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Back when I was a kid watching natal specials on TV, Mrs. Claus was invariably portrayed as a sweet but dowdy older woman of slightly plump stature. She could cook a mean pie and reminded you of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did you ever wonder what Mrs. Claus might have looked like when she was younger? I mean, I assume she must've be smokin' (natch).

So why is it that so many of the classic holiday programs show us a Santa Claus surrounded por androgynous little elves and a matronly Mrs. Claus? I mean, it's cold up at the North Pole. Surely Santa isn't adverse...
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posted by carenlee
Wreaths are one of the traditional decorative items that are most preferably used during the natal celebrations. Everyone is planning for something innovative and unique when it comes to the decoration. Green wreaths with red ribbons or golden and silver tiny ornaments will always compliment the other decorations. Collecting few link ideas can help you decorate your início in an enchanting and ethnic manner.

How to make decorative and Eco Friendly natal Wreaths?

Have you ever heard about eco friendly natal wreaths? These wreaths can be made from reusable substances which probably...
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oi guys so this is just some fun lil humor! i found this joke and thought it was cute! i think the women and especially the wives will agree!


After being away on business for a week before Christmas, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift.


"How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing $50.

"That's a bit much," said Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.

"Thats still quite a bit," Tom groused.

Growing disgusted, the clerk brought out a tiny $15 bottle.

Tom grew agitated, "What I mean," he said, "is I'd like to see something real cheap."

So the clerk handed him a mirror.
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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday televisão programming.

Some of my fondest natal memories were spent in front a of televisão watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A natal Carol'.

So without further ado, I am presenting you with my big, big list of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the list into subsections to make it a little mais bearable and consumable. The...
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posted by vikaspintu
Santa clause is a funny fatty guy. Who distribute gifts to childrens on christmas. I think he is fatty because he always eat chocolate and lixo foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY natal SANTASanta clause is a funny fatty guy. Who distribute gifts to childrens on christmas. I think he is fatty because he always eat chocolate and lixo foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY natal SANTA
posted by vider69
I've always preferred the term natal in opposed to Xmas, it looks better when it's written in cards or a part of natal decorations, and what's an Xmas anyway? I know that it's some type of abbreviation for the word natal but it doesn't look right and it sounds worse if you try saying it, natal has become so commercialized over the years it seems as though many of us have lost our natal cheer and the meaning of natal isn't what it used to be, however this is my first natal on fanpop and it's great to have a spot dedicated to this festive season, I am the youngest...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Yummy!
Yummy!
Hi guys, since natal will be coming here, I will be composição literária down some of my favourite natal songs may it be Carols, from natal films or from other artists who performed famous natal carols.

As Long As There's Christmas

This song is taken from Disney's midquel, Beauty and the Beast: The encantada Christmas. Belle sang this while decorating the árvore and it was sung por Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, I absolutely adore the lyrics because it's very symbolic especially about natal day!

The First Noel

The tune is very pleasant to listen to and it tells us about the 3 Wise Men receiving...
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posted by zanhar1
Not a fã of your traditional natal music? Here's a list of hard natal songs from all over the metal spectrum! If you have any mais suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's gótico Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't natal Yet

Material Issue's Merry Christmas

Lacuna Coil's Naughty Christmas

Amarna Reign's Black Christmas

Hedegaard's Scary Christmas

Trans Siberian Orchestra's Carol Of The Bells

August Burns Red's Carol Of The Bells

I Declare War's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Hope For Tomorrow's A Very Metalcore Christmas

Hollywood Undead's natal In Hollywood...
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 Would you pick this over something else?
Would you pick this over something else?
Last edited on 20 December 2007.

While not necessarily limited to the natal holiday, White elefante Gift Exchanges are popular at this time of ano for clubs, associations, small groups, churches and offices around the United States. It is often a mais affordable (and, possibly, fun) alternative to buying presents for everyone in the group. But what is a White elefante Gift Exchange?

The history
The story - almost certainly apocryphal - goes like this: in pre-colonial India, the rajahs would give gifts to their vassals as tokens of their esteem. Chief among these was the elephant. The elephant...
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posted by islandprincess
In Ukraine, the natal holidays begin since 2nd of January. Prior to natal in the Ukraine, people try to complete almost all important work. As usual, the hostess thoroughly cleans the house, covers the new tablecloth, tries to make new clothes before holiday. On January 4th Ukrainians prepare everything for the future festive natal dinner. According to tradition, there should be 12 courses for Svyatvecher (Christmas). All they have to be lean.

Traditionally, 12 courses are prepared because it is believed that during the ano the mês run over the earth for 12 times. Therefore,...
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posted by deedeeflower
por this time of year, many people are running out of gift ideas. Well, if you have a gardener (or a potential gardener) among your friends and family, we have a few ideas for you!

You can always buy a plant for your gardener. But that's too easy--let's be a little mais creative.

If you know a fellow gardener who would like comida plants but just can't resist those beautiful flores and decorative plants, plan a decorative comida garden for them! Many vegetables and herbs have lovely flores or foliage. Ornamental kale, for instance, is often grown simply as an ornamental but it is both pretty and...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Since I had done with my favourite natal films, now it's the famous Oratorios composed por famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah por George Frederick Handel

This oratorio premiered in Dublin, Ireland and it's the first oratorio to be performed in English. Which was unusual at that time.

2) Alexander's Feast por George Frederick Handel

Although this oratorio is link to Alexander the Great, it's música sounds very natal oriented and it is highly recommend for both natal and Handel fãs alike!

3) St. John's Passion por Johann Sebastian Bach

It's dramatic música will not only celebrate...
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posted by ChuckyLover1
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father natal and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of natal Eve, December 24. The modern figure was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed por Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea....
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posted by the_bunkster
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say Merry Cristmas to all of you fanpoppers out there.

If you believe in god or you don't, it is always a special dia for families and friends to show how they really feel about one another, either this being comida fights, real fights or praying for the less fortunate, spend it as a way that is special to you.

Living in Australia, i have always had sweaty, hot christmas'. natal morning spent with my mum and in the afternoon, it is spent with my dad. This is all that i have basically known, i am just grateful that i get to spend one of my most favourite days of the ano with my whole family.

But remember that natal is not just about the presents or the food, although it is the best part lol, it is about family, friends and santa.

So spread the joy and amor that this season brings, spread it to everyone that you know and maybe even to those that you don't. Have a great natal :)
posted by rosa blanca de york
You Will Need ☃️

Bag of marshmallows (large)
Bag of marshmallows (small)
coquetel sticks/tooth picks
Liquorice strips any flavour
comida colouring for piping
Edible piping glue
Pkt frutas pastels

Method

Skew together two large marshmallows for head and body or one large for body and one small for the head with coquetel sticks.Skew the arms in the same way then add to the body.

Pipe on face with comida colouring.
Glue on liquorice strip for a scarf.
Glue on frutas pastel for the hat.

Leave to set.

You can give him a doces cane if you wish ☃️
posted by katiemariie
I really enjoy the natal season. I amor the filmes that get played every year. I amor the natal música radio station. I amor the lights. I amor the snow. I amor the togetherness. I amor the Claymation. I amor wrapping presents. I amor unwrapping presents. I amor making cards and presents for my friends and my teachers. I amor going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I amor going shopping with my friends. I amor the classroom natal parties that are against school rules. I amor going to Petsmart with my mom to get meia stuffers for my cats. I amor waking up early on Christmas...
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posted by Mallory101
O natal tree, O natal tree!
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O natal tree, O natal tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O natal tree, O natal tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O natal tree, O natal tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!
O natal tree, O natal tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

For every ano the natal tree,
Brings to us all both joy and glee.
O natal tree, O natal tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

O natal tree, O natal tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
O natal tree, O natal tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!

Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O natal tree, O natal tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Another Holiday season is upon us and you know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a segundo mortgage for the credit card bill and fogo up The Carpenter's natal album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another list of natal video goodies.

So kick back and get ready to enjoy another batch of holiday fun. Oh, and in case you missed last year's list be sure to check out link

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's list because these are the items most people want to see....
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posted by KaterinoulaLove
If you want to wish "Merry Christmas" to someone in Greece, then you should say: Kala Hristouyienna.

If you want to wish "Happy New ano " to someone in Greece, then you should say: Kali Hronia.

For "Happy New ano Day" in Greek you should say "Kali Protohronia".

If your friend is called Manolis or Hristos, his nameday is on December 25 (Christmas day). Wish him "Hronia Polla" (Many Happy Returns) for his nameday.

The same applies if your friend is called Vassilis, Yiannis or Fotis. Vassilis nameday is on January 1, Fotis' nameday is on January 6, Yiannis' nameday is on January 7.

During natal holiday period, which lasts from December 24 until January 6, plus a couple of weeks past that, it is a custom in Greece to wish "Hronia Polla" to the people you meet. So, if you meet someone in the morning, the proper way to greet him or her is: Kalimera, Hronia Polla! (Good morning, Many Happy Returns).
In Germany, today is the First Advent – meaning the first of the for Sundays before Christmas. It is often the last Sunday in November, but this year, it happens to be exactly on December first. Advent is here the time we spend in preparation for the natal celebrating, lighting one candle every Sunday.

The sixth of December is a very special day, Nicholas day. The prior evening, everyone in the house is cleaning their largest pair of shoes and putting it in front of the fireplace (or another special place). The seguinte morning, the shoes are filled with sweets – if the children have been...
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