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Christmas

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.

Asked in Christmas, Christmas Gift Giving

What are some samples of opening remarks for a Christmas party?

Good morning, everyone. I am thankful because we are here gathered to celebrate Christmas at our most wonderful Christmas party. We've a lot of activities planned and tons of refreshments. In a while we'll exchange gifts. ...
Stefanie Raynor asked in Christmas, Holidays and Traditions

How early do you start celebrating Christmas?

Typically the day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations go up! The elf on the shelf makes his appearance on St. Nicks Day and the friends and family celebrations take place all throughout December....
Asked in Christmas, Santa Claus

Is Santa Claus real?

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 sleigh. The second group says that he doesn't exist, and those things are impossible. The third group admits that he doesn't have a tactile presence,...
Asked in Christmas, Name Origins

What is the origin of the name Christmas?

The Greek letter 'X' is the first letter (chi) for the greek word for Christ, Xristos ( Χριστός). Xmas therefore means "Christ's Mass." The letter chi is written the same as the Roman letter X. So, as a form of shorthand, some people replace "Christ" with the first letter of his Greek name, X. The term Xmas, while sometimes controversial among Christians, has become a common short English abbreviation for Christmas. ...
Asked in Christmas, Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

How did Santa Claus originate?

Santa Claus is thought to have originated from the real St. Nicholas, with the "flying Santa" having it's origins in a mix of Norse mythology and the Christmas story. What is known for sure is that the modern, red-suited Santa Claus developed out of a 1931 advertising campaign put on by the Coca Cola company, in which the jolly old gentleman was dressed in red and white, the colors of Coca Cola. This image has continued to the present day. Saint Nicholas...
Asked in Christmas, Name Origins

What is Grinch Mean Time?

The moment on the Grinchs' clock that indicates it's time to steal Christmas, and time to get mean. The answer above is almost certainly the right one, but it is just possible that the questioner was asking about Greenwich mean time. Many who don't speak the Queen's English believe that Greenwich is pronounced "green witch." Almost all Brits say it 'grennitch', but a few (including Her Majesty), opt for "grinnitch." New Zealanders, who long ago abandoned "maj-speak", go for 'grinnertch'. The 'er' in this...
Asked in Christmas, Anagrams and Word Scrambles

How many words can be made with the letters in Merry Christmas?

Words from many contributors that can be made from the letters in Merry Christmas: a ace, aces ache, aches acid, acids acme, acmes acre, acres act, acts actress aim, aims air, airs, airy am arc, arcs arch, arches archer, archers are ares arm, arms arm, arms armrest, armrests army, armies arrest, arrests art, arts artery as ash, ashes ass asset asymmetric asymmetry at ate aye cam, cams came car, cars care, cares carer, carers caret, carets carrier, carriers carry, carries cart, carts case, cases cash cashier cast, casts caste, castes caster, casters cat, cats catch, catches cater, caters ceramist, ceramists chair, chairs chamise chammy char, chars, chariest charm, charms charmer, charmers chart, charts charter, charters chary chasm, chasms chat, chats cheat, cheats cherry chert, cherts chess chest, chests chi chime, chimes chimer, chimers chit, chits chrism Christ cite, cites cram, crams crash, crashes crass, crasser crate, crates crater, craters cream, creams cress crest, crests crier, criers crime, crimes crises cry, cries cyst each ear, ears east easy eat,...
Asked in Christmas, Santa Claus, Reindeer

How many reindeer does Santa Claus have?

According to popular culture, Santa Claus has 9 reindeer: Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donner Blitzen Rudolph 8...
Asked in Christmas, Calendar

What day of the week was December 4th 1997?

December 4, 1997, was, a Thursday.
Asked in Christmas, Trees, Catholicism

When should you take down your Christmas tree and decorations?

In most English speaking countries, the decorations are traditionally taken down on 12th night (6th January). In Italy, they continue until Candlemas (2nd February). However in our ever commercial world, decorations in shopping centres go up around October and come down before the January sales. ...
Asked in Christmas, Store Hours, Sears

What are Target store hours of operation?

The Target store hours are Monday-Saturday 8AM to 10PM then Sunday 8AM to 9PM ...
Asked in Christmas, Name Origins, English to Swedish

Where does the name Christmas come from?

: Christmas comes from the words Christ and mass. "Christ" refers to Jesus Christ, the Christian messiah; and mass is a religious ceremony or celebration. ...
Asked in Christmas, Reindeer, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

What were all the character names in Rudolph the red nosed reindeer?

sam the snowman,rudolph,yukon cornelius,santa claus,donner,clarice,charlie-in-the-box,head elf,the doll,mrs.donner,abominable snowman ...
Asked in Christmas

Why is Christmas also known as Xmas?

The words Christmas and Xmas are both shortened versions of the phrase Christ's Mass. Christmas is a simple contraction of the two words and it is easy to see how Christ's Mass became Christmas. The first letter of the word Xmas was not originally an X as we use it in the English language; what looks like an X is actually the English representation of the Greek letter Chi, χ, the first letter of the word Χριστός, meaning Christ. The letter Chi "χ"...
Asked in Christmas, Calendar

When was Christmas on Saturday?

Christmas was on Saturday in 1999, 2004 and will be again this year 2010.
Asked in Christmas, Shopping

Is Shoppers Drug Mart open on Family Day?

Yes, Shoppers Drug Mart is open on Family Day because there is only one holiday that Shoppers has off and it is Labor Day. ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Christmas, Informative Speech

Which religions do not believe in rebirth?

If by rebirth you mean reincarnation, then Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism.. most of these do not believe in reincarnation. However if by rebirth you mean something more spiritual, then I would say that most religions in some sense believe in rebirth. However I would say most likely Islam and Judism do not believe in it. ...
Asked in Christmas, Store Hours

What stores are open on Christmas Eve in 2010?

Almost all stores! Supper markets, Mall, all last minute shopping stores. Not open small little stores, self-owned. ...
Asked in Christmas, Lyrics and Sheet Music

What is the first line of the song White Christmas?

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know," There. TWO lines for ya! :P ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Holidays and Traditions, Christmas

When was Christmas first celebrated?

Answer: Only shepherds celebrated with his parents the day Jesus Christ was born over 2000 years ago. Record of this celebration and the related details, but not an exact date, can be found in the Bible (Luke chapter 2). 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 Christian celebrations. Early writings, including a...
Asked in Christmas

Why do people celebrate Christmas?

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 Christian celebrations. Easter, Christ's resurrection, still has its rightful prominence as the most important day in Christendom, but Christians celebrate His birth too. Christmas is the day to remember that the Messiah was...
Asked in Christmas, Santa Claus

Who made up the story of Santa Claus?

Which story: The original Saint Nicholas story was not made up, it is true, he was a bishop in the Greek church in what is now Turkey. He lived from 270AD to 343AD. He did much to help the poor and often arranged for toys, etc. to be given to children on church festivals like Christmas in the churches he was responsible for. But that is about as far as it goes. As these stories spread to other countries over the centuries other...
Asked in Christmas, Herbs Spices and Seasonings, Example Sentences

How do you use frankincense in a sentence?

Use it as most other nouns. Examples: "The scent of frankincense is rich and pleasant, but very strong." "Frankincense is heavily associated with Christmas, because one of the noted gifts for the child Jesus was frankincense." "I like the smell of burning frankincense." OR As Rachel walked into her living room, she noticed how her mother had sprayed the room with the rich and pleasant scent of FRANKINCENSE. ...