mass
your mind is on a sleigh
Through the prayer we go
distracted all the way (no, no, no!)

Bells by servers rung
New focus on the mass
it is a miracle, after all,
so go renew your task:* Pra-aaaay! (refrain)

You can read the original post here.

Mystic Monk Christmas Blend 2008

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The good folks at Mystic Monk Coffee have come up with a limited edition Christmas Blend exclusively for the Christmas season of 2008. Just after I spent a bomb on my latest batch of coffee to last me until March 2009. 😥

The Christmas blend is a delicious limited coffee for the 2008 Christmas only. It is a blend of 8 carefully roasted beans and the monks most sophisticated blend to date. It is only available until New Year’s Eve so get it now!

I wonder if any of my friends will be so sweet as to send me a bag of this delicious coffee. I’ll personally “canonize” you to be my very own guardian angel! :fingersxd:

Of course, a Mystic Monk Gift Card of any denomination will be equally appreciated too! 😉

Now you can purchase Mystic Monk Coffee Gift Cards for your friends and family and let them choose their favorite coffees! A gift that will never disappoint, these cards are perfect for all.

For more gift ideas this Christmas, do check out Mystic Monk Coffee’s brand new website!