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domingo, 21 de diciembre de 2014

SONG: LAST CHRISTMAS _ TAYLOR SWIFT




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CHRISTMAS: CUSTOMS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES AND CULTURES

Centuries ago Christians brought plants and flowers into the celebration of Christmas, for did not Christ come to uphold the dignity of all God's creation? The natural world, as well as humans, angels and animals, should have a part in welcoming him.


SpacerEvergreens, from ancient times symbols of life and eternity, have always had a prominent place in Christian celebrations. Holly, with its green leaves, its prickly points and red berries, suggested that the Child born in the manger would wear a crown of thorns and shed drops of blood. Mistletoe, long associated in the pre-Christian world with healing, became a symbol of the healing power of Christ.

The poinsettia, from Central America, with its bright, star-like flowers, is a natural reminder of the Star of Bethlehem. Other plants that bloom during this season are images also of the Root of David that flowered with new life.

SpacerMany nations have contributed a rich mosaic of Christmas customs. Among the Latin peoples, the Christmas novena, nine days of prayer before Christmas, is a popular tradition. The Christmas meal after midnight Mass, in which all the family participates, is traditional among the French. Among the Slavic peoples on Christmas eve, the father of the family breaks the feastday wafers of bread and gives them to the members of his household, while wishing all the peace of Christmas.

   From Ireland came the custom of placing lighted candles in the window during Christmastime. It originated in penal times when the Catholic religion was suppressed in Ireland and priests were forced into hiding. Irish families put a burning candle in their window and left their doors unlatched, hoping that a priest might come to their door and celebrate the Christmas Mass with them.
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SpacerOn the feast of the Epiphany, January 6th, the people of South America celebrate the coming of the Three Kings with colorful processions and give gifts on that day.
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SANTA, SANTA, HIGH IN THE SKY

In the United Kingdom children write letters to Santa, or Father Christmas. On Christmas Eve (December 24th), Santa travels with his sleigh and reindeer and takes presents to the children while they are asleep. Listen to a song about Santa.




jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2014

12 CHRISTMAS POEMS FOR KIDS

On Anita's poems page  you can get the printable pdf  versions for the 12 Christmas poems.

Enjoy them!





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HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS CAROL

Get the facts on the traditions on Christmas Carol and find out how Jingle Bells came about.





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CHRISTMAS: THE WHOLE STORY

Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.

Facts you didn't know about Christmas.




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SANTA'S NET

On this page you'll find out what Santa likes about Christmas Facts, Myths and Legends



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THE HAPPY CHRISTMAS SONG

CHRISTMAS TIME

You'll find lots of Christmas related information here, including Christmas Poems, Christmas Prose, Christmas History, Christmas Music, Christmas Traditions, Christmas Stories, Christmas Jokes, Christmas Quotations, Christmas Illustrations and Christmas Food. I'm sure you will find the prose and poetry sections particularly valuable if you are thinking of providing your own entertainment this Christmas. You can learn all about it by taking the following link:      WORDS AND MUSIC

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WHAT DOES SANTA LIKE DOING?


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ACTIVITIES AND MUCH MORE FOR CHRISTMAS

SANTA LETTER is a place for family friendly Christmas fun. 


You have lots of fun activities to do, one of our top things to do is send a free letter to Santa Claus!
Play their incredibly entertaining online Christmas games including the popular Christmas Match Game.
Their collection of custom Christmas Coloring Pages will provide hours of coloring fun for your little ones. Or color them online in their Online Coloring Pages area!
Relax and enjoy some big laughs at our Christmas Jokes page.
Let your holiday opinions be know in their Christmas Polls section. Find out what % of people agree with your views!
Think you're an expert at Christmas movies? Take their Christmas Trivia on many popular Christmas movies and other fun Christmas topics. 





Offline Activities
Poems
Polls
Songs & Carols
Trivia


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THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

ESLvideo.com

Quiz: syoneda: Harry Simeone Chorale: The Little Drummer Boy
Level: beginning     Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda

+15-17

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES



A CHRISTMAS STORY: An interactive activity

WHOSE PRESENT?: Can you choose the best present for each child? Choose one child to start, play sound and listen to Santa.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD


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WELCOME SANTA


CARDS
VIDEOS
Santa Flibriks
Help Santa

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