The scene in the mail room, as service men scramble to sort out the Christmas post for waiting soldiers in Camp Cuervo, a base on the northeastern side of Baghdad on Christmas day, 25 December 2004. Some US soldiers liken their mission in Iraq to that of shepherds that first saw baby Jesus more than 2000 years ago as they celebrate Christmas on their bases amid tighter security.
Sometimes as a venue, you don’t have a choice in the date they play ... It’s usually when they can route to your venue. But the date worked out great on a Friday night right before Christmas. Hopefully this will make nice Christmas gifts to a bunch of kids out there.
The threat today is more diffuse, with Al Qaeda's affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula - AQAP -the most active in plotting against our homeland. While none of AQAP's efforts approach the scale of 9/11, they have continued to plot acts of terror, like the attempt to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day in 2009.
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“NOS4A2: A Novel” by Joe Hill
by a hair. She was just seventeen then, had learned about Manx and found something that disturbed her deeply. Her visit to Christmasland was a big mistake, yet it ultimately led to good things in her life: a man she loved and a son she loved even more. But Read more »
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South Wales Evening Post commented Fundraiser Val Newton is hoping to bring an early Christmas to...
FUNDRAISER is hoping to bring Christmas Day in August to a host of Eastern European youngsters who live in poverty. Val Newton is looking to bring happiness into the lives of more than 100 children through two holidays she is holding in the coming months. 24 m ago from This is South Wales Read more »
of period. In the Christmas Carol, Tiny Tim who was Bob Cratchit’s cripple son, he represents the overwhelming goodness of the Christmas spirit. In Stave 3, we are shown to a dinner at the Cratchit’s house hold. Bob comes in Tiny Tim on his back, they discuss 4:33 AM from OpPapers.com Read more »
Mark Owen lands cameo role in Martin Freeman's 'Saving Santa'
Owen has revealed that he has landed a cameo role in an upcoming Christmas film. The Take That singer will appear in some capacity in the festive animation Saving Santa, he is quoted as saying in The Sun. He explained: "I don't know if I'm even really meant from Digital Spy Read more »
Owen to star in Christmas movie?
helpers, says The Sun. Mark said: "I don't know if I'm even really meant to say, but I might be one of Santa's helpers in a film for Christmas. I think I'm going to be one of the people who clean out the reindeers." He added: "I'm still not even sure I get from Irish Independent Read more »
Eagerly-awaited test for Vettori
wasn’t quite Santa on Christmas Day, but not too far off. Complete with long beard and spectacles, Daniel Vettori brought some much-needed cricketing cheer to the New Zealand team at Headingley. Much like a sighting of Santa, at first it was eye-rubbing stuff. from Stuff.co.nz Read more »