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

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

So without further ado, I am presenting Du with my big, big Liste of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the Liste into subsections to make it a little Mehr bearable and consumable. The...
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Another Holiday season is upon us and Du know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a Sekunde mortgage for the credit card bill and feuer up The Carpenter's Weihnachten album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another Liste of Weihnachten video goodies.

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

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's Liste because these are the items most people want to see....
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Back when I was a kid watching Weihnachten 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 Du of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did Du 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 Zeigen us a Santa Claus surrounded Von 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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If you're looking for a festive look that doesn't scream "CHRISTMAS!", try out a sparkly sequinned dress! It's a beliebt 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 Du 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 Sekunde one only has sparkles on the oben, nach oben and a cute bow at the waist. And the third option is an all-over sequins look!

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

Do Du like this trendy look?
A little late on this one but here are a few 'carols' I found funny. Not all of these are safe, sicher for work. If Du have any Mehr feel free to drop them in the Kommentare 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 Weihnachten Parody Spectacular

Jon LaJolie's Best Weihnachten Song

Jojo OrangaTang's Weihnachten On The Floor

Nigahiga's Weihnachten Swag

WaneFawsome's Itchy Balls

Jillian Hall's Rocking Around The Weihnachten 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 Weihnachten 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 Liebe the vibrant and how colourful this animated cartoon, it's whimsical Animation style will make Du Liebe 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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posted by zanhar1
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Not a Fan of your traditional Weihnachten music? Here's a Liste of hard Weihnachten songs from all over the metal spectrum! If Du have any Mehr suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's Gothic Christmas

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

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


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

• Poinsettias are the most beliebt Weihnachten plant and are...
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 Santa Claus would need a hell of a lot Mehr 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 Artikel that ran in the now defunct Spy Magazine about 15 years Vor oder so. This Artikel 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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posted by deedeeflower
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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 Küssen under the mistletoe is Lost 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 Jahr and Epiphany.
Traditionallythe Weihnachten holiday period lasts 12 days in Greece. There are many customs associated with the "twelve Tag of Christmas," some very old and others relatively recent, like the decorated baum 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 Tag 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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posted by Cammie
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 Merry Weihnachten Fanpopping Friends
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 Jahr but things do not always go as planned.
I decide to do some Home 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 Weihnachten the house would still be looking like a hurricane had swept through it.
I decided to get rid of...
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posted by DoctorSpud
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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 Du down".
You're going to shout
You're going to cry
You're going to pout, and I'm telling Du why
Sant Claus is bringing Du down!
He knows when Du are knocked out
He knows when you're in pain
He knows when to schlagen, punsch oder not
And his wallops will drive Du insane, woah!
Sant Claus is bring Du down!
Yeah, Santa Claus is bring Du down!
Yeah, Santa Claus is bringing Du DOWN!

I wrote this other, slightly longer song, based upon "Frosty the Snowman" and effectively retitled "Frosty...
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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 Weihnachten 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 Weiter morning, the shoes are filled with sweets – if the children have been...
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posted by shomill
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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 Angel – Jäger der Finsternis all year,
Santa Kitty,
So scurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all
The Essen 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 milch 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
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I found this funny little poem in a book called "Live and Learn and pass it on," Lesen 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 Artikel 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
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Remember when life was simple and everyone wore jellies, leg warmers, and parachute pants? If so, Du were lucky enough to have lived some years in that crazy time of the 80’s. All Du had to worry about was school and what GI Joe Du were getting this Jahr (please God, let it be Storm Shadow)? Well, this Liste is a flashback to those fun times of the 80's. Whether Du were 8 oder 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, Musik Videos and commercials. So sit back, relax, and pop up the halsband, kragen of your polo...
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posted by katiemariie
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I really enjoy the Weihnachten season. I Liebe the Filme that get played every year. I Liebe the Weihnachten Musik radio station. I Liebe the lights. I Liebe the snow. I Liebe the togetherness. I Liebe the Claymation. I Liebe wrapping presents. I Liebe unwrapping presents. I Liebe making cards and presents for my Friends and my teachers. I Liebe going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I Liebe going shopping with my friends. I Liebe the classroom Weihnachten parties that are against school rules. I Liebe going to Petsmart with my mom to get strumpf stuffers for my cats. I Liebe waking up early on Christmas...
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Dear Santa, here's my Weihnachten 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 Du 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.
posted by deedeeflower
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Try this delicious Bundt cake topped with an orange 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 butter
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sauer, saure cream oder plain nonfat yogurt
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (cointreau, triple sec)
Orange Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar, shifted
2 tablespoons orange saft


Step Von Step:

Thoroughly grease a 10 to 12-cup microwave-safe bundt pan with shortening; sprinkle with...
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