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Merry Christmas 2019
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    Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:58 pm

    I am listening to Rob Halford sing O Holy Night , he does a great job with the song !
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    by metalforever » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:33 pm

    I am halfway through decorating my house inside and out , so far so good ! :D
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:57 pm

    my favorite Christmas Song
    Silent Night
    Christmas Songs
    Album Canterbury Organ and Chimes of Christmas: Classic Christmas Favorites

    [Verse 1]
    Silent night, holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
    Holy Infant so tender and mild
    Sleep in heavenly peace
    Sleep in heavenly peace

    [Verse 2]
    Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight
    Glories stream from heaven afar
    Heavenly hosts sing 'Alleluia!
    Christ the Savior is born
    Christ the Savior is born

    [Verse 3]
    Silent night, holy night!
    Son of God, love's pure light
    Radiant beams from Thy holy face
    With the dawn of redeeming grace
    Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
    Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:44 pm

    For anyone feeling particularly charitable during the holiday season St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee is an excellent charity . Very high amount of the contributions go directly to helping the kids , many of them are extremely sick with cancer and other serious illnesses .

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Location 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:29 am

    WOW , getting closer almost 2 weeks before Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:21 am

    According to Rotten Tomatoes , these are the top 2 Christmas Movies of all time , they are both oldies ,with Miracle on 34th Street is third .
    MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944)
    100%
    #2
    Critics Consensus: A disarmingly sweet musical led by outstanding performances from Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien, Meet Me in St. Louis offers a holiday treat for all ages.
    Synopsis: Sally Benson's short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters,... [More]
    Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Lucille Bremer, Mary Astor
    Directed By: Vincente Minnelli


    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
    94%
    #1
    Critics Consensus: The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
    Synopsis: This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank... [More]
    Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
    Directed By: Frank Capra
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:21 pm

    Just finished putting up last of Christmas decorations and lights , try to have everything up 2 weeks before Christmas and it stays up to 2 weeks after Christmas . :D :cheers:
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:21 pm

    Lets not forget about showing kindness and support for all our furry friends .


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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:22 am

    Some favorite traditional Christmas songs :

    1.Silent Night - Susan Boyle
    2. O Holy Night - Tevin Campbell
    3. Away In a Manger - Andy Williams
    4. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
    5. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bing Crosby
    6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Bing Crosby
    7. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Amy Grant
    6. What Child Is This? - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    9. O Little Town of Bethlehem - Nat "King" Cole
    10. Joy to the World - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    11. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) - Vic Damone
    12. Away In a Manger - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
    13. The First Noel - Frank Sinatra
    14. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings - Barenaked Ladies
    15. Mary, Did You Know? - Kathy Mattea
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:24 am

    Hoping others will post their positive comments of the Christmas season !
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:44 am

    Kangaroo



    In Australia a common Christmas song is ‘Six White Boomers’ which depicts Santa Claus giving his reindeers a rest when he gets to Australia and instead uses six white kangaroos! In the song, Santa also changes into some cooler clothes to cope with the much warmer climate down under.
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:47 am

    Rooster


    In some cultures, often Latino, they celebrate Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day and will attend an early morning mass on the morning of Christmas Eve called Misa de Gallo which means Roosters Mass. It is named after the rooster as the bird was the first to announce the birth of Christ by crowing at midnight. It is said this is the only time a rooster has crowed this early .
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:48 am

    Donkey



    Donkeys are sometimes seen as sacred as they are said to have carried Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem when she was pregnant with Jesus. It is also said that donkeys have a cross on their back as they helped carry Jesus to Bethlehem, and donkeys are commonly depicted in the nativity scene during the birth of Christ. There is a Christmas song ‘Little Donkey’ about the donkey which carries Mary.
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by cowboy71 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 pm

    Favourite heavy metal xmas song?

    Mine - Deliverance's version of Silent Night:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmZpmCXvjnk
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:52 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:
    Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 pm
    Favourite heavy metal xmas song?

    Mine - Deliverance's version of Silent Night:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmZpmCXvjnk
    Wow cool version with Deliverance

    This is Ronnie James Dio
    God Rest YE Merry Gentlemen
    https://youtu.be/T_iCpvlfB08
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    by metalforever » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:21 pm

    This is Adrienne Cowan , she was on 700000 tons in 2018 with the band Seven Spires .


    O Holy Night



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    by metalforever » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:24 pm

    Adrienne has a very powerful voice , excellent cover of the song , very moving !
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    by metalforever » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:09 pm

    Robin



    Robins are often associated with Christmas and portrayed in a snowy scene on the front of our Christmas cards. In Victorian times, the postmen wore bright red coats and so were give the nickname robins. Robins were then depicted on Christmas cards as carrying cards in their beaks – representing the postmen or “robins” who would be delivering Christmas cards and greetings.
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    by metalforever » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:00 am

    Wren



    In some countries, such as Ireland, Boxing Day is referred to as St Stephens Day. On this day, there is a very old tradition – so old it has nearly died out – to form a procession and hold a long pole with a wren inside a holly bush while singing a song about the bird. These were known as the Wren Boys Procession. Fortunately, wrens are no longer used in the procession.
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    by metalforever » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:49 am

    Partridge


    The partridge is most commonly associated to Christmas because of the song ’12 Days of Christmas’, where the first gift is a partridge in a pear tree. This song is commonly believed to be gifts given by a true love. However, the ‘true love’ mentioned in the song represents god and the partridge in the pear tree represents Jesus Christ. In fact, all the gifts mentioned in the song have a religious connotation.
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    by metalforever » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:26 am

    Goat



    In Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, a common Christmas decoration is a straw goat which is known as the Yule Goat. The straw relates to the last harvest – as the last sheath of grain from the harvest is believed to have magical properties. It is also thought this dates to worshiping Thor who rode through the sky with flying goats. The Yule goat has also been regarded as a spirit which visits households to make sure the yule preparations are underway.
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    by Gratch » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:59 pm

    Bad Religion's "Christmas Songs" album is one of my favorites this time of year. No-frills punk versions of a bunch of traditional Christmas songs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1KCjHbKM_s

    Of course, I also love "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" from Type O

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzaflC73iTk
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    by metalforever » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:00 pm

    In some countries, such as Poland, Finland and Denmark it is a tradition to involve animals in Christmas but by giving things to them. In Poland, when sharing round a traditional sweet biscuit they will also give some to the animals as there is a myth it will enable them to speak at midnight. In Denmark, there is a tradition to go and walk in the woods to feed the birds and other animals. And in Finland, it is tradition to hang food on trees for the birds and the animals to eat.
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    Reindeer



    These famous Christmas icons have developed over time, taking myths and stories from numerous cultures such as Father Christmas, Saint Nicolas and Sinterklaas. The older legends were never depicted with reindeer, in fact this part of the story came later and is believed to have been introduced through the poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore in the 19th Century. The most famous reindeer – Rudolph – came even later in 1939 when an employee of a department store called Robert L. May was asked to create a Christmas story to increase marketing.
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    by metalforever » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:54 am

    Children in Brazil often receive gifts from the Magi on Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, as well as from Papai Noel on Christmas Eve. With no use for chimneys in the tropical climate, they believe Papai Noel enters via the front door, and travels via helicopter rather than a reindeer-drawn sleigh.
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    Venezuela
    For some unique reason, locals in Caracas attend Christmas morning mass each year via roller skates. The tradition is so popular that all the city roads are closed to cars so that people can skate to church in safety. Families then come home to enjoy a Christmas dinner of tamales.
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    by metalforever » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:22 am

    GERMANY: THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE

    Everyone has different ways of decorating their Christmas tree. For some people, it's a certain color scheme. For other people, it's a whole collection of sentimental ornaments. And for people in Germany? There's one special ornament that always goes on the Christmas tree. What is it? A pickle

    It's tradition in Germany to hide a pickle ornament somewhere in the Christmas tree, deep within the branches of the tree. On Christmas Eve, the children all search the tree for the pickle. Whoever spots it first is said to get a special reward from St. Nicholas himself! Today, people keep with this tradition and adorn their tree with a pickle
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    by metalforever » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:37 am

    Mexico: ‘Feliz Navidad!’
    In 1828, the American minister to Mexico, Joel R. Poinsett, brought a red-and-green plant from Mexico to America. As its coloring seemed perfect for the new holiday, the plants, which were called poinsettias after Poinsett, began appearing in greenhouses as early as 1830. In 1870, New York stores began to sell them at Christmas. By 1900, they were a universal symbol of the holiday.

    In Mexico, papier-mâché sculptures called piñatas are filled with candy and coins and hung from the ceiling. Children then take turns hitting the piñata until it breaks, sending a shower of treats to the floor. Children race to gather as much of the loot as they can.
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    by metalforever » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:43 am

    Christmas Traditions in China The small number of Christians in China call Christmas Sheng Dan Jieh, which means Holy Birth Festival. They decorate their homes with evergreens, posters, and bright paper chains. Families put up a Christmas tree, called a "tree of light," and decorate it with beautiful lanterns, flowers, and red paper chains that symbolize happiness. They cut out red pagodas to paste on the windows, and they light their houses with paper lanterns, too.
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    Philippines

    If you thought the United States went all out with Christmas decorations, you should see what the Philippines does. Every year, the city of San Fernando holds Ligligan Parul (or Giant Lantern Festival), that features dazzling parols (lanterns) that symbolize the Star of Bethlehem. Each parol consists of thousands of spinning lights that illuminate the night sky. The festival has made San Fernando the "Christmas Capital of the Philippines."
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    Iceland

    Much like the United States has the 12 days of Christmas, Iceland celebrates 13. Each night before Christmas, Icelandic children are visited by the 13 "Yule Lads." After placing their shoes by the window, the little ones will head upstairs to bed. In the morning, they'll either have received candy (if they're good) or be greeted with shoes full of rotten potatoes if they're bad. And you thought coal was terrible gift!
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    Re: Merry Christmas 2019

    by metalforever » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:03 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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