Tuesday, December 27, 2011


By D. Bowden
Ornaments on my mom and dad's tree.

Blue Christmas

Random pic from Yahoo image gallery

Holiday trees

Lit up trees are seen at a country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia December 6, 2011. The seven-hectare estate owned by the Salaj family is lit with 1.2 million Christmas lights and turns into a winter wonderland every December, attracting thousands of visitors. Picture taken December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic (CROATIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)


Picture taken with long time exposure shows a large snowman surrounded with Christmas trees in the Santa Claus Village at Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. (AFP Photo/Jonathan Nackstrand)

Father Christmas

Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, greets people during a parade in central St. Petersburg, December 25, 2011. Russians traditionally celebrate the coming of the New Year on December 31 and Orthodox Christmas on January 7. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Diving Santas

Athletes dressed as Santa Claus jump on the Mediterranean sea as they take part in the Copa Nadal in the northern Spanish port of Barcelona, Spain Sunday, Dec 25, 2011. The Copa Nadal (Christmas Cup) is a traditional swimming competition that takes place in Barcelona every December 25th, where participants swim 200 meters in the open sea in the port of Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emiliio Morenatti)


Fireworks light up the sky above a 326 meter Christmas 'tree' , which was constructed onto a TV tower, during a lighting up ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.


Indonesian Christians hold candles as they pray on Christmas eve at a cathedral in Surabaya, in Indonesia's East Java province December 24, 2011. Photo taken December 24, 2011. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas