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cat and fish

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

cat and fish ecco You mustn´t forget the big christmas cat in Iceland! The christmas cat “Jólakötturinn” comes and eats you if you don´t get any new clothes before christmas!! ……. so you better buy some clothes! Or else you will end up in the belly of a giant cat!!! hehe And on the 23rd

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The 13 Santas

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

The 13 Santas Hurdaskellir There are thirteen Santas here in Iceland and each leaves a gift for the good children, their names are: 1) Woodfoot 2) Canalguy 3) Shorty 4) Spoon licker 5) Pot eater 6) Aska licker 7) Door slammer 8) cheese-curds container 9) sausagehooker 10)Windowpeaking 11)Smellynose 12)Meathooker 13) Candlesnatcher weird arent they, well

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Christmas day in Iceland

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Christmas day in Iceland hallur Every Christmas Day (25th of December) many people have a tradition to eat lamb meat that has been hanging for days and then smoked for hours (just like they do to salmon and other food). Then we boil the meat and eat it along with some potatoes, white gravy, beans

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Icelandic Christmas Customs

Christmas Around the World, Iceland, North America

Icelandic Christmas Customs thora To get an accurate picture of Icelandic Christmas customs there is a website for all information on that — http://www.jolahusid.com/ Have fun!

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Christmas in Florida

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Christmas in Florida I_LUV_BSB4 I live in Florida so we don’t have any snow but you can still feel the spirit of Christmas in the air. I get off school two weeks before Christmas. Those two weeks are spent baking and wrapping and decorating. Then, one week before Christmas I have a party for all

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California Family Christmas

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

California Family Christmas Debbie Christmas is my favorite time of year. It seems like I get into a holiday mood earlier and earlier. This year it struck on November 1st. My daughters and I started making Christmas ornaments this past weekend. I’m restraining myself from playing Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. We always go to

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My Christmas

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My Christmas rudolph-mook_85 Every Christmas, the night before, (Christmas Eve) we go to my grandfather’s house in Knox, and open the presents from Santa Claus. Santa always comes a day early, and EVERYONE gets presents. I guess Santa’s a little generous. Then, we come home, go to bed, and wake up the next morning. I

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Gift of Love

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Gift of Love Penny I hope whomever reads this feels as blessed as I do. Five and a half years ago I visited Brazil, in the city of Vitoria. We were there to adopt a beautiful little girl we named Mikayla. She was four weeks old and full of life. I felt so blessed and

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Washington Family

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Washington Family trumpet_17 In my family (which almost all of us are there; grandma, grandpa, aunt and uncles, etc.) , as I have always known it, we actually have the big gift-opening time on Christmas Eve night, after a pleasant little dinner. Then, Christmas morning, my family and I check our stockings, which “Santa” fills

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Christmas in Louisiana

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Christmas in Louisiana Robbie Christmas is celebrated in Louisiana very much in the same manner as the rest of the United States, but it includes some customs reminiscent of the state’s French heritage. Among the Cajuns (Louisianians of French-Canadian descent), Santa Claus is known as “Papa Noël” (Father Christmas); he is believed to ride on

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