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The FamilyChristmasOnline.com™ Forums are a place for Christmas-lovers to discuss topics related to Christmas, including Christmas traditions, decorations, crafts, stories, and more.

If you would like, you may use the same form to sign up for our free e-mail Christmas Times™ newsletter.

Note for Real People Who Want to Sign Up - I would rather have ten people I know and trust on these forums than a thousand I don't. You may think I'm being intrusive or demanding by requiring you to give me real information before you sign up, but on other forums I've managed, that was the only way I could guarantee that every member feels safe from sniping or worse.

Sadly, every week dozens of spammers and jokesters fill out this form thinking that somehow their unwelcome advertisements or content will show up on my sites (they don't). Some of those fake requests from spammers even come with real people's e-mails attached - they've harvested someone else's address book so their requests would look legit. So I'm now asking people who want to subscribe to our newsletters and/or forums to supply their real full name, city, state, zip, and some information about themselves and/or their hobby in the comment field. That way we know it's not just a random spam attempt. Considering how much personal information I've shared over the years on these web pages, I don't think that's asking too much. Again, NONE of your personal information will ever be revealed, sold, traded, or used in any way except for me to have a better idea of who my readers and forum members are.

Update for 2015 - Our Christmas web pages are run entirely by volunteers and cost us money to run. We do it gladly, without asking for any donations besides memories, poems, articles, songs, pictures, recipies, and stories, because we want to keep our favorite Christmas traditions alive and help other families establish their own traditions.

However, not everybody on the Internet is so well-intentioned. For example, we have become aware of scam web sites that promise to help needy families but publish our contact information instead of their own. As a result of this scam, every holiday season we get overwhelmed with e-mail pleas from other scammers, including career criminals with multiple e-mail accounts, fake names, and sad stories.

Worse yet, the scam "help" sites encourage families that need help to send the names and ages of their children to random strangers. I can't emphasize enough how dangerous this is.

I hope you understand why, for everybody's protection, we automatically delete every request for money, no matter how believable or desperate it seems to be. I do try to momentarily pray for each believable request that hits my in-box (a very small fraction), but that is all we can do.

Click to see our article on where to get help at Christmas.If you landed on this page because someone else promised we would help you, I am sorry for your disappointment and confusion, but I can't stop other people telling lies on the Internet any more than I can keep people from telling lies in Congress. Please check out our page Getting Help at Christmas for information on resources that are already helping people in your community.

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You may use the form on this page to do any combination of the following:
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Because we have trouble keeping up with legitimate requests, we automatically delete spams, scams, and requests with incomplete or apparently fake information. I heartily apologize for any inconvenience, but the fake sign-up requests have gotten out of control at our end, and we want to devote our attention to real people with real questions and real interest in the content we discuss.

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Thanks, and have a blessed Christmas season this year,

Paul Race

Family Christmas Online™


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