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Shire Yule  by Dreamflower 7 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 33 on 1/1/2015
Happy Yule! Thanks for a hobbity song here! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 33 on 1/1/2015
May our joys be bright,
And our sorrows be light

*beams* What lovely New Year greeting.

Author Reply: Thanks so much, sweetie! I will always wish that for my friends! (((hugs)))

Garnet TookReviewed Chapter: 33 on 1/1/2015
I really love this one. This sums up all my feelings as the year changes. I could so see singing this. :)

Author Reply: Thank you, dear! I'm glad you like it!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 33 on 1/1/2015
LOL! Yeah, that's right. Yule and New Year are one and the same for hobbits; there's no discrepancy between the 2 holidays as there is for us.

Author Reply: Yes, exactly! Of course, technically all the Yule stuff should happen on Dec. 21 of "our" calendar but what would be First Yule on the Shire calendar, but I figure there's been some stellar drift over the many millennia. At any rate, I choose to equate it with "our" New Year for simplicity's sake.

But that's why the LOTR GenFic Comm has its Yule exchange at New Years rather than on Christmas.

Mim the DwarfReviewed Chapter: 33 on 1/1/2015
Very good poem! I hope the New Year will be a great one for you!

Author Reply: Thanks! And, of course, the same for you!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 33 on 1/1/2015
How beautiful! Thank you very much, Dreamflower and a happy New Year to you and your family :-)

Author Reply: Thank you as well, dear! (((hugs)))

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 33 on 12/31/2014
Hmm. Wonder if the hobbits have their own hobbity version of "Auld Lang Syne"? =)

Very nice song for New Year's Eve!

Author Reply: Well, if you mean a traditional New Year's Song, all of my hobbit "Yule carols" are New Year's songs, since in the Shire the Yule holiday is mean to celebrate seeing the old year out and the new year in! And in the Shire, the New Year always falls on the Solstice. (That's the way the Shire Calendar is set up; see App. D.)

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