Category Archives: Christmas

Three Wise Men

In Christian tradition the Magi (pronounced /ˈmeɪdʒaɪ/; from the Greek: μάγοι, magoi, usually translated as “wise men”, although it probably meant “astronomer” or “astrologer”… that is why they were following a star), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day

“New Year’s Day” is a song by rock band U2. It is on their 1983 album War and it was released as the album’s lead single in January 1983. Written about the Polish Solidarity movement, “New Year’s Day” is driven … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

A New Year’s resolution is a commitment an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go … Continue reading

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31st December: New Year’s Eve

As you all know, in Spain we eat twelve grapes at midnight. The actual countdown is primarily followed from the clock on top of  the Correos building in Puerta del Sol square, Madrid. It is traditional to eat twelve grapes, … Continue reading

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26th December: Boxing Day

Today is Boxing Day. No, it has nothing to do with the sport of fighting with the fists. This is the reason for the name: A box, usually of earthenware, in which contributions of money were collected at Christmas, by … Continue reading

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Music: Christmas Lights, by Coldplay

“Christmas Lights” is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay released on Wednesday December 1, 2010, at 8PM GMT as a digital download. Described by the band as “a mid-tempo number” that is in the key of G major. … Continue reading

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7 O’Clock News / Silent Night

Recorded on August 22nd, 1966, “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night” is the twelfth and final track on “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”, a 1966 album by Simon and Garfunkel. The track consists of an overdubbing of two contrasting recordings: a simple … Continue reading

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