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

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

So without further ado, I am presenting you with my big, big list of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the list into subsections to make it a little more 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 you of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did you 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 show us a Santa Claus surrounded by 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 deedragongirl
Yummy!
Yummy!
Hi guys, since Christmas will be coming here, I will be writing down some of my favourite Christmas songs may it be Carols, from Christmas films or from other artists who performed famous Christmas carols.

As Long As There's Christmas

This song is taken from Disney's midquel, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. Belle sang this while decorating the tree and it was sung by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, I absolutely adore the lyrics because it's very symbolic especially about Christmas 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 the_bunkster
Hi everyone!

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

If you believe in god or you don't, it is always a special day for families and friends to show how they really feel about one another, either this being food fights, real fights or 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 year with my whole family.

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

So spread the joy and love that this season brings, spread it to everyone that you know and maybe even to those that you don't. Have a great christmas :)
posted by deedragongirl
Carols of the Bell.
Carols of the Bell.
Hi guys, have you ever sung carols at a famous cathedrals or 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 love the atmosphere and the church. It gives you all a feel of Christmas, don't you 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
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 by famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah by 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 by George Frederick Handel

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

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

It's dramatic music will not only celebrate...
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In Germany, today is the First Advent – meaning the first of the for Sundays before Christmas. It is often the last Sunday in November, but this year, it happens to be exactly on December first. Advent is here the time we spend in preparation for the Christmas celebrating, lighting one candle every Sunday.

The sixth of December is a very special day, Nicholas day. The prior evening, everyone in the house is cleaning their largest pair of shoes and putting it in front of the fireplace (or another special place). The next morning, the shoes are filled with sweets – if the children have been...
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posted by KaterinoulaLove
Epiphany in Greece is known as Theofania or Fota. The first sanctification of the Epiphany (The Enlightenment) takes place in church on the eve of the holiday. Afterwards, the priest goes from house to house holding a cross and a basil branch. As he walks through each house, he uses the basil to sprinkle (bless) all the areas of the home.

An old custom in Crete , which is almost forgotten today, was the preparation of the fotokoliva (boiled wheat with peas) on the eve of Epiphany. The fotokoliva was eaten by the people, but they also fed it to their livestock, which was believed to insure good...
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posted by deedeeflower
Try this delicious Bundt cake topped with an orange 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 butter
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (cointreau, triple sec)
Orange Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar, shifted
2 tablespoons orange juice


Step by Step:

Thoroughly grease a 10 to 12-cup microwave-safe bundt pan with shortening; sprinkle with...
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Another Holiday season is upon us and you know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a second mortgage for the credit card bill and fire up The Carpenter's Christmas album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

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

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

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's list because these are the items most people want to see....
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A little late on this one but here are a few 'carols' I found funny. Not all of these are safe for work. If you have any more feel free to drop them in the comments 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 katiemariie
I really enjoy the Christmas season. I love the movies that get played every year. I love the Christmas music radio station. I love the lights. I love the snow. I love the togetherness. I love the Claymation. I love wrapping presents. I love unwrapping presents. I love making cards and presents for my friends and my teachers. I love going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I love going shopping with my friends. I love the classroom Christmas parties that are against school rules. I love going to Petsmart with my mom to get stocking stuffers for my cats. I love waking up early on Christmas...
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posted by larryisa_styles
INTRODUCTION:

Hi my name is Maria Carrolline Jillian Ezabelle Devosti.
I decided to write this letter to Santa because i really want to receive this wish/present in Christmas. I hope you like it.

You can do the ff:
-you are free to comment :)
-you can share the link to others that will appear in your URL.
-you can also make your own Christmas wish

The ff. you should not do:
-no haters allowed
-do not copy the article

*The letter is consist of One Direction songs

>hope you like it< :)

My Christmas Wish

Dear Santa or Saint Nick,
I just want ONE THING to receive this Christmas. I know this sounds ridiculous...
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All I wadt for Christbas is new siduses,
Dew siduses,
Yeah, dew siduses.
Boy, if I could odly hab dew siduses,
Ded I could wish you berry Christbas.

It seebs so log sidce I could say
"Bindy Bartid barried Bister Bedzies."
Boy, oh boy, how habby I'd be,
If I could odly breathe!

All I wadt for Christbas is new siduses,
Dew siduses,
Yeah, dew siduses.
Boy, if I could odly hab dew siduses,
Ded I could wish you berry Christb- berry Christb- berry...
Oh, for gooddess sakes- Habby Dew- Habby Dew- Habby...
Ah, gee! Have a good holiday, you lucky sdiffs!
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 love to sing, despite that I'm a very shy person, I love to do it for the charity and pleasure of cheering people up!

2) Shopping

I had always love this, and 2 years ago 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 love to see all of my new friends.

4) Christmas Lights

I love 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 you 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
posted by CokeTheUmbreon
Just for shits and giggles.
Just for shits and giggles.
Hello, Christmas fan club fans! Coke here. And today/tonight I'm gonna tell you my Christmas songs I like. You know how much I like edm, house, dubstep, jungleterror, the like, right?

*someone nods*

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

Major Lazer - Christmas Trees

I just found this lot too long ago 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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A new Christmas video saying, Not only Merry Christmas, A "Happy birthday to Jesus", also.I think the people never ever said to Jesus, even if we are celebrating his birthday as Christmas ! Very interesting and meaningful ideas on this Christmas time 2015 ! Watch and get new things and ideas to our minds on 2015! https://youtu.be/umFINfVGwq8
I have watched his other Christmas videos also ! The links are under video description ! From the "Christmas Time" video says, Children are the real gifts on Christmas time. And never skip a Christmas celebration because of a death from family. We must believe...
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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 you 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 deedeeflower
By this time of year, many people are running out of gift ideas. Well, if you have a gardener (or a potential gardener) among your friends and family, we have a few ideas for you!

You can always buy a plant for your gardener. But that's too easy--let's be a little more creative.

If you know a fellow gardener who would like food plants but just can't resist those beautiful flowers and decorative plants, plan a decorative food garden for them! Many vegetables and herbs have lovely flowers or foliage. Ornamental kale, for instance, is often grown simply as an ornamental but it is both pretty and...
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posted by TigerLillee
I love Disney's Prep and Landing! It's so cute! Join the Fanpop spot for it!


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