Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Baby

Santa baby, where are my gifts?

Christmas it is! 
The first harbingers of Christmas arrive in October when jarring sales and dec­orations follow fast on the heels of summer. But by December, Christmas's true heralds are out: twinkling lights lining streets, the smell of balsam and spice cookies wafting through the house and visits from friends and relatives. The season's spirit drives people to the mall, to the kitchen, to midnight mass and to festive gatherings.
­But how did people celebrate Christmas before the advent of shopping malls and electric lights? What's the history behind the tradition? At its core, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. The holiday's connection to Christ is obvious through its Old English root of "Cristes maesse" or Christ's Mass. For Christians, it is the time to renew one's faith, give generously and consider the past. (

Christmas is also a fascinating miscellany of traditions: one that combines pre-Christian pagan rituals with modern traditions. Every family that celebrates Christmas has its own customs--some surprisingly universal, others entirely unique--but all comfortably familiar in their seeming antiquity.
Amidst all the darkness we're in right now ( disasters, helplessness, tears, broken hearts, etc.), good vibes on a once a year special holiday can actually make you smile. Thank you everyone for the boundless friendships and love. Seasons Greetings! Have a blessed Christmas! =) 

So here's Glee Cast's Version of Santa Baby. Enjoy! 

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