Top 25 Facts about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is well known worldwide. In Australia we are familiar with the Rockefeller Center because of TV shows broadcast from the NBC studios (The Today Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Saturday Night Live), TV shows based at the Center (30 Rock) and the Radio […]

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Christmas in Australia

Family Christmas Traditions in Australia Christmas in Australia for me is influenced by my English childhood and various traditions that were common to the country and my family. Today we have a guest article by an Australian writer, someone who was born and bred here, and has lived here all her life. Thank you for […]

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If Santa Used the Computer

Top Ten Reasons Santa does not use the computer: Each time he went out he would have to re-boot or the sleigh might crash The presents may fall out of the net He wouldn’t use chimneys but You Tubes Toys would get mixed up – he only knows email addresses and is not sure whether a […]

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Christmas traditions and myths at Yuletide in Norway

I am pleased to introduce a guest post by my friend from Norway, Renny Bakke Amundsen, who is author of the popular blog RennyBA’s Terella: Christmas in Norway brings a lot of traditions, myths, habits and cultural highlights. Remember, we are on top of the northern hemisphere (the capital, Oslo; 60°N) in Scandinavia, where the […]

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An Australian Christmas

Today’s children’s Advent Calendar page features two children’s Christmas videos.   While searching for these I came across the following Australian versions of Christmas songs. If you live in Australia you are most likely familiar with the first two. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gosGBYU5vIE[/youtube] Rolf Harris and Six White Boomers [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH0vMpp3ma4[/youtube] Christmas in Australia – tune Jingle Bells The next […]

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Christmas in Summer

I had an email from a friend in USA today who said “It’s difficult for me to identify Christmas with any other season other than Wintertime” and she referred me to the following delightful videos.  I thought they  would be likely to brighten up anyone’s day, whatever the season.  So sit back for a few […]

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