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Welcome to our newest member, AmyHardy
My name is Ron, I am a Christmas nut always have been always will be. I am first and foremost a stay at home dad that has an evening job at a retail/grocery establishment. After my second son was born I stepped down from my management position, so my wife and I don't have to pay for daycare. My wife is a teacher in the town we live, so people recognize us everywhere in our little town.
My wife and I have been married for 9 years. We have 2 boys aged 6 and 3, both are young Christmas nuts.

I have loved Christmas as long as I remember
from seeing the lights on all the houses, to seeing if I could stay awake to see Santa.
Christmas has been the one constant in my life it has always been there for me, through the rough times of my parents divorce when I was 10 y/o or my mother's passing when I was 16.
Everyone always tried to make it something special for myself and sister when we were young no matter what was going on. I now believe that is why I love this time of year more than any other because of the efforts of my family to hold it above any other time of year. I get to make the season special for my boys now, whether it be by playing the music decorating the house and yard or just playing the dvd's. The memories the season has brought have always warm and it is no wonder why I look forward to making more of these memories every year. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story my favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. My favorite Christmas artist is Bing Crosby.
Well if I ran on a little bit I am sorry I am new to blogging, it sounds always better in your mind.
I will try to keep posting and making it interesting for all who read.
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The Santa Hat

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Posted 12-22-2010 at 09:29 PM by xmas365

One of the most endearing symbols of Christmas for me is the simple red & white Santa Claus hat.
I remember from my youth I always wanted a Santa hat, but my parents didn't want to "waste their money" on one, I believe I asked for one every year. When I was 18 I finally bought my first Santa hat, I loved it and wore it everyday to work, and everyday through New Year's. As I have gotten older I don't wear it as often as I use to, I think it has something to do with my anxiety as I have to build up my courage to wear it to work nowadays. I finally wore it for the first time this year tonight, and that warm Christmas feeling filled me when I put it on, how come I waited so long to wear it? The reaction I get from people when I wear it is great, I get people come up to me and tell me their Christmas list, or just the "what's up, Santa?" The kids snickering, it's Santa, even though I have only the hat and not the suit. I guess it is hard not to laugh when you have a dorky looking 6 foot tall guy wearing one.
My hat I have is a special Santa hat, I bought it 12 years ago and I spent a little extra on it. It is a deep red, with the white ball is connected by a 4 inch string, the comments I have received on it over the years have all been positive, I love that hat, and by wearing it tonight I now have worn a Santa hat to work for 18 consecutive years. I love my hat and will try to keep it for many more.
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    First off, you could not nor could ever be "dorky" !!! I think it is wonderful that you remind people of the generosity and kindness of Santa by wearing a symbol of him especially an important one such as his hat. You are an amazing Christmas filled spirit and the world is richer to have you as a representative of the Season of Christmas !!
    Posted 12-23-2010 at 04:33 AM by caninemom3 caninemom3 is offline
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    That warm Christmas feeling filled me when I put it on, how come I waited so long to wear it? The reaction I get from people when I wear it is great, I get people come up to me and tell me their Christmas list, or just the "what's up, Santa?" The kids snickering, it's Santa, even though I have only the hat and not the suit. . . . the comments I have received on it over the years have all been positive, I love that hat . . .
    There must have been some magic
    In that Santa hat you found,
    For when you place it on your head,
    The Christmas spirit gathers 'round.


    That's a wonderful tradition---I love the reverence you have for the Santa hat. May you wear it many more years in good health!
    Posted 12-23-2010 at 07:53 AM by MerryCarey MerryCarey is offline
 
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