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ittapp
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:) :) :) It was so hard to wait to say how much I loved the christmas CD filled with the best Christmas music you could ask for. I will bet your favorite Christmas song is on this CD. We all listened to the songs together. My husband thought it was so thoughtful that you would take the time to make a CD and send it to so many people. I told him these are my peeps and they are like family to me. My kids thought you were so nice to do this for our family and it brought smiles to all of us! You are such a wonderful person Craig, I value you so much as a dear friend, spending the time it takes to choose the music, buy the cd's, and make this for all of us, at such a wonderful time of the year is just so touching to me. I listen to it everyday, just this evening my daughter said hey Mom lets put Craigs music on while we eat dinner. My kids know you now and you are a part of our family. My brother calls me from Tennessee and asks how you are doing. He is a lurker, but was the one that found this site for me, and told me there were such caring people on here, and encouraged me to post. Boy am I glad I did! I wish for you and your wife to have a very Merry Christmas and Happy and hopeful New Year. Patti (It's really fun to get things in the mail)

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VickiCO
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Everything you said about Craig is so true. He is a truly caring and wonderful person. I have the CD in my computer and it plays while I work. I've listened over and over...

Thanks again Craig. And Merry Christmas to everyone!

Vicki

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idlehunters
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When I got Craigs CD it just so happened that was "put the christmas tree up" day. SOOOOO...what you think we all listened to.... and danced to.. while we were decorating???? Yep.... that good ole Christmas music. We never had a Christmas CD. Now it is incorporated into our annual festivities! Thank you so much Craig...... love you my friend!

Jennie

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Annabelle41415
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It was a very pleasant surprise to receive that - my favorite type of music and what more could you ask for with that many songs in a row with no interruptions :) Ditto on my PM to you also. That was awesome and so thoughtful.

Merry Christmas

Hugs!
Kim

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PhillieG
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Craig sent me a bag of coal....
:-(
It really does ROCK and I don't mean a chunk of coal either

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Shayenne
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I can now spill beans now right? Awww Phil, what your missing LOL...I know you got one heck of a nice CD ;) Now we need a CD of Phil and Craig playing and singing for us.

Christmas music is so magical to me, it brings the spirit out of me and my family, and that's what this has done, what beautiful music, I can listen to Christmas music any season, any day, everyday, this was very thoughtful and heartwarming, and me going through a bad time, I was able to smile and cry of joy at the same time.

This was the best gift I have gotten in a very long time, and I thank you Lion, it really made my day getting this, and the kids and hubby love it. My kids and hubby know you too, since I showed them your expressions page and what you been through, and told them about the robot surgery, they are so into your story, which gives them hope for me.

Thank you again my sweety, my lion, and I will be calling soon, this was most precious.

Hugsss and lots of love to you and Kim,

~Chicky

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angelsbaby
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Thank you so much for remembering me I cried when i got it you are a wonderful human being and i feel blessed to know you Have a happy holidays..

michelle

AnneCan
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That is a great gift to send. It was my guess too (Is there a prize, like a trip around the world, for that?) That was really thoughtful of you, Craig. A friend of mine did a Chritmas CD a few years ago as a gift & it is probably my favourite CD.

happy holidays!

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dianetavegia
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I echo what the others have said!

In our house, Christmas music is on from the time we get up til we go to bed. It's also on the car. We love Chritmas music.

Your CD is special to me because of the time and love you put into it but also because the artists on the CD are from my childhood! What a sweet surprise! What memories it brings back!

Rudolph is only a 'little' older than me.

With much love,
Diane

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KathiM
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I heard 'Santa Baby' with Ertha Kitt yesterday....I almost called the radio station to say 'thank you'....I have been persuing THAT particular grail for YEARS!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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Sigma34
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You crazy fool! ;) I thought Craig wanted it to be a surprise for everyone. Sure sounds like a wonderful gift.

Christine

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Muzzy
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Thanks Craig i love it. It put me in a great mood.
Thanks
Jeff
Just happy to bbe here!

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Muzzy
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Thanks Craig i love it.

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Nana b
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I have it on my Itunes, my ipod, my cd player in my car and on my computer at work, la, la, la, la!

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Sundanceh
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Well, here's another great story, so I wanted to paste it to Patti's thread so everyone gets
a chance to see this. More folks will be getting theirs today and the next couple of days,
so want everyone to have a chance to post here.

Sigma34:
December 11, 2009 - 4:32pm
OH MY GOODNESS! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The kids and I were leaving and they love to check the mailbox. But today was different, you have never seen two 4 year olds, acting like crazy fools, jumping out of their car seats dancing to music. They have been asking for Christmas music all week and I keep telling them I don't have any and we search the stations for tunes. Well! today, I got to pop the CD in the player and we went to town, dancing and singing, happy as can be. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift you have given all of us. Your card made me cry. So sweet!

When we stopped at the mailbox we were on our to pick my husband up from work, when he got in the car he was in a pretty bad mood. Half way home, his mood starting changing, we are almost home, he has turned the music up very loud and in a GREAT mood.

The spirit in which your gift was given can be felt everywhere.

Much love,
Christine and family

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Sundanceh
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December 11, 2009 - 5:38pm

Santa Craig Rocks
new
thanks you sweet southern Santa! enjoying the music!

Peggy

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Kathryn_in_MN
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I left a very long note to you in my holiday card post. You made my day!

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JDuke
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What a heartfelt gift. Like Jennie we were taking Christmas stuff out of the attic today when your gift came. I opened it right away and popped it in the cd player. I immediately felt the spirit of the season come over me. The song selections were perfect. As I unpacked the decorations I realized I was singing along. I stopped and savored how light hearted I felt. I had not been in the mood for singing earlier this morning. I was having a little pity party. Well you changed that into a grateful to be here to celebrate the birth of Jesus with my loved ones party. This year that includes you my friend. My son dropped by and I told him about the cd and showed him the card and your "picture". He was touched by your kindness, as was my husband. Thank you so much. You are truly a special guy.
Blessings,
Joanne

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tootsie1
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I love it, too! And I LOVE the man who gave us such a lovely gift.

*hugs*
Gail

amcp
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CRAIG IT IS SO THOUGHTFUL OF YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE THE CD OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC. I TRULY ANM TOUCHED BY YOUR KINDNESS. AS WE HEAD BACK TO NASHVILLE TOMORROW ..OUR WEEKLY TRIPS NOW FOR THE CLINICAL PHASE 1 TRIAL MY HUBBY IS IN...WE WILL BE LISTEN, LAUGHING AND SINGING TO YOUR FANTASTIC CD. IT MEANS EVEN MORE TO US SINCE IT CAME FROM TEXAS WHERE WE ARE FROM. WE LIVE AND WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL IN WASKOM TEXAS WHICH IS 15 MILES FROM SHREVEPORT LOUISANA. HOPEFULLY ONE OF THESE DAYS I CAN CONVENCE FRANK TO MOVE BACK TO TEXAS. OUR FAMILY IS THERE. YOU ARE AN ANGEL TO US ALL AND AN INSPIRATION ALSO. WE HOPE YOU AND YOUR WIFE HAVE THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER AND THE NEW YEAR BRINGS ONLY JOY AND HAPPINESS. I CONTINUE TO POST YOUR NAME ON FRANK'S CARINGBRIDGE SITE REQUESTING PRAYERS FOR YOU. I HOPE THAT IS OKAY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND AGAIN THANKS FOR THE CD BUT ESPECIALLY ALL THE JOY THAT IT WILL BRING TO US AND OTHERS.
ANNA

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Sundanceh
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Thank you so much everybody! I'm going to give it a few more days as there are still a few
packages trying to make their way across the border to Canada and another package heading over the big pond to England. And there are still a few still enroute here in the U.S.

Me, Santa, and the Elves, made about 42 packages all in all for all the great people on this board. Rudolph and U.S. Postal Service took care of all the deliveries and are still working OT to get them to your homes. I want to give things enough time for everyone to receive their packages and get a chance to post if they choose to do so.

After that, I'll get to tell you what the Christmas Project meant to me and why giving you this "gift" will always resonate with me for the rest of my life.

I've enjoyed reading all of your responses - it makes it all worthwhile! From what I've read
this gift has had "healing" powers in many homes and that's what it was all about.

As it turns out, the gift turned into "MAGIC" and we'll talk about that very soon.

And to ALL...a GoodNight :)
-Santa Craig

ssonjia
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Hi my name is Sonjia Iam lurker my sis is on this site her name is sheri22.When I saw that Santa Craig was making something special I wanted it for my sister.However I didnt know how to send a private message until one day I saw someone asking how to do it,then i learned and sent Santa Craig a private message asking if he could please do this for my sister so that I could give it to her on Christmas Eve from him.Not knowing at the time what it was.However my plans soon changed once i received it. I have mailed it to her because i want her to begin to enjoy it now. My sister is a very loving and caring person would do anything for anybody,puts others before herself. Santa Craig Thank You so much.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone on this site you all are true blessings to eachother. And once again Santa Craig Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

ssonjia
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shhhhhhhhh hoping she dosnt see this before her mail comes lol.. Sonjia

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Shayenne
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I been thinking of Sheri, how is she doing Sonjia?

ssonjia
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She is doing really good she gets a 3 week break from chemo. Dr is very happy with how she is doing. I will let her know that you have been thinking of her. Between her working and Christmas she has been very busy. unfortunately (gr spell check that word lol) I live a hr and a half from her so I dont get so see her much That work thing of mine tends to get in the way 2 lol.Sonjia

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Shayenne
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I'm really glad to hear that! Not a bad thing to be keeping busy! I hope you, Sheri and your families have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hugsss!
~Donna

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