Peace & Goodwill to you all

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"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."         -  Calvin Coolidge

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Buddha wins our Christmas Competition

We had friends over yesterday for pre Christmas drinks and nibbles and a vote was taken on our Christmas decorations.

Buddha won.  The flashing Jesus was deemed too distracting and everyone has seen a jazzin' Santa (apparently).
One guest commented that she thought the flashing Jesus was sacrilegious but, as noted, this was purchased in Chile, a predominantly Catholic country.  It was found in a little stall full of very religious items.

Anyway, we all decided that the more we drank the more mesmerizing the Buddha became …. 

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Our Chrissie Decorations..

There is a little bit of each of these philosophies in our household.

The flashing Jesus was purchased on a trip to Chile -  the sheep's eyes are really quite demonic – though you might not be able to see that so well in this video (the original video was great but when it compressed it lost a lot).

The Buddha was bought in a market in Nanjing, China earlier this year.

The jazzy Santa …..   well he was a gift to us to represent the Aussie in the house and the astro-dweeb who is an Hawaiian at heart.

Well, after multiple attempts I can't get the video accepted – so here are photos – Santa is playing Santa Claus is coming to town….

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