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Santa Claus

Santa Claus is Coming to Town “There are three stages in a man’s life; When he believes in Santa Claus, When he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, and when he is Santa Claus” – Author Unknown How many people do you know who believed in Santa Claus as a child? Some say the image of Santa Claus takes away from the fact that Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Christ. Some opinions are “What is Christmas without Santa Claus?” The innocence in a belief of someone who gives and doesn’t expect anything...

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Santa Claus is real

Santa Claus is real “There are three stages in a man’s life; When he believes in Santa Claus, When he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, and when he is Santa Claus” – Author Unknown How many people do you know who believed in Santa Claus as a child? Some say the image of Santa Claus takes away from the fact that Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Christ. Some opinions are “What is Christmas without Santa Claus?” The innocence in a belief of someone who gives and doesn’t expect anything in return...

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The Legend of Santa Clause

legend of Santa Claus has been told for centuries and is still told to this day. Every year, many children make Christmas lists and send them to Santa. If they are good, they will get presents, but if they are bad, they will get a bundle of coal in their stocking. Santa is usually visualized as a happy, white-bearded man, with a red stocking cap, and a red suit with white cuffs and black boots. In other cultures, he is referred to as St. Nicholas, Sinterklauss, and Father Christmas. Santa Claus supposedly...

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Santa Claus

who brings gifts to good children on Christmas Eve. Yes santa! Santa is the person who has most greatly affected my life. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded...

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Eid vs Christmas

decorations. In France, the Arab communities hold visitations and share in Islamic customs within their brotherhood, whilst around them Christmas carols are sung and the city is embellished in tinsel and goblins, awaiting the arrival of “Santa Claus”, or in their terms “Pere Noel.” In Dubai, much like Abu Dhabi, hotels and restaurants have special Christmas luncheons. Shops and Malls give away special offers during the ‘Festive Season’. There is yet to be established an Eid theme blanketing...

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Analysis of Christmas Morning by Frank O' Connor

mother-son relationship grew worse when Christmas morning came. It was when Larry switched his gift that was a book to Sonny’s supposedly gift that was a toy gun. Larry actually thought that Santa gave the gifts to them. And in this mind set, there was a hint that Larry actually believed in fantasies like Santa rather than the reality his mother thought. And that reality his mother was thinking is that Larry would end up like his drunkard father. That was enough to have the gap of reality to fantasy...

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Santa Clause tradition

Santa Clause Tradition Christmas is a tradition for a majority of families across the United States. For my family it is a time for us to come together and appreciate the love of one another. Everyone gathered around a warm fire, drinking hot cocoa, singing Christmas carols, watching the Christmas lights glisten off the frosted ground, and opening presents at the break of dawn. So why do we bring a fictional character into this simply beautiful medley? Santa Clause shouldn’t be what families focus...

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Pagan Christmas

Christmas is not complete without an exchange of gifts, the singing of songs commemorating the holiday, also known as Christmas carols, decking the halls with boughs of holly, wreathes and mistletoe, and children anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer. All of these traditions associated with the birth of Christ, were actually conceived beforehand and are rooted in pagan practices. The singing of carols were not originally intended for Christmas. The term is derived from the...

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The Matrix

enhanced fiction. The action is outrageous but the fundamental principal of a socially constructed reality can be related by to my life as it is expanded upon throughout the movie. For me, my “Neo” moment hit me when I discovered on my own that Santa Claus wasn’t real. It was Christmas Eve and I was playing soccer in my house with a soccer ball. I accidently kicked the ball into my parent’s room and under their bed. As I crouched down to retrieve my ball, I saw my new unwrapped big wheel that I previously...

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My Family Vacation

for dessert. After lunch we watched a magic show. Next, we visited the fire department and met the elves. Then we rode the train and eventually we went to see Santa Claus! Chris and Mikey sat on Santas lap and told him what they wanted for Christmas. Santa Claus had a beard that was white as snow and soft like cotton. His cheeks were rosy red like Rudolph’s nose. Then it was time to leave , so we loaded up in the car...

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