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Christmas Tales Anyone?

  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Last year I wrote a Christmas story, and while doing so I discovered it made me remember some of the things which made Christmas important.  I also like to write fiction but seldom do so here.

    I just wondered if anyone else would like to have a small contest to write such tales.  The deadline to be at midnight of Wednesday, whatever that is where you live.  No rewards though, that is, other than the enjoyment it gives you!


    Otherwise, Happy Holidays to everyone!



                           SantaSnake            Hiss Hiss Hiss

                   (using the word HO may not be PC here)

    1. arb profile image80
      arbposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Randy!
      I'm in.
      Where will they post - In the form of a hub?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That would be fine, Arb!  I will link them to mine also.  I think it would be okay to post the link here but wait until someone confirms it for sure!

        Thanks for the effort!

    2. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mel has that voice-activated cell phone thingy. We went shopping in Albany today, and there were Santas in several stores. Every time one shouted "Ho, ho, ho," Mel's phone would automatically dial Shan's number! lol

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't get it?

        1. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I thought you wuz smart?! When the phone heard the "HO" prompt, it dialed Shan's cell phone. Do I need to get Beth to splain it to ya??

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No, I just wanted to make you spell it out!  LOL!  Doh!




            Kinda makes you wonder what your number requires?  Wow, I just remembered she has my number too!  Wemmings!

            1. habee profile image89
              habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It was a joke...and anyway, I couldn't post your prompt here without getting banned! lol

      2. kirutaye profile image77
        kirutayeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...

    3. oceansnsunsets profile image88
      oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think the idea of writing Christmas tales is an excellent idea!  Have to think on this one......
      Hope people jump in, this would be great!  I was lol'ing at you guys, about the wedge of limburger cheese haha.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Think about it and then write!  Write something for fun once in a while.  It seems to help me relax from the effort of writing non-fiction hubs too!


        It's good cheese!

    4. N.E. Wright profile image80
      N.E. Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mid-night tonight?  Oh, wow.  I found this forum too late.  If it were midnight next Wednesday than I would be in.  I still have not put the tree up for my son.  LOL.

      Good luck everyone else who is in!

  2. profile image70
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Hey Randy, I have one started, but I got into it too much and now I have to get to work, so I'll have to finish it tomorrow.  Shouldn't have read this post, now I am committed, or should be!smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great!  Post it when you finished.  The time line is not important here.  The tale's the thing!  It may be fiction, non-fiction, whatever genre you like.  Hmmm. A sci-fi Christmas carol?  Who knows!

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I thought with you, the TAIL was the thing! lolololol

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I done tole you bout tryin' to thank!

          1. habee profile image89
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's all your fault! You practically raised me. Doesn't it make you proud to see your handiwork - Beth and me??????????

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I refuse to accept that rap!

              1. habee profile image89
                habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You own it, Babysnakes! (vs. Babycakes)

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I suppose that's fair!  I blame y'all for being preverted!

                  1. habee profile image89
                    habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Ha! We didn't even know what the word meant until we met you!

                    I'm working on a Christmas memory for your contest. Do I get a prize for entering??

  3. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    Sorry.  The only Christmas tale I know is the red Christmas tail I got 45 years ago for horsing around with a football and knocking over the Christmas tree.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Certainly you have an imagination?  Or perhaps something to the tune of "The Most Boring Christmas of All" would make our tales read better.  It is a time of sacrifice for the betterment of your fellow men.  Ain't it?

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not in this country.  Not for a long while.  It's become a time to shop, spend and demand your local Church remove their nativity scene as it infringes on your consitutional rights to abhor religion in any form.  We're not allowed to even SAY Christmas anymore.  It's not Christmas, it's the 'Holiday Season'.

        1. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!!

          I said the C-word!!!

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Has there ever been a case where a CHURCH was asked to remove a nativity scene, or are you once again just making stuff up?

  4. 2uesday profile image86
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    I will give it a go not sure I can make the deadline but I will try.

  5. 2uesday profile image86
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    I have just posted mine, it is also one of my hubs for the thirty in thirty challenge.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And here is the first entry in the contest.


      http://hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-Tales



      I will read them all when I can!

      Thanks 2uesday!

  6. Docmo profile image94
    Docmoposted 6 years ago

    I have posted a Christmas short story called Lake Placid - not sure if I am allowed to post a link here but you can read it through my profile page...

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll take the rap, Docmo!  Here's the second entry!




           http://hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-Short … ake-Placid

      Good going!   Still workin' on mine!

      1. Docmo profile image94
        Docmoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!! nice one, Randy..

  7. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Here's mine:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Red-Pony-Mi … Steinbecks

    Oh, and you can bring that cheese over on Christmas Eve. I prefer brie!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cool!  The third entry!

      Thanks Holle!


      You'll get your usual Limburger and be happy with it!


      Still workin'!

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ugh...it smells like your feet - after working in tobacco all day! lol

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I thought you told me not to bring up your foot fetish on these forums!  See!  Preverted!

          1. habee profile image89
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Your fault - it came from when you used to make me suck your big toe!

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Not gonna touch that one!

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/713575/80594851.jpg

    I like Christmas tail.

    1. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You naughty boy! You're gettin' coal for Christmas!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, but I'm gettin' wood right now!

        1. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Forget the coal...you're gettin' a BIG bundle of switches!

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ooooooh yeah!

            I've been very naughty this year.

            1. habee profile image89
              habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ron, why don't you enter a Christmas story about cupcakes??

              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah Ron!  You just show the first illustration and leave us guessing!

              2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Christmas is a silly, futile attempt to legitimize a debunked mythology.

                Cupcakes are the key to understanding the essence of human spirituality.

                I don't see how I could possibly combine the two into a story.

  9. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago
    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's the spirit Toby!  Let's show these ladies just why men are better than women!  Er... you are a guy, aren't you?



      Numbah Four!

      1. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Err, no. I'm not big_smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wasn't sure with some of the names girls go by these days.  And I never was good at telling what gender cats are!  LOL!

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            Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That is fine.
            The more traditional female version is Tobi. You are not the first to get it wrong, and will not be the last smile

  10. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Lol! I thought Toby was a woman, RD! Get your foot out of your mouth!

    Who has the foot fetish now, big boy??

  11. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    RD, where's your Christmas hub??

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Trying to get the darn thing to load!  I keep saving the text capsules but they disappear.  Already tried several times.  Some work, some don't!  I'll keep trying though!



                                      ScroogedSnake!

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmm...pretty bad when you can't meet your own deadline! lol. I think you need a spanking. Be-eth?? Oh, Bethie, dear????????

        Oops! Sorry, the deadline is tomorrow - not tonight.

  12. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/Family_Guy_Stewie_Spank_Me_Red_Shirt.jpg

    1. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have a black leather riding crop!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL

        Mr Randy, can I still join I have a Christmas hub published last night, I just saw this one, it is just random thoughts, Thank you..

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Of course, PDH!  This is just for fun, the deadline isn't important!

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        As if we didn't know that...

        1. habee profile image89
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LOL!!!

  13. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Maita said "Mr. Randy." teeheehee

    Hi, Maita!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi habee, Is that Brooklyn in your avatar, kiss her for me..

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, Maita. That's Brooklynn!

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          hmm that's a big fish habee in your avatar, Give me some of it!

  14. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Finally!  I managed to get mine done despite loading the capsules many times before they would work.  Sorry it's so long, but here it is!


           http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Christmas-Tal … -Need?done

  15. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Having trouble with my link and comment capsule now.  Rats!

  16. Docmo profile image94
    Docmoposted 6 years ago

    I've already got the Christmas Story, but got carried away and wrote a Christmas song for every one to sing along, c'mon hubbers!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-Poem-Of-all-the-Gifts

  17. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    There's still time to get a story in!  Don't make me resort to extortion!  This could be the thing which catapults you into the limelight.  (whatever a limelight is?)

    1. profile image70
      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Am I too late?  Just published the final chapter of the tale of two kitties.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Never too late, loco!

        1. profile image70
          logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Cool, thanks Randy!

  18. kirutaye profile image77
    kirutayeposted 6 years ago

    I have an idea for a Christmas story. Now i have to write it. So here goes...

  19. kirutaye profile image77
    kirutayeposted 6 years ago
  20. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone for writing your "tales" for us to enjoy.  I declare everyone winners, as indeed they are.  Happy Holidays to everyone!




                       UnscroogedSnake

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote one with my main profile http://hubpages.com/hub/I-Cant-Let-Go-of-Santa

      and from my other profile http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Christmas-Sto … orgiveness

      Merry Christmas to everyone, to your fam and keep the most of it Mr Randy!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just saw this post, PDH!  Will certainly read them!

      2. RedElf profile image85
        RedElfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Read both - lovely stories, Maita!

  21. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    Can I add a hub already written - as well as a shameless plug for promoting new writers via the HubNuggets?

    The main hub is, in fact, a Christmas story in four parts, featuring De Greek - it's my version of "A Christmas Carol" featuring my fellow HubNuggets teammates...

    A HubNuggets Christmas Carol

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I suppose it would be okay, your Eliteness.  Although, I was never good enough to make the HubNugget nomination list.  Alas, some of us have to stand on the edge of the spotlight and look in at the stars.  But we can handle it.  LOL!

  22. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    RedElf, I can't get that link to work. De Greek is da bomb!!

 
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