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Back when I was a kid watching 크리스마스 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 당신 of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did 당신 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 show us a Santa Claus surrounded 의해 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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(12/04/08 Update: I'm currently cleaning up the dead 링그 in this article. 당신 can also

Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday 텔레비전 programming.

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

So without further ado, I am presenting 당신 with my big, big list of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the list into subsections to make it a little 더 많이 bearable and consumable. The...
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In 1984, a group of well-intentioned musicians got together to form the charity group Band Aid to raise money for famine in Ethiopia with their release of the super 인기 song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" On the surface, to hear someone claim to "hate" such a song makes that person seem like a complete and total Grinch. How could 당신 hate a song that raised money for famine victims, 또는 brought awareness to the plight in Ethiopia? Right?

So allow me to explain my frustration with the song. Most people 사랑 the song, for its warm message and altrusitic intentions. I myself even link on a...
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 Santa Claus would need a hell of a lot 더 많이 reindeers than this to tow that massive amount of loot for all the world's Christian children...
Santa Claus would need a hell of a lot more reindeers than this to tow that massive amount of loot for all the world's Christian children...
This is a reprint of a classic 기사 that ran in the now defunct Spy Magazine about 15 years 이전 또는 so. This 기사 is all over the internets now, though few sites properly attribute the original source. In any event, here's the reprinted text to this holiday classic.

Consider the following:

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. But there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world....
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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 크리스마스 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 다음 morning, the shoes are filled with sweets – if the children have been...
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Another Holiday season is upon us and 당신 know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a 초 mortgage for the credit card bill and 불, 화재 up The Carpenter's 크리스마스 album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another list of 크리스마스 video goodies.

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

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's list because these are the items most people want to see....
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If you're looking for a festive look that doesn't scream "CHRISTMAS!", try out a sparkly sequinned dress! It's a 인기 look with all kinds of celebs.

Taylor Swift, Jordin Sparks, Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Katy Perry, and Kristen Stewart have all shone in shiny dresses. It's a great look to wear to any holiday event 당신 might have coming up (a party, a school dance, a girls' night, etc. etc.)

Here are some options we found from Delia's. This one is a light grey dress with a smattering of sparkles and a flouncy skirt. The 초 one only has sparkles on the 상단, 맨 위로 and a cute bow at the waist. And the third option is an all-over sequins look!

If 당신 don't feel comfortable wearing full-on sparkles, try accessorizing with something like glittery tights, a sparkly ring, 또는 shiny metallic nail polish.

Do 당신 like this trendy look?
A little late on this one but here are a few 'carols' I found funny. Not all of these are 안전한, 안전 for work. If 당신 have any 더 많이 feel free to drop them in the 코멘트 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 크리스마스 Parody Spectacular

Jon LaJolie's Best 크리스마스 Song

Jojo OrangaTang's 크리스마스 On The Floor

Nigahiga's 크리스마스 Swag

WaneFawsome's Itchy Balls

Jillian Hall's Rocking Around The 크리스마스 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
 A White Grinch???
A White Grinch???
Since we're all still in 크리스마스 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 사랑 the vibrant and how colourful this animated cartoon, it's whimsical 애니메이션 style will make 당신 사랑 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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Not a 팬 of your traditional 크리스마스 music? Here's a list of hard 크리스마스 songs from all over the metal spectrum! If 당신 have any 더 많이 suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's 고딕 Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't 크리스마스 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 크리스마스 In Hollywood...
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posted by deedeeflower
• The first commercial 크리스마스 cards were commissioned in London, in 1843, 의해 Sir Henry Cole, with illustration 의해 John Callcott Horsley. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first official White House card in 1953.

• "Rudolph" was actually created 의해 Robert May for Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's as a holiday promotion. The song was written later 의해 Johnny Marks, and recorded 의해 Gene Autry in 1949; it promptly sold about 2 million copies.

• 크리스마스 became an official national holiday in the USA on June 28, 1870.

• Poinsettias are the most 인기 크리스마스 plant and are...
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posted by deedeeflower
Mistletoe, in older times, was believed to have protective properties and was hung to ward off evil spirits. Celts believed that mistletoe, a parasitic plant that grows on trees, had special powers that could heal diseases, make poisons harmless, protect against evil spells and bring fertility to childless women. For many years, Christian places of worship did not allow it inside because of its pagan associations. But nowadays it is mostly used as an excuse to steal a kiss.

The origin of our tradition of 키싱 under the mistletoe is 로스트 in the mists of antiquity. Some say it probably stemmed...
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posted by KaterinoulaLove
In Greece when we talk about the "holidays" we are referring to the holiday period of Christmas, New 년 and Epiphany.
Traditionallythe 크리스마스 holiday period lasts 12 days in Greece. There are many customs associated with the "twelve 일 of Christmas," some very old and others relatively recent, like the decorated 나무, 트리 and the turkey on the Christmas-day table.
Historically,in 354 A.D. it was arranged for the birth of Christ to be celebrated on December 25, the same 일 that they celebrated the birth of the ancient god Mithra, known as the "invincible sun god" and god of all solar deities...
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 Merry 크리스마스 Fanpopping 프렌즈
Merry Christmas Fanpopping Friends
'Tis the season to be jolly!
I have had to remind myself of this fact constantly in the past week for I have had probably the most stressful week of 2008. All I wanted was to be in readiness and organized for my favourite time of 년 but things do not always go as planned.
I decide to do some 집 renovations and paint my house back in September, the house did not really need a revamping but I was bored and thought it was time for a change. Little did I imagine that only a few days before 크리스마스 the house would still be looking like a hurricane had swept through it.
I decided to get rid of...
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I wrote this short song, based upon "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". It has been effectively retitled "Santa Claus is bringing 당신 down".
You're going to shout
You're going to cry
You're going to pout, and I'm telling 당신 why
Sant Claus is bringing 당신 down!
He knows when 당신 are knocked out
He knows when you're in pain
He knows when to 펀치 또는 not
And his wallops will drive 당신 insane, woah!
Sant Claus is bring 당신 down!
Yeah, Santa Claus is bring 당신 down!
Yeah, Santa Claus is bringing 당신 DOWN!

I wrote this other, slightly longer song, based upon "Frosty the Snowman" and effectively retitled "Frosty...
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posted by shomill
Santa Kitty,
I’ve really been an awfully good cat,
And that
Is not an easy thing for me,
Santa Kitty,
So scurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa Kitty,
A ten-pound bag of cat food, too,
From you.
I’ve been an 앤젤 all year,
Santa Kitty,
So scurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all
The 음식 I’ve missed.
Think of all the items on
My people’s grocery list.
They really have been
Mean to me.
It takes a lot of food
To feed a cat like me!

Santa Kitty,
Slip a 우유 bowl under the tree
For me.
I’ll stay up for you, dear
Santa Kitty,
So scurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa Kitty,
I need something to chase ’round...
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posted by hm94991
I found this funny little poem in a book called "Live and Learn and pass it on," 읽기 it out of sheer bordom.

Here it is--
Stage one - When a boy belives in Santa Clause.

When a boy doesent belive in Santa Clause.

When a boy is Santa Clause.

When a boy looks like Santa Clause.

hmmm.......... This has to be longer so it can be an 기사 so here are the lyrics for "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas...
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posted by jhopgood
Remember when life was simple and everyone wore jellies, leg warmers, and parachute pants? If so, 당신 were lucky enough to have lived some years in that crazy time of the 80’s. All 당신 had to worry about was school and what GI Joe 당신 were getting this 년 (please God, let it be Storm Shadow)? Well, this list is a flashback to those fun times of the 80's. Whether 당신 were 8 또는 38 in the 80’s, you’ll enjoy this blast from the past. I’ve included all the best of cartoons, sit-coms, holiday specials, 음악 비디오 and commercials. So sit back, relax, and pop up the 칼라 of your polo...
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posted by katiemariie
I really enjoy the 크리스마스 season. I 사랑 the 영화 that get played every year. I 사랑 the 크리스마스 음악 radio station. I 사랑 the lights. I 사랑 the snow. I 사랑 the togetherness. I 사랑 the Claymation. I 사랑 wrapping presents. I 사랑 unwrapping presents. I 사랑 making cards and presents for my 프렌즈 and my teachers. I 사랑 going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I 사랑 going shopping with my friends. I 사랑 the classroom 크리스마스 parties that are against school rules. I 사랑 going to Petsmart with my mom to get 긴 양말, 스타킹 stuffers for my cats. I 사랑 waking up early on Christmas...
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Dear Santa, here's my 크리스마스 list.
I hope you'll bring it all.
I've only asked for gifts my parents
can't find at the mall.

I'd like to have a UFO,
with aliens inside,
and maybe a Tyrannosaurus Rex
that I could ride.

A ninety-nine foot robot
is a present I could use.
I'll also need a time machine,
and rocket-powered shoes.

Please bring a gentle genie
who will grant my every wish,
and don't forget a wizard's wand,
and, yes, a talking fish.

Of course, I'll need a unicorn,
and won't 당신 please provide
a dragon, and a castle
in the English countryside.

Of course, the weight of all these things
might cause your sleigh to crash.
If that's the case, dear Santa,
please feel free to just bring cash.