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  Kids Domain - Christmas In Canada
First for a little history, Canada was claimed by England in the 1400's later in the 1600's a French explorer by the name of Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City, and Canada became a country with two distinctive backgrounds living as one.
Christmas Eve for the French Canadian was the highlight of the holidays preparing for days for the reveillon, the evening meal.
Christmas today in Canada is a conglomerate of cultures and traditions from all over the world.
www.kidsdomain.com /holiday/xmas/around/canada.html   (708 words)

 Chistmas In Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On Christmas Eve, December 24th, there is usually a turkey dinner and in the middle of the night, Santa Claus is said to come down the chimney and place the presents under the tree.
Most people eat turkey for their Christmas dinner, but in the old days people used to eat Tourtire, which is a sort of stew made of a layer of meat, a layer of potatoes, a layer of onions, another layer of meat, potatoes, onions and so on till it is big enough.
Christmas dinner is called "Reveillon" (waking up) and it is eaten when people come back from Midnight Mass, maybe at two o'clock in the morning.
www.the-north-pole.com /around/canada.html   (505 words)

 Canadian Holidays - Christmas in Canada, tradition and recipes on The Worldwide Gourmet
Christmas in Canada is a rich mosaic of generations-old traditions combined with modern influences and innovations.
No matter where you are in Canada at Christmas time, you're likely to find a roast turkey with bread or sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, numerous vegetable dishes (carrots, Brussels sprouts and rutabaga are all favorite accompaniments) and salads making up the main Christmas day meal.
In Newfoundland, the traditional Christmas cake made from dried and candied fruit is often marinated with a healthy dose of local "screech." In Labrador, it's an old tradition to hollow out turnips from the fall harvest and insert a lighted candle into the centre to form a lantern to give to children.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /holidays/christmas/canada.htm   (476 words)

 Christmas in Canada: Christmas Around the World. Christmas Traditions. Santa's Net.
Christmas celebrations are quite similar in the variety to America.
In British Columbia Christmas turkey may be accompanied by either fresh or smoked salmon.
In Canada the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces.
www.santas.net /canadianchristmas.htm   (274 words)

 Christmas Theme Page
The earliest account of a Christmas tree in a Finnish home is from the year 1829, when a Helsinki nobleman, Baron Klinckowström, had eight of them indoors.
The decorated Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans who during their winter festival decorated trees with small pieces of metal during Saturnalia, a winter festival in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture.
CHRISTMAS, WHICH TAKES ITS NAME from Christ's Mass, was first celebrated on various dates from about 200 A.D. but was finally set on December 25 by Bishop Liberus of Rome in 354 A.D. The December date, which almost coincides with the winter solstice, became a popular festival of West Europe during the Middle Ages.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/Christmas_traditions.htm   (709 words)

 Christmas Day
Christmas is one of the main religious festivals celebrated in Canada.
Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Christmas Tree is a German tradition, started as early as 700 A.D. In the 1800s the tradition of a Christmas tree was widespread in Germany, then moved to England and eventually into Canada.
www.calendar-updates.com /info/holidays/canada/christmas.aspx   (911 words)

 The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum "Christmas Around the World" Exhibit: Canada
Canada is a country with a great number of immigrant families.
The Christmas tree is native to the Canadian region.
Our Canadian Christmas tree is decorated with Chicken Bones and Barley Toys, two treats with strange names, but they have meant Christmas to children along Canada's eastern shores for more than 100 years.
hoover.archives.gov /exhibits/christmasworld/canada.html   (288 words)

 NorthAmerica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Because Canada is in the northern part of North America, it is very cold at Christmas time.
Christmas in Canada includes traditions from all over the world.
From October through the first of December, Christmas trees are baled and loaded, for a journey of thousands of miles to the United States.
www.mindspring.com /~tjbayne05/Christmas/Canada.html   (239 words)

 whychristmas?com -- Christmas in Canada
Canada is a very large country and people of many different cultural backgrounds live there.
Because of this, there are lots of different Christmas traditions in Canada Many of the traditions and celebrations come from French, English, Irish, Scottish, German and Aboriginal influences.
The Eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia is known all over the world for its fir and pine Christmas Trees, so most families in Canada have a fir or pine Christmas Tree.
www.whychristmas.com /cultures/canada.shtml   (681 words)

 South Park: It's Christmas in Canada Episode Trivia - TV.com
If there is one road in Canada and the boys went from Western Ontario and ended up in Montréal, they would have passed Ottawa, their final destination on the way.
It's Christmas time and it is very very very rare to have a Christmas without snow in Canada (edit)
Its supposed to be a joke with there being only one road in Canda but Newfoundland is an island so it would be impossible to walk there (edit)
www.tv.com /its-christmas-in-canada/episode/291334/trivia.html   (1796 words)

 How to Celebrate a Canadian Christmas - eHow.com
STEP 8: Eat turkey, goose or beef for Christmas dinner, or opt for "tourtière," which is a traditional meat pie containing potatoes and onion.
In the 1600s, the Christmas celebration in Quebec took place on the first Sunday of Advent, which fell at the end of November.
Canada is a large and cosmopolitan country made up of many ethnic and cultural groups, so Christmas traditions are quite diverse and cannot be generalized.
www.ehow.com /how_11718_celebrate-canadian-christmas.html   (558 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Canada's Christmas tree controversy
In Canada, as in many other parts of the Christian world at this time of year, it is hard to escape the sights and sounds of Christmas.
Staff at Canada's Royal Mint have also been hard at work excising the word from a recent television advert for a commemorative coin.
That object is identified as a Christmas tree - it's not a Hannukah bush, it's not a winter tree, it's not a festival tree - it's a Christmas tree
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/2590223.stm   (587 words)

 It's Christmas in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Canada, they meet a bunch of Canadians (In a very similar fashion to Dorothy meeting the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz), including Scott, who is "a dick".
If English Canada is Ontario and French Canada is Quebec, then the boys would have initially been heading in the right direction but upon arriving in French Canada would have gone too far, because Ottawa is on the Ontario/Quebec border.
The Canada part of the plot is based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 movie adaptation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/It's_Christmas_in_Canada   (1041 words)

By the time Canada was settled by Europeans, the Christmas holiday tradition was old.
The Christmas tree came to Canada with settlers from Pennsylvania who were of German descent.
It was not until Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, introduced the Christmas tree to England that United Empire Loyalists in Canada took on the tradition.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/canadian_tourism/30101   (574 words)

 Christmas World
It's interesting to note how many aspects of Christmas have been adopted and adapted as they move across borders.
He provides Christmas information to Charles Osgood and can often be heard during Christmas week on "The Osgood File" on the CBS Radio Network.
For Christmas 2001, he is designed "Christmas in the Alps" a museum exhibit for an historic Florida museum.
christmas-world.freeservers.com   (1105 words)

 Christmas in Canada
Canada's Christmas celebrations are drawn from a mixed cultural background including French, English, German, Ukrainian, and First Nations (known in the U.S. as Native Americans).
Children of the Cree Nation visit the homes of relatives on Christmas Eve and a cloth bag is hung for each child.
The religious observance of Christmas for Ukrainian Canadians begins with the Feast of Saint Philip, in which homes, yards and barns are cleaned to perfection.
christmas-world.freeservers.com /canada.html   (656 words)

 Joy to the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christmas traditions come and go in Canada, but the tradition of caroling is one that's been here since the very beginning.
Long before Christmas became a part of their lives, Canada's Inuit found their own ways of celebrating the season.
One hundred years ago, Timothy Eaton's first Christmas catalogue was a brand new way for Canadians to shop for the holidays.
members.tripod.com /~MitchellBrown/christmas/joytotheworld.html   (112 words)

 Canada Flowers - FTD Flowers Canada - Canadian Florist
Canada Flowers is a Canadian florist offering flower delivery to most towns and cities across Canada.
We are unique online because we design and photograph most flower arrangements and bouquets in our own studios, and we offer a simple, all-inclusive price to make online flower shopping fast and easy.
We are Canada's top FTD florist and are now a Top 10 FTD Florist worldwide.
www.christmasflowers.ca   (144 words)

 GenealogyCanada.com's December 2004 News Articles (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Canada celebrated its first Christmas in 1535 on the banks of the Ste-Croix River, near where the settlement of Quebec City grew into the province’s capital of today.
The hardships that winter—cold, snow (which had to be melted for water), showing the first signs of scurvy (lack of vitamin C), and a continuous diet of salt meat and stale vegetables—were demoralizing to the one hundred and ten settlers.
Through all of this, they guarded their palisades faithfully, and through the Christmas Season, celebrated with as much cheeriness as they could muster, and the first time, Christmas was celebrated in Canada.
www.genealogycanada.com.cob-web.org:8888 /December_News_2004.htm   (377 words)

 Origins of Christmas and its Traditions. (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christmas has been being celebrated for hundreds if not thousands of years.
This was one of the first Christmas dinners.
It was not until Christianity spread throughout the world that the actual holiday Christmas was created.
www.history1700s.com.cob-web.org:8888 /store/christmas.shtml   (319 words)

 South Park: It's Christmas in Canada - TV.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cartman refuses, he has no plans on missing Christmas, and he also suggests that maybe this happened because Kyle is a Jew at Christmastime.
At a town square Christmas celebration, Chef suggests that they give the money they would have spent on presents to help the Brovlofski family to appeal to the new Canadian prime minister.
Cartman is running out of time to have his Christmas saved and he reminds Kyle of his promise to have it out, once and for all.
www.tv.com.cob-web.org:8888 /south-park/its-christmas-in-canada/episode/291334/summary.html   (1632 words)

 Gordon Bell ESL students Christmas party - MC Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gordon Bell is a Winnipeg inner city high school with a constantly fluid and growing ESL population of over 100 students.
Through art that concentrates on the students' various cultures and through building positive relationships students are encouraged to feel positively about their cultures and homelands, giving them confidence and self esteem that can better prepare them for integration into Canadian society.
It was decided that the students would hold their Christmas party at the gallery this past Christmas.
www.mennonitechurch.ca /programs/gallery/gordonbell.htm   (233 words)

 The Fall of Hong Kong : World War Two - A Savage Christmas, Canada and World War Two
In 1941, Japan was intent on the expansion of its empire.
Incredibly, Canada answered England's call without making an independent assessment of the peril, accepting the mother country's assurance that the men would not be in harm's way.
Back in Canada, the Grenadiers were joined by another unit with the same classification: The Royal Rifles, of Canada.
www.valourandhorror.com /HK/HKsyn.php   (678 words)

 Christmas in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Across the country and around the world, people celebrate the holiday season in many different ways.
It's just not the same without a little holiday entertainment.
And, as always, remember that it's the thought that counts.
members.tripod.com /~MitchellBrown/christmas   (149 words)

 Scholastic Canada - Pioneer Christmas Crafts
Heather Patterson is the author of Thanks for Thanksgiving and co-author (with her daughter, Joanna Rice) of Pioneer Christmas Crafts.
She is the co-author (with her mother, Heather Patterson) of Pioneer Christmas Crafts.
From Pioneer Christmas Crafts, copyright © 1999 by Heather Patterson and Joanna Rice.
www.scholastic.ca /titles/pioneerchristmascrafts   (177 words)

Gifts are exchanged at Christmas but depending upon the family's background this exchange of gifts may take place on Christmas Eve (December 24) or Christmas Day.
Turkey is a common Christmas dinner but tourtiere (a traditional French-Canadian meat pie) is also popular as are sweets and delicacies from various ethnic backgrounds.
The children's service is presented to the members of the congregation, often on Christmas Eve or the Sunday prior to Christmas.
www.lhmint.org /christmas/traditions/canada.htm   (307 words)

 Christmas With Style
Whether you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, christmas decorations for your home, or a fun Christmas gift for your spouse, American Soap Company has you covered.
When you are entertaining for the holidays our elegant soaps make for the perfect Christmas decorations for your bathroom and kitchen.
Items in the Christmas With Style Catalog are priced in US Dollars and are for delivery within the US and Canada Only.
www.christmaswithstyle.com /christmas_gift_ideas.asp   (237 words)

 Christmas Around The World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a collection of historical Christmas celebrations for many different countries.
The celebration or activity is the earliest history for each country and may not represent the current Christmas celebrations of today.
If you wish to add a country's historical Christmas tradition to this section or have any comments, please contact us.
www.the-north-pole.com /around   (75 words)

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