Christmas Around the World

Christmas in California

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Christmas in California goldendies Hi! I live in Modesto, California. For my family, Christmas usually begins around November 1st of each year. This is when the TV stations usually start airing all the different Christmas commercials. Around December 1st, my family and I go buy our Christmas tree. We decorate it with tinsel and Christmas

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My Memories Of CHRISTMAS

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My Memories Of CHRISTMAS DONA LEE SMITH As a child, our family, Italian by descent, had many wonderful eventful days dedicated to this holiday. My brother Tony and I always had an advent calander, and were sure to unveil each day as it passed to see what surprise was under the date we’d expose. It

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Christmas in East Texas

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Christmas in East Texas Patti Wafford Christmas has always been a special holiday for my family. We usually start Thanksgiving evening, or the day after, by decorating the house and putting the tree up. I spend the few weeks before Christmas, baking breads and candies, and finishing up Christmas shopping. We watch Christmas movies all

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A Christmas in the Rockies

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A Christmas in the Rockies Sean Reynolds I live in Utah where Christmas time starts the day after Thanksgiving. On that day we, as a family, put up our Christmas tree and put lights on the house. Through the month of December, we do our Christmas shopping, watch the snow, and go down to downtown

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Advent Stocking

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Advent Stocking LisaCaryl I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and several years ago, while looking at Southern Living Christmas book I noticed an advent stocking. We were overloaded with Halloween candy at the time and pressed for cash, so I changed some of the directions. I took 24 pieces of candy (none with

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An Awesome Christmas!

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An Awesome Christmas! AriannatheElf Christmas is always a great time for my family and I. It’s the one time of the year when we get to see each other and have a good time. My favorite part of Christmas is when it’s Christmas Eve and my family and I are at our Church. We have

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“Communion” sweets?

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“Communion” sweets? Donna Lee Over 30 years ago a friend of mine shared with me little packaged sweets sent to her by an aunt in Italy. All I can remember is that they were made from unblessed communion wafers. My friend said they were an old-fashioned, traditional treat at Christmas. Can anyone tell me what

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CHRISTMAS FOR ERITREANS IN THE US OF A!

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CHRISTMAS FOR ERITREANS IN THE US OF A! Azeb Christmas in Eritrea is great! We celebrate Christmas with a BANG!! We celebrate with food and we go to church on Christmas eve. We go back home in the morning and celebrate by cooking a big feast; the main dish is usually lamb or sheep. We

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Christmas in Mannford, Oklahoma

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Christmas in Mannford, Oklahoma rosebud13 Christmas is my family’s favorite time of the year. Every Thanksgiving we decorate for Christmas. All through the month of December I sing Christmas songs and read Christmas books. I watch a ton of Christmas movies. About one week before Christmas my dad’s family comes over and we have a

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Christmas in One-Room Schoolhouses

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Christmas in One-Room Schoolhouses Celebrating Christmas in the School Days of Old Children from the 1880′s to the 1940′s celebrated Christmas in their one-room schoolhouses very differently than the students of today. Children had a shorter Christmas Break, performed a Christmas Program, and decorated the School tree with handmade ornaments. Christmas Break was often very

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