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Back when I was a kid watching pasko specials on TV, Mrs. Claus was invariably portrayed as a sweet but dowdy older woman of slightly plump stature. She could cook a mean pie and reminded you of your Grandma. Of course, we loved her and so did Santa.

But did you ever wonder what Mrs. Claus might have looked like when she was younger? I mean, I assume she must've be smokin' (natch).

So why is it that so many of the classic holiday programs ipakita us a Santa Claus surrounded sa pamamagitan ng androgynous little elves and a matronly Mrs. Claus? I mean, it's cold up at the North Pole. Surely Santa isn't adverse...
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posted by the_bunkster
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to say Merry Cristmas to all of you fanpoppers out there.

If you believe in god or you don't, it is always a special araw for families and mga kaibigan to ipakita how they really feel about one another, either this being pagkain fights, real fights or praying for the less fortunate, spend it as a way that is special to you.

Living in Australia, i have always had sweaty, hot christmas'. pasko morning spent with my mum and in the afternoon, it is spent with my dad. This is all that i have basically known, i am just grateful that i get to spend one of my most favourite days of the taon with my whole family.

But remember that pasko is not just about the presents or the food, although it is the best part lol, it is about family, mga kaibigan and santa.

So spread the joy and pag-ibig that this season brings, spread it to everyone that you know and maybe even to those that you don't. Have a great pasko :)
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Ahh Christmas. The tree, the stockings, the mistletoe and - of course - the holiday telebisyon programming.

Some of my fondest pasko memories were spent in front a of telebisyon watching such classics as the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or one of the myriad versions of Dickens' 'A pasko Carol'.

So without further ado, I am presenting you with my big, big listahan of holiday specials. I've tried to categorize the listahan into subsections to make it a little madami bearable and consumable. The...
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posted by islandprincess
In Ukraine, the pasko holidays begin since 2nd of January. Prior to pasko in the Ukraine, people try to complete almost all important work. As usual, the hostess thoroughly cleans the house, covers the new tablecloth, tries to make new clothes before holiday. On January 4th Ukrainians prepare everything for the future festive pasko dinner. According to tradition, there should be 12 courses for Svyatvecher (Christmas). All they have to be lean.

Traditionally, 12 courses are prepared because it is believed that during the taon the buwan run over the earth for 12 times. Therefore,...
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posted by vider69
I've always preferred the term pasko in opposed to Xmas, it looks better when it's written in cards or a part of pasko decorations, and what's an Xmas anyway? I know that it's some type of abbreviation for the word pasko but it doesn't look right and it sounds worse if you try saying it, pasko has become so commercialized over the years it seems as though many of us have Nawawala our pasko cheer and the meaning of pasko isn't what it used to be, however this is my first pasko on Fanpop and it's great to have a spot dedicated to this festive season, I am the youngest...
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posted by vikaspintu
Santa clause is a funny fatty guy. Who distribute gifts to childrens on christmas. I think he is fatty because he always eat tsokolate and basura foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY pasko SANTASanta clause is a funny fatty guy. Who distribute gifts to childrens on christmas. I think he is fatty because he always eat tsokolate and basura foods throughout the year. He looks funny. He always make childrens happy. I like him soooo.....much. MERRY pasko SANTA
posted by deedragongirl
 Yummy!
Yummy!
Hi guys, since pasko will be coming here, I will be Pagsulat down some of my favourite pasko songs may it be Carols, from pasko films or from other artists who performed famous pasko carols.

As Long As There's Christmas

This song is taken from Disney's midquel, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. Belle sang this while decorating the puno and it was sung sa pamamagitan ng Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack, I absolutely adore the lyrics because it's very symbolic especially about pasko day!

The First Noel

The tune is very pleasant to listen to and it tells us about the 3 Wise Men receiving...
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posted by _cloudwatcher
I really think pasko is a magic time of the year! Even though I am starting to grow up (I am sixteen), I always become a little child again when pasko is near, and go playing in the snow, waiting for Santa (Dad) with my little,and big, cousin, baking, meeting near and dear and just enjoy the moment and life.
I mean, do you really do that in the same way any other time of the year? Because I dont think so...
And the pasko music- wonderful! :)
I think people in general becomes nicer when Christmas, and for a season to have the power to make people nicer- that I call pure magic!!! :D
You Will Need ☃️

Bag of marshmallows (large)
Bag of marshmallows (small)
kaktel sticks/tooth picks
Liquorice strips any flavour
pagkain colouring for piping
Edible piping glue
Pkt prutas pastels

Method

Skew together two large marshmallows for head and body or one large for body and one small for the head with kaktel sticks.Skew the arms in the same way then add to the body.

Pipe on face with pagkain colouring.
Glue on liquorice strip for a scarf.
Glue on prutas pastel for the hat.

Leave to set.

You can give him a kendi cane if you wish ☃️
posted by carenlee
Wreaths are one of the traditional decorative items that are most preferably used during the pasko celebrations. Everyone is planning for something innovative and unique when it comes to the decoration. Green wreaths with red ribbons or golden and silver tiny ornaments will always compliment the other decorations. Collecting few link ideas can help you decorate your tahanan in an enchanting and ethnic manner.

How to make decorative and Eco Friendly pasko Wreaths?

Have you ever heard about eco friendly pasko wreaths? These wreaths can be made from reusable substances which probably...
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uy guys so this is just some fun lil humor! i found this joke and thought it was cute! i think the women and especially the wives will agree!


After being away on business for a week before Christmas, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift.


"How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing $50.

"That's a bit much," sinabi Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.

"Thats still quite a bit," Tom groused.

Growing disgusted, the clerk brought out a tiny $15 bottle.

Tom grew agitated, "What I mean," he said, "is I'd like to see something real cheap."

So the clerk handed him a mirror.
posted by zanhar1
Not a tagahanga of your traditional pasko music? Here's a listahan of hard pasko songs from all over the metal spectrum! If you have any madami suggestions feel free to drop them in the comments.

Within Temptation's Gothic Christmas

Ben Kweller's It Ain't pasko Yet

Material Issue's Merry Christmas

Lacuna Coil's Naughty Christmas

Amarna Reign's Black Christmas

Hedegaard's Scary Christmas

Trans Siberian Orchestra's Carol Of The Bells

August Burns Red's Carol Of The Bells

I Declare War's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Hope For Tomorrow's A Very Metalcore Christmas

Hollywood Undead's pasko In Hollywood...
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 Would you pick this over something else?
Would you pick this over something else?
Last edited on 20 December 2007.

While not necessarily limited to the pasko holiday, White elepante Gift Exchanges are popular at this time of taon for clubs, associations, small groups, churches and offices around the United States. It is often a madami affordable (and, possibly, fun) alternative to buying presents for everyone in the group. But what is a White elepante Gift Exchange?

The history
The story - almost certainly apocryphal - goes like this: in pre-colonial India, the rajahs would give gifts to their vassals as tokens of their esteem. Chief among these was the elephant. The elephant...
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posted by deedeeflower
sa pamamagitan ng this time of year, many people are running out of gift ideas. Well, if you have a gardener (or a potential gardener) among your mga kaibigan and family, we have a few ideas for you!

You can always buy a plant for your gardener. But that's too easy--let's be a little madami creative.

If you know a fellow gardener who would like pagkain plants but just can't resist those beautiful bulaklak and decorative plants, plan a decorative pagkain garden for them! Many vegetables and herbs have lovely bulaklak or foliage. Ornamental kale, for instance, is often grown simply as an ornamental but it is both pretty and...
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posted by deedragongirl
 Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Quite a pleasant tune to listen to.
Since I had done with my favourite pasko films, now it's the famous Oratorios composed sa pamamagitan ng famous classical composers.

1) The Messiah sa pamamagitan ng George Frederick Handel

This oratorio premiered in Dublin, Ireland and it's the first oratorio to be performed in English. Which was unusual at that time.

2) Alexander's Feast sa pamamagitan ng George Frederick Handel

Although this oratorio is link to Alexander the Great, it's music sounds very pasko oriented and it is highly recommend for both pasko and Handel fans alike!

3) St. John's Passion sa pamamagitan ng Johann Sebastian Bach

It's dramatic music will not only celebrate...
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posted by ChuckyLover1
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father pasko and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is sinabi to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of pasko Eve, December 24. The modern figure was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed sa pamamagitan ng Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea....
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posted by katiemariie
I really enjoy the pasko season. I pag-ibig the pelikula that get played every year. I pag-ibig the pasko music radio station. I pag-ibig the lights. I pag-ibig the snow. I pag-ibig the togetherness. I pag-ibig the Claymation. I pag-ibig wrapping presents. I pag-ibig unwrapping presents. I pag-ibig making cards and presents for my mga kaibigan and my teachers. I pag-ibig going to the mall and finding the perfect gift. I pag-ibig going shopping with my friends. I pag-ibig the classroom pasko parties that are against school rules. I pag-ibig going to Petsmart with my mom to get medyas stuffers for my cats. I pag-ibig waking up early on Christmas...
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posted by Mallory101
O pasko tree, O pasko tree!
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.
O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!
O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

For every taon the pasko tree,
Brings to us all both joy and glee.
O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!

Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O pasko tree, O pasko tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Another Holiday season is upon us and you know what that means: break out the egg nog, light up the tree, put up the stockings, take out a segundo mortgage for the credit card bill and apoy up The Carpenter's pasko album (turn it up to 11, will you?).

It also means it's time for another listahan of pasko video goodies.

So kick back and get ready to enjoy another batch of holiday fun. Oh, and in case you missed last year's listahan be sure to check out link

So without further ado...

The Essentials
I'm reposting these from last year's listahan because these are the items most people want to see....
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posted by KaterinoulaLove
If you want to wish "Merry Christmas" to someone in Greece, then you should say: Kala Hristouyienna.

If you want to wish "Happy New taon " to someone in Greece, then you should say: Kali Hronia.

For "Happy New taon Day" in Greek you should say "Kali Protohronia".

If your friend is called Manolis or Hristos, his nameday is on December 25 (Christmas day). Wish him "Hronia Polla" (Many Happy Returns) for his nameday.

The same applies if your friend is called Vassilis, Yiannis or Fotis. Vassilis nameday is on January 1, Fotis' nameday is on January 6, Yiannis' nameday is on January 7.

During pasko holiday period, which lasts from December 24 until January 6, plus a couple of weeks past that, it is a custom in Greece to wish "Hronia Polla" to the people you meet. So, if you meet someone in the morning, the proper way to greet him or her is: Kalimera, Hronia Polla! (Good morning, Many Happy Returns).