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  Christmas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase "Christmas tree" is first recorded in 1835 and represents the importation of a tradition from Germany, where such trees became popular in the late 18th century.
The prominence of Christmas in Germanic nations may be a form of carryover from the pagan midwinter holiday of Yule.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christmas   (5445 words)

 Christmas Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands together are called the Australian Indian Ocean Territories and since 1997 share a single Administrator resident on Christmas Island.
Christmas Island residents are represented in the House of Representatives through the Northern Territory electorate of Lingiari and in the Senate by Northern Territory Senators.
In early 1986, the Christmas Island Assembly held a design competition for an island flag; the winning design was adopted as the informal flag of the territory for over a decade, and in 2002 it was made the official flag of Christmas Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christmas_Island   (2376 words)

 Christmas - MSN Encarta
The official Christmas season, popularly known as either Christmastide or the Twelve Days of Christmas, extends from the anniversary of Christ’s birth on December 25 to the feast of Epiphany on January 6.
Christmas is based on the story of Jesus’ birth as described in the Gospel according to Matthew (see Matthew 1:18-2:12) and the Gospel according to Luke (see Luke 1:26-56).
But colonial accounts of Christmas celebrations in the South do not mention the presence of mummers (masked or costumed merrymakers) or waits (musicians or carolers paid to perform at Christmastime), both of which were central figures of the traditional English Christmas.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556859/Christmas.html   (1690 words)

Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church.
Gervase of Tilbury (thirteen century) says that in England grain is exposed on Christmas night to gain fertility from the dew which falls in response to "Rorate Cæli"; the tradition that trees and flowers blossomed on this night is first quoted from an Arab geographer of the tenth century, and extended to England.
Nicholas and his "reformed" equivalent, Father Christmas -- be ascribed to the stepping of a saint into the shoes of Woden, who, with his wife Berchta, descended on the nights between 25 December and 6 January, on a white horse to bless earth and men.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03724b.htm   (4639 words)

 Christmas - Crystalinks
Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a traditional holiday in the Christian calendar which takes place on the twenty-fifth day of December and celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Christmas has a reasonable amount of acceptance in the Islamic world, as Jesus is a prophet of Islam and a celebration of his birth is not to be rejected outright.
Christmas itself is as everywhere a holiday of food, with the central Christmas feast focused on baked ham, but there are wide regional variations as to what day it is best served.
www.crystalinks.com /christmas.html   (4488 words)

Christmas is the fourth most important Christian date after Easter, Pentecost, and Epiphany, a feast held January 6 to commemorate the manifestation of the divinity of Jesus.
Gradually, Christmas celebrations began to adopt the joyful, often boisterous, holiday traditions of pagan cultures.
The introduction of Christmas services in Sunday schools reduced religious opposition, while the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol popularized the holiday as a family event.
www.factmonster.com /spot/christmas1.html   (426 words)

 How did Christmas start? How does the West celebrate Christmas? The real meaning of Christmas: legend or myth?
Christmas was just a good time to drink extra whisky and beer for Mohinder, until he found the real meaning of Christmas.
Christmas cards from different countries often show Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the landscape of that country, and with the racial appearance of that nationality, be it fl African, Indian, or Japanese.
Christmas was just a good time to drink more whisky and beer for Mohinder, until he found the real meaning of Christmas.
www.soon.org.uk /christmas.htm   (2478 words)

 The Christmas Season
Historically, Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth to a young maiden from Galilee.
Theologically, Christmas is the celebration of the incarnation of God in Jesus the Christ, the self-revelation of God to the world in human form for the reconciliation of humanity to Himself.
The origins of the celebrations of Christmas and Epiphany, as well as the dates on which they are observed, are rooted deeply in the history of the early church.
www.cresourcei.org /cyxmas.html   (2837 words)

 Christmas World
He provides Christmas information to Charles Osgood and can often be heard during Christmas week on "The Osgood File" on the CBS Radio Network.
During the 1998 Christmas season, Bill was heard on WNDB (Daytona Beach), WUSC (Los Angeles), WCBS (New York), and Colorado Public Radio (Denver, Vail, Pueblo, Fort Collins, Grand Junction).
For Christmas 2001, he is designed "Christmas in the Alps" a museum exhibit for an historic Florida museum.
christmas-world.freeservers.com /index.html   (1105 words)

Christmas day was traditionally free of unnecessary work.
The menu concentrated on meat, which is probably why the most popular dish on this day was bigos or hunter's stew.
This day spent on visiting relatives and friends is the second day of Christmas, which is also celebrated as a holiday in Poland.
www.polstore.com /html/polishchristmas.html   (637 words)

 Christmas Crafts for Kids - Enchanted Learning Software
Use as a Christmas decoration on as an ornament on your tree.
A short, printable Christmas book about a train for early readers, with pages for the student to color and short sentences to copy.
Elves are shoveling coal in the coal tender.
www.enchantedlearning.com /crafts/christmas   (2019 words)

 Christmas on the Net - The History of Christmas
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 all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians.
ome legends claim that the Christian "Christmas" celebration was invented to compete against the pagan celebrations of December.
www.holidays.net /christmas/story.htm   (893 words)

 FamilyFun: Christmas 2006 (Christmas Gifts, Games, Crafts) - and More Family Fun
Christmas Parties - Celebrate Christmas in a new way with those unique ideas for holiday parties and family celebrations.
Christmas Decorations Crafted by little hands, these decorations are great for the tree, around the house, and in your belly!
Christmas Crafts and Stockings Create a host of cute characters like elves, angels, and snowmen, plus find templates for easy-to-make stockings.
familyfun.go.com /arts-and-crafts/season/minisite/christmas-main   (2050 words)

 Free Christmas Greeting Cards, Free Christmas Ecards, Christmas Greetings From 123Greetings.com
Christmas also means spreading the warmth of our heart into the lives of others and bringing in joy and cheers.
Christmas is a ho-ho-whole lotta fun more when its Santa wishing your friends/ dear ones with these merry cards.
Christmas carols, Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, Nativity Scene, doves and other inspirational wishes to reach out with.
www.123greetings.com /events/christmas   (244 words)

 BlackDog's Christmas Fun and Games!
Christmas Bingo - Print out these cool bingo boards and get some friends together for Christmas Bingo.
BlackDog's Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles - Seven puzzles are waiting for you to play.
Christmas Poetry - Enjoy traditional Christmas poems with your loved ones this season.
blackdog.net /holiday/christmas   (711 words)

 Christmas 2005, Christmas cards, christmas poems, christmas wallpapers, greeting cards, screensavers, christmas ...
Funmunch network presents for you a site on christmas which features christmas origin and history, christmas egreetings, christmas humor, christmas wallpapers, christmas screensavers, christmas songs and carols, christmas stories, christmas recipes, christmas links directory, christmas fonts, christmas music, christmas funpages, christmas games, christmas backgrounds and more....
There are nice Christmas stories for your children.
Here are few mouth watering recipes to make your Christmas all the more special...
www.funmunch.com /events/christmas   (193 words)

 Amazon.com: Christmas: Music: Mannheim Steamroller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Depending on your point of view, Christmas is either a quaint sonic time capsule extracted from the mid-1980s or a timeless holiday classic.
This album came out in 1984, and is without a doubt the greatest of their great Christmas albums.
I prefer older Christmas carols and melodies to the newer ones, by this I mean the old stuff stemming from the Renaissance.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000005MT?v=glance   (1451 words)

 Christmas - Wikimedia Commons
English: Christmas is a Christian religious holiday, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Folk tale depiction of Father Christmas on riding a goat.
Clifton Mill in Clifton, OH San Diego skyline decorated for Christmas, from the deck of USS Midway (CV-41)
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Christmas   (310 words)

And Christmas Eve will be here by the time you reach the bell.
For each page of the book, the children sound out and decide what letters are needed to write the words as I write the correct letters on the white board.
I send home a Christmas tree on tagboard for the students to decorate.
www.mrspohlmeyerskinderpage.com /christmas.htm   (1924 words)

 Christmas Homepage (E-Cards.com)
For many people around the world the Christmas season is a unique time of family, community, kindness, giving and caring.
The Christian celebration of Christmas seems to have its origins in the Roman Empire of the 4th century.
Though Christmas is closely tied to the Nativity, many Christmas traditions have pre-Christian origins.
www.e-cards.com /area/christmas   (231 words)

 Christmas - Holidays
After all, he is the "reason for the season!" We've included a variety of resources below to help you experience the true meaning of Christmas.
Reminding ourselves of the "real" twelve days of Christmas is important to keep the focus on the real reason for the holiday celebration.
Public Christmas displays, like the Ten Commandments, are allowed—as long as they don't mean anything religious.
www.christianitytoday.com /holidays/christmas   (469 words)

Christmas Customs and their Pagan Origins: Nikolaus and his helpers, the Xmas tree, pre-Christian and Germanic roots.
Christmas Markets in Germany and also in Chicago and other American cities and towns.
A traditional German Christmas Meal, the story of Gingerbread and links to Xmas recipes, customs, food and drink.
www.serve.com /shea/germusa/xmasmai1.htm   (244 words)

 Christmas Theme Unit - Word Searches, Crosswords, and Math Worksheets!
Literature Unit: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Grades 3-6)
Christmas theme unit word search (larger word search!)
Christmas and More: Reading Comprehension, English Basics, and Math Problem Solving Worksheets at RHLSchool!
www.edhelper.com /Christmas.htm   (436 words)

CHRISTMAS 2004 - Christmas pugs, Santa's army, and of course a Foamy rant!
CHRISTMAS 2003 - Frosty vs Rudolf, lots of series, lots of clocks and Michael Jackson!
CHRISTMAS 2002 - Video game spoofs, Christmas golf and a song sung by me (not really)!
www.newgrounds.com /collection/christmas.html   (105 words)

 Omnigraphics - Encyclopedia of Christmas & New Year's Celebrations
The first edition, titled Encyclopedia of Christmas, was named an Outstanding Reference Source by the American Library Association.
In addition, 39 entries are devoted to Christmas season celebrations in different countries and parts of the world, including Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
More information on international Christmas customs can be found in the many entries that detail specific holiday traditions, symbols, and legends.
www.omnigraphics.com /product_view.php?ID=669   (409 words)

 Steve Eckels - Classical Guitar
To add variety I have presented many songs in two keys or versions and the pages are laid out to avoid awkward page turns during performance.
It was my intent to include all of the well known Christmas favorites plus some lesser known gems.
Today Christmas Encyclopedia, Fingerstyle Guitar Edition is one of the newest music books in the Mel Bay Publications catalog.
www.guitarmusicman.com /content/book_xmas.htm   (129 words)

 Amazon.com: Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas: Music: Kirk Franklin & the Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Kirk Franklin injects his unique styles into these gospel and christmas songs and the outcome is very magnificent.
This christmas album from Kirk Franklin is a must have in terms of christmas albums.
This is not just a Christmas album although that is the general theme.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000007SMQ?v=glance   (892 words)

 Christmas Traditions around the world. Santa's Net. How Christmas is celebrated in different countries.
"I will hold Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens.
The information placed on this site may not be the way all people celebrate traditions today many are over 100 years old.
How "Merry Christmas" is said in different countries
www.santas.net /aroundtheworld.htm   (71 words)

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