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Welcome to my 19th annual Twelve Sites of Christmas . . . and no partridge in a pear tree!

I may not be your “true love,” but I do have some hope and ho! ho! ho! for you with cartoons and my favorite Christmas columns. Besides, you really don’t want livestock and leaping lords under your Christmas tree, do you?! I didn’t think so. Have a meaningful Christmas!

Previous issues
Thanksgiving issue (11.01.16)
Halloween issue (10.01.16)
Music issue: 2 (09.18.16)
Conspiracy issue (09.12.16)
Remembering 9/11 (09.11.16)
• [Romans] 8:28 issue (08.28.16)
Election 2016 issue (08.21.16)
Suck-cess issue (08.14.16)
Waiting issue (08.07.16)


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Site 1: Christmas shopping made easy

The Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions in Today’s Language features 90 devotions from Thomas à Kempis organized by the characteristics of Christ.

I Have a Meme! The best cartoons of hope and humor—and a few of the worst includes 200 my my cartoons, and a few by “Evil Jim.”

But wait, there’s more! Click for 20 books for all audiences, writers and young people. And, no searching for a parking space at the mall! You’re welcome.



Site 2: Ho! Ho! Humor!

Christmas cartoons

A Christmas tree called “Shrek”

Top ten politically-correct Christmas—excuse me, holiday—songs

Top ten signs you’ve spent too much money on Christmas presents

Top ten things I do not want for Christmas


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Site 3: The 365 Days of Christmas

Celebrating Christmas all year long

Putting the X back in Xmas


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Site 4: Yes, Virginia, there really was a St. Nick

Top ten reasons Santa on naughty list

The man behind the beard


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Site 5: Is that your feliz answer?

Angels don’t come from Hallmark

Happy Holidays, American Family Association There are at least six holidays during December!

Test your Christmas trivia skills


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Site 6: The Christmas story

The Christmas story in chronological order

God is in control

Mary, did we know? (What was she thinking when the angel announced the outrageous proposition?)

The ten best—and worst—Christmas movies

A Very Twitter Christmas


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Site 7: How Christmas saved a grinch

The shocking true story!


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Site 8: Fruitcake for the soul

Christmas at Macy’s

Christmas at K-Mart


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Site 9: Christmas smells like ****

Not like evergreens, fresh-baked cookies . . .


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Site 10: Merry Christmas quotations

Happy holidays thoughts

(Okay, this photo has nothing to do with quotations, but dogs in Santa hats bring happy thoughts.)


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Site 11: Looking for “true love”?

No leaping lords can love you like this Lord


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Site 12: Stocking stuffers

Hope in a hand basket

Lamb of God: a ewe-nique perspective on Christ’s birth

“There is no peace on earth, I said”

Wiseman and Wife: a comedy/drama for Christmas

Okay, okay, this page has expanded like Santa’s waistline, but “The 24 Sites of Christmas” would make an already painfully long song even longer! Have a wonderful year of Christmas!

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Top ten sites from November

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from November 2016 (Numbers in parentheses are previous month’s ranking.)


Legal stuff . . .

All writing copyright © James N. Watkins and is protected by United States and international law. For permission to print or repost, please visit my press page.

Photos
Advent wreath: James N. Watkins
Heart ornament: WallpaperFolder
Basket of chocolates: Chocolat Moderne (I need a gift registry!)
Dogs in Santa hats: Connaissance Spirituelle

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Hi, I’m Jim Watkins: author, speaker, threat to society . . . and extremely grateful person. Welcome to our give thanks issue!

Previous issues
Halloween issue (10.01.16)
Music issue: 2 (09.18.16)
Conspiracy issue (09.12.16)
Remembering 9/11 (09.12.16)
• [Romans] 8:28 issue (08.28.16)
Election 2016 issue (08.28.16)
Suck-cess issue (08.14.16)
Waiting issue (08.07.16)

Voting options for conservative Christians
And one final plug for my roundup of five voting options November 8. You do have a choice! And if you want to write-in someone, I’m running with the Tupperware Party: “Putting a lid on government.” See my complete platform in colorful, dish-washer-safe colors. Watkins 2016


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Over 60 reasons to give thanks

Fifty praises between bed and bathroom
Today, I vowed not to ask for anything, but to simply praise God. I found fifty things for which to praise him just between the bed and bathroom:

Top ten reasons to give thanks . . . when you think you don’t have any
10. You have a newspaper (or a mobile device”) in your hand. Thanks to Guttenberg’s press and the World Wide Web you have access to more information today than all previous generations combined.

Thanks for nothing
Little is known of the prophet Habakkuk. except that he lived in the time when Israel was oppressed and many had been taken captive by the Babylonians. There was little reason to give thanks. But, in spite of living in captivity and facing what appears to be a famine, Habakkuk writes, “Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord!”


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Thanksgiving turkey trivia

Do you enjoy playing “Jeopardy” from your LazyBoy (“I’ll take ‘Fowl Friends’ for $1,000, Alex”)? Would you like to raise the intellectual level of conversation at Thanksgiving dinner above that of the cranberry sauce? Enjoy my highly educational special report on Melgris Gallopavos. [Continue reading]


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Cartoon of the month

Click for my Thanksgiving cartoons. And get your daily dose of my cartoons on Facebook, Twitter and at the archives.

And follow my race for the White House at Watkins for President 2016. The Tupperware Party: “Putting a lid on government.”

And for a collection of the best—and a few of the worst—cartoons: I Have a Meme. Two hundred cartoons includes work by “Evil Jim.”


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Top ten sites from October

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from October 2016 (Numbers in parentheses are previous month’s ranking.)


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This month’s podcast, etc.

I’m a mess. You’re a mess. Here’s some encouragement if you’re feeling like a big, slobbering mess! Listen to the brand new podcast (3:26 minutes).

All writing copyright © James N. Watkins and is protected by United States and international law. For permission to print or repost, please visit my press page.

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