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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday television programming.

Some of my fondest Christmas memories were spent in front a of television watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A Christmas 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 more bearable and consumable. The...
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Back when I was a kid watching Christmas 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 by 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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A little late on this one but here are a few 'carols' I found funny. Not all of these are safe for work. If you have any more feel free to drop them in the comments section.

Bob Rivers' 12 Pains Of Christmas

Jeff Foxworthy's 12 Days Of Redneck Christmas

Key Of Awesome's 12 Days Of Miley

Key Of Awesome's Christmas Parody Spectacular

Jon LaJolie's Best Christmas Song

Jojo OrangaTang's Christmas On The Floor

Nigahiga's Christmas Swag

WaneFawsome's Itchy Balls

Jillian Hall's Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

Bob Rivers' Who Put The D*** On The Snow Man

Cheech & Chong's Police Got My Car

Bing Bing Bong A Donald Trump Jingle Bells
Not a fan of your traditional Christmas music? Here's a list of hard Christmas songs from all over the metal spectrum! If you have any more suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's Gothic Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't Christmas 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 Christmas In Hollywood...
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posted by deedragongirl
Carols of the Bell.
Carols of the Bell.
Hi guys, have you ever sung carols at a famous cathedrals or churches at your native countries? Here are the perfect holy sites to sing.

1. Westminster Abbey (London, England)

The abbey was site of the 2011 Royal Wedding, I love the atmosphere and the church. It gives you all a feel of Christmas, don't you think?

2. Cologne Cathedral (Cologne, Germany)

This is the first cathedral outside of the UK, and for the same reasons as Westminster Abbey.

3. St. Stephen's Basilica (Budapest, Hungary)

Although I have been to Budapest, I had never step inside this beautiful Basilica before, it also has the...
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posted by deedragongirl
Christmas is Coming!
Christmas is Coming!
Hi guys, I would like to write some of my favourite Christmas Activities here as I am feeling the Christmas blue already!

1) Carolling

I absolutely love to sing, despite that I'm a very shy person, I love to do it for the charity and pleasure of cheering people up!

2) Shopping

I had always love this, and 2 years ago I bought a t-shirt from Esprit for my Piano teacher and for myself. I'm very blessed to have it as of today!

3) Church Christmas Services

To be honest, I have an annoying habit to wake up late lately to go to Church and I hope that I do not have to do it especially on Christmas day. Please pray for me! I love to see all of my new friends.

4) Christmas Lights

I love taking photos with my Nikon DSLR Camera, and I would go down to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to snap photos of Christmas lights of I'm lucky enough!

Believe!

Do you believe in Christmas? Well, I do!
Oh Night Divine!!!
Oh Night Divine!!!
Shopping, who's with me?
Shopping, who's with me?
O Holy Night!
O Holy Night!
Christmas in Malaysia
Christmas in Malaysia
posted by CokeTheUmbreon
Just for shits and giggles.
Just for shits and giggles.
Hello, Christmas fan club fans! Coke here. And today/tonight I'm gonna tell you my Christmas songs I like. You know how much I like edm, house, dubstep, jungleterror, the like, right?

*someone nods*

Well, around after Thanksgiving, I have an ear for Christmas music of any kind surprisingly. Maybe it's the holiday vibe? Let's cut the shit and get to it!

Major Lazer - Christmas Trees

I just found this lot too long ago today. A good reggae song with holiday vibes. Good to hear a holiday song from Diplo's Mad Decent. I wish Spinnin could do the same.

Gianni Marino - Carol Of The Bells

I heard this in...
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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 Christmas films, now it's the famous Oratorios composed by famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah by 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 by George Frederick Handel

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

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

It's dramatic music will not only celebrate...
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posted by deedragongirl
Hi Olaf, please make Malaysia snowing!
Hi Olaf, please make Malaysia snowing!
Hi guys, since Christmas is coming, what I'm going to write are some are the perfect Christmas films that you will enjoy this coming festive season!

1) Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

So, this film is considered my least favourite Disney sequel (or shall I say midquel?). The songs are amazing and Christmas oriented, especially the song 'As Long As There's Christmas'. The lyrics is very meaningful that I felt in love with it!

2) The Sound of Music

Okay, I definitely know that 'My Favourite Things' is technically associated with Christmas. But, this movie is the best! I will definitely...
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posted by deedragongirl
Santa Baby!
Santa Baby!
Hi guys, I know that this article is pretty early, but I thought that I write about why I love Christmas and how I celebrate it here in Malaysia.

How?

Every year, my church (I'm not baptized yet, mind you) would organised a special occasion. But the common one is definitely caroling, the location is normally depends because we need to get the approval from the management team themselves.
On Christmas Eve, we would have a night service accompanied by dinner prior to the service. A few days earlier, the youths would decorate the church with the birth of Jesus and setting up the Christmas tree....
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posted by _cloudwatcher
I really think christmas is a magic time of the year! Even though I am starting to grow up (I am sixteen), I always become a little child again when Christmas is near, and go playing in the snow, waiting for Santa (Dad) with my little,and big, cousin, baking, meeting near and dear and just enjoy the moment and life.
I mean, do you really do that in the same way any other time of the year? Because I dont think so...
And the christmas music- wonderful! :)
I think people in general becomes nicer when Christmas, and for a season to have the power to make people nicer- that I call pure magic!!! :D
A White Grinch???
A White Grinch???
Since we're all still in Christmas mood, here is my comparison for both the 1966 animated short with its live action film made in 2000.

1966 Animated Short

This animated short that started it all! I love the vibrant and how colourful this animated cartoon, it's whimsical animation style will make you love this cartoon and Dr. Seuss, his artwork fascinates people even in today's generation, the theme song 'You're Mean One, Mr. Grinch!' has even been covered in the TV series, 'Glee' that I could not get it out of my head after listening to it recently.

2000 Live Action Film

When this film came...
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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 second mortgage for the credit card bill and fire up The Carpenter's Christmas album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another list of Christmas 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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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 Christmas 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 next morning, the shoes are filled with sweets – if the children have been...
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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 day for families and friends to show how they really feel about one another, either this being food 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'. Christmas 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 year with my whole family.

But remember that christmas 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 love that this season brings, spread it to everyone that you know and maybe even to those that you don't. Have a great christmas :)
Santa Claus would need a hell of a lot more reindeers than this to tow that massive amount of loot for all the world's Christian children...
Santa Claus would need a hell of a lot more reindeers than this to tow that massive amount of loot for all the world's Christian children...
This is a reprint of a classic article that ran in the now defunct Spy Magazine about 15 years ago or so. This article is all over the internets now, though few sites properly attribute the original source. In any event, here's the reprinted text to this holiday classic.

Consider the following:

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. But there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world....
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Merry Christmas With Love,your friend ILOVEMLPs
Merry Christmas With Love,your friend ILOVEMLPs
Me and my entire family want to wish all of you wonderful fanpoppers a very Merry Christmas! I hope you get lots of presents this year and I hope that you were not naughty!I wish I could give you a Christmas gift personally, so this is my Christmas gift to all of you! Make sure to wish all of your friends a Merry Christmas too!I hope your Christmas is filled with joy and love this year!I hope you get lots of great gifts. I wish I could give you all more than just a simple letter. I hope you Christmas is filled with laughter,joy,and family moments together! I hope all of you out there have a very Merry Christmas this year!
Enjoy your Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!
With Love,your friend and fan,

ILOVEMLPs (Megan Bullough)
My Christmas creation to all of you!
My Christmas creation to all of you!
In 1984, a group of well-intentioned musicians got together to form the charity group Band Aid to raise money for famine in Ethiopia with their release of the super popular song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" On the surface, to hear someone claim to "hate" such a song makes that person seem like a complete and total Grinch. How could you hate a song that raised money for famine victims, or brought awareness to the plight in Ethiopia? Right?

So allow me to explain my frustration with the song. Most people love the song, for its warm message and altrusitic intentions. I myself even link on a...
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If you want to wish "Merry Christmas" to someone in Greece, then you should say: Kala Hristouyienna.

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

For "Happy New Year 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 Christmas 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).
posted by katiemariie
I really enjoy the Christmas season. I love the movies that get played every year. I love the Christmas music radio station. I love the lights. I love the snow. I love the togetherness. I love the Claymation. I love wrapping presents. I love unwrapping presents. I love making cards and presents for my friends and my teachers. I love going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I love going shopping with my friends. I love the classroom Christmas parties that are against school rules. I love going to Petsmart with my mom to get stocking stuffers for my cats. I love waking up early on Christmas...
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