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A Christmas Tree Ornament Every Year

Family Christmas Traditions, United States

My Christmas family tradition started with my father when I was three years old and I continue following his tradition.  Every Christmas my father would either make or purchase a tree ornament and write my name and the year on it.  He would then hang it on the tree.  My parents divorced when I was

A Family Christmas Celebration

Christmas Around the World, Europe, United States

A Family Christmas Celebration Sue Well I hope that by now you have started your Christmas Shopping for gifts for your family and friends!! We are starting our family Christmas celebrations from the second week in December buying fresh Christmas Trees from the farm and placing one on our balcony and the other in the

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Christmas In Mexico

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

Christmas In Mexico Staff Making Merry in Mexico – by Dale Hoyt Palfrey ( Dale Hoyt Palfrey is a freelance writer, translator, interpreter and public relations consultant based in Ajijic, Jalisco. Her moth-eaten parka, mittens and longjohns have remained packed away for the 20-plus sunny Christmases she has celebrated in Mexico.) Dreaming of a white

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the christmas in mexico is celebrated spanish styl

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

the christmas in mexico is celebrated spanish styl aigartua The Christmas in Mexico, is celebrated as spanish tradition. in the last years, we have influence of The American USA, style, with Santa Claus etc. we have here now two kinds of influences, latin, and anglo. we heve here many interesting celebration. religious, and profans. HAPPY

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Mexican Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

Mexican Christmas Joaquim Gabriel Andrade My family and I celebrate Christmas the Mexican way because we are all from Mexico. We begin to celebrate on the 24th because that is Christmas Eve. We start opening presents at midnight or the 25th in the morning. We always have a party every Sunday before Christmas. It is

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Christmas in Mexico

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

Christmas in Mexico Joaquim Gabriel Andrade In Mexico my family and I get together at my grandma’s house where everybody is. We leave the presents under the Christmas tree. We play while the turkey is being cooked. Sometimes my cousins, my brother and I get some fireworks and light them up outside the house. We

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My Mexican Christmas

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

My Mexican Christmas Joaquim Gabriel Andrade Christmas in Mexico In Mexico Christmas is always hot. They have many different celebrations. The Mexicans have a special way of celebrating Christmas called “Las Posadas”. There they have a big party with special star shaped piñatas and traditional Mexican foods. I like the posadas a lot. I also

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Las Posadas

Christmas Around the World, Mexico, North America

Las Posadas lekatu Does anyone still remember the traditional posadas? The best x-mas I ever had were in Mexico. It’s very different since we moved here, we’re more into Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman than our nacimientos and traditions. This year I’m doing a research back to my past and remember my childhood posadas.

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Christmas In Iceland

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Christmas In Iceland Staff The people of Iceland believe in thirteen Santas, said to be descendants of a mythological figure known as Gryla the Ogre. Each begins visiting Icelandic homes on December 12th and, by Christmas Day, they’ve all arrived. Each makes his presence felt in mischievous ways. Door Slammer awakens sleepers by slamming doors.

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24th of december

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

24th of december Kertasnikir We open our presents at the evening of the 24th ! But we don´t really believe in those santa clauses it is just an very old story ! We are getting more like in America but we say “Gledileg jol” (“Gleðileg jól” = icelandic, if you can see it right) when

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