Merry Christmas from the Oak Park, Il Blog!

Just a quick hello, and Merry Christmas to all my Christians readers but also a Happy Holidays to everyone else of different faiths as well! Please enjoy this day as peacefully as you can and I hope you find some joy in today, and in the upcoming new year!

I will still have some new stuff to post when the holiday season winds down, BUT I have some more crazy rants already scheduled to finish out the year. Thank you for reading and have a great holiday season!

To wreck Christmas parties from Oak Park, Il and beyond

I found some stuff that will help bring cheer or freak out the residents of Oak Park. Il during the Christmas season like the legend of Krampus to the original A Christmas Carol movie, I plan to add this to the free E-books on the season and making Holiday crafts that I found online I am going to add it all together to make everyone at the holiday party crazy.

Because all they want to do is talk and shit and sit around with kids running around up your ass, plus they don’t want to have strong drinks like tequila “because of the kids” but tell you that while holding a glass of wine. (((SIGH)))

This little bit of information will freak the kids screwing up their minds forever:

Santa’s Horned Helper: The Fearsome Legend of Krampus, Christmas Punisher http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/santa-s-horned-helper-fearsome-legend-krampus-christmas-punisher-004799

OR you can do the video thing from YouTube for those kids with ADHD:

The Life and Times of Krampus by Andreas Ziebart which explains the whole legend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSa922DgNY

This is the link to a Christmas classic movie of the Charles Dickens novel called “A Christmas Carol” but add this with the Krampus stuff, and you will have the kids paranoid for next year! Nothing like putting a little terror in their hearts.

A Christmas Carol (1951, HD) Alastair Sim as Scrooge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4FAeH1qOgI&feature=share

Oak Park, IL blog related: 9 Free Craft eBooks For the Holidays

9 Free Craft eBooks For the Holidays

I found a new way to keep my other young niece and nephew busy while everyone parties on Christmas day, I think I will download one of these books and get some of the supplies needed to complete some of the projects listed in one of these nine Craft E-books. And let them craft away.

I hate when kids get in the way of my drink during the holidays its family as why the reason I need it so, let me cut down on some of my stress and give them something to do.

This is the hyperlink that makes it all possible: http://tiphero.com/9-free-craft-ebooks-for-the-holidays/

30 Free eBooks for Christmas from Project Gutenberg

I have a niece that reads a lot, in fact, that’s all she does, barely talks and shit. so I was looking online for fee E-books of the holidays to give her something more to do, otherwise, she is asking me all the metaphysical questions during the holiday, ugh.

So I found a list online that listed a bunch of old books that the Project Gutenberg made into E-books (I believe) and posted online for free. But I found an extra 5 E-books to round out the total for the holiday, and give her a LOT to do as the holiday comes around. I have the hyperlinks listed as the title and then the author enjoy and download away its free!

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  2. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  3. The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner
  4. The Night Before Christmas and Other Popular Stories For Children by Various
  5. The Story of the Other Wise Manby Henry Van Dyke
  6. Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
  7. Christmas Stories And Legends by Phebe A. Curtiss
  8. The Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown
  9. The Chimes by Charles Dickens
  10. A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
  11. The Abbot’s Ghost, or Maurice Treherne’s Temptation: A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott
  12. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens
  13. A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others
  14. The First Christmas Tree by Henry Van Dyke
  15. Betty’s Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin’s Farm; and the First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  16. In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I by Harrison S. Morris
  17. A Little Book for Christmas by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  18. Christmas Comes but Once A Year by John Leighton
  19. Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  20. The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  21. Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse by Eugene Field
  22. The Birds’ Christmas Carol byKate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  23. A Christmas Mystery by William John Locke
  24. A Little Book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs
  25. On Christmas Day in the Morning by Grace S. Richmond
  26. An Old Fashioned Christmas Day by Washington Irving
  27. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations by W. F. Dawson
  28. Twas the Night before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
  29. Snowbound for Christmas by Edna I. MacKenzie
  30. On Christmas Day in the Morning by Grace S. Richmond

 

Hopefully, these E-books will get you in the holiday spirit and have you forget how shitty Oak Park, IL literally is.

 

Article: Best 50 holiday songs for Christmas time

Best holiday songs for Christmas time

To get us all in the holiday season I saw this article regarding the best holiday songs of all time, it may help you craft your holiday playlist if you have a Christmas Eve/Day get together. I know I have one this year to go to and half of these songs will not be played there, but hey, that is our individual taste right? You may find some gems on this list so peruse away:

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9977-the-50-best-holiday-songs-of-all-time/?page=1

Christmas in Oak Park, Il part 1

Christmas in Oak Park, Il should bring out the best of people, the good Christian people of Oak Park, Il who do not celebrate that many other holidays, that do not have the cultural intelligence to celebrate or accept other cultural based holidays. This also leads to a basic ignorance of the real meaning of Christmas accepting what is culturally acceptable, meaning, the more commercial side of the holiday. Getting back to the basics of this Christian holiday, it is all about the birth of Jesus, yet we take away from it there is a standard of mandatory gift giving.

Giving gifts is the “be all end all” for this holiday now, and children everywhere expect a gift upon this holiday, Greed instead of generosity has replaced the mainstream message of this holiday, Christmas has become more of a corporate holiday than a religious one although it is very similar to Diwali. The holiday of Christmas no matter what the denomination has as it, a foundation of giving and selflessness not of wish lists and the force fraternizations with everyone and their mother. However, I am hopeful there are people in Oak Park, IL who do still grasp upon the original Christian beliefs of Christmas and still give of themselves as per those religious beliefs. To help understand better this famous and misconstrued holiday I have set up in this post a couple of links that discuss the customs of Christmas and includes for a countdown clock to Christmas.

This is a website that details different customs for the Christmas holiday: http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/

I have added a website here that may add to the Christmas for the kids: http://www.xmasclock.com/