Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

(July 12) This Month we’re celebrating . . .  Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Christmas in July

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
There’ll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Its hot, its muggy, and we’re sweaty. So join us as we start preparing for “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!”

‘Cause its never too soon to start thinking about the joy, the fun, and those sweet, sweet gifts.

And we won’t be the only ones with holiday stars in our eyes – some retailers begin their Christmas promotions this month! YaHOHOHO!!!

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(January 06) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Three Kings Day, et al

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Three Kings Day (Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek Christmas, & La Befana)
January 6th is the traditional day the Magi, or the Three Kings, visited the Christ Child. They came bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

Today is also known as Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek or Orthodox Christmas, & La Befana (Italy).

And yes, however you celebrate today, its time to take the tree down because Christmas is officially over!

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(December 31) Today we’re celebrating. . .  New Years Eve

Friday, December 31st, 2010
New Years Eve (Dec 31)

Happy New Year! The last night of the Gregorian calendar means
it’s time to ring in the new year in style.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne

Photo Credit via Flickr: Paul Mannix.

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(December 25) Today we’re celebrating. . .  Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25th, 2010
And so this is Christmas…

"John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War is Over)"

War Is Over If You Want It.
War Is Over Now.

Peace.

Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/25)

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

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Did You Know?
December 25

It’s Christmas Day!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Christmas.

Happy Christmas,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/24)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 24 : Christmas Eve

Did you know that the night before Christmas has as many unique traditions as it does people who celebrate it?

Throughout Europe and in many last-minute American homes, too, families gather to “deck the halls” and set up their Christmas tree. There is the tradition of lighting bayberry candles on Christmas Eve and reciting the verse: “Bayberry candles burned to the socket, puts luck in the home, food in the larder, and gold in the pocket.” Midnight Mass is also part of many Roman Catholics and Anglicans Christmas Eve celebration.

And for many families, Christmas Eve also marks the late-night arrival of Santa Claus. Children leave out milk and cookies before they go to bed, for Santa and his reindeer to enjoy. Many countries throughout the world open presents on Christmas Eve. While in the US it is more common to open gifts on Christmas morning.

Did you know that the Italian tradition of the Feast of Seven Fishes is a celebration of the birth of the baby Jesus?

In his honor, many Roman Catholics do not eat meat on Christmas Eve, enjoying instead a feast of seven seafood and shellfish dishes. The number seven signifies the number of days in which G-d created the universe. The Feast of Seven Fishes tradition originated in southern Italy and is still practiced there today, as well as by many Italian American families.

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

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 Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

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2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 24th

Friday, December 24th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 24

"Libera singing Silent Night"

December 24, 2010: Christmas Eve

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