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  A Joyous Day to All
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Each and Every Christmas Holiday Season

Rebecca and I honor our own ancient ancestry

But the fact that she doesn’t care for my Polish food

Does not take away from my own ethnic Holiday glee


Eighty Percent in the U.S. profess Christianity

Yet the phrase ‘Happy Holidays’ upsets so many

No one can rob you of your religious beliefs

Unless you relinquish them and don’t have any


Whether you say ‘Merry Christmas’

Or simply shout ‘Happy Holidays’

Both Rebecca and I Wish You All

A Most Joyous Christmas Day


May You Celebrate This Holiday

Any Way That You Yourself Choose

Whether it’s Honoring Religion and Heritage

Or Simply Taking a Relaxing Christmas Snooze


Whether it’s Gathering Round the Tree

With Your Precious Friends and Family

Or whether it’s a Stroll through the City

Gazing at the Holiday Decorations  with Glee


Whether it’s a tranquil Walk in the Woods

To ponder Nature or a Special Christmas Past

We Both Hope Your Day is Truly a Joyous One

Filled with Holiday Memories Which Will Last




‘Wesotych Swiat’

(Happy Holidays in Polish)



‘Gozhqq Keshmish’

(Merry Christmas in Apache)




©2005, Ed and Rebecca Kostro



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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/21/2006
well done
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/26/2005
Now you've gotta excercise. As you did polish off the Polish grub.
Sounds like a relaxing Christmas. I'm sure you said merry christmas last year too.

Merry Chrismas.

(Merry Christmas in English)
Reviewed by Paul Williams 12/26/2005
A superb Xmas offering Ed, I've just experienced my first Polish Christmas,(girlfriend's Polish)and I have to say it's one of the best I've ever had. A belated Very Merry Christmas to You and all Your Family Ed. Have an outstanding 2006 dear friend.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 12/26/2005
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Rebecca and all the critters!

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/25/2005
I spent mine with my grandkids..........thats heaven :-) Love your message :-)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/25/2005
It is amazing how every language has a way to say "Merry Christmas" yet we are told that the very word Christmas is too offensive for some to hear. My faith is within my heart and no one can take it away from me and because of that fact, I am never offended when I see others celebrating holidays that are important to them, even if they are not holidays that are part of my beliefs. If Americans were passionate about only one thing, that thing would certainly be freedom. We want the freedom to believe and celebrate in whatever fassion we choose. If I say Merry Christmas, what harm could that possibly do?...and if someone wishes me a Happy Hanukkah or a Happy Kwanza, I find it to be a kindly gesture much like saying "Have a great day." Let freedom reign and let us all feel free to celebrate our holidays as we see fit. Merry Christmas, Ed and Rebecca!
Take care,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/25/2005
YOu are so special little eddie, and your wife and menagerie too!Thank you all, for this splendid Christmas offering and good wishes.
Be blessed!
tiger lily
Reviewed by jude forese 12/25/2005
awesome Christmas poem! have a wonderful Christmas, to you, your family and all your animal friends ;)
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 12/25/2005
amen! and a happy holidays to all! most blessed day to you and your family, Ed.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 12/25/2005
I wish you and yours all the best for Christmas and New Year 2006 Ed
Love the multi faith picture as well
Yes...we have to stand up for what we believe in to keep our traditions alive and well
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/25/2005
And Merry Christmas to you, Rebecca, and as Sara said, all your dear furry and feathered ones. Gotta tell you a funny, Ed. I had decided to boycot all the merchants who'd adopted 'Happy Holidays' over 'Merry Christmas'. Last night, I went to Mejers to do a small shopping to include food. Everyone, including cashiers, said: Merry Christmas. I was happy and walked out of the store wearing a big smile, and carrying a big bag that said in big letters: 'Happy Holidays'. That goes to show you: It's what's in your heart that counts, the bag is disposable. :-)

Reviewed by Sara Coslett 12/25/2005
Happy Holidays to you, your wife and your cache of furry and feathered friends. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/25/2005
Merriest Christmas to both of you Eddie!!

God and Tinky Loves you pinky much!!

And many gritters too...for sure!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/25/2005
Merry Christmas, Rebecca and Ed... and peace
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 12/25/2005
Merry Christmas, Rebecca and Ed!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 12/25/2005
Merry Christmas to you and yours. R
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/25/2005
Whats "back at ya" in polish and apache...LOL? Either way, back at ya...Rufuz and I are going to the shore, ostensibly to do the laundry, (boring) but for dinner on a deck overlooking the ocean...maybe a bit cool, but it is a nice way to celebrate the season...So, HAVE A VERY, VERY, MERRY, MERRY, HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAY TO YOU BOTH AND THE ASSORTED ANIMALS IN YOUR ZOO...! Ed, Rene & Rufuz
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 12/25/2005
Merry Christmas to you too Ed!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/25/2005
And to you and Rebecca also.

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