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1 CHRISTMAS Christmas is the Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story has survived through the gospels of Luke and Matthew, telling the angel Gabriel, the adoration of the shepherds, the visit of the Magi. The Christian meaning of the festival lies in the celebration of God's presence with the birth of Jesus. The liturgical season of Christmas is counted from the first vespers of December 24, ending with the Sunday of the Baptism of Jesus.

2 Crib, derived from medieval representations that the tradition dates back to St. Francis of Assisi, is a reconstruction of the figurative birth of Jesus. Christmas tree is a tree decorated with small colored objects, lights, sweets, small gifts. The Christmas tree gradually took on a a new meaning: it came to symbolize the figure of Jesus, the Savior who has overcome the darkness of sin. Father Christmas present in many cultures, is an old man with a white beard that distributes gifts to children, usually in the evening of Christmas Eve. It derives from the historical figure of Saint Nicholas of Bari, but in its modern form it has spread since the nineteenth century United States.

3 WISH LIST OF CELEBRITIES Hugh Laurie wants a Steinway concert grand piano, a Triumph 955i motorcycle, and a 30-foot yacht, reports the Daily Mail. Scarlett Johansson says her Christmas gift wish list includes four more years for President Obama. “I hope 2012 brings a re-election for President Obama,” Johansson told Hollywood Life. Schiffer and Grant revealed their Christmas gift wish lists for the annual Christmas Stocking Auction held Dec. 3 and organized by Macmillan Cancer Relief. "Dream stockings" full of gifts based on the celebrity gift wish lists were offered for auction. Schiffer also wants a book about yoga, a box of After Eight chocolates, a bottle of red wine and Agent Provocateur underwear, reports the Daily Mail. Grant would also like a Richard James shirt, Gucci sunglasses, three pairs of black Pantherella socks, and Adidas trainers

4 CHRISTMAS QUOTES I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself... It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain "have fun." Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis.

5 One Wish (Oooh oooh oooh oooh) If there were no presents Waiting on Santa's sleigh What would I wish for Christmas And if Frosty the Snowman Were melting away I would pray for hope and unity On Christmas day If I had one wish for Christmas There would be joy And peace here on earth If I had one wish for Christmas this year We would all come together as one If Rudolph and his reindeer Ran into delays I'd still hope for joy this season And if somehow Santa got lost on his way I would try to find a way to smile Smile on Christmas day Chorus You know it ain't about All those material things (no no) What you've gotta think about Is the love Christmas brings (yeah)

6 WISH LIST I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. Christmas is definitely around the corner. Christmas songs are already being played over the radio; Christmas decorations are already seen on TV and the stores; plans are already being made for Christmas parties / activities and the itinerary for one’s Christmas vacation is already being prepared. Since Christmas is just around the corner, this is my personal wish-list for this wonderful season. Some of these are material things, others are not. Some are realistic, others (at least from my point of view) may not be quite as realistic. But nothing is really impossible.

7 CHRISTMAS WISHES Wish you a Merry Christmas and may this festival bring abundant joy and happiness in your life! May this Christmas be so special that you never ever feel lonely again and be surrounded by loved ones throughout! You are special, you are unique; may your Christmas be also as special and unique as you are! Merry Christmas! Here's wishing you all the joys of the season. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! May joy and happiness snow on you, may the bells jingle for you and may Santa be extra good to you! Merry Christmas! May this Christmas be bright and cheerful and may the New Year begin on a prosperous note! Love, Peace and Joy came down on earth on Christmas day to make you happy and cheerful. May Christmas spread cheer in your lives! Sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your family. May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family this Christmas! May all your days be merry and bright and may your Christmas be white! Merry Christmas! It is that time of the year again, when you are thankful for everything merry and bright. May this Christmas be a delight! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! May Christ bless you with all the happiness and success you deserve! Merry Xmas! I am dreaming of white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write, May your days be merry and bright, and May all your Christmases be white. Merry Christmas. May your world be filled with warmth and good cheer this Holy season, and throughout the year! Wish your Christmas be filled with peace and love. Merry Xmas. May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wish you lots of love, joy and happiness. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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