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Merry Christmas an a Happy New Year

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A Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all my friends at Mac Forums

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Thank you all for your support, wisdom and camaraderie throughout the year 2019.
I look forward to another year of the same, best wishes to you all for 2020.

Rod
 
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Thanks Rod, Happy Holidays to you as well.
 
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Thank you, Rob, and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and to all the "regulars" in this pub!
 
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thanks Rod, and a very merry Christmas to you and everyone on this fantastic forum :)
 
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Thanks Rod - Happy Holidays to All! - Christmas, New Years, and Hanukkah (maybe others) - Susan & I are a mixed marriage (she was brought up Jewish and I Catholic), so we've always lit a menorah - below (2nd pic) our favorite one on the final day from a few years back - about to start the tradition again in a few days - Dave :)
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Thanks Rod, same to you and yours. If you're back home in Australia right now, it's Summer there. Christmas season without snow doesn't seem right.

I can remember the 8 years I spent in Hawaii working for the US govt, and spending Christmas day on the beach enjoying the sun. :)
 

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@Dave:

I wonder if your wife ever explained to you what Hanukkah ("Festival of the Lights") means and how that festival came about?

Read all about it in your Catholic Bible (1 Maccabees and 2 Maccabees). :)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


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Happy Holidays everyone!:)

- Nick
 

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Thanks Rod - Happy Holidays to All! - Christmas, New Years, and Hanukkah (maybe others) - Susan & I are a mixed marriage (she was brought up Jewish and I Catholic), so we've always lit a menorah - below (2nd pic) our favorite one on the final day from a few years back - about to start the tradition again in a few days - Dave :)
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Hey Dave...have you ever heard of a "Hanukkah Bush"?:)

- Nick
 
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Hey Dave...have you ever heard of a "Hanukkah Bush"?:)

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Hi Nick - heard of it but my memory is vague - below is Wiki's take (just a few sentences from the link - somewhat debatable?) - when our son was growing up we had a regular Christmas tree + the menorah (he got presents for both celebrations - the Hanukkah ones were small and not apparently the tradition described HERE) - Dave

A Hanukkah bush is a bush or tree—real or simulated—that some North American Jewish families display in their homes for the duration of Hanukkah. It may, for all intents and purposes, be a Christmas tree (without any Christian ornaments). The Hanukkah bush is a bone of contention between those Jews who see it, especially in its "menorah look-alike" manifestations, as a distinctly Jewish plant badge; and those Jews who regard it as an assimilationist variation of a Christmas tree — especially when it is indistinguishable from the latter. The latter group are concerned about Jews who appear to inch their way away from Jewish and into Christian theological traditions. (Source)
 

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Yes as Wiki mentioned...a "Hanukkah Bush" basically = Christmas Tree (minus any Christian ornaments). Lol

- Nick
 
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The same Merry Christmas and Good Wishes and for the New Year, and especially for those in Australia to avoid the fires and heat and keep safe.

But you will be finished your festivities the day before we start ours here on the Canadian West Coast.

I see BC and Alberta have sent some more top fire fighting crews to Australia, I sure hope they can help keep some people and property safe. I guess it's a bit far for the Coulson group to send down their Martin Mars firefighters:
Martin Mars - Coulson Flying Tankers - The World's Largest Flying Boats Ever Flown Operationally

Unfortunately, their days seem to be rather numbered. Such big powerful majestic birds, and dramatic to watch.


- Patrick
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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night . . .
 

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Cheer's to all our forum members for helping make this such a wonderful place to be. No matter what traditions you celebrate, may your homes and hearts be filled with joy. May the new year bring each of you every good thing.
 
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I wish you a joyful holiday and bright, peaceful future in the new year(s)...
 
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Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year to all

:)
 
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