Category Archives: Advent

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The Singing Christmas Tree

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As in the last few years, we again have the “Singing Christmas Tree” performance on the last two weekends before Christmas. This custom was started and is still sponsored by the PCAA [Pedernales Creative Art Alliance], and takes place on … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas …

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… and sound like it, too, with the fire crackling in the fireplace and Annie Lennox singing Christmas songs in the background [You might need to turn up the volume a lot, though, to hear that], even if we haven’t … Continue reading

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A Christmas Journey – 2017

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As every year for the last 17 [if I am informed correctly] the Bethany Lutheran Church congregation presented their “Christmas Journey”, a living display of biblical scenes around the birth of Jesus Christ, last weekend, and last Friday we went … Continue reading

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Display of Nativity Sets [and More]

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This weekend, the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church celebrated the “reason for the season” with a display of hundreds of nativity sets and other Christmas-themed paraphernalia in their Fellowship Hall. It was really hundreds of objects worth seeing, from the modern … Continue reading

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Johnson City Christmas Lights

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Johnson City is famous here in our neck of the woods for its gorgeous Christmas lighting. Part of it is due to the spectacular lights around the Pedernales Electric Co-operative, but also the park, the Courthouse and many private homes … Continue reading

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First Day of Advent

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With these pictures I wish all my readers a good and happy Advent-time: Der erste Advent Mit diesen Bildern wünsche ich allen meinen Lesern eine gute und frohe Adventszeit: We always take turns opening our two advent calendars. This year, … Continue reading

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The Marktplatz Illuminated

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Last night I was able to take a few pictures of the Christmas lights on the Marktplatz: Der Marktplatz festlich erleuchtet Gestern Abend hatte ich die Gelegenheit, ein paar Bilder vom festlich erleuchteten Marktplatz zu machen:

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A Christmas Journey

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Friday and Saturday night the Bethany Lutheran Church … … had a wonderful living Christmas display, called “A Christmas Journey“, with 9 scenes, from the prohesy of the Prophet Isaiah to the visit of the Magi, complete with live actors … Continue reading

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Light the Night Christmas Parade

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The day before yesterday, in the evening, we had our yearly Light the Night Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, and it was a fantastic show again, as in the previous years. Mary and I went there … Continue reading

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A “Glut” of Advent Calendars

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Like in the previous years [see 2014 here, 2012 here, and 2011 here], we have our “big” advent calendar again this year: Eine “Schwemme” von Adventskalendern Wie auch schon in den vergangenen Jahren [2014 hier, 2012 hier und 2011 hier] … Continue reading