Category Archives: Christmas

December 2021 Holiday SAL blog sidebar wallpaper features Richard Armitage enjoying cider, December 01, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1428) 

  Way back when I started my SAL blog here in August of 2011, I had just started playing around with making wallpapers of the talented British actor Richard Armitage and his character portrayals. So in revisiting some of the … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 22:  Christmas Blessings, Part 1,  by Gratiana Lovelace, November 13, 2021 (Post #1424)

  (An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved); [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 08 Epilogue:  Wedding love and family joy, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 31, 2020 (Post #1357)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 07 End:  Their loving Christmas feelings expand, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 30, 2020 (Post #1356)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 06:  Christmas Day Magic, Part 2, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 28, 2020 (Post #1355)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 05:  Christmas Day Magic, Part 1, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 26, 2020 (Post #1354)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020), [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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Merry #Christmas joy with “Carol of the Bells”,  December 25, 2020 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1353)

I found this Brooklyn Choir rendition of #Carol_of_the_Bells to be delightful, and diverse like we are. Enjoy! Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday season!  Hugs <3 & Holiday Cheers!  Grati ;->   (I’m not endorsing Fox News. I just like … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 04:  Lunch &  family, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2020 (Post #1352)

“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 04:  Lunch &  family, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2020 (Post #1352) (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 03—A snowy night with mistletoe, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 23, 2020 (Post #1351)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020)  [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 02–Christmas Magic, December 22, 2020 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1350)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Prologue & Ch. 01, December 21, 2020 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1349)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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It’s a 2020 Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special!  December 11, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1347)

“It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas …” as the song lyric goes. And Dawn French  as Vicar Geraldine (image below) and  The Vicar of Dibley company of actors will bless us with three episodes this holiday season—titled “The … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage talks Dickens, Scrooge, etc., for Character Lock In, Epi5, September 10, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1324)

Digital Theatre Presents:  Richard Armitage on Charles Dickens & Scrooge: You can now watch episode 5 of #characterlockin 🎉 Join @RCArmitage as he meets Charles Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge. Watch the full episode here 👉 https://t.co/6oIckFOyD2#dramateaching #english #ELA #remotelearning #freeresources #edchat … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s 2019 Holiday Message to his Fans,  December 25, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1271)

The talented  British actor  Richard Armitage has shared his 2019 Holiday Message to his fans via his Twitter feed: From Grati:  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!   P.S.  For easier reading, below is the text of Richard Armitage’s 2019 … Continue reading

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A Lucas North XMAS wallpaper edit blast from the past, December 04, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1269)

With only 21 days of XMAS Holiday shopping left, are you in a panic like the talented British actor Richard Armitage as his Lucas North character in my “blast from the past” wallpaper below?  Ha! As I have gotten older, … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday! Richard Armitage performing “The Christmas Hirelings” audiobook was a delight!  January 24, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1207)

Wednesday night, I finished listening to “The Christmas Hirelings” (cover art below)  audiobook from Audible and performed by the talented British actor Richard Armitage. It was a delight! The story is about a stubborn prideful father in his lonely old … Continue reading

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Christmas Reminiscences,  December 24-25, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1128)

I have many fond memories of Christmas times when I was a child: 1) Snow falling fluffy and magical, snow angels, snowmen (below via DinnysChild), snow block igloos that we made on the front lawn (that fit 3 kids in … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays to you and yours, December 23, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1019)

First for some razzle dazzle!  I updated a Richard Armitage *Purrrr!* wallpaper that I made in Winter 2015, and put a holiday spin on it!  Enjoy! I’m doing the low key holidays this year–necessitated by my health.  Which I don’t mind … Continue reading

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“A Christmas Carol Reimagined”, Ch. 04:  The Ghost of Christmas Future,   December 21, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1018) 

(An original fan fic story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Ben Scrooge, Danielle Denby-Ashe as Peggy Cratchit, Aidan Turner as … Continue reading

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