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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a very common scrund having to do with Christmas. I used to have it & I bet many of you do. What is it?
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Is it that Jews don't celebrate Christmas? Does it relate to Santa Claus? Reindeer? Jesus? Elves? The North Pole? Presents? Christmas trees? Snow? Christmas carols? Atheists? The time we celebrate Christmas? The origins of Christmas? Ornaments? Sleighs? Winter? Wrapping paper?

Would only Americans have it? Only Christians? Jews? Nonreligious people? White people? Black people? Some other religious/cultural groups? Are other holidays such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa relevant?
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Hominid (Hominid)
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Is it that Jews don't celebrate Christmas? Does it relate to Santa Claus? Reindeer? Jesus? Elves? The North Pole? Presents? Christmas trees? Snow? Christmas carols? Atheists? The time we celebrate Christmas? The origins of Christmas? Ornaments? Sleighs? Winter? Wrapping paper? Yes to Christmas carols; no to all the others

Would only Americans have it? no Only Christians? no Jews? They could have itNonreligious people? ditto White people? ditto Black people? ditto Some other religious/cultural groups? ditto Are other holidays such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa relevant? no
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Is the scrund about the word Christmas? The history of Christmas? The celebration of Christmas? Something else that happens in concurrence with or overlaps with Christmas?
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The phrase Christmas carol relevant? Any specific carol? The practice of caroling? The origin of carols? Origin of a specific carol?
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Is the scrund about the word Christmas? no The history of Christmas? no The celebration of Christmas? It's about a specific carol. See above & below Something else that happens in concurrence with or overlaps with Christmas? see previous answer
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The phrase Christmas carol relevant? no Any specific carol? yes The practice of caroling? no The origin of carols? noOrigin of a specific carol? no
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the carol religious? Can I insert an LTPF list of Christmas carols, or is that cheating?
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Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Is the carol religious? yes Can I insert an LTPF list of Christmas carols of course, or is that cheating? of course it's not cheating
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Fine. [LTPF list of religious Christmas carols.]
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Fine. [LTPF list of religious Christmas carols.] I don't know how to access the list. Please include it.
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Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a religious carol? Or a carol about non-religious parts of Christmas?
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Is it a religious carol? yes Or a carol about non-religious parts of Christmas? no
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Is it normally sung in:
Catalan?
English?
Filipino?
Finnish?
French?
German?
Italian?
Latin?
Norwegian?
Polish?
Romanian?
Spanish?
Swedish?
Ukrainian?
(This came from Wikipedia.)
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing?
The First Noel?
The Little Drummer Boy?
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear?
Go Tell it on the Mountain?
Silent Night?
Joy to the World?
Mary had a Baby?
We Three Kings?
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Is it normally sung in:
Catalan?
English?
Filipino?
Finnish?
French?
German?
Italian?
Latin?
Norwegian?
Polish?
Romanian?
Spanish?
Swedish?
Ukrainian?
(This came from Wikipedia.) It is normally sung in English.
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing?
The First Noel?
The Little Drummer Boy?
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear?
Go Tell it on the Mountain?
Silent Night?
Joy to the World?
Mary had a Baby?
We Three Kings?none of the above
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any of these?

Away in a Manger
Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Angels, From the Realms of Glory
Good King Wenceslas
I Saw Three Ships
Little Drummer Boy
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
The Holly and the Ivy
The First Noel
While shepherds watched
Deck the halls
in the bleak midwinter
once in royal david's city

Is the scrund that Jesus was born in very cold weather - eg in the bleak midwinter - when in actual fact it is very unlikely it was cold and snowy where Jesus was born?
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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Any of these?

Away in a Manger
Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Angels, From the Realms of Glory
Good King Wenceslas
I Saw Three Ships
Little Drummer Boy
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
The Holly and the Ivy
The First Noel
While shepherds watched
Deck the halls
in the bleak midwinter
once in royal david's city None of the above!

Is the scrund that Jesus was born in very cold weather - eg in the bleak midwinter - when in actual fact it is very unlikely it was cold and snowy where Jesus was born? no
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

12 days of christmas
calypso carol
coventry carol
god rest ye merry gentlemen - is the scrund that this doesn't mean 'merry gentlemen' but means 'god rest ye merry'
it came upon the midnight clear
little donkey
mary's boy child
see amid the winter's snow

If it's not on this list could you put me out of my misery and just tell me? Otherwise this will just become a google-fest!!

Is the scrund to do with the 'three kings'? to do with when they visited? the fact that we don't know how many there actually were?
is it to do with the fact that no gospel has the kings and the shepherds both visiting?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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12 days of christmas
calypso carol
coventry carol
god rest ye merry gentlemen yes - is the scrund that this doesn't mean 'merry gentlemen' but means 'god rest ye merry' yes
it came upon the midnight clear
little donkey
mary's boy child
see amid the winter's snow

If it's not on this list could you put me out of my misery and just tell me? Otherwise this will just become a google-fest!!

Is the scrund to do with the 'three kings'? noto do with when they visited? the fact that we don't know how many there actually were? no
is it to do with the fact that no gospel has the kings and the shepherds both visiting? no

******** SPOILER ****************
This is Clever Hannah's second triumph of the day--in fact of the hour. I used to think that "God rest ye merry gentlemen" had a comma after 'ye.' But the comma is actually after 'merry.' "God rest ye merry" was an old greeting. May my new puzzle at the bottom of the page make you all merry.
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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 - 3:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow! I had no idea.

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