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  • Christmas And St Nicolas Days
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    A Christmas Season in Poland In today's society, it is very important to have knowledge of the different cultures that surround us. Most individuals that are born and raised in America practice the beliefs and social life of Americans. Most Americans tend to forget there are other cultures that surround us in our everyday life. However being born and raised as Americans, it is easy to ignore our descendants and our ancestors' cultural background. In my case, my ancestors were Polish and have a v...
  • Buddy And Sook
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    A Christmas Memory: Truman Capote This story, 'A Christmas Memory,' is a nonfiction re minence of one fond memory of Capotes'. A distant relative of Truman Capote's, Sook Faulk, took care of him through his childhood. Sook dubbed Truman with the nickname 'Buddy,' after a former best friend. During one November morning, when Buddy was seven, Sook decided it was fruitcake weather. She called him to get their buggy and her hatto go pick pecans. Queenie, their terrier who has survived illness and sn...
  • 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...
  • 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 Tree
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    Holiday Customs in Victorian England Although Christ's Nativity has been celebrated since the 4th century, most of the English customs we are familiar with today are as recent as the mid-19th century. Many of the early ceremonies were started with pagan beliefs". The Protestant Reformation condemned most of these pagan customs as superstitious and banned public celebrations of Christmas". Michelle J. Hoppe. It wasn't until Prince Albert married Queen Victoria and brought many German customs with...
  • Luther And Nora Kranks
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    Skipping Christmas starts out at the gate in an airport. Luther and Nora Kranks are there with their daughter Blair, waiting for a flight to Miami that will eventually bring her to eastern Peru, where she is going with the Peace Corps. They all say their goodbyes and the parents leave. Nora is very upset, while Luther isn't so much. On the way home they stop at a store for white chocolate and pistachios. Luther unwillingly goes in to get it and finds every little thing a hindrance. He is easily ...
  • Heavenly Christmas Tree
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    Christmas Memories Approaching Grandma's, our family anticipates the grand holiday about to be rekindled once again. With our family and friends about to be reunited with each other, each family member is trying not to notice how long the last kilometer is taking. The trees along the road seem to crawl by slower as Dad pushes his foot harder. Inch by inch, Second by second, we approach the long awaited destination. Finally when we arrive at Grandma's house our long journey is over. We each take ...
  • Special Feeling Of Christmas
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    Christmas As I slowly awaken from a deep sleep, cool air hits my squinting eyes and I have the feeling that this is not a normal day. I close my eyes again and ponder for less than a spilt second then realize that SANTA CAME LAST NIGHT! I throw back the covers, ignoring the cold that would have kept me in bed for hours later on a normal day, and run to the Christmas tree. Without any lights on I quietly examine everything placed under the tree. I notice that Santa had eaten my cookies and drank ...
  • Christmas My Favorite Holiday
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    My favorite holiday is Christmas. Traditionally celebrated at home, Christmas is thought to be a family holiday. However nowadays the habits and ideas of people have changed very much and Christmas becomes more of the global holiday when it is appropriate to meet with many friends and go out for the round the night crazy celebration. Every person finds his own most favorite things about Christmas. In this small essay I will examine what this holiday means to me, and what are the best parts of it...
  • Morrison's Indirect Implications Of Tree's Soothing Nature
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    Nature often times represent a unique calmness. Toni Morrison doesn t make any exceptions to this idea. In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison uses trees to symbolize comfort, protection and peace. Morrison uses trees throughout Beloved to emphasize the serenity that the natural world offers. Many black characters, and some white and Native American characters, refer to trees as offering calm, healing and escape, thus conveying Morrison's message that trees bring peace. Besides using the novel char...
  • Trees For Their Comfort And Calm Qualities
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    For many animals and people around the world, nature represents something very unique. Often times, people find nature to have a serene and calming effect on their moods. Toni Morrison explores this idea many times in her novel Beloved. In this novel, Toni Morrison uses trees to symbolize comfort, protection, peace, and emphasize the serenity that the natural world offers. Several characters in her novel believe that trees to offer calm, and the black characters especially depend on nature to ai...
  • 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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