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Thread #28557   Message #358161
Posted By: fox4zero
16-Dec-00 - 01:58 AM
Thread Name: Favourite Christmas songs (non-religious
Subject: RE: Favourite Christmas songs (non-religious
About the Christmas truce (Christmas in the Trenches): Approximately 15 years or more ago, there was a Christmas program on US Public Television call SIMPLE GIFTS. They actually ran it for 3 or more seasons. There were about a half-dozen sketches including a piece by Moss Hart, Teddy Roosevelt's christmas gifts, birth of Christ in the Manger, and The Christmas Truce as related in a non-fiction letter from a specificly named young officer (US or Brit)who was killed a few month later. The entire show was very moving and was illustrated by still photographs and drawings....Trenches was very effective. In addition, SLEIGH RIDE, naturally, is my favorite seasonal song. I have been away from Mudcat for many months, but I notice that the number of "anal orifices" has increased markedly. Their boorish comments are non sequitors and irrelevant. Seasonal Greetings to all, or almost all. Larry