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Back when I was a kid watching Natale specials on TV, Mrs. Claus was invariably portrayed as a sweet but dowdy older woman of slightly plump stature. She could cook a mean pie and reminded te of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did te ever wonder what Mrs. Claus might have looked like when she was younger? I mean, I assume she must've be smokin' (natch).

So why is it that so many of the classic holiday programs mostra us a Santa Claus surrounded da androgynous little elves and a matronly Mrs. Claus? I mean, it's cold up at the North Pole. Surely Santa isn't adverse...
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posted by carenlee
Wreaths are one of the traditional decorative items that are most preferably used during the Natale celebrations. Everyone is planning for something innovative and unique when it comes to the decoration. Green wreaths with red ribbons o golden and silver tiny ornaments will always compliment the other decorations. Collecting few link ideas can help te decorate your home in an enchanting and ethnic manner.

How to make decorative and Eco Friendly Natale Wreaths?

Have te ever heard about eco friendly Natale wreaths? These wreaths can be made from reusable substances which probably...
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ciao guys so this is just some fun lil humor! i found this joke and thought it was cute! i think the women and especially the wives will agree!


After being away on business for a week before Christmas, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift.


"How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing $50.

"That's a bit much," detto Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.

"Thats still quite a bit," Tom groused.

Growing disgusted, the clerk brought out a tiny $15 bottle.

Tom grew agitated, "What I mean," he said, "is I'd like to see something real cheap."

So the clerk handed him a mirror.
(12/04/08 Update: I'm currently cleaning up the dead links in this article. te can also
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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday Televisione programming.

Some of my fondest Natale memories were spent in front a of Televisione watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer o one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A Natale Carol'.

So without further ado, I am presenting te with my big, big lista of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the lista into subsections to make it a little più bearable and consumable. The...
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posted by vikaspintu
Santa clause is a funny fatty guy. Who distribute gifts to childrens on christmas. I think he is fatty because he always eat Cioccolato and giunca, spazzatura foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY Natale SANTASanta clause is a funny fatty guy. Who distribute gifts to childrens on christmas. I think he is fatty because he always eat Cioccolato and giunca, spazzatura foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY Natale SANTA
posted by vider69
I've always preferred the term Natale in opposed to Xmas, it looks better when it's written in cards o a part of Natale decorations, and what's an Xmas anyway? I know that it's some type of abbreviation for the word Natale but it doesn't look right and it sounds worse if te try saying it, Natale has become so commercialized over the years it seems as though many of us have Lost our Natale cheer and the meaning of Natale isn't what it used to be, however this is my first Natale on fanpop and it's great to have a spot dedicated to this festive season, I am the youngest...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Yummy!
Yummy!
Hi guys, since Natale will be coming here, I will be Scrivere down some of my favourite Natale songs may it be Carols, from Natale films o from other artists who performed famous Natale carols.

As Long As There's Christmas

This song is taken from Disney's midquel, Beauty and the Beast: The Come d’incanto Christmas. Belle sang this while decorating the albero and it was sung da Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, I absolutely adore the lyrics because it's very symbolic especially about Natale day!

The First Noel

The tune is very pleasant to listen to and it tells us about the 3 Wise Men receiving...
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posted by zanhar1
Not a fan of your traditional Natale music? Here's a lista of hard Natale songs from all over the metal spectrum! If te have any più suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's Gothic Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't Natale Yet

Material Issue's Merry Christmas

Lacuna Coil's Naughty Christmas

Amarna Reign's Black Christmas

Hedegaard's Scary Christmas

Trans Siberian Orchestra's Carol Of The Bells

August Burns Red's Carol Of The Bells

I Declare War's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Hope For Tomorrow's A Very Metalcore Christmas

Hollywood Undead's Natale In Hollywood...
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 Would te pick this over something else?
Would you pick this over something else?
Last edited on 20 December 2007.

While not necessarily limited to the Natale holiday, White elefante Gift Exchanges are popolare at this time of anno for clubs, associations, small groups, churches and offices around the United States. It is often a più affordable (and, possibly, fun) alternative to buying presents for everyone in the group. But what is a White elefante Gift Exchange?

The history
The story - almost certainly apocryphal - goes like this: in pre-colonial India, the rajahs would give gifts to their vassals as tokens of their esteem. Chief among these was the elephant. The elephant...
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posted by islandprincess
In Ukraine, the Natale holidays begin since 2nd of January. Prior to Natale in the Ukraine, people try to complete almost all important work. As usual, the hostess thoroughly cleans the house, covers the new tablecloth, tries to make new clothes before holiday. On January 4th Ukrainians prepare everything for the future festive Natale dinner. According to tradition, there should be 12 courses for Svyatvecher (Christmas). All they have to be lean.

Traditionally, 12 courses are prepared because it is believed that during the anno the mese run over the earth for 12 times. Therefore,...
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posted by deedeeflower
da this time of year, many people are running out of gift ideas. Well, if te have a gardener (or a potential gardener) among your Friends and family, we have a few ideas for you!

You can always buy a plant for your gardener. But that's too easy--let's be a little più creative.

If te know a fellow gardener who would like Cibo plants but just can't resist those beautiful fiori and decorative plants, plan a decorative Cibo garden for them! Many vegetables and herbs have lovely fiori o foliage. Ornamental kale, for instance, is often grown simply as an ornamental but it is both pretty and...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Since I had done with my favourite Natale films, now it's the famous Oratorios composed da famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah da George Frederick Handel

This oratorio premiered in Dublin, Ireland and it's the first oratorio to be performed in English. Which was unusual at that time.

2) Alexander's Feast da George Frederick Handel

Although this oratorio is link to Alexander the Great, it's Musica sounds very Natale oriented and it is highly recommend for both Natale and Handel fan alike!

3) St. John's Passion da Johann Sebastian Bach

It's dramatic Musica will not only celebrate...
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posted by ChuckyLover1
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Natale and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is detto to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Natale Eve, December 24. The modern figure was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed da Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea....
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posted by the_bunkster
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say Merry Cristmas to all of te fanpoppers out there.

If te believe in god o te don't, it is always a special giorno for families and Friends to mostra how they really feel about one another, either this being Cibo fights, real fights o praying for the less fortunate, spend it as a way that is special to you.

Living in Australia, i have always had sweaty, hot christmas'. Natale morning spent with my mum and in the afternoon, it is spent with my dad. This is all that i have basically known, i am just grateful that i get to spend one of my most favourite days of the anno with my whole family.

But remember that Natale is not just about the presents o the food, although it is the best part lol, it is about family, Friends and santa.

So spread the joy and Amore that this season brings, spread it to everyone that te know and maybe even to those that te don't. Have a great Natale :)
te Will Need ☃️

Bag of marshmallows (large)
Bag of marshmallows (small)
cocktail sticks/tooth picks
Liquorice strips any flavour
Cibo colouring for piping
Edible piping glue
Pkt frutta pastels

Method

Skew together two large marshmallows for head and body o one large for body and one small for the head with cocktail sticks.Skew the arms in the same way then add to the body.

Pipe on face with Cibo colouring.
Glue on liquorice strip for a scarf.
Glue on frutta pastel for the hat.

Leave to set.

te can give him a caramelle cane if te wish ☃️
posted by katiemariie
I really enjoy the Natale season. I Amore the Film that get played every year. I Amore the Natale Musica radio station. I Amore the lights. I Amore the snow. I Amore the togetherness. I Amore the Claymation. I Amore wrapping presents. I Amore unwrapping presents. I Amore making cards and presents for my Friends and my teachers. I Amore going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I Amore going shopping with my friends. I Amore the classroom Natale parties that are against school rules. I Amore going to Petsmart with my mom to get calza, maglia rasata stuffers for my cats. I Amore waking up early on Christmas...
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posted by Mallory101
O Natale tree, O Natale tree!
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!
O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

For every anno the Natale tree,
Brings to us all both joy and glee.
O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!

Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O Natale tree, O Natale tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Another Holiday season is upon us and te know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a secondo mortgage for the credit card bill and fuoco up The Carpenter's Natale album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another lista of Natale video goodies.

So kick back and get ready to enjoy another batch of holiday fun. Oh, and in case te missed last year's lista be sure to check out link

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's lista because these are the items most people want to see....
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posted by KaterinoulaLove
If te want to wish "Merry Christmas" to someone in Greece, then te should say: Kala Hristouyienna.

If te want to wish "Happy New anno " to someone in Greece, then te should say: Kali Hronia.

For "Happy New anno Day" in Greek te should say "Kali Protohronia".

If your friend is called Manolis o Hristos, his nameday is on December 25 (Christmas day). Wish him "Hronia Polla" (Many Happy Returns) for his nameday.

The same applies if your friend is called Vassilis, Yiannis o Fotis. Vassilis nameday is on January 1, Fotis' nameday is on January 6, Yiannis' nameday is on January 7.

During Natale holiday period, which lasts from December 24 until January 6, plus a couple of weeks past that, it is a custom in Greece to wish "Hronia Polla" to the people te meet. So, if te meet someone in the morning, the proper way to greet him o her is: Kalimera, Hronia Polla! (Good morning, Many Happy Returns).
In Germany, today is the First Advent – meaning the first of the for Sundays before Christmas. It is often the last Sunday in November, but this year, it happens to be exactly on December first. Advent is here the time we spend in preparation for the Natale celebrating, lighting one candle every Sunday.

The sixth of December is a very special day, Nicholas day. The prior evening, everyone in the house is cleaning their largest pair of shoes and putting it in front of the fireplace (or another special place). The successivo morning, the shoes are filled with sweets – if the children have been...
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