http://www.kittyandsanta.com Elves Caroline Bankey and Jamie Lee keep us smiling while transforming tears and fears one photo at a time. Discovering joy with each other brings out the best in each of us…celebrate Life everyday. Your presence is our present…Merry Christmas! Joy to the World!
http://www.kittyandsanta.com Elf Kara receives help from Rudolph (the red-nosed reindeer) and Frosty (the snowman) transforming tears and fears into smiles for photos with Kitty and Santa at the Bass Pro Shop in Tallahassee, Florida.
It’s Christmas Sung by Santa Claus
Let these short Christmas stories, with the simplicity and purity of freshly fallen snow, transport you to a place of magic and joy. Think of the sweetness of cinnamon and candy canes, bright sparkly colours and the excitement of knowing Santa is on his way. These stories will awaken the joy and excitement of Christmas in every generation. Watch your children’s eyes light up and feel the warmth of Christmas spirit in your heart as you tell them captivating stories in Santa’s own words. You will treasure these 25 modern classic tales forever. Make every advent evening a special time of joy and togetherness with a wonderful Christmas bedtime story!
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the widely celebrated annual holiday. It occurs on December 24 in the Western Christian Church, and is considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and the Western world, where it is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day.
One reason celebrations occur on Christmas Eve is that the traditional Christian liturgical day starts at sunset, an inheritance from Jewish tradition.This practice is based on the story of Creation in the Book of Genesis: “And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.” This structure for the liturgical day is followed for all feast days throughout the year in the Eastern rite and is retained for Christmas (as well as for Sundays and other major festivals) in the West, where the liturgical day ordinarily begins at midnight. Many churches still ring their church bells and hold prayers in the evening before holidays; for example, the Nordic Lutheran churches. In some languages, such as the Scandinavian, Christmas Eve is simply referred to as “Christmas Evening”.
Since Christian tradition holds that Jesus was born at night (based in Luke 2:6-8), Midnight Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve, traditionally at midnight, in commemoration of his birth. The idea of Jesus being born at night is reflected in the fact that Christmas Eve is referred to as “Heilige Nacht” (“Holy Night”) in German, “Nochebuena” (“the Good Night”) in Spanish and similarly in other expressions of Christmas spirituality, such as the song “Silent Night, Holy Night”.