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Twelve Sites of Christmas 2017

by James N. Watkins

Posted: December 11, 2017

Jim Watkins' annual list of cartoons and favorite Christmas columns…

This is Jim Watkins' twentieth "Twelve Sites of Christmas" column. This is its third appearance on SeniorLifestyle...enjoy this seasonal gift! (Each bullet point is linked to one of Jim's favorite cartoons or Christmas-related columns).

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!

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

Site 3: The 365 Days of Christmas

• Celebrating Christmas all year long

• Putting the X back in Xmas

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

• Top ten reasons Santa on naughty list

• The man behind the beard

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

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

Site 7: How Christmas saved a grinch

• The shocking true story!

Site 8: Fruitcake for the soul

• Christmas at Macy’s

• Christmas at K-Mart

Site 9: Christmas smells like ****

• Not like evergreens, fresh-baked cookies . . .

Site 10: Merry Christmas quotations

• Happy holidays thoughts

Site 11: Looking for “true love”?

• No leaping lords can love you like this Lord

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!


Jim Watkins is a humorist, author, and speaker who says of himself that he "loves God, his family, writing, speaking and Chinese food—in that order"

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Posted: December 11, 2017

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