Archive for December 14th, 2009

And On the Fourth Night of Chanukah My True Love Gave to Me . . . 

Monday, December 14th, 2009

. . .  another video to brighten your Hollee-Day!

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Dreidel Song (Disney Animated Mashup)*"

December 14, 2009: The 4th Night of Chanukah

“The song in the background is sung by the original Broadway cast of Hairspray. It was originally adapted from South Park’s “Dreidel Song.” Honestly, this version of the dreidel song is no different from the original, but still pretty funny.”

Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas 2009 (12/14)

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 14 : 11 days till Christmas

Did you know that many of our most popular Christmas traditions today date back over 4000 years?

Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals(parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can be traced back to the early Mesopotamians, Europeans and Romans.

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. In Christianity the holiday marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days. And although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Popular holiday customs include the playing of seasonal music, gift-giving, the exchange of greeting cards, observing special church celebrations and masses. The display of holiday decorations are common; including Christmas trees, indoor and outdoor lights, garlands, mistletoe, and nativity scenes.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Thursday December 24, Christmas Friday December 25.

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(December 14) Today we're observing . . .  National Children's Memorial Day and Worldwide Candle Lighting

Monday, December 14th, 2009


National Children’s Memorial Day and Worldwide Candle Lighting
A day of remembrance for the children who have died in the past year.

photo credit: via flickr

website: Compassionate Friends

How DOES Santa get into the White House?

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The President and Mrs. Obama fill Oprah in on how Santa Claus gets into the White House…

…Why down the chimney of course!

2009 Video Advent Calendar: December 14th

Monday, December 14th, 2009

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 14

"Elton John – Step Into Christmas"

December 14, 2009: 11 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

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