Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Wishing A Merry Christmas to all my lovely and warm Blog buddies.
May the Love, Peace, and Joy of Christmas be yours always.

In western contries, Christmas is a time for Families, Fun, and Festivities! A time of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time for Santa, stars, and singing carolers. A time for ornaments, gifts, and twinkling lights. Of sleigh rides, hot cocoa, and gingerbread cookies :) .

"Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh"

Something worth Knowing about how this lovely bells get related to this christmas Eve :) I was just wondering to know and I googled out this... :)

"Believe it or not Jingle Bells, one of the most famous American Christmas songs, was originally written for Thanksgiving not Christmas! The author and the composer of Jingle Bells was a minister called James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children celebrating his Boston Sunday School Thanksgiving. The song was so popular that it was repeated at Christmas, and indeed Jingle Bells has been reprised ever since. The essence of a traditional Christmas is captured in the lyrics of Jingle Bells and the sound effects using the bells have become synonymous with the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus as he is often known, to the delight of children of all ages from all over the world! "

And here is our all time favourite santa to bring lot many gifts
to you all. :D . Modern Santa working on Computer , May be that might help him to check if each gift he sends recieved by all children all over the world or not :)) .

Ever wondered if Santa is really there ? just go throught this , you may find this surprising ... Or get a DVD of Polar Express And have fun with Kids watching the movie, and bring back your faith for santa :) .

Christmas tree:Just this name bring out an image of sparkling lovely and nicely decorated tree. Ever since my childhood I loved watching it, Fortunately I had a christian friend,I remember I kept on asking here so many questions about their religion and festivals. that time I was quite young, and out of curiousity i tried to gather info about this wonderful festival of the world. Today we all have become so global that even we also celebrate each such festival with equal enthusiasm.the lovely posts all my blog buddies posted for this is a proof of that globlization :D . Here is something I searched out about this lovely Christmas trees too, This history I find much intresting to know. So here it is to share with you.

" The Druids in ancient England & Gual and the Romans in Europe both used evergreen branches to decorate their homes and public buildings to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Over the years, these traditions were adopted by Christians, who incorporated them as part of their Christmas holiday celebration.
Trees used specifically to celebrate Christmas are mentioned in the early 1600's in Germany and surrounding countries. The families would set up these trees in a prominent location of their home and decorate them with colored paper, small toys, food, and sometimes candles. As these people moved or immigrated to other countries, they brought this tradition with them.
Through the years many different things were used to decorate Christmas trees. As the world moved into the 1900's, many trees were decorated with strings of popcorn, homemade cards and pictures, cotton to look like snow, candy in all shapes and sizes, and occasionally, fancy store made glass balls and hand blown glass figurines. Candles were sometimes used, but often caused devastating fires, and many different types of candle holders were devised to try to prevent tree fires. Electric tree lights were first used just 3 years after Thomas Edison has his first mass public demonstration of electric lights back in 1879. The early Christmas tree lights were handmade and quite expensive.
Today, Christmas tree ornaments can be found in nearly every size, color, and shape imaginable, and they are used to decorate the millions of Christmas trees used throughout the world.

These are for all my lovely blog buddies and their family with lot of good wishes for this eve and upcoming New year. Take as many as you want :)) . Anything for you .

(P.S. - I regret if I keep any onf you wating for which I was about to do. well, things were not much well this end, and was much busy taking care of hubby dear,he is bit fine now, so I can now spare time for this.From the next Monday get ready to be back with your lovely entries... Vegetable of the next Week , starting from 1st Jan 2007 is -Tomato ... , till then have fun with family andd great holidays ahead... )


Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year. Enjoy !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja,
Very happy to see you back, by the way how is ur hubby health now?

Advance wishes for New year..

Wonderful info about Jingle bells song, i even thought it was created for Christmas..

Anonymous said...

hai pooja
welcome again..nice to see u back.
how is ur hubby now?take care of him..
good info about jingle bells..:-)
merry christmas and a very happy new ur family..
see u next year with a nice tomato recipe...:-)happy holidays

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja...hope all is well, I left you an online message back..! Take care of yourself and hubby too.

My Regards,

Pooja said...

Sangeeta : Thanks for your wishes, wishing the same for you dear . :)

Usha : Even I am very happy to get back in touch with you :) . Deepak is Fine now . thanks for your concern . Hope you will also ave fun with holidays !

Swapna : Hi dear, very merry Christmas to you and your family too. Hubby is fine now. Hope to get your tangy tomato recipe soon :) Stay in touch .

Trupti : all is getting well now. :) . thanks dear for your concern. I didn't get your offline message, did u send it on the same yahoo id ? Wishing a merry christmas to you and your family. Have a Bright and sparkling new year ahead, waiting to fulfill all your dreams ...


Mehak said...

What a nice post Pooja...Merry Christmas & New Year Wishes to you & your family....

Vcuisine said...

Hi, Pooja, Welcome back and take care. Wishing you a very happy new year. Viji

Anonymous said...

Wow Pooja, now thats beautiful, your blog is shining like a Christmas night and nice write-up too...

Merry Christmas to you too.

Love, Nidhi.

Anonymous said...

Pooja nice post dear and nice to see ya back
Wish you and your family happy holidays and happy new year in advance

rooma said...

Greetings for the new yr pooja. :) Hope your hubby's fine now :) Take care. :)

Pooja said...

Mehak : thanks dear . wishing the same for you too !

Viji: it is nice to be in touch with a friend like you too. I am waiting to see your many new lovely brunch dishes new year . thanks for your wishes. Wishing you a very happy new year in advance .

Nidhi : I am glad that you liked my virtual Christmas preparations. :)) .
Merry Christmas to you too dear ! one thing I wanted to ask you about, is the process of chef’s competition. I am not much aware with it. Can you please tell me the whole procedure for beinga winner there? So that I can vote for you again . you can an email me also about that on . thanks and happy new year to you in advance !

Seema : I am also glad to get back in touch with you . Btw, are you aware with when is Supriya coming back ? I just thought that you might be somewhere in close relation with her , right? Well I guess it from her surname only. Just was curious about a dear blog buddy of mine, who is as nice as you are ! Wishing yo and your familya bright and very happy New year in advance .

Rooma : Kem chhe dear ! hubby is fine now, not to worry much ! thanks for your concern. How was Christmas in Singapore? Well, take care and many many greeting for new year to you in advance !


Anonymous said...

Hi Pooja
Wish you guys a very Happy New Year
How is the hubby doing ?

Anonymous said...

Poojaben, my best wishes you and your family (hopefully bhai is better). Have a great and prosperous New Year ben...take care okay...

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful post.

Happy holidays to you.

Pooja said...

Sandeepa : Deepak is better now. thanks for your concern. Wishing you and your family a very happy and cheerful new year.

Dilipbhai : Deepak ne have saru chhe. not to woory much now. thodo time kadhi ne email karish FACH project vishe. thanks for keeping me updated.
a very happy new year to you and your family members too !

Pooja said...

Hi Rp : I am glad that you liked this. merry x'mas and a very happy new year to you .

Lera said...

Pooja, lovely pictures :) Wishing you a Happy New year!May this New Year make all your dreams come true.and don't forget to blog more of your creative posts :)

Anonymous said...

you've been Tagged! Check my blog..Pooja..hope all's fine now...

Take care,Trupti

Pooja said...

hi Lera ,
thanks for dropping by here again and for your nice wishes, hoping the same for you... Well, I am sure I will never forget to blog more baout my recipes... :))
take care .

Trupti : Oh dear, i just checked rooma's blog, and from there i came to check yours and ah, u tagged me ! I think I am goin to enjoy this. thanks for that.
All is well now, Atleast Deepak dont get any more pain for that now. still on monday we have final check up of him. will keep you updated.

Jasmine said...


Priya S&S said...

Wishing peace, health, and happiness in 2007 and always. Happy New year to you and your family !

Pooja said...

Jasmine : thanks for your your wishes, wishing you and your family too a heappy and healthy new year ahead....

Priya : I tagged you , was notable to post coment on your blog, was showing some technical error, I dont know why ? Have fun with Meme of 3 things.

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