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  • Traditional Christmas Dinner
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    Christmas History The word Christmas comes from the old English 'Crises ma esse' meaning Christ " mass. The Holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The actual birthday of Jesus is not known; therefore, the early Church Fathers in the 4th century fixed the day around the old Roman Saturnalia festival (17 - 21 December), a traditional pagan festivity. The first mention of the birthday of Jesus is from the year 354 AD. Gradually all Christian churches, except Armenians who celebrate Christmas...
  • Several Other Christmas Gift Categories
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    Christmas Gifts You Love (to Hate) Zack Imus Christmas. The most exciting and anticipated holiday of the year. A time when visions of sugar plums -- or stereos, new cars, the latest computer, and various other desirable and expensive gifts -- dance through our heads. Unfortunately the reality of Christmas gift-giving is often a far cry from our visions. When we " re children, it seems as the holidays approach that anything is possible. But as we mature and gain experience with this annual observ...
  • True Meaning Of Christmas
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    Christmas, Retailers, and the Santa Claus Conspiracy Well it looks like it's that time of year again, when colourful lights are hung on trees, families spend time together, and retailers swim naked through their money. You guessed it, I'm talking about Christmas, one of the many holidays that have lost their meaning to commercialization. Forget the memory of Jesus Christ, now's the time to pay homage to the almighty buck. Nowadays when someone thinks of Christmas or Easter the idea of Christiani...
  • Their First Christmas Ornament On The Tree
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    Christmas to me is a celebration, which includes spending time with my family, decorating the entire house, inside and out, and shopping, for the people I love. Doing this with the people I love is what means the most to me. Spending Christmas with my family is very important to me. We usually gather and celebrate at my parents house, in East Tennessee. My husband, our three children, and myself travel from California. My two sisters, their husbands, and children come from a nearby town, for our...
  • Known Christmas Decorations
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    Christmas The year's most celebrated holiday is celebrated on December 25th, both in homes and churches worldwide. The meaning for Christmas is to recognize Christ's birth, of which the exact date is not known. During the fourth century the Bishop of Rome set December 25th as Christ's birth date. Some authorities claim that the choice of December 25th was made because it coincided with Chanukah, Mithraic's feast of the sun god, and the people of northern Europe's winter solstice feast. Holiday G...
  • Christmas A Bad Holiday
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    Christmas Is A Good Holiday For Many Reasons Christmas is a good holiday for many reasons. There are reasons that exist that make Christmas a bad holiday, but for the most part it is a wonderful time of year. Millions of people around the world will agree that Christmas is one of the most fun and exciting holidays. Christmas is a good holiday because students get a vacation from school, people get to exchange gifts with friends and family, and people get to spend time with their families. Those ...
  • 12 17 2001 Entry 2 Saint Nicholas
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    12-19-2001 Entry# 1 Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of just about everything. He is the national saint of Russia and Greece and churches named after him number in the thousands - more than 400 in Great Britain alone. He is the patron saint of judges, murderers, pawnbrokers, thieves, merchants, paupers, scholars, sailors, bakers, travelers, maidens and poor children. Saint Nicholas was born in the Middle East about 350 miles northwest of Bethlehem in the fourth century. Perhaps the most famous...
  • Christmas Tree
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    Bells are ringing and carolers are singing as I walk through my front door. As I open the door, the smell of a mixture of pine and a boiling pot of menudo tickle my nose. It's no other than a typical Christmas in a Mexican home. A full house of family was not out of the ordinary at this time of the year. From aunts and uncles to cousins and grandparents I hadn't seen since last Christmas had taken over my home. The smell of tamales made my tummy roar. Making food on Christmas was like an Olympic...
  • Christmas Tree
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    Think of Christmas and the rush of images is dizzying, jingling bells and bulging stockings, the scent of evergreens mixing with spices from the kitchen, carloads of loved ones traveling great distances to be with the family. Such moments give shape to the holiday. Christmastime is my favorite holiday. It is a wonderful time of the year for me. It is the most joyous and memorable season and has always been a magical part of my life. As the holiday draws near, my excitement builds, as I think of ...

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