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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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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 Mallory101
Dominick the Donkey
Lou Monte

Hey! Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
It's Dominick the donkey.
Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
The Italian Natale donkey.
(la la la-la la-la la la la la)
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da)

Santa's got a little friend,
his name is Dominick.
The cutest little donkey,
you never see him kick.
When Santa visits his paisans,
with Dominick he'll be.
Because the reindeer cannot
climb the hills of Italy.

Hey! Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
It's Dominick the donkey.
Chingedy ching,
(hee-haw, hee-haw)
The Italian Natale donkey.
(la la la-la la-la la la la la)
(la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da)...
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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 :)
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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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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 A White Grinch???
A White Grinch???
Since we're all still in Natale mood, here is my comparison for both the 1966 animated short with its live action film made in 2000.

1966 Animated Short

This animated short that started it all! I Amore the vibrant and how colourful this animated cartoon, it's whimsical animazione style will make te Amore this cartoon and Dr. Seuss, his artwork fascinates people even in today's generation, the theme song 'You're Mean One, Mr. Grinch!' has even been covered in the TV series, 'Glee' that I could not get it out of my head after listening to it recently.

2000 Live Action Film

When this film came...
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I Amore Christmas, it is one of my preferito holidays ever. Even though it was più exciting when I was a child o even a teenager. But I grew up and my sister who is 7 years younger than me, she's 25, I don't see her as much, even on holidays as she lives with her boyfriend of a year. Plus her job as a VJ at our local radio station takes up a lot of her time. Then there is the fact that my nana on my mom's side always put on the best Christmases, Natale was also her preferito holiday, but sadly she passed away 4 years ago, then with my Aunt and Uncle going to either New York to have Christmas...
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A little late on this one but here are a few 'carols' I found funny. Not all of these are sicuro, cassetta di sicurezza for work. If te have any più feel free to drop them in the commenti section.

Bob Rivers' 12 Pains Of Christmas

Jeff Foxworthy's 12 Days Of Redneck Christmas

Key Of Awesome's 12 Days Of Miley

Key Of Awesome's Natale Parody Spectacular

Jon LaJolie's Best Natale Song

Jojo OrangaTang's Natale On The Floor

Nigahiga's Natale Swag

WaneFawsome's Itchy Balls

Jillian Hall's Rocking Around The Natale Tree

Bob Rivers' Who Put The D*** On The Snow Man

Cheech & Chong's Police Got My Car

Bing Bing Bong A Donald Trump Jingle Bells
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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posted by deedragongirl
 Carols of the Bell.
Carols of the Bell.
Hi guys, have te ever sung carols at a famous cathedrals o churches at your native countries? Here are the perfect holy sites to sing.

1. Westminster Abbey (London, England)

The abbey was site of the 2011 Royal Wedding, I Amore the atmosphere and the church. It gives te all a feel of Christmas, don't te think?

2. Cologne Cathedral (Cologne, Germany)

This is the first cathedral outside of the UK, and for the same reasons as Westminster Abbey.

3. St. Stephen's Basilica (Budapest, Hungary)

Although I have been to Budapest, I had never step inside this beautiful Basilica before, it also has the...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Natale is Coming!
Christmas is Coming!
Hi guys, I would like to write some of my favourite Natale Activities here as I am feeling the Natale blue already!

1) Carolling

I absolutely Amore to sing, despite that I'm a very shy person, I Amore to do it for the charity and pleasure of cheering people up!

2) Shopping

I had always Amore this, and 2 years fa I bought a t-shirt from Esprit for my Pianoforte teacher and for myself. I'm very blessed to have it as of today!

3) Church Natale Services

To be honest, I have an annoying habit to wake up late lately to go to Church and I hope that I do not have to do it especially on Natale day. Please pray for me! I Amore to see all of my new friends.

4) Natale Lights

I Amore taking foto with my Nikon DSLR Camera, and I would go down to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to snap foto of Natale lights of I'm lucky enough!


Do te believe in Christmas? Well, I do!
 Oh Night Divine!!!
Oh Night Divine!!!
 Shopping, who's with me?
Shopping, who's with me?
 O Holy Night!
O Holy Night!
 Natale in Malaysia
Christmas in Malaysia
posted by deedragongirl
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 CokeTheUmbreon
 Just for shits and giggles.
Just for shits and giggles.
Hello, Natale fan club fans! Coca Cola here. And today/tonight I'm gonna tell te my Natale songs I like. te know how much I like edm, house, dubstep, jungleterror, the like, right?

*someone nods*

Well, around after Thanksgiving, I have an ear for Natale Musica of any kind surprisingly. Maybe it's the holiday vibe? Let's cut the shit and get to it!

Major Lazer - Natale Trees

I just found this lot too long fa today. A good reggae song with holiday vibes. Good to hear a holiday song from Diplo's Mad Decent. I wish Spinnin could do the same.

Gianni Marino - Carol Of The Bells

I heard this in...
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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 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).
 Merry Natale With Love,your friend ILOVEMLPs
Merry Christmas With Love,your friend ILOVEMLPs
Me and my entire family want to wish all of te wonderful fanpoppers a very Merry Christmas! I hope te get lots of presents this anno and I hope that te were not naughty!I wish I could give te a Natale gift personally, so this is my Natale gift to all of you! Make sure to wish all of your Friends a Merry Natale too!I hope your Natale is filled with joy and Amore this year!I hope te get lots of great gifts. I wish I could give te all più than just a simple letter. I hope te Natale is filled with laughter,joy,and family moments together! I hope all of te out there have a very Merry Natale this year!
Enjoy your Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
With Love,your friend and fan,

ILOVEMLPs (Megan Bullough)
 My Natale creation to all of you!
My Christmas creation to all of you!
posted by deedeeflower
Try this delicious Bundt cake topped with an arancia, arancio sugar glaze.

3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts (split)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup softened burro
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup aspro, acida cream o plain nonfat yogurt
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons arancia, arancio liqueur (cointreau, triple sec)
Orange Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar, shifted
2 tablespoons arancia, arancio succo, succo di frutta

Step da Step:

Thoroughly grease a 10 to 12-cup microwave-safe bundt pan with shortening; sprinkle with...
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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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posted by KaterinoulaLove
Epiphany in Greece is known as Theofania o Fota. The first sanctification of the Epiphany (The Enlightenment) takes place in church on the eve of the holiday. Afterwards, the priest goes from house to house holding a attraversare, croce and a basil branch. As he walks through each house, he uses the basil to sprinkle (bless) all the areas of the home.

An old custom in Crete , which is almost forgotten today, was the preparation of the fotokoliva (boiled wheat with peas) on the eve of Epiphany. The fotokoliva was eaten da the people, but they also fed it to their livestock, which was believed to insure good...
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