Merry Christmas to the hosts and members of D.U.C. !
Syrian women smoke waterpipe as a waiter (back) decorates a Christmas tree at a cafe in the old city of Damascus on 20 December 2012. The majority of the Christian community in Syria has decided to celebrate Christmas without decorations this year amid an ongoing Syrian conflict, but Amer, the owner of the cafe, has decided to go on with the tradition anyway. (Photo: AFP - Carole al-Farah)
article in Al Akhbar Dec 24, 2012 'Syrian rebels threaten to storm two Christian towns'
In this sense, wishing you a peaceful Christmas time and something to contemplate
فيروز - صوت العيد Fairuz from Lebanon ~ sawt el eid (Silent Night)
Heading out to meet the elves, just wanted to wish you all the merriest and most joyous of holidays. Be well...
Oh, NO !
Santa & Elf Arrested In Austin/Texas For Chalk-Drawing On Sidewalk
Video footage of the arrest was quickly uploaded to the Internet by members of Occupy Austin, which included a press release with the video detailing the incident and the group's response.
"Today I saw the jolly red elf at the Capitol, cheerfully requesting that children write their wishes for a better world in chalk on the sidewalk. Santa said his favorite word was 'Community.' Various children wrote words like 'Peace,' 'Friendship,' and 'Grace,'" Occupy Austin's Lainie Duro, a witness to the arrest, said in the statement.
In the video, peace officers can be heard saying that the man, identified by the American-Statesman as James Peterson, was the only person drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. But bystanders quickly responded that children and other adults were also drawing on the sidewalk and that they had video footage of it.