lunes, 24 de diciembre de 2012

Christmas 2012

Just a few words, some links and some images to wish you Happy Holidays. 

Let´s start with 20 Christmas facts you never knew and then move on to some Santa-related topics: 

Would you like to have a chat with Santa?: Click here; if you´d rather write a letter to him, click here

For all those lovers of maths and physics, some facts about Santa Claus:

Does Santa really exist? from Beyond on Vimeo.

The following video is not suitable for little children, because it depicts Santa´s life as a retired man (OMG, no more presents!) ; here´s an introduction to his current life:

After 1,742 years on the job, Santa has retired to an Erickson Living community. But while he may be jolly, the man in the red suit is having some trouble adapting to life below the North Pole. When he isn't gobbling up all the cookies on campus, he's letting his reindeer run wild. And if that's not bad enough, Santa's retirement threatens to put an end to the holiday season as we know it! It's up to the residents of Erickson Living to save the dayA video made with real residents of the Erickson Living community (a campus-style retirement community where adults age 62 or older can live an active, engaging lifestyle).

What would Christmas be like without music? Here´s a Christmas medley

And this is the full song list:

0:31 Mistletoe & Wine -- Cliff Richard
0:45 'Home Alone' Theme -- John Williams
1:02 Jingle Bells -- James Lord Pierpont
1:23 Sleigh Ride -- Leroy Anderson
1:42 Stop The Cavalry -- Jona Lewie
2:03 Lonely This Christmas -- Mud
2:30 Fairytale of New York -- The Pogues
3:07 Stay Another Day -- East 17
3:35 Hello Mistletoe (Goodbye Cold Snow) -- Brett Domino
4:03 Merry Xmas Everybody -- Slade
4:33 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer -- Johnny Marks
5:08 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree -- Brenda Lee
5:44 Another Rock & Roll Christmas -- Gary Glitter
6:08 Jingle Bell Rock -- Bobby Helms
6:35 Frosty the Snowman -- Gene Autry
6:58 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town -- John Frederick Coots & Haven Gillespie
7:18 Silent Night -- (Traditional)
7:50 Away in a Manger -- (Traditional)
8:12 The First Noel -- (Traditional)
8:34 Step Into Christmas -- Elton John
8:53 Gaudete -- (Traditional)
9:13 Walking in the Air -- Aled Jones
9:30 Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto -- Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg
10:04 Drummer Boy -- Justin Bieber
10:16 The Twelve Days of Christmas -- (Traditional)
10:23 Do They Know it's Christmas -- Band Aid
11:14 White Christmas -- Irving Berlin
11:43 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -- Judy Garland
11:58 Last Christmas Together -- Spectre Morse
12:13 Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) -- The Darkness
12:20 Last Christmas -- Wham!
12:50 All I Want for Christmas is You -- Mariah Carey
13:19 What Christmas Means to Me -- Stevie Wonder
13:35 Wonderful Christmastime -- Paul McCartney
13:45 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- Andy Williams
13:50 Mary's Boy Child -- Jester Hairston
13:56 Joy to the World -- (Traditional)
14:01 Winter Wonderland -- Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith
14:08 Happy Xmas (War is Over) -- John Lennon & Yoko Ono
14:23 I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday -- Wizzard

And, finally, a video where some little children explain what Christmas, Santa Claus and holidays mean for them:

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