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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 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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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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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!
Make my wish come true All I want for Christmas is you ?
Make my wish come true All I want for Christmas is you ?
All I Want for Christmas is You
Mariah Carey

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
And I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree

I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day

I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want...
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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 junk foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY CHRISTMAS 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 junk foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY CHRISTMAS SANTA
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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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
posted by jhopgood
Remember when life was simple and everyone wore jellies, leg warmers, and parachute pants? If so, you were lucky enough to have lived some years in that crazy time of the 80’s. All you had to worry about was school and what GI Joe you were getting this year (please God, let it be Storm Shadow)? Well, this list is a flashback to those fun times of the 80's. Whether you were 8 or 38 in the 80’s, you’ll enjoy this blast from the past. I’ve included all the best of cartoons, sit-coms, holiday specials, music videos and commercials. So sit back, relax, and pop up the collar of your polo...
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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 Christmas holiday, White Elephant Gift Exchanges are popular at this time of year for clubs, associations, small groups, churches and offices around the United States. It is often a more affordable (and, possibly, fun) alternative to buying presents for everyone in the group. But what is a White Elephant 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 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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A new Christmas video saying, Not only Merry Christmas, A "Happy birthday to Jesus", also.I think the people never ever said to Jesus, even if we are celebrating his birthday as Christmas ! Very interesting and meaningful ideas on this Christmas time 2015 ! Watch and get new things and ideas to our minds on 2015! https://youtu.be/umFINfVGwq8
I have watched his other Christmas videos also ! The links are under video description ! From the "Christmas Time" video says, Children are the real gifts on Christmas time. And never skip a Christmas celebration because of a death from family. We must believe...
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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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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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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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If you're looking for a festive look that doesn't scream "CHRISTMAS!", try out a sparkly sequinned dress! It's a popular look with all kinds of celebs.

Taylor Swift, Jordin Sparks, Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Katy Perry, and Kristen Stewart have all shone in shiny dresses. It's a great look to wear to any holiday event you might have coming up (a party, a school dance, a girls' night, etc. etc.)

Here are some options we found from Delia's. This one is a light grey dress with a smattering of sparkles and a flouncy skirt. The second one only has sparkles on the top and a cute bow at the waist. And the third option is an all-over sequins look!

If you don't feel comfortable wearing full-on sparkles, try accessorizing with something like glittery tights, a sparkly ring, or shiny metallic nail polish.

Do you like this trendy look?
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 deedeeflower
? The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned in London, in 1843, by Sir Henry Cole, with illustration by John Callcott Horsley. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first official White House card in 1953.

? "Rudolph" was actually created by Robert May for Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's as a holiday promotion. The song was written later by Johnny Marks, and recorded by Gene Autry in 1949; it promptly sold about 2 million copies.


? Christmas became an official national holiday in the USA on June 28, 1870.

? Poinsettias are the most popular Christmas plant and are...
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