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Every year I tend to wait to do all my Christmas shopping until the night before. ... Christmas Eve of 2001 was the worst I have ever been through.It is Christmas Eve 2001; I am walking out to my car to go Christmas shopping with my best friend. ...
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Christmas is a time when we are surrounded by plenty of reminders. ... We assemble our plastic Christmas tree, which is as old as I am! ... Despite the suppressive, tropical heat, it's still beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- the Christmas I know. ... Christmas Eve, or Noche Buena, as it is called here, is a time for families to gather together. ... Christmas is a time to remember the greatest gift that was given to mankind. ...
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The calendar counts up to Christmas Eve. ... To get ready for Christmas Eve, known as Noche buenas the "good night", the Spanish are big on decorating. ... The main meal for Christmas Eve is called Pavo Trufado de Navidad, which is Christmas turkey with truffles; truffles are mushroom like delicacy found underground. ... On Christmas Eve it is custom to have out cards the have angles, baby Jesus, or the nacimentos set. ... On Christmas Eve also time to set up the nacimentos. ...
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There are many different ways to celebrate Christmas in the world. ... They called Santa Claus "Pere Noel" (Father Christmas). ... On Christmas Eve, an enormous log of fresh cut wood would be fetched and carried into the house with great ceremony. ... On the eve of Dec. 6, children put a shoe by the door or fireplace. ... There are actually 3 days on Christmas in Germany. the first one starts on December 24, Christmas Eve. ...
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A CLOSE CALLIt was Christmas Eve, supposedly a joyous occasion. ... In my neighborhood there were Christmas lights decorating every house, Christmas carolers singing every weekend, and fires burning in every chimney. This was a sign of Christmas. But not far away there was another neighborhood where there weren't any Christmas lights, there weren't any Christmas carolers, and there weren't any fires in the chimneys. ... They don't need the Christmas lights, the Christmas carolers, or the fires in their chimneys. ...
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Christmas In SpainIt's usual to get amazed when someone finds out that Christmas is celebrated in a different way. But Spanish Christmas is very different. ... That's the day of the Loteria de Navidad (Christmas Lottery). ... New Years' Eve is also a family celebration. ... In Spain, the Christmas holiday season is full of the usual Christmas festivities, but there is one tradition, not at all common elsewhere. ...
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On Christmas Eve, I went to church with my family. ... In VN, we don't give Christmas presence like in U.S. Instead, most of the religious families would have a small but warm dinner on Christmas Eve after church. ... Christmas vacation of this year is coming. ... Since it Christmas, I hope that every year I could celebrate Christmas with my family and learn to become a better person. ...
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Dickens is well known for his Christmas philosophy, which manifests itself through his novel, A Christmas Carol. ... Coming from a family large but not-too-well-off, Charles Dickens presents again and again his idealized memory of a Christmas associated with the gathering of the family which "bound together all our home enjoyments, affections and hopes" in games such as Snap Dragon and Blind Man's Buff, both of which his model lower-middle-class father, Bob Cratchit, runs home to play on Christmas Eve. ... A Christmas Carol, by its' very nature only appeals to those who understand ...
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Christmas TimeChristmas time is the time for giving and sharing, but for me its all about fun. ... It all starts on the day of Christmas Eve, I wake up in the morning and I prepare myself to clean up the house. ... All my friends seem to call early on Christmas Day, they are only calling to see if im going to their parties. ... That's ok by me because I don't have to be sober on New Years Eve but that is another story. ... I have also enjoyed the fun I have at the Christmas parties that I have attended. ...
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The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. ... The first spirit that comes is the Ghost of Christmas Past. ... The Ghost of Christmas Present leaves and then he encounters the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. ... When Scrooge wakes up he realizes that it is Christmas Day. ... Merry Christmas! ...
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Today most people exchange gifts on Christmas day. ... Christmas Eve a family would go to late mass. ... Today Christmas is different. Christmas Eve family goes out to a friend's Christmas party. Christmas morning they gather and open gifts. ...
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It is set on Christmas Eve and in Scrooge's opinion the day seemed to last forever. The other settings are in the workplace of Scrooge where Bob Cratchit was asking Scrooge for some time off work at Christmas, Bob Cratchit's house where his family was preparing Christmas dinner. ... The setting is Christmas Eve and after each spirit has left, Scrooge re-lives the same day again and again it seems until he gets it right, "Groundhog Day". ... It shows how Christmas should be a time for families to be together and that you shouldn't forget the meaning of Christmas.The message of th...
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So even if it looks like the stores want us to get the right Christmas atmosphere by having an exhibition with angels, red hearts, Christmas trees, Santas (even those who snore), and gifts all over, the only reason is to try to celebrate their own Christmas by making people buy as many presents as possible.Some people often say when we're talking about that Christmas no longer is a religious celebration: "But just look at the churches at Christmas Eve! Never are the churches more crowded with people than at just Christmas Eve." ... It's nothing to say against that the churhces are fi...
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Jacob Marley, Scrooge's partner, had been dead seven years on Christmas Eve. This Christmas Eve upon his arrival home Scrooge saw Jacob Marley's face in the large knocker on his front door. ... (74) He attended Christmas Eve services at church with his father. ... The setting for this story takes place in London at Scrooge's business on Christmas Eve. ... When Dick Wilkins and Ebenezer Scrooge worked for Fezziwig they celebrated Christmas Eve by closing shop early. ...
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You will often hear, "But just look at the churches at Christmas Eve! Never are the churches more crowded with people than at Christmas Eve." ... It's nothing to say against churches that are filled with people, but the point is that most people don't go to church on Christmas Eve because they want to celebrate Christmas for the reasons that the holiday symbolizes. ... The elderly are often alone during Christmas. ... Then there are the children who has a parent that may be drinking, while their other parent has worked the whole week to make a pleasant Christmas, with one parent drun...
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Nicholas Day) and on Christmas Eve a special meal of drinks (aperitif), 'nibbles', seafood, and a special turkey is served. ... In Finland, many preparations are made for the three holy days, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. ... On Christmas Eve, they will eat rice porridge and drink plum fruit juice while listening to 'The peace of Christmas'. ... Christmas. ... Much like Belgium, France, and Finland, in America families come together and share a big traditional meal on Christmas Eve. ...
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This is how the incident started:It was during Christmas Eve 1997 and I was just got out from St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is located at 5th Ave, between 50th and 51st St., after attending a seven o'clock Christmas Eve's mass in there. ... I assumed that most New Yorkers were home and spent their Christmas Eve dinner with their families and friends. ... What a tragic accident to be killed on Christmas Eve, all alone in a subway train, with a bunch of strangers, in a strange city!... Since that unforgettable Christmas Eve, I never forget to say a little prayer to God at each ...
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One of, if not the main characters of the novel is Joe Christmas, also known as Joe McEachern. ... Christmas's dress-white shirt with black pants-suggests his internal division. ... Consequently, once Jefferson hears that Christmas is part black, the towns people assume that he is guilty. ... But it's difficult to square such an interpretation with Christmas's own racism and hatred of blacks. ... The seemingly fatherless birth of Joe on Christmas Eve, on the orphanage doorstep, is another obvious relation to his appearance as a Christ-like figure. ...
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In Germany, the Christmas season has a set date. ... Another cultural difference between Germans and Americans is when and howthe Christmas tree is put up. In my home, the day after Thanksgiving, we as afamily, choose and decorate our Christmas tree. ... The father goes in the "Christmas room" and rings a small bell, a sign that theChrist child was there. ... Unlike in America, the German Christmas Daydoes not consist of bright colors and lots of noise. ...
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She found Christmas to be a bittersweet time of year at their house. Her beloved husband of eighteen years had passed away on Christmas Eve four years ago. ... As Mary was doing her Christmas shopping she thought about her daughter's request. ... After that they went to her mother's house for Christmas dinner. ... When Mary and Annie got home, Mary asked Annie what her favorite part of Christmas was. ...
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A holiday storyThis is a story about what I thought was going to be a lonely and uneventful Christmas holiday time.I was planning to have a very quiet holiday season because my wife and youngest son were going to be in South America for the Christmas season. My reason for not going with them was our dogs we had three cocker spaniels at the time.Every thing went as I thought it should until the day before Christmas Eve. ...
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The wooden crib figures were the focal point Christmas. ... If one says however, that devil will appear and will say: " and you child are mine." 2.During a walk at the Christmas Eve by the winter cornfield one hears everything that will occur in the coming year. 3.If the dog of the neighbor howls the whole Christmas Eve over, it is moved to last the next yearly. 4.If on the Christmas Eve a ring of the barrel falls, someone dies in a house. 5.Who does not eat beans on Christmas day, becomes a donkey. 6.If one successfully steals on Christmas day, one can steal unpunish...
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This is where the 'Christmas Tree' comes from. ... This is the real origin of the Christmas tree. ... Nicholas, bishop of Myra, a saint honoured by the Greeks and Latins on the 6th of December; A legend of his surreptitious bestowal of dowries on the three daughters on and impoverished citizen, is said to have originated the old custom of giving presents in secret on the Eve of St. ... Celebrating Christmas is not a way to please him. ... The money spent in Christmas, on presents is astronomical. ...
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My Personal PerspectiveGrowing up I did not have much to do with God and the church. My mother and father were Lutheran, but I cannot remember going to church even once. My parents divorced when I was three and my mother met my stepfather when I was five. His family is Catholic, and when I was ...
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The Role of Children in Dicken's Christmas CarolChildren are common figures used in literature to portray purity, wholesomeness, and innocence. ... Throughout the story Dickens expels a character so vile and cold that he turns away two men asking for a donation on Christmas Eve and denies Bob Cratchit of heat when he is stingy aobut putting coal on the fire. ... He is the epitome of the Christmas spirit, that which should encompass us all. In the story Tim expresses this hope that people would see him, a cripple, and it may remind them of true meaning of Christmas. ... From this point...
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