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* Jazz Hip Hop Nutracker Very cute! and true to the original.
* Christmas Eve party where I played the part of an angel during a reading of Luke 2; MoBob was a shepherd, appropriately enough.
* Midnight Mass at the "almost Catholic" Parish of St. Monica and St. James, where the African-American minister was thrilled to find a Mormon and a Muslim attending services.
* MB read Sura 19 in the Koran in French.
* Opened presents! a tool kit and grooming kit for MB, a cookbook and a CD for me.
* Christmas Day open house with a friend who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, where we ate too much, and listening to kids play violins and trumpets, met a couple who'd converted to Buddhism, and another couple who lived in Ouagadougou.
* watched Prince Caspian and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
* visited the National Museum of American History and left quickly because of the hordes of tourists, and went instead to see the exhibits at the National Portrait Gallery: Women of Our Time and Portraiture Now.

and best of all: slept in.
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On December 28th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
If I'd stayed in town, that was the church I was going to hit for midnight mass or Christmas Eve service (I didn't know which they did)! I go by it almost every day, and it's such a cute church.
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On December 28th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It's cute on the inside too. The main chapel is small and really intimate, and there are a number of other buildings.
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