All Things Christmas

What goes up must come down!

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What goes up must come down! Ben Last year, my family had a really bad Christmas. We had a very old Christmas tree that didn’t have a stand. It was an artificial one. Well anyway, my sister and I were watching “Dawson’s Creek” in the sun room, and all of a sudden we heard a

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A Christmas in Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.

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A Christmas in Santa Monica, California, U.S.A. smokey We all wake up really early and then we unwrap our gifts while my mom and dad make Christmas-shaped cookies. When they’ve finished we all sip our hot chocolate and eat the cookies. My brother and I then get dressed and go over to Wolfgang Puck’s where

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Around the World Classrooms

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Around the World Classrooms Peggy Greene I teach in a collaborative classroom. I am a teacher of the behavioral disordered students, but I am teaching one segment daily (social studies & science) in a reg. ed. 4th grade class. Idea — We decorated our 4th grade hall for Thanksgiving like Plymouth; the early settlers. For

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California Christmas

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California Christmas CaliforniaPoppy I grew up as a 5th generation Californian, and have some traditions that don’t seem to be the “norm” elsewhere. For example: in our Christmas stocking would *always* be a walnut, a tangerine, and a few small trinkets. For a long time, I just thought this (the walnut & tangerine) came down

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My Christmas Poem

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My Christmas Poem Matt_Miller_Girl Christmas is a happy time, when family and friends can play a mime, or laugh and sing with friends so dear, it might even bring up a tear. Christmas is a time for joy, time to give a child a joyful toy, time to catch up on old news, and time

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Our Family’s Santa Picture Tradition

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Our Family’s Santa Picture Tradition MapleMay99 Every year, since I was a baby, my mom has always made my sisters and I sit on Santa Claus’ lap in the mall. We have over 23 pictures of this because that is how old my sister is. The embarrassment of two teengers and an adult, standing in

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Our Christmas in the U.S.

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Our Christmas in the U.S. Rhiannon Starting on December 1st, we use an Advent calendar to count the days remaining until Christmas. Our Advent calendars are Santa Claus figures with 24 pieces of yarn that are tied to 24 pieces of candy. You eat one piece of candy each day and the number of candies

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Christmas on a Small Family Farm

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Christmas on a Small Family Farm jdoubs We all usually get up and share the chores, then we go in and open presents. We usually do it by age. We almost always have coffe cake, then we have a HUGE “breakfast” at 10:00. It’s always fun!

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Haitian-style Christmas in America

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Haitian-style Christmas in America renalda I have celebrated Christmas the Haitian way since I was young. My parents were from Haiti and brought me up this way. We are Christian, but we have diffrent traditions. We celebrate Christmas on the 24th not the 25th. We go to Mass on the night of the 24th. We

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Christmas in Florida

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Christmas in Florida Jadzia1043 I’m a 15 year old from Florida. I moved here from Michigan when I was 5, so I don’t really remember much snow. But thats okay because a warm, sandy Christmas is as good as the rest! Here, its a pretty perky season with or without cold weather. We hang up

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My Christmas Eve

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My Christmas Eve Ladyburd Hi! What I do on Christmas eve: We go to Mass at 5:30 in the evening and after that we go to my family’s home where we have ham, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, and all diffent kinds of food. Then my dad reads the bible before we

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English Christmas in Tennessee

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English Christmas in Tennessee Emma I was born and raised in England and moved to America when I was 14. I’m 23 now and still miss Christmas at home, although I have my own family now and this is essentially home. The beginning of the Christmas season begins for me around the 2nd week in

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My Family Tradition

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My Family Tradition Elf_2000 I really love Christmas at my house. My mom always makes tons of goodies to eat. We always get a real tree and we make our own decorations. It always looks so neat. We string cranberries and popcorn to wrap around the tree. (After we take down the tree we put

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My Family ‘s Christmas

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My Family ‘s Christmas NCSUMo85 Every year my family celebrates Christmas and it is wonderful! We have Christmas Eve at my house. The adults get together and open gifts. I am not allowed to go downstairs to see our gifts until 7:00 a.m. When we get to open gifts, my sister and I take turns.

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Traditions of Poland in America

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Traditions of Poland in America GOSIA WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS EVE BY NOT EATING MEAT ALL DAY. WE HAVE A 7 COURSE MEAL CONSISTING OF BEANS, FISH, VEGETABLES AND A VAST ARRAY OF CHRISTMAS DESSERTS. WE ALSO SHARE A POLISH WAFER BREAD CALLED AN “OPLATEK”. IT IS OUR “PEACE AND WISH” BREAD. WE ALL RECEIVE A

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