Home for Christmas
Published Dec 9, 2010

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We wish you a Merry Christmas
Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year

We wish you a Merry Christmas
Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year
Christmas is here. Everyone will be home soon.

"Sean honey, Barb and I are going downtown today."

"Can I come too mom?....Dad?.... Hey... I have my permit....I can drive you guys"

"You think we don’t have enough stuff already Fred? …And no Rowan."

"Holly is coming home tonight! Crystal and Mikey too! I want to make it special this year!
Rowan, sweetheart, you can come next time. Aunt Barb and I really don’t need you to pick out our new outfits for Christmas. You have chores to do remember, after your breakfast."
‘Okay…BREAKFAST IS READY!!… Rowan! Barb! Nita! come eat.”

"God Fred do you really have to yell..."

"Sean honey.....I'm just makin' sure they hear me."
“Rowan… after breakfast you need to do your homework. I am not going to ask you again bud.”

“But dad I don’t go back to school until after the new year. I don't understand why you want me to do it now."

“Well son, look at this way, at least you’ll have it done and you won’t have to worry about it through the holidays.”
"…Dad… If I want to be a rock star I won’t need a High school diploma…"


"Yes dad?"

"Do what I told you."

*sigh* "…Yes dad…"
While Rowan should have been doing his homework. All he could think about was music.
*Rock & Roll Band – Boston*
They're comin' to town,
a rock and roll band,
and you and your friends,
with tickets in hand,
are goin' to the show.
Rock and roll band,
with guitars in hand.
Their poster's on your wall.
Partyin' gang,
you might get to hang
with them after the show.
"Good morning sis...Good morning Nita..nice shirt by the way. Your breakfast is ready."

"Thanks Freddiekins, yes we heard you all the way upstairs. Nita insisted he wear that shirt. I thought I had gotten rid of it."

"Ladies, hey this is my favorite shirt. I always know where it is. Gives me that macho look...don't you think."

"Yes it sure does, that's why you and Sean get to hang around the house today and wait for the Mike and the girls.."
"…I tell you sis… Rowan is a hand full these days. He is sweating pure testosterone and I swear… I could just........ummmmmm..... one of these days…...

"Are you ready....lets go!"
"God Fred… where are you going to park the car? I need a new outfit for Christmas. Lets go to that new boutique. Can you park there?"
"OK… now where are we? Fred?"

"Do we need some extra gifts for the kids?" "No, Barb I don't think I need any more presents, but I could use another pair of shoes."
"Awww… Barb!!!! See like that pair there in that store... Let’s go there!! I NEED those red shoes!!!

"Fred… you have so many red shoes… you really need more?"
"Your right Barb, I bet I have 30 pairs of red shoes of all types."

"Well, then if your not going to get the shoes lets go eat...I'm starved"
"Let’s go and have lunch and a drink somewhere" "Where Barb? Tell me where… yes.. I agree. I could eat something ...BIG… now too." “Around the corner is this club I heard they have a great menu.”

"OK… here it is. Fred wait for me… I am going to change into my new outfit… It’s a club. You need to dress up."



""….Barb… I will go in there in my bathing suit if I like… who cares??"
"Hi there sir. There’s 2 in our party" "You have reservations?"

"Reservations?... er… yeah… sure…"
"....No… ......No we don’t… but we really … REALLY… want to go in."

"That'll be 100 $$$..."
"Barb… *grinding of teeth*…. BARB!!!! " "You are actually paying that man 100 $$$ ???? OMG!!!" “Well….Fred… your Sushi plate just added 750 $$$ to our tab…and it doesn't look very BIG to me....god…how are we going to explain this…???" "It’s not exactly a night on the town… Aren’t we having fun! Barb we have to do this again soooon."

“Freddie, it’s getting late, we should be getting home… I am expecting the girls to call I bet they landed already."

"…Alright sis. Getting my 750 $$$ worth to the last bite. … Let’s go”

OMG!!! Fred! The turkey…I need to get in the oven!!! Hurry up!!!
“Hurry Fred, I don’t think they are here yet. You get ready and I’ll get the turkey in.” “Hey Rowan, wow you’re pretty good at that. Did you know there are programs in Bridgeport for future young musician’s, it actually a school. I'll be moving there, matter of fact my cousins and I have found some places already. But shhhh our mom's don't know that."

"Wow Mike that's really cool I wonder what mom and dad would say if I asked them if I could live with you guys."
“Mike oh my darling son. It’s so good to see you. When did you arrive? What were the two of you talking about....something Bridgeport."
“Awe hey there mom, a couple of hours ago and nothing that we can't talk about later. Mom I’ve missed you.”

“Not as much as I miss you. Welcome home son.”
"Mom? Aunt Fred? We are here!" "Crystal! In here sweetie! Come here I want to hug you to pieces!" "How was the flight ladies…awww… let me look at you! You two look radiant!" "Barb… Shall I lend you a hand in the kitchen? Is the turkey in the oven yet?
How about me taking care of the salad. Rowan, … be a sweetheart, go pick some fresh tomatoes."
“Hey mom, what’s that on your shirt? Hahaha….!”

“OK..OK mom… just kidding, you were suppose to look down so I could...oh never want the tomatoes AND the flame fruit?”

“Oh…yes! Good thinking! Maybe you want to light the fire place too hon. Mike, can you get some firewood from outside?“
"Oh… this is GOOD Barbie! What do you think? Ready? Let’s call them!"


"God Barb did you have to yell"
"Mike, so tell me, how is everything? How's your Uncle Rex doing? Grandmom and Grandpop send their love to you and to you to Crystal."

"Thanks mom, Rex sends his love too, he wanted to be here."

"Crystal, honey how's things in France how is Didier? Too bad they couldn't come."

"I know mom, they've been really busy, we all have. Mike were you able to"
"Holly, how is school going and how is Sebastien, will the boys be coming for New years?"

"Oh mom and dad we need to talk...there is really lots to talk about." " We found this apartment downtown. We are moving in together. Well… Not just Sebas and I, but Crystal and Didier too… It’s big enough! Mike already had a place lined up too..."


"Could you all excuse us please for a moment. Nita, Sean could you please make some coffee or drinks....yes drinks sound good...we'll be in in a moment"
"But you only have 6 months left of college...not even that long surely you can you wait till you both graduate....right"

"Of course mom..that's the plan. Sabas has already placed a lease on the apartment....oh and there is one more thing....we're engaged...Crystal and I....

"Girls, my goodness yes we have lots to talk's not that we're un-happy about's just that are you sure you're ready...lets talk tomorrow for now lets do group pictures and celebrate.
"Well Barbie, does this mean we have a wedding to plan.....not one but two."

"Freddikins...I don't know about you but I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs......not because of the thought of a wedding...wait...weddings ..but the thought of them living downtown in a big city......whew.."

"Lets go sis"
Wishing you all a very Merry Holiday Season
With blessings of many
Love to you all
Fred and Barb (the real ones)
The Collina/Ohinyan families
left side
The Collinas: Sean, Rowan, Holly and my sis Fred
right side
The Ohinyans: Mike, Crystal, Nita and me Barb
This is the beginning of a new Fred & Barb series
This story was co-written and produced with FredBrenny
Thanks sis so you lots and lots.
Thanks all of you for reading and commenting.
Thanks Mike love you to pieces too (Happy Birthday to you on the 9th)
Thanks to all the artist for all the CC it would the same without it.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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#22RosaleenaDec 12, 2010

haha! fantastic! i remember your xmas story last year.. 'T'was the night before Christmas'??  and good on you for the shoes.. i think the shop you bought them from won't ever close down with a customer like you!!

#23ESsiNDec 14, 2010

woow.. wonderful.. thank you..and happy christmas

#24PenelopeTDec 18, 2010

Such a lovely story! What a treat! Love the screenshots. \:rah\: Merry Christmas! \:wub\:

#25casmarDec 18, 2010

\:rah\: Great...! I loved this story...! Merry Christmas to you too...! 

#26dsrhnryDec 19, 2010

a really great story, I loved your screenshot work too. lovey reading a great christmas story, it use to be my favorite time of year, brought back great memories. your very talented and I thank you so much for sharing your visions with us.  Merry Christmas to you.

#27RatRaceRobDec 21, 2010

Lovely holiday shots ... I know how hard it is to line up so many little people at once--fantastic work!  I really enjoyed this, happy holidays and a merry new year to you \:P \:wub\:

#28FlatterDec 29, 2010

I felt like having been to this family gathering myself, very entertaining \:wub\:

#29badangel^^^Jan 6, 2011

That was a lovely Christmas Fred and Barb story! \:rah\: I can't believe I've missed it out! \:o The screenshots were great, the decorations were amazing! You did a really great job! A nice family reunion \:wub\:

#30sara_ashleyJan 25, 2011

wonderful story sweety with the sisters together \:wub\: great job !!! many hugs for you my friend, Sara

#31cooneyJul 3, 2011

\:rah\:Christmas in July!\:rah\:AWESOME story and screens! Nothing like the family getting together for the holidays!\:wub\: \:wub\:

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