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By Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
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Merry Christmas Santa Claus! Dear Santa, Thank you for making my childhood such a special memory! I never questioned your existence, I never doubted that Rudolf had a nose that glowed or reindeer could fly. I believed as I was taught to believe, after all, why would my parents lie? My children ar...
By Mary Weiss
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful peeps!   We are closing the office early today (noon PST) and will return to the office on Monday, December 29th.   During this time, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break from all your hard work. If you need any...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Two themes of Christmas you hear a lot about are Peace on Earth, and Joy to the World. A lot of that beyond Christmas if you hold peace and joy in your heart, you can carry it forward to all people you meet and just from your little one person perspective make the world a MUCH better place. Do no...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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The Cioppino broth is simmering and the Prosecco is chilling. Eight people will eat at our tables, eight next door at my parents home. We are looking forward to the next few days of celebration and sharing. Merry Christmas Eve to YOU! 
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way.   Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season.   Faith makes all things possible, hope makes all things work, love makes all things beautiful, may yo...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Joy to the World, The Lord has Come... It was so nice to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season a few hours ago at our midnight Mass here in Stevens Point. The end of Advent when we prepare for our Lords arrival and now we have a few weeks to celebrate His arrival during the Christmas se...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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The Upside Down Christmas Tree Yes, you are reading this correctly.  The upside down Christmas Tree.  It exists.  I recently encountered such a tree  at an horse carriage exhibit and was amazed.  Of course, I had to take a picture since I had never seen such a thing.   I had no idea why this tree...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Please Join Me in Wishing Miss Anna Banana HAPPY BIRTHDAY!   Today is Anna Banana’s birthday.  We always knew she was a special lady, but to be born on Christmas Eve – well that just confirms it! If you haven’t had to chance to meet the top banana personally, I suggest you jump in the car and hea...
By Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties)
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  My Christmas Blessing     This is Lucas, my grandson. He was born October 30, 2014. He came 2 months early. His acutal due date was supposed to be December 25, but he couldn't wait to meet his granny. :)   He was 17 1/2 inches long and weighed 3 pounds and nine ounces. He is right at 5 pounds n...
By Diane M. Phillips, Realtor 443-286-4365
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
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“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”   Luke 2:10-11 Merry Christmas!
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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In this the Christmas Season we wish all a very Merry Christmas and the gifts I pass along to my friends and family are many. We wish all health, happiness and joy. For those not able to be with their families, we hope you find caring people that will welcome you into their festivities. Let not ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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In case you missed this, below is the detail for the updated point system.  I think it's great that they have this in one place and it's laid out very clearly. Overall, I like this as it generally rewards people for doing the right activities and reduces the point gaming.  It's not perfect, as no...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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From Superior Home Inspections, I want to take this opportunity to wish everybody here on Active Rain a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! I sincerely hope everybody has a wonderful Christmas with their families and friends and that we all have a wonderful, prosperous New Year in 2015!! Ma...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things   Christmas is upon us and I stopped to realize the simple things in life are some of the most precious and valuable. In reflection, these are the things that are so special to me this holiday season. Hearing the words, MeMaw hold me! Smelling the scent of ev...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is the full page ad that will be submitted to support the Franklin High School Lady Panthers Basketball Team.  Whenever there is a request for support for ANY school organization,  we will always show our support to the maximum.  School athletics continue to be in need of funds, and these a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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    38 degrees 45' 53.5"N by 77 degrees 33' 43.0"W – A Polar Guide   According to my GPS device, when I stand on my front porch, that title is the very point on the earth that I am standing.  I am home.  My refuge.  My spot.  Where my family is.  Where my things are.  I am safe.  I am protected. ...
By Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate
(Pilkerton Realtors)
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    It's been a while but I wanted to stop by today to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas! I will be posting regularly from now on. Stay tuned the adventure posts explaining my disappearance!
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Christmas Past / Christmas Present So I'm up today but not very active.  Yesterday I was in bed all day.  The flu got the better of me.  With the achy, sneezing, brain fog that flu wrecks havoc on your body, this is the best I can come up with on this Christmas Eve in the Year of Our Lord 2014. C...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Have a Merry Christmas   This time of year always makes us stop and think about what is important in life. It forces us to stop and count our blessings. It gives us pause to think about the world as we’d like it to be. And it gives us the opportunity to send greetings of hope and joy. We can make...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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Happy Christmas Eve   Christmas celebrations have long begun on the night of the 24, due in part to the Christian day starting at sunset.   Many of you will gather with your family and friends singing Christmas carols, attending midnight mass although it seems there are many earlier Christmas Mas...