Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas 2005

Merry Christmas!
Best wishes to all from Morag this Christmas. We spent Christmas this year in Stewarton before traveling down to Dalbeattie to visit the rest of her family. Hope yours was a merry one as well.

“One writer against Christmas went so far as to say that the shopkeepers for their own commercial purposes alone sustain Christmas Day. I am not sure whether he said that the shopkeepers invented Christmas Day. Perhaps he thought that the shopkeepers invented Christianity. It is a quaint picture, the secret conclave between the cheese-monger, the poulterer, and the toy-shop keeper, in order to draw up a theology that shall convert all Europe and sell some of their goods. Opponents of Christianity would believe anything except Christianity. That the shopkeepers make Christmas is about as conceivable as that the confectioners make children. It is about as sane as that milliners manufacture women.” — G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, January 13, 1906.

Also, see this good article on the dark side of Christmas.

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ryan and Morag's DVD List

Want to borrow a DVD? Looking to give us a DVD but don't know if we already own it? Here's the list of our DVDs. I will do my best to keep this list updated.

13th Warrior
24: Season 5
50 First Dates
A Knight's Tale
About a Boy
Alex & Emma
Baby Boom
Back to the Future
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
Ben Hur
Calamity Jane
Chicken Run
Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
City Slickers
Conan the Barbarian
Dances with Wolves
Dirty Dancing
Dragonheart: A New Beginning
Ever After
Failure to Launch
Four Weddings and a Funeral
How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days
Joan of Arc
Kate and Leopold
Kingdom of Heaven
King Arthur the Young Warlord
King Kong
Knights of the Round Table
Lawrence of Arabia
Lonesome Dove
Love Actually
Maid in Manhattan
Master and Commander: The far side of the World
Mona Lisa Smile
Monarch of the Glen: Season I
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Moulin Rouge
Must Love Dogs
My Fair Lady
Nanny McPhee
Notting Hill
Open Range
Pirates of the Caribbean
Rob Roy
Robin and Marian
Robin Hood (Costner)
Robin Hood (Disney)
Robin Hood (Flynn)
Romeo and Juliet
Runaway Bride
Santa Fe Trail
Secondhand Lions
Sense and Sensibility
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Shakespear in Love
Shall we Dance?
Something's Gotta Give
Spider-man 2
Sweet Home Alabama
Swiss Family Robinson
Sword of Lancelot
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Last Samurai
The Legend of Zorro
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Magic Sword
The Mask of Zorro
The Merchant of Venice
The Musketeer
The Name of the Rose
The Notebook
The Passion of the Christ
The Return of Martin Guerre
The Sound of Music
The Ten Commandments
The Three Musketeers
The Vikings
Top Gun
Tristan + Isolde
Two Weeks Notice
Van Helsing
Vanity Fair
Walk the Line
What Dreams May Come
What Women Want
Where the Heart Is

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