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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday télévision programming.

Some of my fondest Christmas memories were spent in front a of télévision watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ou one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.

So without further ado, I am presenting toi with my big, big liste of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the liste into subsections to make it a little plus bearable and consumable. The...
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Back when I was a kid watching Christmas specials on TV, Mrs. Claus was invariably portrayed as a sweet but dowdy older woman of slightly plump stature. She could cook a mean pie and reminded toi of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did toi ever wonder what Mrs. Claus might have looked like when she was younger? I mean, I assume she must've be smokin' (natch).

So why is it that so many of the classic holiday programs montrer us a Santa Claus surrounded par androgynous little elves and a matronly Mrs. Claus? I mean, it's cold up at the North Pole. Surely Santa isn't adverse...
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posted by werewolflover
Okay,first of all,this isn't what u might think.And toi might've played it before.I'm gonna get to the point.
Dirty Christmas is a game toi and your family can play on Christmas.Everyone brings a mystery gift(it can be funny ou normal).You draw numbers out of a bowl,cup,or hat,something like that.The person with the lowest number goes first.TRhey pick a present,and unwrap it.That is what they keep.BUT,someone with a higher number can steal it,then the person it was stolen from gets another present.Youkeep going until everyone has a present.
My family plays it in different groups;Adults,teens,and little kids.Above is the way the teens and adults play.
The kids play in a different way.They get in a circle,and go around grabbing presents until they are all gone.No one can steal anything.
It's a really fun game,and I say toi and your family should try it.
posted by deedragongirl
 Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Since I had done with my favourite Christmas films, now it's the famous Oratorios composed par famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah par George Frederick Handel

This oratorio premiered in Dublin, Ireland and it's the first oratorio to be performed in English. Which was unusual at that time.

2) Alexander's Feast par George Frederick Handel

Although this oratorio is link to Alexander the Great, it's musique sounds very Christmas oriented and it is highly recommend for both Christmas and Handel fans alike!

3) St. John's Passion par Johann Sebastian Bach

It's dramatic musique will not only celebrate...
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Not a fan of your traditional Christmas music? Here's a liste of hard Christmas songs from all over the metal spectrum! If toi have any plus suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's gothique Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't Christmas Yet

Material Issue's Merry Christmas

Lacuna Coil's Naughty Christmas

Amarna Reign's Black Christmas

Hedegaard's Scary Christmas

Trans Siberian Orchestra's Carol Of The Bells

August Burns Red's Carol Of The Bells

I Declare War's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Hope For Tomorrow's A Very Metalcore Christmas

Hollywood Undead's Christmas In Hollywood...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Santa Baby!
Santa Baby!
Hi guys, I know that this article is pretty early, but I thought that I write about why I l’amour Christmas and how I celebrate it here in Malaysia.

How?

Every year, my church (I'm not baptized yet, mind you) would organised a special occasion. But the common one is definitely caroling, the location is normally depends because we need to get the approval from the management team themselves.
On Christmas Eve, we would have a night service accompanied par dîner prior to the service. A few days earlier, the youths would decorate the church with the birth of Jésus and setting up the Christmas tree....
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 Is the word "Xmas" a result of the commercialization of Christmas?
Is the word "Xmas" a result of the commercialization of Christmas?
Every holiday season, newspapers, malls and télévision commercials urge toi to take advantage of "Xmas sales and specials." The word "Xmas" is easier to use in advertisements, and as a result, it's become associated with the commercialization of Christmas. But some Christians take offense to
the word "Xmas" and have called for the abolishment of this truncated version of the word "Christmas." So why is it so controversial, and where did it originate?


For some, Xmas is a dreaded four-letter word that reemerges every holiday season. The phrase is literally and symbolically distasteful, according...
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posted by HannaK
For all the people who want a happy article about Christmas, I'm sorry to let toi down, and maybe I'm a little pessimistic but now I'm getting older this is how I think about Christmas:

Five years il y a (I was nine) I was sitting in my aunts car on Christmas Eve, and we were talking about a tv montrer in Holland called 'all toi need is love'
I don't know if toi know, ou have the montrer in America but the tv montrer is about people who get unexpected visits from people that they love,and then, for one night, they can forget all their problems and enjoy Chrismas Eve together. I thought that it was a silly...
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posted by SRitchieable
I
The shepherds went their hasty way,
And found the lowly stable-shed
Where the Virgin-mother lay:
And now they checked their eager tread,
For to the Babe that at her bosom clung,
A mother song the Virgin-mother sung.


II
They told her how a glorious light,
Streaming from a heavenly throng
Around them shone, suspending night!
While sweeter than a mother's song,
Blest anges hearlded the Saviour's birth
Glory to God on high! and Peace on Earth.


SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
 Would toi pick this over something else?
Would you pick this over something else?
Last edited on 20 December 2007.

While not necessarily limited to the Christmas holiday, White éléphant Gift Exchanges are populaire at this time of an for clubs, associations, small groups, churches and offices around the United States. It is often a plus affordable (and, possibly, fun) alternative to buying presents for everyone in the group. But what is a White éléphant Gift Exchange?

The history
The story - almost certainly apocryphal - goes like this: in pre-colonial India, the rajahs would give gifts to their vassals as tokens of their esteem. Chief among these was the elephant. The elephant...
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posted by _cloudwatcher
I really think christmas is a magic time of the year! Even though I am starting to grow up (I am sixteen), I always become a little child again when Christmas is near, and go playing in the snow, waiting for Santa (Dad) with my little,and big, cousin, baking, meeting near and dear and just enjoy the moment and life.
I mean, do toi really do that in the same way any other time of the year? Because I dont think so...
And the christmas music- wonderful! :)
I think people in general becomes nicer when Christmas, and for a season to have the power to make people nicer- that I call pure magic!!! :D
posted by Mallory101
Dominick the Donkey
Lou Monte


Hey! Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
It's Dominick the donkey.
Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
The Italian Christmas donkey.
(la la la-la la-la la la la la)
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da)

Santa's got a little friend,
his name is Dominick.
The cutest little donkey,
you never see him kick.
When Santa visits his paisans,
with Dominick he'll be.
Because the reindeer cannot
climb the hills of Italy.

Hey! Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
It's Dominick the donkey.
Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
The Italian Christmas donkey.
(la la la-la la-la la la la la)
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da)...
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posted by the_bunkster
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say Merry Cristmas to all of toi fanpoppers out there.

If toi believe in god ou toi don't, it is always a special jour for families and Friends to montrer how they really feel about one another, either this being nourriture fights, real fights ou praying for the less fortunate, spend it as a way that is special to you.

Living in Australia, i have always had sweaty, hot christmas'. Christmas morning spent with my mum and in the afternoon, it is spent with my dad. This is all that i have basically known, i am just grateful that i get to spend one of my most favourite days of the an with my whole family.

But remember that christmas is not just about the presents ou the food, although it is the best part lol, it is about family, Friends and santa.

So spread the joy and l’amour that this season brings, spread it to everyone that toi know and maybe even to those that toi don't. Have a great christmas :)
posted by ChuckyLover1
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is a dit to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. The modern figure was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed par Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea....
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Another Holiday season is upon us and toi know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a seconde mortgage for the credit card bill and feu up The Carpenter's Christmas album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another liste of Christmas video goodies.

So kick back and get ready to enjoy another batch of holiday fun. Oh, and in case toi missed last year's liste be sure to check out link

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's liste because these are the items most people want to see....
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 A White Grinch???
A White Grinch???
Since we're all still in Christmas mood, here is my comparison for both the 1966 animated short with its live action film made in 2000.

1966 Animated Short

This animated short that started it all! I l’amour the vibrant and how colourful this animated cartoon, it's whimsical animation style will make toi l’amour this cartoon and Dr. Seuss, his artwork fascinates people even in today's generation, the theme song 'You're Mean One, Mr. Grinch!' has even been covered in the TV series, 'Glee' that I could not get it out of my head after listening to it recently.

2000 Live Action Film

When this film came...
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I l’amour Christmas, it is one of my favori holidays ever. Even though it was plus exciting when I was a child ou even a teenager. But I grew up and my sister who is 7 years younger than me, she's 25, I don't see her as much, even on holidays as she lives with her boyfriend of a year. Plus her job as a VJ at our local radio station takes up a lot of her time. Then there is the fact that my nana on my mom's side always put on the best Christmases, Christmas was also her favori holiday, but sadly she passed away 4 years ago, then with my Aunt and Uncle going to either New York to have Christmas...
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A little late on this one but here are a few 'carols' I found funny. Not all of these are sûr, sans danger for work. If toi have any plus feel free to drop them in the commentaires section.

Bob Rivers' 12 Pains Of Christmas

Jeff Foxworthy's 12 Days Of Redneck Christmas

Key Of Awesome's 12 Days Of Miley

Key Of Awesome's Christmas Parody Spectacular

Jon LaJolie's Best Christmas Song

Jojo OrangaTang's Christmas On The Floor

Nigahiga's Christmas Swag

WaneFawsome's Itchy Balls

Jillian Hall's Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

Bob Rivers' Who Put The D*** On The Snow Man

Cheech & Chong's Police Got My Car

Bing Bing Bong A Donald Trump Jingle Bells
posted by deedragongirl
 Carols of the Bell.
Carols of the Bell.
Hi guys, have toi ever sung carols at a famous cathedrals ou churches at your native countries? Here are the perfect holy sites to sing.

1. Westminster Abbey (London, England)

The abbey was site of the 2011 Royal Wedding, I l’amour the atmosphere and the church. It gives toi all a feel of Christmas, don't toi think?

2. Cologne Cathedral (Cologne, Germany)

This is the first cathedral outside of the UK, and for the same reasons as Westminster Abbey.

3. St. Stephen's Basilica (Budapest, Hungary)

Although I have been to Budapest, I had never step inside this beautiful Basilica before, it also has the...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Christmas is Coming!
Christmas is Coming!
Hi guys, I would like to write some of my favourite Christmas Activities here as I am feeling the Christmas blue already!

1) Carolling

I absolutely l’amour to sing, despite that I'm a very shy person, I l’amour to do it for the charity and pleasure of cheering people up!

2) Shopping

I had always l’amour this, and 2 years il y a I bought a t-shirt from Esprit for my piano teacher and for myself. I'm very blessed to have it as of today!

3) Church Christmas Services

To be honest, I have an annoying habit to wake up late lately to go to Church and I hope that I do not have to do it especially on Christmas day. Please pray for me! I l’amour to see all of my new friends.

4) Christmas Lights

I l’amour taking photos with my Nikon DSLR Camera, and I would go down to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to snap photos of Christmas lights of I'm lucky enough!

Believe!

Do toi believe in Christmas? Well, I do!
 Oh Night Divine!!!
Oh Night Divine!!!
 Shopping, who's with me?
Shopping, who's with me?
 O Holy Night!
O Holy Night!
 Christmas in Malaysia
Christmas in Malaysia