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Christmas Dot Com
Peace and goodwill to all men...on the Web.

http://www.spacestars.net/users/disyme/xmas.html/index.html

Christmas today is all about bright lights, gaudy advertisements and miles of shopping queues. But have you ever wondered what it must have been like a century ago? If you have, or if this question has piqued your interest, then this site is for you.

"100 Years Ago Christmas" is a site which has photographs of a family taken through the years 1898 to 1914. There are many things to see on this site. First up, we suggest you go through the item index, which shows all the trees put up during these years. The quaint decorations, simple settings and absence of gaudy tinsel leads a wave of nostalgia for simple times lost to business. Once you're through with these, you look at them closely in the "Close-Ups".

You should then go to "Living in 1900", which has details on life way back then. It also tells you all about Christmas shopping, the type of gifts that were bought, the way of life back then and more. If this interests you, you could then check out the costumes...sorry, clothes they wore back then in the "Family Photos".

The site is a nice way to get your Christmas on the right track - simple, loving and fun to go through. Enjoy.

http://www.flw.com/merry.htm

And finally, to end it all off, here's a site that does a little for world bonding.

Now, Christmas has become a worldwide event and is even celebrated by people who don't belong to the religion. Which brings to mind an interesting thought - across the world, do they all wish each other "Merry Christmas"? Of course not. So, this site is last on my feature and it gets the award for "Attempts at World Bonding". The site has a very basic premise - it lists translations for the phrase "Merry Christmas" in over 300 languages. Impressive, huh?

The site also offers details on the different languages - a little history, some links. If you're really interested, you could see the flags and listen to the anthems of the different countries where these languages are spoken.

And that's about it for this year. See you on the other side!

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