365 Challenge: Day 287 – Christmas (LIST: Holiday)

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Christmas: A Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together and exchange gifts, celebrating all that Santa Claus brings each year

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Sundays are LIST days and today is no different. For this group of 5 Sundays, I chose holidays and now we’re in our fourth week: I’ve gone with Christmas because that’s the holiday happening tomorrow, it’s one of my favorite ones and there’s so much to say about it. Let’s explore why I love this holiday:

  • M – Making cookies
  • E – Eggnog
  • R – Ripping open presents
  • R – Random acts of kindness
  • Y – Yuletide fun
  • C – Celebrate with friends and family
  • H – Happiness
  • R – Religious components and traditions
  • I – I can decorate the house and not look weird
  • S – Smells of evergreen and peppermint
  • T – Trimming the Tree
  • M – Many children learning to love the holiday and about blessings
  • A – A time to be thankful for all we have in our lives
  • S – Santa Claus

Those were just a few small examples of why I love the holiday, in a fun little list using the first letter in the message today: MERRY CHRISTMAS — Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so tomorrow’s post will be something about the holidays from Ryder. There are so many different ways to celebrate this time of year. How do you feel about Christmas? Do you celebrate in any special way?

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Last Year’s Tree

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Sunday posts, the end of each week, have become a theme on This-Is-My-Truth-Now, often organized by groups of five (5) focused on interesting things about my life. I’m continuing the trend of the seventh day, ending the week on Sunday, as a list (we know I love them) that provides more in depth knowledge about me. Past weeks included:

  • Weeks 1 – 5: Primary ethnicity groups and nationalities
  • Weeks 6 – 10: A to Z Favorites
  • Weeks 11 – 15: Colors with an important meaning
  • Weeks 16 – 20: Cities I’ve lived
  • Weeks 21 – 25: Jobs I’ve held
  • Weeks 26 – 30: Top 10 entertainment options
  • Week 31: How to follow or contact me across all social media platforms
  • Week 32: How to help an artist with promotion
  • Week 33 – 37: Favorite Book Genres
  • Week 38 – 42: Holidays
  • Week 43 – 47: TBD
  • Week 48 – 52: TBD

 

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks.

 

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47 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 287 – Christmas (LIST: Holiday)

    susandyer1962 said:
    December 24, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Merry Christmas Jay!!

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    Roda said:
    December 24, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Merry Christmas Eve, Little Bro!💚🎄

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 24, 2017 at 8:03 AM

      Merry Christmas, Big Sis. Don’t read my response on your blog today. I may have sided with Wifey. Oops.

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    Noriko said:
    December 24, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Merry Christmas, Jay! The way we celebrate Christmas (well, technically we don’t celebrate Christmas) is quite different from yours. Christmas is more for couples and families with small kids. Guys usually take their girlfriends to posh restaurants for a candlelit dinner while parents and relatives buy their grandsons, kids, cousins/nephews presents and hide them until the next morning so that the kids find them on the morning of the 25th. We also eat what we call Christmas Cake (basically strawberry cake with whip cream frosting).

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM

      It sounds delightful, especially the part about the cake! I’ll take some. Thank you for sharing this with us. Merry Christmas, Noriko! 🙂 xoxo hugs

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        Noriko said:
        December 24, 2017 at 8:35 AM

        You’re welcome, Jay! Happy holidays! xoxo

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    Jessica Rachow said:
    December 24, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Merry Christmas, Jay!

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    the bookworm said:
    December 24, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Great list and Merry Christmas!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 24, 2017 at 8:45 AM

      Thank you! Happy Holidays to you, too. Much appreciated. 🙂

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    Mischenko said:
    December 24, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Happy Holidays, J! Enjoy your Christmas and New Year. I hope Ryder gets some tasty treats from Santa! 😉🎅

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 24, 2017 at 9:07 AM

      He did! He had a lot last night, as he’ll tell you all about in tomorrow’s post. 🙂 Merry Christmas! 🙂

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    foodzesty said:
    December 24, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Merry Christmas J

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    Martie said:
    December 24, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Fun yet lovely post. Merry Christmas!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 24, 2017 at 9:08 AM

      Thank you. I wanted to be different but also wish a happy holiday. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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    Megha said:
    December 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Merry Christmas 😊

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    shalini said:
    December 24, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Lovely post, Jay. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Have lotsa fun.

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    scr4pl80 said:
    December 24, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jay. We will have everyone (7 of us) here tomorrow opening gifts and eating dinner. Loved your post. No favorite Christmas carols? Music wasn’t on your list. 🙂

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    tylerus said:
    December 24, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    Great list. Great post. Enjoy! Hope Santa brings you and yours, and Ryder, some wonderful pressies. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 24, 2017 at 12:28 PM

      Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. 🙂

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    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    December 24, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    Love this!

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    Donald McKenzie said:
    December 24, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Happy holidays, I hope it’s a great time, and the new year brings many new, exciting blogging opportunities.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    December 24, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    December is my favorite month of the year because it’s my birthday and Christmas. It’s just my favorite time of year all around. I hope you Ryder and W and your family have a Merry Christmas!! I can’t wait to read what Ryder has to talk about tomorrow!!

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    Didi Oviatt - Author said:
    December 24, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Merry Christmas, Jay!! Great list too 🙂 I love this holiday!

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    Firelands said:
    December 25, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Merry Christmas. I enjoyed your list.

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    AJ said:
    December 25, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Oh Jay! Thank you for the idea- I’m going to have my students do this next year- an acrostic of why they like the holiday!!
    Merry Christmas!

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    carhicks said:
    December 25, 2017 at 8:44 PM

    Merry Christmas Jay.

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    misifusa said:
    December 26, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    Hope you had the Merriest Christmas Jay!

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    Run Wright said:
    December 27, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    I didn’t drink any eggnog this Christmas. I just realized that. I will have to find some for tonight.

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    Lashaan (Bookidote) said:
    December 28, 2017 at 12:43 AM

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, sir. Happy Holidays! Personally, I don’t celebrate it, but I do love everything that comes with the day (the uplifting and joyous spirit of it all). 😀

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