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Cherished Perishables – Top 5 Consumable Gifts

September 11, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Toss the fruitcake and candy canes! For years the idea of giving or receiving a food item has had people appalled and aghast. But there is no need to turn up your nose at the thought! Giving perishable gifts at Christmas time is a common holiday tradition that can actually be enjoyed by giver and …

The History of Nativity Plays

September 11, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Nativity plays are among the many popular traditions that are associated with Christmas. For example, in Britain, it is traditional for primary school children to put on a Nativity play at Christmas time. What is a Nativity Play? The word ‘nativity’ is derived from the Latin word ‘natal’ which means birth. In its essence, a …

Holiday Decorating – Home Seller Beware

September 11, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

After decorating my front yard this past weekend as a scary cemetery complete with ghosts and ghouls for Halloween, it made me wonder what’s best for home sellers to do during the holidays, decorate or not? Sometimes it’s hard enough to get sellers to agree to remove certain objects or tone down accessories in their …

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Beyond the Myth

September 11, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Hands up all those people who know the names of Santa’s original reindeer, hands back down again if you think Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer is one of them. So ingrained has Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer become in popular Christmas mythology that we could easily start to believe that he was there from the start, but …

Christmas in July – Fun Facts and History!

September 11, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

The Australian ‘Christmas in July’ celebration is a somewhat unusual and some suggest even slightly eccentric festival that now attracts international travellers to the land down-under! Christmas in July’ or Yulefest as it is also known is believed to have been born by accident one snowy wintery night in July of 1980 at an award-winning …

Christmas Classroom Games – Give Your Favorite Games a Christmas Twist!

September 11, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Christmas classroom games are a great way to bring the festive season into the classroom so that the students and the teacher can have some fun. Sometimes Christmas classroom games can be created simply by adapting traditional games. Here are a few favorites that you might like to try this festive season. Santa’s Hat This …


September 9, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Finding Bargains While Christmas Shopping Everyone knows that the Christmas season is all about giving and that no one should be concerned about how much a particular gift costs but most of us also have to worry about our budgets while we are doing our Christmas shopping. While there are truly some people to which …


September 6, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Early Christmas Shopping If you are one of those people who gets their Christmas shopping done early every year, you probably find yourself getting a great deal of mean looks from others around the holiday season. This is especially true if you make a habit of letting others know you have already finished your Christmas …


September 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in Christmas

Christmas Shopping for Grab Bags Although the Christmas season is all about giving, many people often find themselves completely stressed out about the prospect of Christmas shopping. For these individuals, one of the most stressful shopping situations involves Christmas shopping for gifts to contribute to grab bags. Sure it may be easy to purchase a …