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    Your guide to the best Christmas movies of all time

    Ask 100 people to list their top 10 favorite Christmas movies, and you’re likely to get an endless variation of answers. Christmas movies run the gamut – from timeless classics like White Christmas or Miracle on 34th Street, to comedies like Elf and Home Alone. Even some action movies – like Die Hard – make an appearance on lists of the best Christmas movies of all time.To help decide the matter, the folks at USA Today put together a list of top 20 Christmas movies of all...  Read More...

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    My how times change – a look at the top Christmas presents through the years

    Remember the excitement and anticipation that came every year when the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Wish Book landed in the mailbox? Thanks to the internet, that catalog is a limitless number of online pages, filled with toy and gift options that strain the imagination.Still, every Christmas season there are a few children’s gifts that rise above the rest, the must-have gift of a generation, or some toy that retains a place as a timeless classic. Though the popular toys change throughout th...  Read More...

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    Sledding into Christmas brings back memories

    Christmas is a special time, filled with memories, traditions and recipes that have been passed down through the generations. As the season fast approaches, we asked a few residents to share some of their favorite stories, to help deliver some Christmas cheer to everyone at Clay Center Presbyterian Village.Bill Wieland's favorite Christmas memory was from 1952. He was only nine years old and received a sled he had asked for at Christmastime.   Read More...

  • New resident reflects on Christmas memories

    Velma Lang is a recent addition to our independent living cottages, and while we all know there's "no place like home" for the holidays, we know that home can have different meanings to different people.We asked Velma to share some of her favorite Christmas memories and traditions, as well as some words of wisdom to those who are finding themselves in a new place during Christmas time."My favorite traditions are going to church services on Christmas Eve, and baking cookies and...  Read More...

  • Thanksgiving recipes to try

    With the holiday season upon us, here are a few recipes to try for your gathering:Corn Casserole1-15 ¾ oz can of creamed corn1-15 ¾ oz can of whole corn (not drained)1 stick butter or margarine (cubed or melted)1 cup uncooked shell pasta (or elbow)1 cup cubed processed cheesePreheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a medium baking dish. Mix all the ingredients in the dish.   Read More...