Christmas, Merry Christmas, Santa Claus, Letters to Santa, Happy Holidays, merry christmas cards
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About Santa Claus: Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, 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. 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 by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil’s feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is an NBC television special produced by The Muppets Studio (Burbank) starring The Muppets. It was shot in Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan. It was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on DVD.
Christmas and holiday greetings: Christmas and holiday greetings are a selection of goodwill greetings used around the world to address strangers, family, coworkers or friends during the Christmas and holiday season, which spans an approximate timeframe of late November through January. Holidays generally thought to be included in this season include Christmas, New Year’s Day, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, Thanksgiving and Kwanzaa. Some greetings are more prevalent than others, depending on the cultural and religious status of any given area.
Typically, a greeting consists of the word “Happy” followed by the holiday, such as “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year“, although the phrase “Merry Christmas” or “Seasons Greetings” can be a notable exception.
The collective phrase “Happy Holidays” is often used as a generic cover-all greeting for all of the winter holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa; and is commonly used throughout North America and Europe. It is being implemented around the world, especially for businesses to attract a wider range of customers than those who observe any particular celebration.
At last but not the least I just want to wish you merry christmas and a very happy new year 2011. Enjoy 🙂 your holidays and ask to Santa Claus for gift who knows in this Christmas may Santa fullfills your wish. And also do not forget to send me merry christmas cards.