In Beijing, about two weeks before Christmas, all the big shopping malls decorating both their insides and outsides with beautiful Christmas trees, colored ribbons and glaring illuminations, set Christmas discounting information on posters on the gates. Crazy customers with large alacrity rush into their shopping heavens to choose on-sales goods as Christmas presents for themselves, their families and friends. The scene is spectacle. It seems that Christmas is merely a shopping season and entertaining festival for Chinese. But what is the true meaning of Christmas? What are the roots of those Christmas traditions? Christmas is the abbreviation of Christ’s mass. It is the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ for Christians. No exception, millions of people around the world celebrate Christmas on the widely accepted day, December 25th every year. They bought their Christmas presents a couple weeks before Christmas Eve, put green Christmas trees with decorations in the houses, and prepare pleasant hearts to welcome the Christ’s birth, one of the most important festivals in the year. Christmas traditions accompanying them to have great holidays during Christmas provide them a sense of warmth and satisfy. As an evergreen conifer decorated with pinecones, candy coated angels, colorful Christmas balls and fake icicles, a Christmas tree is the essential compose of the celebration of Christmas. The origination of Christmas trees can be traced to the 16th and…
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Christmas holidays have started, first day of the holiday I gaze at the masses of essays and revision that I’ve got to do so attempted to hold a pen and study however I reminded myself that it is my holiday so I deserve a break, I release my pen out of my hands and it drops on the floor assembling a loud noise for every house member to hear. This reminder went on throughout the holiday, which led me to do no work.
I plan my day full of activity with myself freely knowing that…
A Christmas Carol – Extended Response Questions
1. Scrooge is now totally open to the spirits; to what he might learn, and taking ownership of the situation. What might Scrooge learn from this spirit?
The second spirit is Christmas Present. He takes Scrooge to see how other people act and speak of him. He shows Scrooge the love that the Cratchit family have for one another despite having no being poor. Scrooge also sees their need…
11 September, 2014
It was that time of year again, Christmas. It has always been the time of year where hearts grew fonder and happiness was in one of its purest forms. You always knew Christmas was near because the fresh outdoors had an aura of joy with the smell of pine scents and cinnamon, as well as the sound of beautiful jingle-bells ringing, RING-RING-RING. The Christmas memories at Grandma’s house were always unforgettable.
Christmas Eve was usually the day mother…
Christmas in Germany
1. Christmas preparations start before Dec. 1st,
2. December 6 is Nikolaustag, St. Claus day, you leave out a shoe or boot outside the door Dec.5 and the next morning you find presents (if you were a good kid) or a rod (if you were bad)
3. The Adventskranz (advent wreath) is not hung up but placed on a table lying flat, how could you light the candles otherwise... Candles And Music
It is a tradition that when four Sundays remain for the grand festival, a wreath made of…
long amount of time resulting in abnormal bleeding, or even bleeding that won’t stop. (Hemophilia). Males are most commonly affected by hemophilia and it is often passed down through families. Hemophilia B is the second most common type of hemophilia and it is similar to the most common type of hemophilia known as hemophilia A. Hemophilia B affects males but is known as a deficiency of blood clotting factor IX. Hemophilia B can also be known as “factor IX deficiency,” or “Christmas disease.” It is…
January 12, 2015
Christmas Break Getter vs Helper
This year for Christmas as a helper I would give myself an 8.9 level of effort that I gave to project. I don’t think that I had fully achieved what I could have done this Christmas on the helping side. I actually made a list of things that I can help on over the Christmas break. As in helping to pick out the Christmas tree, put up the Christmas tree, putting up the Christmas lights around the house, helping my mom go Christmas grocery shopping, and…
Father Christmas is called Pére Nöel. He ‘travels’ with his companion Pre
Fouettard who reminds Pére Nöel how each child has behaved this year!
On Christmas Eve, children leave their shoes by the fireplace to be filled by
Pére Nöel. In the morning they may also find that sweets, fruits, nuts and toys
have also been hung on their Christmas tree.
Some Norwegian children (particularly…
The spectacular Christmas carol
The Christmas carol tells a story of a sour stingy man named Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of his long dead partner Jacob Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, present and the future. The first ghost Scrooge met was the ghost of Christmas past; the ghost of Christmas showed him the past to see what he was like. The second ghost scrooge met was the ghost of Christmas present; this ghost showed…
March 5th 2013
A Christmas Carol
In Charles Dickens’ holiday novel
A Christmas Carol
, the main character Ebenezer
Scrooge goes from a “covetous old sinner” (Dickens 2) in the beginning of the story to “A good
friend, as good a master, and as good a man” (Dickens 68) by the end of the book. He is lead
through this change of heart by several phantoms. When turning this wellknown story into film,
the directors of the movies adhere closely to Dickens’ words and descriptions of the ghosts…
English – Period 7
8 November 2014
Christmas In New York
After thanksgiving, the month of December isn’t the only thing that rolls around. Children unravel their extensive wish lists, shopping centers roll out extra shopping carts, and parents unwillingly roll out cash. Although Christmas brings out the materialistic side of some people, there is no doubt that there’s a dose of happiness and excitement mixed into the flurries of New York snow. Experiences become memories…