Christmas Around the World

A Very White Christmas in Ohio

Christmas Around the World, North America, United States

A Very White Christmas in Ohio zoeyzigba I love the Christmas season. It starts for me probably about the day after Thanksgiving (for those who don’t live in the U.S. or Canada, Thanksgiving is a day we give thanks for all of the good things in our life). My family decorates the whole house with

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What comes around, goes around!

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What comes around, goes around! Jeni I was fortunate when I was younger. My family consisted of an older sister, two older brothers, Mom, Dad, cat, dogs, and a partridge in a pear tree! Anyway, we had a dad who lived for Christmas. We weren’t rich but Mom and Dad made sure that we had

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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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