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

Some of my fondest giáng sinh memories were spent in front a of ti vi watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer hoặc one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A giáng sinh Carol'.

So without further ado, I am presenting bạn with my big, big danh sách of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the danh sách into subsections to make it a little thêm bearable and consumable. The...
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Back when I was a kid watching giáng sinh 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 bạn of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did bạn 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 hiển thị us a Santa Claus surrounded bởi 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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 Would bạn pick this over something else?
Would you pick this over something else?
Last edited on 20 December 2007.

While not necessarily limited to the giáng sinh holiday, White con voi Gift Exchanges are được ưa chuộng at this time of năm for clubs, associations, small groups, churches and offices around the United States. It is often a thêm affordable (and, possibly, fun) alternative to buying presents for everyone in the group. But what is a White con voi 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 giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh 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 bạn really do that in the same way any other time of the year? Because I dont think so...
And the giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh 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 bạn fanpoppers out there.

If bạn believe in god hoặc bạn don't, it is always a special ngày for families and Những người bạn to hiển thị how they really feel about one another, either this being thực phẩm fights, real fights hoặc 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'. giáng sinh 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 năm with my whole family.

But remember that giáng sinh is not just about the presents hoặc the food, although it is the best part lol, it is about family, Những người bạn and santa.

So spread the joy and tình yêu that this season brings, spread it to everyone that bạn know and maybe even to those that bạn don't. Have a great giáng sinh :)
posted by ChuckyLover1
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father giáng sinh and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is đã đưa ý kiến to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of giáng sinh 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 bởi Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea....
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Another Holiday season is upon us and bạn know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a một giây mortgage for the credit card bill and ngọn lửa, chữa cháy up The Carpenter's giáng sinh album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another danh sách of giáng sinh video goodies.

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

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's danh sách 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 giáng sinh 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 tình yêu the vibrant and how colourful this animated cartoon, it's whimsical phim hoạt hình style will make bạn tình yêu 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 tình yêu Christmas, it is one of my yêu thích holidays ever. Even though it was thêm exciting when I was a child hoặc 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, giáng sinh was also her yêu thích 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 an toàn, két an toàn for work. If bạn have any thêm feel free to drop them in the các bình luận 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 giáng sinh Parody Spectacular

Jon LaJolie's Best giáng sinh Song

Jojo OrangaTang's giáng sinh On The Floor

Nigahiga's giáng sinh Swag

WaneFawsome's Itchy Balls

Jillian Hall's Rocking Around The giáng sinh 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
Not a người hâm mộ of your traditional giáng sinh music? Here's a danh sách of hard giáng sinh songs from all over the metal spectrum! If bạn have any thêm suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's Gô tích Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh In Hollywood...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Carols of the Bell.
Carols of the Bell.
Hi guys, have bạn ever sung carols at a famous cathedrals hoặc 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 tình yêu the atmosphere and the church. It gives bạn all a feel of Christmas, don't bạn 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
 giáng sinh is Coming!
Christmas is Coming!
Hi guys, I would like to write some of my favourite giáng sinh Activities here as I am feeling the giáng sinh blue already!

1) Carolling

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

2) Shopping

I had always tình yêu this, and 2 years cách đây I bought a t-shirt from Esprit for my đàn piano teacher and for myself. I'm very blessed to have it as of today!

3) Church giáng sinh 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 giáng sinh day. Please pray for me! I tình yêu to see all of my new friends.

4) giáng sinh Lights

I tình yêu taking các bức ảnh with my Nikon DSLR Camera, and I would go down to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to snap các bức ảnh of giáng sinh lights of I'm lucky enough!

Believe!

Do bạn 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!
 giáng sinh in Malaysia
Christmas in Malaysia
posted by deedragongirl
 Yummy!
Yummy!
Hi guys, since giáng sinh will be coming here, I will be nghề viết văn down some of my favourite giáng sinh songs may it be Carols, from giáng sinh films hoặc from other artists who performed famous giáng sinh carols.

As Long As There's Christmas

This song is taken from Disney's midquel, Beauty and the Beast: The Chuyện thần tiên ở New York Christmas. Belle sang this while decorating the cây and it was sung bởi Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, I absolutely adore the lyrics because it's very symbolic especially about giáng sinh day!

The First Noel

The tune is very pleasant to listen to and it tells us about the 3 Wise Men receiving...
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posted by CokeTheUmbreon
 Just for shits and giggles.
Just for shits and giggles.
Hello, giáng sinh người hâm mộ club fans! cô ca here. And today/tonight I'm gonna tell bạn my giáng sinh songs I like. bạn know how much I like edm, house, dubstep, jungleterror, the like, right?

*someone nods*

Well, around after Thanksgiving, I have an ear for giáng sinh âm nhạc of any kind surprisingly. Maybe it's the holiday vibe? Let's cut the shit and get to it!

Major Lazer - giáng sinh Trees

I just found this lot too long cách đây today. A good reggae song with holiday vibes. Good to hear a holiday song from Diplo's Mad Decent. I wish Spinnin could do the same.

Gianni Marino - Carol Of The Bells

I heard this in...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Since I had done with my favourite giáng sinh films, now it's the famous Oratorios composed bởi famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah bởi 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 bởi George Frederick Handel

Although this oratorio is link to Alexander the Great, it's âm nhạc sounds very giáng sinh oriented and it is highly recommend for both giáng sinh and Handel những người hâm mộ alike!

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

It's dramatic âm nhạc will not only celebrate...
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If bạn want to wish "Merry Christmas" to someone in Greece, then bạn should say: Kala Hristouyienna.

If bạn want to wish "Happy New năm " to someone in Greece, then bạn should say: Kali Hronia.

For "Happy New năm Day" in Greek bạn should say "Kali Protohronia".

If your friend is called Manolis hoặc Hristos, his nameday is on December 25 (Christmas day). Wish him "Hronia Polla" (Many Happy Returns) for his nameday.

The same applies if your friend is called Vassilis, Yiannis hoặc Fotis. Vassilis nameday is on January 1, Fotis' nameday is on January 6, Yiannis' nameday is on January 7.

During giáng sinh holiday period, which lasts from December 24 until January 6, plus a couple of weeks past that, it is a custom in Greece to wish "Hronia Polla" to the people bạn meet. So, if bạn meet someone in the morning, the proper way to greet him hoặc her is: Kalimera, Hronia Polla! (Good morning, Many Happy Returns).
 Merry giáng sinh With Love,your friend ILOVEMLPs
Merry Christmas With Love,your friend ILOVEMLPs
Me and my entire family want to wish all of bạn wonderful fanpoppers a very Merry Christmas! I hope bạn get lots of presents this năm and I hope that bạn were not naughty!I wish I could give bạn a giáng sinh gift personally, so this is my giáng sinh gift to all of you! Make sure to wish all of your Những người bạn a Merry giáng sinh too!I hope your giáng sinh is filled with joy and tình yêu this year!I hope bạn get lots of great gifts. I wish I could give bạn all thêm than just a simple letter. I hope bạn giáng sinh is filled with laughter,joy,and family moments together! I hope all of bạn out there have a very Merry giáng sinh this year!
Enjoy your Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!
With Love,your friend and fan,

ILOVEMLPs (Megan Bullough)
 My giáng sinh creation to all of you!
My Christmas creation to all of you!
posted by deedeeflower
Try this delicious Bundt cake topped with an trái cam, màu da cam sugar glaze.

3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts (split)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup softened bơ
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup chua cream hoặc plain nonfat yogurt
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons trái cam, màu da cam liqueur (cointreau, triple sec)
Orange Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar, shifted
2 tablespoons trái cam, màu da cam nước ép, nước trái cây


Step bởi Step:

Thoroughly grease a 10 to 12-cup microwave-safe bundt pan with shortening; sprinkle with...
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