Christmas

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Australian Christmas Songs and Slang

Australian Christmas songs are often playful, reflecting the humor of the land down under. Enjoy listening to the samples featured here. I've also provided the meanings behind some common Aussie slang terms to help you interpret the lyrics.

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Twelfth Day of Christmas Traditions

This article includes a description of the Christian festival of Christmastide and the customs, old and new, associated with the last day of the celebration: Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night marks the visit of the three kings—Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior—to the newly born Christ.

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A Family History Christmas Tree

Decorate your Christmas tree with a family history theme. This theme is perfect for a genealogist or anyone wanting to honor their ancestors. Here are some tips for creating one with photos and other special decorations.

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A Short History of Christmas Music

When most of us think of classic Christmas tunes, songs like "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" come to mind. Have you ever wondered why we play these songs and so many more during the holiday season? How do Christmas songs come to be?

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The No-Gift Christmas

The No-Gift Christmas is an effort to teach my children value in all of the wonders and opportunities that life gives them in relationships, nature, the seasons, activity, helping others, and the sheer power of their imagination.