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Random Thoughts: Two More Sleeps ’til Christmas

Yes, it all comes to a tumultuous end on Sunday, presents strewn around the room, food piled high and people swearing they can’t eat another bite (and then do). Christmas is a magical time for many folks, but remember to give some money to Charity as well, because there are a lot of folks not as lucky as we are, and they need our help.

Was there a Santa Rally on the Markets? Kind of, but then again, everything is so screwed up, I can’t tell which way is up either.

Hope we all enjoyed the shortest day of the year yesterday (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), days will start getting longer now, which is great, given how bleak and dark it has been in November.

Note:Even we diligent Financial Bloggers take some time off on the holidays, but fear not, I will have posts going up (I hope) over the holidays, but it may be the infamous Top 20 Posts of 2011, stay tuned, and enjoy the festivities with your family and friends.

Weekly Recap

The Winter Solstice didn’t get mentioned this week, but there were a few interesting posts from me:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 960 folks who follow me, wow!. Check out my facebook page as well.

The New York Times Store

Links for the Week

Was it as festive on other folks’ personal finance sites this week? We shall see:

Carnivals this Week

I did make it into a few carnivals this week too:

Other Bookkeeping

That is Really Our Christmas Tree for 2011

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. ”

Author: – St. Luke ii however whenever I read that, I hear Linus’ voice from Charlie Brown reading it.

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