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The Elves' First Christmas ("How did the elves first meet Santa? The believable story reads like a traditional tale, and the detailed paintings of elves at work and play are filled with tiny details that make their world convincing. Kids will enjoy this view of the North Pole's shortest residents.")
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"The First Nowell" is of Cornish origin. Its current form was first published in Carols Ancient and Modern (1823) and Gilbert and Sandys Carols (1833), both of which were edited by William Sandys and arranged, edited and with extra lyrics written by Davies Gilbert for Hymns and Carols of God.
Nowell is an Early Modern English synonym of "Christmas" from French Noël "the Christmas season", ultimately from Latin natalis [dies] "[day] of birth". The word was regularly used in the burden of carols in the middle ages towards the early modern period; Sir Christèmas (Ritson Manuscript), "Nowell sing we now all and some" (Trinity Carol Roll) and "Nowel - out of youre slepe arise and wake" (Selden Carol Book) being 15th century examples
The melody is unusual among English folk melodies in that it consists of one musical phrase repeated twice, followed by a refrain which is a variation on that phrase. All three phrases end on the third of the scale. Writing in the Journal of the Folk-Song Society in 1915, Anne Gilchrist notes it was not recorded prior to Sandys' publication. She speculated based on a set of church gallery parts discovered in Westmorland that the tune may have had its origin as a treble part to another carol "Hark, hark what news the angels bring"; her suggestion was that the treble part was passed down orally and was later remembered as the melody rather than a harmony. A conjectural reconstruction of this earlier version can be found in the New Oxford Book of Carols.
Today, "The First Nowell" is usually performed in a four-part hymn arrangement by the English composer John Stainer, first published in his Carols, New and Old in 1871
The first Nowell the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep:
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel.
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Grown-Up Christmas List
One of my favorite Christmas songs............................
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How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith - When a mouse named Winston finds a lost letter addressed to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, he sets off on an unforgettable journey to personally deliver the letter to Santa! How Winston Delivered Christmas is a heartwarming story, organized in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters, to share during the countdown to Christmas. Starting on December 1, children can read a chapter a day, and each chapter is followed by a fun and festive holiday activity to complete. This illustrated advent story tells of the adventures of an adorable mouse and how a good deed can lead to a very happy ending.
Just Christmas (Canada's oldest year-round Christmas Emporium. Located in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, in the heart of wine country. We have been on picturesque Queen Street since we opened our doors in 1985. In our historic building we offer over 5,000 different Christmas items including Tree Lights, LED Canvases, Decorative Lanterns, Santa’s, Snowmen, Treasured Keepsakes and more Hanging Ornaments that you could ever imagine! If Christmas is special to you, come visit us at Just Christmas. We strive to make all your holiday dreams come true!)
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Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special 2010
The Winter Festival is coming and Po is asked to host the great exclusive formal banquet for all the Masters of Kung Fu. However, the occasion is on the same night as his father’s restaurant’s own party and Mr. Ping, upset at his son’s absence, will not cancel it to cook for the masters at Po’s request.
Lutefisk (It is called lutefisk (in Norwegian) or lutfisk (in Swedish), ludefisk (in Danish), and lipeäkala (in Finnish). It is believed that lutefisk became a Christmas tradition as a result of the Catholic restriction of meats that required fasting on various designated days and weeks)
No, I’ve never had it or had a desire to try it…….
Mele Kalikimaka - is a Hawaiian-themed Christmas song written in 1949 by R. Alex Anderson. The song takes its title from the Hawaiian phrase Mele Kalikimaka, meaning "Merry Christmas". One of the earliest recordings of this song was by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters in 1950 on Decca. It has been covered by many artists and used in several films (including L.A. Confidential, Catch Me If You Can, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation).
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Nine Little Reindeer
The Kiboomers! Reindeer song. Santa's reindeer. 9 little reindeer!?Get this song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/preschool-christmas-action/id...
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