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    feast day―St Nicholas Day (6 December Nicholas was born in Asia Minor (Greek Anatolia) in the Roman Empire, to a Greek Family, during the third century in the city of Patara (Lycia et Pamphylia), in present day Turkey, which was a port on the Mediterranean Sea, and lived in Myra, Lycia[ (part of modern-day Demre, Turkey), at a time when the region was Greek in its heritage, culture, and outlook and politically part of the Roman diocese of Asia.He was the only son of wealthy Christian parents named Epiphanius (Ἐπιφάνιος) and Johanna (Ἰωάννα) according to some accounts and Theophanes (Θεοφάνης) and Nonna (Νόννα) according to others. He was very religious from an early age, and according to legend, Nicholas was said to have rigorously observed the…

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    has a program named “Operation Santa”, in which, many postal employees respond to the letters by providing a written response signed by Santa, while other Post Offices may work with local schools, municipalities and community groups who volunteer for this task. On December 22, 2009, the New York Times, Room for Debate section, published, “The United States Postal Service caused an outcry when it decided to stop delivering letters addressed to “Santa Claus, North Pole.” It quickly reversed…

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    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick. Whether you've heard this famous saying or not, it seems to ring true. For example, when you were a child, you were told that Santa Claus is existent and that he's the one that comes down your chimney (if you happen to have one), place presents under your Christmas tree, and bite into the cookies and drink the milk left out for him. So you believed it because you simply suppose "My parents wouldn't lie to…

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    It was a month before christmas and Ben was at school in 7th period, the last class of the day, him and his friend, Jason were messing around, throwing paper airplanes at kids, and causing problems. They were in study hall, and had already finished their homework for the day, although they weren’t happy about even having homework going into the weekend and Ben was even less happy because he had just gotten a detention for the next 3 school day, and his birthday was on the 30th, the last day of…

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    If I were to switch places with somebody for a day, I’d switch places with Santa Claus on Christmas day. Why, you ask? The answer is simple. To ruin Christmas for all the little girls and boys. As Santa Claus, I would fill their presents with their past pet animal’s rotting corpses. They would smell the stench of rotting flesh, unable to figure what it’s coming from, but when it’s time to open presents they’ll let out a blood curdling scream. Oh, how I’ll laugh my jolly Santa Claus laugh, my…

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    The name Kris Kringle and Santa Claus are often interchanged during the Christmas season. Are they the same, is Kris Kringle the real Santa? Let’s take a trip back in time to answer not only this question but others like, how the reindeer fly? Why does Santa wear a red suit, and why does it look as we see it today? And, how can Santa carry a bag of hundreds of toys over his shoulder? Why does he live at the North Pole where it is always cold and dark for almost half the year, and how do they…

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    "If Candlemas Day be bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year.” according to an old British saying. So what does this have to do with believing in good ol’ Phil’s prediction? Well, for the same reason why people still believe in Santa Claus, just choosing to believe without any doubt just brings animation to the holiday! It’s just fun to believe in these so called “myths” just because it shines a sort of naïve innocence into our dim grown-up lives, let’s face it when we age we lose…

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    Crafts are always fun to do with children. Add in the theme of Christmas and Santa, and you have a home run of an activity to do with your children. There are many Christmas crafts that you can do with your children. The best place to start is by making a Santa wall hanging. This simple craft project can be made in various sizes so that it can fit any place where your children want it to hang. Many different age groups can also do the wall hanging Santa. This the basic step by step process to…

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    After I watched Radio, I realized that it was one of the movies included in the Cinematic Representation article by Renwick, Schormans, and Shore (2014). This article found two themes present in the films they analyzed: A simplification of occupational participation and infantilization. They portrayed Radio as someone who was nearly always happy. He rarely showed anger or sadness, until his mother passed away. His emotional dynamics were not as evident as other characters I saw in the movie.…

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    cards that are given to friends and family to bestow a blast of Christmas cheer came to America from a German card maker, which sold his cards after he braved the dangers of settling in a new home (“Christmas Traditions Worldwide”). But the stockings are quite a different story, with their beginnings based in both myth and availability, though both are based in a basic grouping; foot ware. See, the myth goes like this; there was a father with three daughters that could not marry, since they…

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