Is Santa Here Yet?


1 xmas 6Traditions are important. Traditions help us feel connected to each other. They are familiar. They are something we look forward to. In crazy uncertain times traditions are the glue that help hold families, societies, and even countries together. They are shared values, beliefs, customs and activities.

No. Santa is not here yet. However,  as I have done since year one of More Thyme Than Dough I am sharing some fun videos and activities for the young and the young at heart as we count down the final hours till Santa comes down the chimney.

This year I have added a couple of must see NEW videos.

First up is a video requested by cat lovers every where who thought I was being discriminatory by using only a dog video to celebrate Christmas Eve. “A Cat’s Guide to Christmas” or ‘Cat-mas’ corrects that over sight and is a delight!

The second new video is just pure joy. If you haven’t seen Canadian West Jet’s second annual Christmas Miracle you won’t want to miss this video. It is the real meaning of Christmas Spirit writ large.

And of course I link to NORAD’S Tracking Santa site, The Digital Nativity Story, and Waiting For Santa too.

I top it all off with the fool proof recipe for Traditional Christmas Joy.

Thank you all for giving me a Christmas gift every time you visit More Thyme Than Dough.

Merry Christmas


A Cat’s Guide to Christmas



West Jet Christmas Miracle




Tracking Santa

Official NORAD Santa Tracker Linkopens tomorrow December 24th.

Until the 24th there are other activities and games for children at NORAD:

Santa’s Village



Below  Video of Santa in 2010


The Digital Nativity Story

This is very clever. It is the story of the Nativity brought up to date for an internet and tech savvy world. No matter how you tell it – it is still an amazing story.


Featured Recipe    Christmas Joy

1 at Paris

 This is what you will need:

½ cup Hugs

4 teaspoons Kisses

4 cups Love

1 cup Special Holiday Cheer

3 teaspoons Christmas Spirits

2 cups Goodwill Toward Man

1 Sprig of Mistletoe

1 medium-size bag of Christmas Snowflakes (the regular kind won’t do!)

Here is what you do:

Mix hugs, kisses, smiles and love until consistent.

Blend in holiday cheer, peace on earth, Christmas spirits and good will toward men.

Use the mixture to fill a large, warm heart, where it can be stored for a lifetime, (it never goes bad!).

Serve as desired under mistletoe, sprinkled liberally with special Christmas Snowflakes.

It is especially good when accompanied by Christmas Songs and family get-togethers.

Serve to one and all.

Bon appétit!!!

Quote of the Day

Christmas gift suggestions:  To your enemy, forgiveness.  To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service.  To all, charity.  To every child, a good example.  To yourself, respect.

Oren Arnold


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