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Christmas In the United States

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

Christmas In the United States Staff America is such a large country that there are a variety of different customs and traditions within it. Decorations and celebrations are strongly British oriented, and other communities have settled in America and kept their own festivals as well. Father Christmas became Santa Claus in America and he now

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A Warm Florida Christmas

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

A Warm Florida Christmas Lance101 I grew up in the Northern part of the U.S. and now live in Florida. It is quite warm here during the Christmas season. Fortunately, I grew up with a very strong love for Christmas so my husband and I (and baby-to-be) have created our own holiday traditions. We collect

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Christmas in Houston

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Christmas in Houston intuitivetrust We don’t get much snow here in Houston, but we do have a lot of spirit. The season starts on Thanksgiving Day. My family and I watch the televised Macy’s parade from New York, and decorate the house. After everyone has eaten their turkey, they go to the Uptown Lighting Festival,

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Christmas Joy

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Christmas Joy CheerQT0 Hello. My name is Tess Makayin. Every year we celebrate Christmas and Christmas Eve with family including grandmothers and my grandfather (the other one has passed on) and we have such a good time. On Christmas Eve, we go to church at around 5:00 and then usually go to my aunt’s house

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A Salt Lake City Christmas

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A Salt Lake City Christmas pix_ie_chic In Salt Lake City, Utah, Christmas time is the most special time of the year. On Christmas Eve our family gathers together for a turkey and ham dinner. (Which is always delicious!) After dinner we gather in the family room for our “Christmas Program”. We read the story of

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Family Christmas

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Family Christmas sbrowder In our family, Christmas is being together. We all come together at some point. It may not be on Christmas Day. This way, on the 25th everyone has at least seen everyone else at some point in time. We have a large family dinner and watch movies or play games or just

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Christmas in Ohio

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Christmas in Ohio Jingle Belle I live for the Christmas season, but I really start to get in the mood when it first snows, which is usually around early November. By December, everything is decked out in holiday regalia, and we put up our decorations around then. The trees look absolutly gorgeous at night, little

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Special Tradition

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Special Tradition Holiday Lady Christmas Eve is the part of Christmas that I look forward to every year. My whole family plans a really big party. We have all kinds of food and we trade gifts to be opened on Christmas morning. We re-enact the Nativity story, and sing Christmas carols together. My dad dresses

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My Italian-American Christmas

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My Italian-American Christmas muletime My family has been in the US since the turn of the century. My heritage is completly Italian, and so many of our Christmas traditions are derived from Italian traditions. First of all, Christmas is not Christmas unless we have the house extravagantly decorated by the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We put

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Santa’s helpers

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

Santa’s helpers GiGi Deb On Dec 1 Santa’s helpers (elves) appear at our houses. Usually only a few appear the first few days. As Christmas approaches the elves come out everywhere. They are here to watch the the children (and grandchildren). The children are sssoooo good because they know that if they misbehave the elf

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