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Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ. The holiday period extends from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6. Questions about Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and other traditions are also welcome.
No because the licence plate light would only light up when you put the car in reverse. it is a seprate system.On the 2003 they are on the same fuse.
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Traditionally, there are no games played on Christmas day although EVERY team plays on Boxing Day (DECEMBER 26th). However, until fairly recently, Hull City and Grimsby Town were given special dispensation to play on Christmas Day because of the demands of the local fishing industry - I am led to be…
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Where to Purchase a Vanderjagt Jersey nflshop.com or footballfanatics.com However, Vanderjagt is currently in the Canadian Football League...so getting a Indy jersey may be a special order.
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you should actually put about 1 1/2 cups.
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Christmas Banned in England it was during the Protectorate, Cromwell's rule after the Civil War during the 1600's. Michael Montagne It was during the Protectorate, Cromwell's rule after the Civil War during the 1600's. Michael Montagne ...
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%REPLIES% Answer I'm not sure, Póg is Irish for kiss though. Answer Shane MaGowan [lead singer]
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The origin of Christmas cookies is not known. Here is some information about Christmas cookies:Did you know that sugar once sold for the equivalent of $100.00 a pound? And that flour was a far more essential kitchen item in households where people literally had to bake bread and biscuits everyday fo…
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I think Christmas will turn out to be nothing about Jesus and God, it will be all about gifts and food. I think we will lose the meaning of Christmas entirely. There is no way to know. We could speculate and invent a "futuristic" Christmas, but there's no way we could accurately predict what will …
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Answer Set a pair of shoes (wooden ones if you can find them) outside the door with hay and carrots for the reindeer. String cranberries as well as popcorn. For an old fashioned look (but not quite authentic as the real thing, but also not nearly as dangerous) get strands of lights shaped like …
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It is believed that the early Christians did not usually celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely to be true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection (which is mostly believed by Christians). There certainly were some early celebrations. Howev…
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%FOLLOWUPS% The 12th day after Christmas is called Epiphany.According to Encyclopedia.com: "(ipif�ene) [Gr.,=showing], a prime Christian feast, celebrated Jan. 6, called also Twelfth Day or Little Christmas. Its eve is Twelfth Night. It commemorates three events�the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1),…
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Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians acknowledge Jesus as the Saviour of the world, and while he most likely was not born on 25 December, it is the day Christians adopted from ancient pagan festivities to celebrate the birth of Christ.
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The '20s and '30s were when the modern Santa Claus came, so thats when most people across the globe started celebrating Christmas in our modern way.
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Candles had been used, but were very dangerous. The public was slowly beginning to embrace the idea of lighting their trees electrically, and as towns and cities were wired for electricity the variety of lighting on the market grew dramatically.The world's first practical light bulb was invented by …
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: It is thought that the early Christians did not widely celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection. There certainly were some early celebrations. Early writings including a "feast calendar" written i…
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Some reasons people put Christmas lights on their houses are:From my understanding, similar to the origin of bringing trees into the house during the winter solstice to liven up the dreary winter, lights or candles were lit around the home to keep it cheery and bright. During the holiday times espec…
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Maybe one day you can go to one family's house and then go to the next family or you can do one from whatever time to whatever and then after that you can go to the next family from this time to whatever time. My Husband and I had the same problem what we do is spend Christmas eve day and night …
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Celebrating Christmas actually started in Italy.
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The names of Santa's reindeer are from the poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas", more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas," written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1823. It is also a legend that Billy Mays named the reindeer.God named Santa's reindeer ____________________________________________…
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Matthew and Luke. Both record the story of Jesus' birth.Matthew explains Jesus' lineage from Abraham through David. This shows Jesus in the line of Abraham and David. By implication, he is the legal son of Joseph by adoption.
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Christmas is NOT celebrated in Russia on January 7th. It is celebrated on December 25th. Of course, the follow up question would be "When is December 25th?" Pre-revolutionary Russia used the Julian calendar universally, i.e. for government, personal purposes and church purposes. When the Soviet gov…
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Exchanging Christmas gifts The origin of gift giving seems to have multi-faceted roots. We have many recorded events in history that show the giving and receiving of gifts dates back at least to the 4th century. St. Nicholas, a Christian Bishop, was known for his generosity in giving to those les…
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The lights were to make sure that St. Nick would not miss your house . From my understanding holiday "lights" were first invented by a employee of a telephone company (at the moment I do not know his name but is recorded else where on the internet). Based on that point information and assuming your …
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President Ulysses S. Grant declared Christmas a legal holiday in 1870. The bill to make Christmas a holiday was introduced into the House of Representatives by Rep. Burton Chauncey Cook (Illinois). It was approved and passed to the Senate on June 24, 1870. When both houses had agreed on the wording …
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Christmas means Christ Mass. It is a church service in the Catholic Church which celebrates the birth of Christ.
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As soon as presents are wrapped. Kids get excited watching the stash grow, counting which ones are theirs, and trying to figure out what they are. This builds anticipation. Santa leaves his gifts, unwrapped, late Christmas Eve or early Christmas day while children are sleeping.   Wrapped gift…
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Answer No -- Christmas can fall on any day. In the first years of the new millennium Christmas will fall on the following days: 2001 - Tuesday 2002 - Wednesday 2003 - Thursday 2004 - Saturday 2005 - Sunday 2006 - Monday 2007 - Tuesday 2008 - Thursday 2009 - Friday 2010 - Saturday 2011 - …
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Following Christian tradition, the Christmas tree would be put up and decorated on December 24, Christmas Eve, and stay up until January 6, the day of Epiphany. Epiphany is a feast day that celebrates God the son, as the human Jesus Christ. However, it seems most people put their Christmas trees up…
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Christmas trees originated in the Germanic states around the 15th century. Evergreen trees, especially the Fir tree, being beautiful and green in the winter were commonly used for decorations. The triangular shape was suggestive of the Christian Trinity and the evergreen trees were used to symbolize…
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Rudolph was the last to join the sleigh-pulling team, because when I read an old English version of The Night Before Christmas, there were only eight reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh.
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Because they are actually called snow globes. Christmas is in the winter when it snows. Just an old tradition, no real reason.Addition:Because many early snow globes had holiday and winter themes, and the image of a snow globe became connected with the sentiment of the season.
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Secret Santa Traditionally, no. That's why it's a "secret"! It's what distinguishes a Secret Santa exchange from a regular old gift exchange. I *have* participated in "Secret Santa" exchanges that did reveal the gift-giver, but they're not *true* Secret Santa exchanges.
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1 Yes. The "Twelve Days" are the days after Christmas, leading up to Epiphany. Note that Christmas itself isn't one of the twelve days; it is the twelve days *after* Christmas that count! There were once traditions associated with each of the twelve days; I recommend reading John Matthew's "The Wint…
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%DETAILS% Answer Not sure what you're referring to here ... traditionally, most people turn their Christmas lights on every night from the time they put them up, until the time they take them down. Are you, perhaps, refering to the *last* time you're supposed to turn on your Christmas light…
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%REPLIES% Answer Well, he can't have cookies and milk everywhere!Don't you get sick of the same food, over and over? Answer Because different cultures have different traditions. In this particular case, I suspect it has something to do with a distaste, in America, for depicting a chi…
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: Christmas comes from the words Christ and mass. "Christ" refers to Jesus Christ, the Christian messiah; and mass is a religious ceremony or celebration.
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We have sometimes had this problem. It is ususally solved by simply having two places to eat and socialize. I.e. one group eats in dining room, other in kitchen, or something to that nature. Also have different activites going on if possible. Of course this is assuming the people have the good sense…
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%REPLIES% Answer Well, if you can believe the xmas TV show (the one with the Burl Ives smowman) then I believe Rudolph's dad is Donner. -DD Answer Actually, none of Santa's reindeer fathered Rudolph. Rudolph the Red-Nosed-Reindeer is a story written by Robert L. May for Montgom…
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by attaching an extension cord and bringing the lighte inside using a water proofbox
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The bible says that wise men visited the manger. It does not say how many. Matthew Chapter 2, verse 1. Actually, that depends upon how you want to read your Bible ... On a literal level: no, the Wise Men did not visit the manger. The story of the Wise Men is told in Matthew. Here's the relevant…
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While the names don't really "mean" anything, Moore did name them poetically to imply how special they were. In general, you can look at the names like this: Dasher, Comet, Cupid: Names that imply speed, quickness, and flight ["Cupid" has wings]. Dancer, Prancer, Vixen: Names that imply grace a…
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There are many festivals and celebrations on or near the December 25th date. Some of the closest include (in no particular order): YuleSolsticethe 8 Days of Hanukkahthe 29-30 days of Ramadan (in some years)Boxing Daythe 7 days of KwanzaaNew Years' EveNew Years' DayHuman-lightWorld Aids DayFestivus (…
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Since the Western world has its history primarily from the Roman Empire, there seems to have been an evolution of their celebrations for the god Saturn - known as Saturnalia and the new moons, observed December 17-24 and January 1-3. The Romans loved flirting with foreign gods and found the Persian,…
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Answer Technically, *some* Americans have been keeping Christmas for as long as there's been an America, and even before. In fact, Columbus named the first settlement he founded in Cuba "Navidad" becasue they landed on Christmas Day. Some of the first Americans, the Puritans (like the Thanksgivi…
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Some other answers from our community:There are truly two different celebrations that currently share the name "Christmas." ing your question depends upon which you are referring to. First, there is the Christian religious celebration. It takes place in churches and Christian homes, and is primaril…
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Christmas Beginnings Christmas or "Christ's Mass," the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, began in European and Middle Eastern Christendom in the 3rd Century. These early celebrations, feasts, or "Masses" were not standardized or widely held. It is thought that the early Christians did not widely…
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Any thing they are intrested in. if you buy them something exciting and expensive then do it as a joint one. I should know as my birthday is on 6 days before Xmas!   Whatever they want. But please, find a way to make their birthday a separate occurance from Christmas! Wrap their gifts in bi…
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Like most every Christmas tradition except attending a Christian church and singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," holly (and it's counterpart, ivy) became connected to Christmas through pagan traditions.Several species of holly are evergreen plants, and in just about every European winter celebrat…
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Answer Here is a quote from a source about the origin of Santa's sleigh: "Between 1804 and 1821 Santa Claus becomes an elf fully dressed in fur (from pelznichol?, see below) in an arctic landscape with reindeer and sleigh, all miniaturized." The source is bsu.edu When you get to the web page Cli…
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For the same reason we only eat chocolate bunnies at Easter. It makes it special.   I know that if I drank all year, I'd get sick of holidays. Maybe we keep special fruitcake by reserving it for the year. And maybe it's a lot like . . . once is enough!   Egg nog is non expensive in spa…
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♥û☺-♣♠•◘○ In the Rankin/Bass special, her name was Clarice. (CUH-LAIR-EESE) OR in the other one its Zoe (ZUH-OH)
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Answer Italy is the accepted correct answer. Answer I am not sure where "anonymous" got his information, but Italy is *not* the "accepted correct" answer. Gift-giving traditions centered around the Winter Solstice have been around since pre-Christian times. Yes, one of those traditions came o…
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No one knows for sure when Jesus was born. Some biblical scholars suggest it may have been around the month of July, August or September. Most all agree it could not have been in December. In the 4th century, the Roman Catholic Church chose December 25th as the day to celebrate the birth of Christ …
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Although lots of people think about Christmas trees and Santa Claus, the primary reason Christians celebrate this date is because Jesus Christ was born.
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Christmas or Christ's Mass was started in the second or third century AD as a feast and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. These early celebrations were on various dates and not widespread until the Middle Ages or starting around 400AD. Today, Christmas is one of the most important Christia…
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Originally the X was not an X as we use it in the English alphabet; it was the Greek letter chi which looks very similar to an X. The Greek letter X (chi) is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos ( Χριστός) so Xmas therefore means "Christ's Mass" which is what the word Chris…
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Khris Kringle is another name for Santa Claus. See attached link ANSWERThere are different ways to spell it. Kris Kringle, Christkind or Christkindl. He's also known as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Nikolaos of Bari, Father Christmas or simply Santa.Saint Nicholas of Myra is the origina…
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SANTA IS REAL!!!! I JUST KNOW IT AND WHO ELSE WOULD BE COMING DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO BRING!! Some people say he isn't real and don't believe in him! If you believe Santa is real then he is real! He is real as long as you believe, but if you don't believe then he is not real! You can not s…
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Christmas in only thirteen day a year; December 25th. Most people consider the day after Thanksgiving until the New Year, Christmas season though. In the Christian tradition of the Church (naturally the origin of the holiday or holy-day we know as Christmas), Christmas begins at sundown on December…
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Origin of StockingIn some parts, not too long ago, around the advent of electricity, people simply left their stockings to dry over the wood stove in the kitchen. Some had very little to give kids on Christmas except an apple or an orange or maybe even a peice of candy. They couldn't fill the bottom…
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When Christmas Tree is Put Up I know people who put it up the first of December and others who put it up one week till Christmas. I know another who does not put it up until Christmas eve.
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According to legend, Father Christmas a.k.a. Santa Claus a.k.a Saint Nicolas gets his presents with the help of his many, many elves and fairies, who assist him in making the toys and processing the requests from children all over the world.
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Answer The phrase " Happy Christmas" is a British expression, and in other parts of the English speaking world it is "Merry Christmas". In either case the sentiment is to wish the other person an "enjoyable holiday". Answer People say Happy Christmas because they want their family and friend…
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This is a hard one for most couples. There are many options. You can spend every other year with each. Or you can spend the morning with one and the evening with the other. A lot of people also spend Christmas Eve with one and then Christmas day with the other. It's a compromise either way for some…
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There are many opinions on this subject, and in general they can be broken down into three categories. The first group says that Santa is real, that he wears a red suit, and that he lives at the North Pole, making presents for kids and delivering them all over the world on Christmas eve in his sleig…
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As far as I know there is no tradition. It probably depends on the family. You can try giving each child a present and they all open them at the same time. Or whoever you find a present for first under the tree gets to open it and go from there. Or if you want one child to open at a time and want it…
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%REPLIES% Answer "Christmas" is derived from the Old English "Cristes mæsse," or "Christ's festival." The "mas" is thus derived from the "festival."
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Last State Oklahoma in 1907.OKLAHOMA
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Christmas FoodsFish is the feature of Christmas Eve dinner in a number of countries. For example, Austrians eat baked carp and Norwegians dine on lutefisk (dried cod). Vegetables, relishes, hot breads, and a variety of other dishes accompany the main course of the Christmas feast everywhere.Popular …
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Protestant Reformist viewed it as a pagan ritual and believed it dishonored God, and made a mockery of their religion. William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony ordered all Christmas celebrations ended. And appointed "mince sniffers" to patrol the town seeking out people who baked traditional mi…
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The first Christmas card was believe to have been printed in London, England in 1843. A product of the imagination of an artist named John Horsley.
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Theologians have been debating this issue and will probably continue to do so always. They also cannot agree if the Wise Men were together or from the same country. It is generally agreed it could have been from one or if they came separately, three places. Persia, Arabia or Babylon. Another answer…
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Answer The definition of mince is to cut into tiny pieces, such as finely chopped food, especially mincemeat.
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Although the Coca-Cola company denies it (as do some historians), the general consensus is because they are the trademark colors of the company.   .........That, and I think the story,"The Night Before Christmas" mentions Santa wearing a red suit. Santa is basically a composite or Saint Nicho…
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In America, Santa Claus is almost always depicted as married. In fact, more than once stories have been crafted around how Santa Claus met his Mrs. For example, in the 1970 Rankin/Bass special Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Claus marries a schoolteacher named Jessica; in 2002's The Santa Clause 2, s…
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Cultural Celebrations Even in America, different regions have different traditions. However, a few examples of Christmas around the world might include ...  Christmas in Germany In Germany, as in many European countries, the Christmas season picks up with December 6th, St. Nicholas's Day. On D…
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We have no idea what the shepherd's names were. Luke 2:8-20 is the only mention of these characters in the Scripture, and we are not told of their names. Also, you ask what the "three" names were--we are also not told of the number of shepherds who came to visit the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Fix Christmas Lights most off the time it is the fuses. they are in the plug most have 2 slots that slid out where the fuse are located just replace the fuses and that should take care of your problem. however 90% of the time this is not the issue.
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Before the Coca-Cola ads popularized red as the color of Santa's suit, he was often depicted in green, though also in red, brown, and white. Green was the traditional color of the British Father Christmas. (Remember the Spirit of Christmas Present in ''A Christmas Carol?") Also, green, as in evergre…
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Her name is Clarice.
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Book About Christmas That book you are looking for is in your own head and heart. Christmas is a wonderous time of year. Just keep in mind you are creating a tradition of answers, so feel your answers. When my children were at that age of trying to figure out, for example, if there was a santa cl…
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Decorated trees come from the German traditional practice, while the turkey, in Victorian times would have more likely been a Goose.
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It depends on what you believe. With most people seeking good luck or maintaining it, they just don't want to risk it. Personally, I take my Christmas tree down on New Year's Day. Some people just like to look of the tree in all its splendor of colors and hate to take it down. If, for some reason,…
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According to Matthew 2:1, it states, "Now when Jesus was born in hlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came 3 wisemen from the east to Jerusalem.  Actually, there were not 3 wisemen. It says "and came wisemen" It never says 3. People assume that because there were 3 gift…
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Try using red and green as a colour theme. They are usual Christmas colours. Try looking in the library for ideas.Hi Party Ideas here! I am adding onto this answer. Why not use a traditional Christmas theme like Candy Canes or Peppermints. Everything will look great in red and white! You can also us…
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Though not everyone in the U.S. celebrates Christmas, a traditional Christmas celebration would include a Christmas tree with lights and ornaments, and often other decorations such as a wreath or outdoor lights. Christmas is the major retail holiday, and many families have large numbers of brightly …
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Answer: When Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire, Christians did not obliterate pagan symbols or celebrations but, out of respect for the people, adapted them to Christian thought or usage e.g. pagan temples became Christian churches and pagan feasts became celebrations of Christian sain…
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Ancient Norse mythology tells of the legend of Thor, the God of Thunder. Thor was known to fly through the stormy skies pulled in a chariot by magical goats named Gnasher and Cracker.Over time, Scandinavian winter festivals that later become associated with Christmas celebrated the exploits of the N…
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Date of Christmas Christmas was moved to December 25th to coincide with a pagan holiday. This got more pagans to celebrate Jesus' birthday. This move was one of the reasons why the church split in 1043. It was then that the Pope went to Rome and the Patriarch of the Orthodox church went to Consta…
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Italian Gift Giving Celebrations For New Year's, ancient Romans gave friends a glass jar full of dates and dried figs in honey, with a bay leaf branch so the coming year would be sweet and full of good fortune. Neapolitans still wrap dried figs in fresh bay leaves and exchange them at New Year's to …
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%REPLIES% Answer How do you get this idea? He was actually crowned on Christmas day of 800! His coronation created the Holy Roman Empire which existed until 1806! Answer Historians dont actaully know weather or not he was pleased or displeased, but the contemporary account is t…
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My apology and compliments to the original answerer of this question, who responded with: "200-600 tons" I have decided to improve this answer because I believe that the information provided in the original answer is inaccurate and, in any case, too vague to be meaningful. The Santa Maria was the…
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Answer exactly the same as you will find in any modern western country. very formal suits in certain professions, more casual in leisure time. the old shawls are practically gone and most under 30's would have no concept whatsoever of the older forms of dress. Answer Same as what other wester…
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First it wasn't three shepherds. The Bible says astrologers from the East. It doesn't give a specific number. The gifts listed in the Bible are gold, frankincense, and myrrh. See Matthew 2: 1-11 Answer (Extension/Correction to Previous Answer) The Bible doesn't refer to these gentlemen as "astrologe…
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Being a girl I'd say do one of the following:a- Call her on the day of her birthday tell her to be ready at some set time and wear a dress or tell her to dress up for a nice evening. (If it's going to be somewhere out side or cold make sure she brings something warm!) Most girls love to be surprised…
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What do you mean wants to be a girl? He wants pink things? or he likes boys in a sexual way? My son at 13 dressed up like a girl in stockings and a dress for Halloween. He was secure enough with his maleness that he wore hills and all but he knew and knows he is a boy. He didn't feel like he was a g…
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Purpose of Christmas Today In this day and age Christmas has become commercialized. But for me, Christmas is a time to be with my family - and to celebrate my nephew's birthday. :) The meaning of Christmas has never changed, we have. The celebration Of the birth of Jesus Christ is still …
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