All Things Christmas

The True Story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas

History of Christmas, Santa Claus

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in Patara, a village in what is now Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give

Ancient Festivals Coinciding with Christmas

Ancient Festivals, History of Christmas

Hundreds of years before Christ several other festivals were held in different parts of the world. These celebrations seemed to all occur at some point during the winter solstice, the time at which the earth makes its shortest journey around the sun. Ancient people worshiped the sun and those in the northern hemisphere feared that

Olive Dip

Appetizers & Dips

Olive Dip Posted By: vanessagthomas Makes:6 Ingredients: 4 ozs. grated or shredded mozzarella cheese; 4 ozs. grated or shredded cheddar cheese; 1 can finely chopped black olives; 1 cup chopped green olives with pimento; 1 bunch finely chopped green onions; 1 cup Mayonaise; 1 can chopped water chestnuts Directions: Bake in oven on 350 degrees for

Raw Oysters

Appetizers & Dips

Raw Oysters Posted By: Staff Makes:1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup Chili sauce and ketchup, mixed 3 Tablespoons of horseradish 1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon juice 2 Tablespoons of ground onion or chopped chives Dash of Tabasco sauce Directions: Serve oysters on the half shell set on a bed of ice, 6 at least per person. They are

Christmas Cherry Whip

Appetizers & Dips

Christmas Cherry Whip Posted By: carolm Makes:8 Ingredients: 1 Large Container Cool whip 1 Small can crushed Pineapple drained 1 Can Eagle Brand Milk 1 Can Cherry pie filling 1 Cup chopped pecans Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Chill

Mexican Tortillas

Appetizers & Dips

Mexican Tortillas Posted By: Staff Makes:72 Ingredients: 3 Cups of drained hominy 1 Teaspoon salt 1/4 Cup of corn meal Directions: Put the hominy through a grinder 2 or 3 times, then mix with the salt and corn meal. If necessary, add 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the boiled hominy. Form into an egg-size ball,

Mexican Sweet Peppers

Appetizers & Dips

Mexican Sweet Peppers Posted By: Staff Makes:6 Ingredients: 3 Red peppers (about 1 pound) 3 Green peppers (about 1 pound) 2 Tablespoons of olive oil 1 Tablespoon wine vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1/8 Teaspoon pepper Directions: Wash the peppers and cut each one in half lengthwise, then remove the ribs and

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Tortilla snack wrap

Appetizers & Dips

Tortilla snack wrap Posted By: CHRISTYL9 Makes:50 Ingredients: 1 or 2 pkg. floured tortilla’s 1- jar of thick and chunky salsa it can be mild, medium, or hot. 1- can of cut black olives 2- 8 or 12 ounce boxes of cream cheese Directions: Set cream cheese out in room temp. until soft. Then in a

Easy Cheese Ball

Appetizers & Dips

Easy Cheese Ball Posted By: childofGod Makes:15 Ingredients: 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 3 Tablespoons Mayo 1 pack of dry ranch dip mix 1 8 oz. block of cream cheese Directions: Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well with your hand form into a ball and roll in chopped pecans, refrigerate overnight and serve

Good King Wenceslas

Christmas Carols

Good King Wenceslas looked out, On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even; Brightly shone the moon that night, Tho’ the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel. “Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know’st it, telling, Yonder peasant,

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas Carols

We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, And a Happy New Year. Good tidings to you, And all of your kin, Good tidings for Christmas, And a Happy New Year. We all know that Santa’s coming, We all know that Santa’s coming, We all

The Wassail Song

Christmas Carols

Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a wand’ring, So fair to be seen. Chorus Love and joy come to you, And to your wassail too, And God bless you and send you a happy new year, And God send you a happy new year. We are not daily beggars

Silent Night

Christmas Carols

Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child. Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight. Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia, Christ the Savior is born! Christ the

O Christmas Tree

Christmas Carols

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How are thy leaves so verdant! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How are thy leaves so verdant!   Not only in the summertime, But even in winter is thy prime. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How are thy leaves so verdant! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

The First Noel

Christmas Carols

The first Noel, the angel did say, Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay keeping their sheep, On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel. They looked up and saw a star Shining in the the

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