The Legend of Santa Claus. Part 2. Children Around the World Prepare for Santa’s Arrival

 "Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is comin' to town." Listen to Bing Cosby sing the lyrics. In the United States, children are reminded by their parents to go to bed early on Christmas Eve in anticipation of Santa Claus's arrival. Children…
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The Legend of Santa Claus: Part 1. The Origin and History of a Christmas Legend

The story behind Santa goes back to the third century during the time of St. Nicholas, a monk, even though some sources state that he was a bishop. Nicholas was born around 280 A.D. in Patara, in modern-day Turkey. Legend states that Nicholas had a giving spirit and traveled the countryside helping those less fortunate…
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Disney Blog 2020: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Disney Blog 2020: Mickey's Christmas Carol Mickey's Christmas Carol It's that time of year again! In celebration of Walt Disney and all things Disney in December, this month I am highlighting one of my favorite Christmas movies, Mickey's Christmas Carol. Mickey's Christmas Carol was produced, directed, and written by Burny Mattinson, his first such role…
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Nostalgia and Movies

Nostalgia can be a comforting distraction during troubled times. While the 'good old days' weren't always the best of times for everyone, we all have a time or a place that we feel nostalgic about that comforts us. Watching a movie can transport you to another time, another place - even if it was just…
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