On Christmas Eve, we sit in front of the fire and take turns reading Christmas stories.
Put that on your Christmas wish-list.
I should like to be at home on Christmas day.
The mummers (some of the house serfs) dressed up as bears, Turks, innkeepers, and ladies--frightening and funny--bringing in with them the cold from outside and a feeling of gaiety, crowded, at first timidly, into the anteroom, then hiding behind one another they pushed into the ballroom where, shyly at first and then more and more merrily and heartily, they started singing, dancing, and playing Christmas games.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
My dear Mother, Yesterday I sent you a little Christmas box.
Soon after the Christmas holidays Nicholas told his mother of his love for Sonya and of his firm resolve to marry her.
"Good. Looking forward to Christmas," Dustin replied.
It also inhibits investigations and makes for an early Christmas present for defense attorneys.
Still, Carmen wanted to go, and family made Christmas special, not location.
The shopping trip was exciting because it was so close to Christmas, but otherwise uneventful.
The first Christmas after Miss Sullivan came to Tuscumbia was a great event.
A Christmas card come to life.
In an attempt to calm his wife's progressive nervousness, and because he too felt like a snort, Dean broke out a jug of left over Christmas cheer.
Laughing softly at the matching shadows of her hair and skirt, she imagined it was a Christmas tree.
"Costumes," the lady said, disappointment like empty socks at Christmas ringing in her voice.
Jackson worried Elisabeth would miss her family, but she assured him that Christmas was not nearly as important as The Wolf Moon.
The service on Christmas Eve day was, of course, about Jesus.
Tomorrow is Christmas morning.
When her son Randy, visiting Bird Song over his Christmas college break, had expressed an interest in the sport, she had a fit.
They would have some time to enjoy a late Christmas at home when they returned.
I found surprises, not in the stocking only, but on the table, on all the chairs, at the door, on the very window-sill; indeed, I could hardly walk without stumbling on a bit of Christmas wrapped up in tissue paper.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
"It's Christmas Eve," she said softly.
Then, on Christmas morning when everyone is awake, we lounge around in our night clothes while we open presents.
I'm thinking Daisy Duke outfit, and that song for my Christmas lap dance.
On Christmas Eve the Tuscumbia schoolchildren had their tree, to which they invited me.
Is it a Christmas party?
While my relationship with Martha LeBlanc, nee Rossi, dated back to our play pen years and kindergarten days, lately we've hiked different paths, reducing our contact to Christmas cards and once a month phone calls.
A tall perfectly formed and decorated Christmas tree stood beside the staircase.
You're bleeding on your Christmas sweater.
Christmas week was a very busy one here, too.
"For Christmas?" she asked hopefully.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
You know those Christmas lights that are shaped like red chili peppers?
Pierre, am I allowed to go Christmas shopping?
The other three laughed and Jackson offered, "Don't forget Christmas is coming."
At Christmas time he scattered crumbs of bread under the trees, so that the tiny creatures could feast and be happy.
The radio had shifted into Christmas mode with one song after another.
She looked up at her husband from her position scotched down on the parlor floor and resumed sorting Christmas ornaments, packing them away as methodically as if she were returning them to the store.
She coveted each addition like an orange in a Christmas stocking.
She joined crowds of people milling through downtown Crystal City to see the Christmas displays and shop.
If her Christmas gift was any indication, she thought she might be falling for the brute.
During the week before Christmas, Martha had spent an overnight at Bird Song when Janet was forced to report to court in Grand Junction, on some charges she, thankfully, did not detail to the Deans.
When a Christmas waltz began, a warm hand gripped her elbow.
He had never mentioned what Christmas had been like at his home.
The eyes of the newcomer were the color of their Christmas tree.
I spoke with her on the phone around Christmas and mentioned I was coming to Ouray for some ice climbing.
I am going to have a Christmas tree in the parlor and teacher will hang all of my gifts upon it.
They would purchase a few things for Christmas tomorrow.
According to the invitation, the party will be held in the main entrance near the Christmas tree.
It was the first Christmas tree she had ever seen, and she was puzzled, and asked many questions.
It was Christmas morning and all was not well.
The happy Christmas time is almost here!
Connor had decided to tell his parents they were going away for the holiday and Elisabeth didn't want to deal with any family issues on her first Christmas with Jackson.
I find it hard to realize that Christmas is almost here, in spite of the fact that Helen talks about nothing else.
He had been outside, atop a ladder, removing Christmas lights when the two checked in to Bird Song, the Dean's bed and breakfast.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
On the third day of Christmas week, after the midday dinner, all the inmates of the house dispersed to various rooms.
The previous autumn, the hunting, "Uncle," and the Christmas holidays spent with Nicholas at Otradnoe were what she recalled oftenest and most painfully.
He can even spout some sports trivia and Christmas carols and stuff like that.
Christmas was only a few days away, and yet it didn't seem like Christmas.
Betsy was like a Christmas morning kid.
Her face bore a Christmas morning smile.
"Do you know, one Christmas I drove from Tver," said Anatole, smilingly at the recollection and turning to Makarin who gazed rapturously at him with wide-open eyes.
They talked about visiting him Thanksgiving or Christmas but made no concrete plans.
On the third day after Christmas Nicholas dined at home, a thing he had rarely done of late.
The Christmas season has furnished many lessons, and added scores of new words to Helen's vocabulary.
Well, you gave me such a hard time when I didn't get you a Christmas card, until the day after, I figured I'd stock up.
I hope your Christmas Day will be a very happy one and that the New Year will be full of brightness and joy for you and every one.
I might have seen Mrs. Wiggin, the sweet author of "Birds' Christmas Carol," but she had a dangerous cough and could not come.
It was nearing Christmas and while New York was aglow, my wife and I were just the opposite; out of sync with the mood of the city.
Until the attack was defended and defeated, Christmas mornings, autumn leaves, spring flowers and summer picnics were no more than passing dreams.
He quickly agreed and the two strolled, for the first time since Christmas, to St. Daniel's Catholic Church, a few blocks away.
Fred was still gabbing on the phone so Dean shared with his wife the last of the turkey salad, extended mileage from the Christmas turkey of ten days earlier.
Jonathan would be disappointed if we left before Christmas.
I suppose no place is better than home on Christmas.
Hundreds of printed reports covered our premises like a winter blizzard making us look as busy as a toy store at Christmas.
He'll never remember Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you too.
It has been proved at the Christmas fat stock shows that the older a bullock gets the less will he gain in weight per day as a result of the feeding.
At Rouen the feast was celebrated on Christmas Day, and was intended to represent the times before the coming of Christ.
In the case of hop-grounds, orchards, fruit-plantations and gardens power was given to the commissioners to value them separately, according to the average rate of composition for the seven years preceding Christmas 1835, and to fix an ordinary and an extraordinary charge for tithes thereof, the former for such lands going out of cultivation, the latter for such as were thereafter newly cultivated; lands subject to the latter were exempted during their first years of cultivation; and such lands were only subject to it if situated in a parish in which an extraordinary charge had been distinguished at the time of commutation (6 & 7 Will.
The following Christmas, the Guardians ordered " that the inmates have plum pudding and I beer on Christmas Day.
Christmas trees also produce an oily soot which may damage the fireplace.
In the meantime, Thanksgiving was coming up - and then Christmas.
This church contained some well-executed native paintings of St George and the Dragon, The Last Supper, &c. Among the religious observances of the Christians of Gondar is that of bathing in large crowds in the Gaha on the Feast of the Baptist, and again, though in more orderly fashion, on Christmas day.
The oldest of the vigils is that of Easter Eve, those of Pentecost and Christmas being instituted somewhat later.
In the Roman Catholic Church the vigil is now usually celebrated on the morning of the day preceding the festival, except at Christmas, when a midnight mass is celebrated, and on Easter Eve.
Before a similar mode of reasoning, all the other distinctive articles of the Romish creed "disappeared like a dream "; and " after a full conviction," on Christmas day, 1754, he received the sacrament in the church of Lausanne.
As an article of food the cod-fish is in greatest perfection during the three months preceding Christmas.
Only a select handful will have the opportunity to play it before it goes on everybody's Christmas list.
Returning to London early in November, he found it necessary to consult his physicians for a symptom which, neglected since 1761, had gradually become complicated with hydrocele, and was now imperatively demanding surgical aid; but the painful operations which had to be performed did not interfere with his customary cheerfulness, nor did they prevent him from paying a Christmas visit to Sheffield Place.
For some eighteen months Ã†lfwyn seems to have wielded her mother's authority, and then, just before the Christmas of 919, Edward took Mercia into his own hands, and Ã†lfwyn was "led away" into Wessex.
The first congregation in America was organized on Christmas Day 1723 by Peter Becker who preceeded Alexander Mack to Germantown, Pennsylvania.
The cleaning process is carried on through the next summer by means of successive hoeings of the spring-sown root-crop. As turnips or swedes May occupy the ground till after Christmas little time is left for the preparation of a seed-bed for barley, but as the latter is a shallow-rooted crop only surface-stirring is required.
Eustace Conway, or the Brother and Sister, a novel (1834); The Kingdom of Christ (1842); Christmas Day and Other Sermons (1843); TheUnity of the New Testament (1844); The Epistle to the Hebrews (1846);.
In Germany, about the 11 th century, it was usual to begin the year at Christmas; and this practice also prevailed at Milan, Rome and other Italian cities, in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.
He published one or two volumes of poetry and contributed several poems to Blackwood's Magazine, one of which, "A Christmas Hymn," attracted much admiring attention.
It didn't seem like Christmas.
Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
In their train came the great field preachers of Wales, like John Elias and Christmas Evans, and later the Primitive Methodists, who by their camp meetings and itinerancies kept religious enthusiasm alive when Wesleyan Methodism was in peril of hardening.
He was crowned on Christmas Day, I ioo, by the patriarch himself; but the struggle of church and state was not yet over, and in the spring of IIoi Baldwin had Dagobert suspended by a papal legate, while later in the year the two disagreed on the question of the contribution to be made by the patriarch towards the defence of the Holy Land.
He left Eton at Christmas 1827.
For many years the educated class among the natives had been claiming for themselves a larger share in the administration, and had organized a political party under the name of the National Congress, which held annual meetings at Christmas in one or other of the large cities of the peninsula.
on Christmas Day, travelling over the Plateau at a height of about 4,000 ft.
They make an unusual and eye-catching display and are perfect for stocking in the busy run-up to Christmas.
sad to think of him locked up in a foreign country over Christmas.
Hi everyone, hope everyone had a great Christmas, think my belly is twice the size!
More edible gifts include the always acceptable Christmas cakes, puddings and delicious mince pies or make your own edible gifts with organic ingredients.
It is Christmas Eve and I am in my study writing this final missive before starting Christmas with my family.
In which time he had survived on the bright spangles of Christmas chocolate coins sitting on his night table.
Two times she had been back to visit her siblings, both times at Christmas.
Just a few hours, but then I'm going to shop for a Christmas present for Samantha.
Singapore is the political, commercial and administrative headquarters of the colony of the Straits Settlements, and the governor for the time being is ex officio high commissioner of the Federated Malay States, British North Borneo, Sarawak, the Cocos-Keeling and Christmas Islands, and governor of Labuan.
Thus although the rocks of the southern coast of Java in their general character and succession resemble those of Christmas Island, there lies between them an abysmal trough 18,000 ft.
in depth, which renders it scarcely possible that they were deposited in a continuous area, for such an enormous depression of the sea-floor could hardly have occurred since Miocene times without involving also Christmas Island.
Andrews, A Monograph of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), (London, 1900).
Kassala was captured from the dervishes by an Italian force under Colonel Baratieri on the 17th of July 1894 and by the Italians was handed over on Christmas day 1897 to Egypt.
On the 14th of October a crushing defeat was inflicted on Harold at the battle of Senlac or Hastings; .and on Christmas Day William was crowned at Westminster.
The necessary inquiries were ordered at the Christmas Council of 1085, and carried out in the following year.
Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India sighted the bluff at the entrance to the bay now forming the harbour of Durban on Christmas Day 1497 and named the country Terra Natalis.
After remaining at the port just over a year the Highlanders were withdrawn, on Christmas Eve 1839.
The date of this controversy seems to have been about Christmas 980, and it was probably followed by Otric's death, on the 1st of October 981.
Large "incense trees" resembling our Christmas trees, formed of incense-sticks and pastils and osselets, and alight all over, are borne by the Shiah Mussulmans in the solennial procession of the Mohurrum, in commemoration of the martyrdom of the sons of Ali.
The frost, which began about seven weeks before Christmas and continued for six weeks after, was the greatest on record; the ice was I i in.
The meetings took place either in the Rathaus, or town hall, or, when they were held - as was usually the case - on Sunday, in the church; and three times a year, at Easter, Whitsuntide and Christmas, special festivals and singing competitions were instituted.
The asceticism of Paulinus and his liberality towards the poor soon brought him into great repute; and while he was spending Christmas at Barcelona the people insisted on his being forthwith ordained to the priesthood.
He refrained from public preaching, but held conferences in St Mark's with large gatherings of his disciples, and defied the interdict on Christmas Day by publicly celebrating mass and heading a procession through the cloisters.
The chief festival in Bengal - sometimes termed the Christmas of Bengal - celebrates the goddess's birth in the sixth Hindu month (parts of September and October).
YULE, the season of Christmas.
At Christmas 1815 he was sent to the grammar school at Louth, his mother having kept up a connexion with this typical Lincolnshire borough, of which her father, the Rev. Stephen Fytche, had been vicar.
Henry then became involved in a plot to murder the king, which was discovered in time, and the good offices of his mother secured for him a pardon at Christmas 941.
Reaching Pavia at Christmas 961, the king promised to defend and respect the church.
In England, the practice of placing the beginning of the year at Christmas was introduced in the 7th century, and traces of it are found even in the 13th.
Gervase of Canterbury, who lived in the 13th century, mentions that almost all writers of his country agreed in regarding Christmas day as the first of the year, because it forms, as it were, the term at which the sun finishes and recommences his annual course.
It is well known that Charles the Great was crowned emperor at Rome on Christmas day in the year Boo, and that he died in the year 814, according to our present manner of reckoning.
In the first case the annalist suppose§ the year to begin with Christmas, and accordingly reckons the 25th of December and all the following days of that month to belong to 801, whereas in the common reckoning they would be referred to the year Soo.
A legend of his surreptitious bestowal of dowries upon the three daughters of an impoverished citizen, who, unable to procure fit marriages for them, was on the point of giving them up to a life of shame, is said to have originated the old custom of giving presents in secret on the Eve of St Nicholas, subsequently transferred to Christmas Day.
Hence the association of Christmas with "Santa Claus," an American corruption of the Dutch form "San Nicolaas," the custom being brought to America by the early Dutch colonists.
The great event of this visit took place on the succeeding Christmas Day, when Charles on rising from prayer in St Peter's was crowned by Leo and proclaimed emperor and Augustus amid the acclamations of the crowd.
This epoch-making great discoverers of the modern period were only familiar with expedition lasted from Christmas 1872 to the end of May 1876, the hand-lead, and the lines in use did not exceed 200 fathoms and gave the first wide and general view of the physical and in length.
It does not occur in the Atlantic Ocean at all, and in the Indian Ocean it is only known round Cocos and Christmas Islands; but it is abundant in the Pacific, where it covers a large area between 5° and 15° N., westward from the coast of Central America to 165° W., and it is also found in patches north of the Samoa Islands, in the Marianne Trench and west of the Galapagos Islands.
The former contains a valuable note on the "Gothic Christmas" described in detail in the De cerimoniis; see also Bury in Eng.
Christmas Harbour on the north and Royal Sound on the south are noble harbours, the latter with a labyrinth of islets interspersed over upwards of 20 m.
Christmas Island has been a great source of phosphates of this type; also Jaluit Island in the Maldive Archipelago, Banaba or Ocean Island, and Nauru or Pleasant Island.
On Christmas Island the phosphate has been quarried to depths of 100 ft.
It has been estimated that 500,000 tons of phosphate were obtained in Aruba, 1,000,000 tons from Curacoa since the deposits were discovered in 1870, and Christmas Island in 1907 yielded 290,000 tons.
For both boys and girls sixteen years of age or upward the restrictions are removed for two weeks at Christmas time.'
Setting out shortly after Christmas, he had a meeting with abbot Hugo of Cluny at Besancon, where he was joined by the young monk Hildebrand, who afterwards became Pope Gregory VII.; arriving in pilgrim garb at Rome in the following February, he was received with much cordiality, and at his consecration assumed the name of Leo IX.
This work was continued during the following year by the king and his eldest son Charles, and the Christmas of 784 was spent by the royal family at Eresburg, whence Charles directed various plundering expeditions.
She reviewed the departing regiments; she entertained the wives and children of the Windsor soldiers who had gone to the war; she showed by frequent messages her watchful interest in the course of the campaign and in the efforts which were being made throughout the whole empire; and her Christmas gift of a box of chocolate to every soldier in South Africa was a touching proof of her sympathy and interest.
Before Christmas she made her usual journey to Osborne, and there on the 2nd of January she received Lord Roberts on his return from South Africa and handed to him the insignia of the Garter.
But the Teutonic elements maintained their place in the law of the Frankish Church; and this was not altered by the fact that, since Christmas Boo, the king of the Franks and Lombards had borne the title of Roman emperor.
The traditional Western day for the Christmas festival, 25th December, goes back as far as Hippolytus, loc. cit.; the traditional Eastern day, 6th January, as far as the Basilidian Gnostics (but in their case only as a celebration of the Baptism), mentioned by Clement of Alexandria, loc. cit.
Christmas, one of the last-named, is reputed to be the largest lagoon island in the Pacific. The Paumotu Archipelago is the most extensive of the coral groups.
After two months in the Tower she was transferred to Sir Henry Bedingfield's charge at Woodstock, and at Christmas, when the realm had been reconciled to Rome and Mary was expecting issue, Elizabeth was once more received at court.
Excavations conducted here for six months, from Christmas of 1903 to June 1904, for the university of Chicago, by Dr Edgar J.
Returning to Paris about Christmas of 1765, they remained there till the October of the following year.
He came to Jerusalem at Christmas 1099, and had Dagobert of Pisa elected as patriarch, perhaps in order to check the growth of a strong Lotharingian power in the city.
Theterm mass, which survivesin Candlemas, Christmas, Michaelmas, is from the Latin missa, which was in the 3rd century a technical term for the dismissal of any lay meeting, e.g.
in 1718, his sermons on the Prodigal Son, on the small number of the elect, on death, for Christmas Day, and for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, may be perhaps cited as his masterpieces.
What is clearly erroneous or faulty may as clearly be intended, and therefore not to be removed by the critic. In Chaucer's "Miller's Tale" (3455, 3457) astromie is used for astronomie, and Noe and Noel (Christmas) confused, "Nowelis flood" (345 1, 3457), because the speaker is an illiterate carpenter.
appointed both Robert II., earl of Leicester, and Hugh Bigod, earl of Norfolk, to be his honorary hereditary stewards; and at the Christmas festival of 1186 the successors in title of these two earls, with William, earl of Arundel, who held the similar honorary office of hereditary butler, are described as serving the king at the royal banqueting table.
In 1880 he was able to travel in northern France, and began the Bible of Amiens, finished in 1885; and he issued occasional numbers of Fors, the last of which appeared at Christmas 1884.
In 1871 a new Lectionary was substituted for the previously existing one, into the merits and demerits of which it is not possible to enter here; and in 1872, by the Act of Uniformity Amendment Act, a shortened form of service was provided instead of the present form of Morning and Evening Prayer for optional use in other than cathedral churches on all days exeept Sunday, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Ascension Day; provision was also statutably made for the separation of services, and for additional services, to be taken, however, except so far as anthems and hymns are concerned, entirely out of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.
Brown Globe, including Magnum Bonum; White Globe; Yellow Danvers; White Spanish, in its several forms; Trebons, the finest variety for autumn sowing, attaining a large size early, ripening well, and keeping good till after Christmas; Ailsa Craig; Ronsham Park Hero; James's Keeping; Cranston's Excelsior; Blood Red, strong-flavoured.
Chalcedon was repudiated afresh, union with the Jacobites instituted, use of water and leaven in the Eucharist condemned, the five days' preliminary fast before Lent restored, Saturday as well as Sunday made a day of feasting and synaxis, any but the orthodox excluded from the Maundy Thursday Communion, the first communion of the new catechumens; union of the Baptismal and Christmas feasts was restored, and the faithful forbidden to fast on Fridays from Easter until Pentecost.
RICHARD BROTHERS (1757-1824), British religious fanatic, was born in Newfoundland on Christmas day, 17 57, and educated at Woolwich.
Peterhead, made a burgh of barony in 1593 by George Keith, fifth earl marischal, was the scene of the landing of the Pretender on Christmas Day 1715.
Moreover the comparatively low price of the two turkeys and four turkey-chicks served at a feast of the serjeantsat-law in 1555 (Dugdale, Origines, p. 135) points to their having become by that time abundant, and indeed by 1573 Tusser bears witness to the part they had already begun to play in " Christmas husbandlie fare."
One can understand its adoption during, or soon after, the reign of Cyrus, whose policy was so favourable to the Jews, and it might easily have become as popular among them as Christmas tends to become among modern Jews.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION, one of the oecumenical festivals of the Christian Church, ranking in solemnity with those of Christmas, of Easter and of Pentecost.
In the Anglican Church Ascension Day and its octave continue to be observed as a great festival, for which a special preface to the consecration prayer in the communion service is provided, as in the case of Christmas, Easter, Whitsunday, and Trinity Sunday.
Forcing is the accelerating, by special treatment, of the growth of certain plants, which are required to be had in leaf, in flower or in fruit before their natural season, - as, for instance, the leaves of mint at Eastertide or the leafstalks of sea-kale and rhubarb at Christmas, the flowers of summer in the depth of winter, or some of the choicest fruits perfected so much before their normal period as to complete, with the retarded crops of winter, the circle of the seasons.
of this class, with which may be associated hardy subjects which flower during that season or very early spring, as the Christmas rose, and amongst bulbs the crocus and snowdrop. Later the spring garden department is a scene of great attraction; and some of the gardens of this character, as those of Cliveden and Belvoir, are among the most fascinating examples of horticultural art.
niger or Christmas Rose, the finest variety of which is called maximus, has white showy saucer-shaped flowers; H.
If lettuce is wanted for winter use, it may now be planted in the greenhouse or cold frame, and will be ready for use about Christmas.
from the fortnight before Christmas to Whit Monday, prohibited them from continuing it.
The book itself, however, falls into five sections: - (a) from Advent to Christmas (cc. 1-5); (b) from Christmas to Septuagesima (6-30); (c) from Septuagesima to Easter (31-53) (d) from Easter Day to the octave of Pentecost (54-76); (e) from the octave of Pentecost to Advent (77-180).
On awaking (it was Christmas Day), he immediately mounted the pulpit, and gave forth his famous hymn on the Nativity.
Commissioners (now the board of agriculture) are appointed to execute the acts; a rent charge on all lands liable to tithes at the time of the passing of the first act is substituted for those tithes, of which the gross amount is ascertained either by voluntary parochial agreement, or, failing that, by compulsory award confirmed by the commissioners; and the value of the tithes is fixed in the latter case by their average value in the particular parish during the seven years preceding Christmas 1835, without deduction for parochial or county and other rates, charges and assessments falling on tithes, the rent charge being liable to all the charges to which tithes were liable.
in the case of Lammas lands or in the case of common lands, power was given to charge a fixed sum or rate per head of the cattle there pasturing, with an exception in the case of Lammas lands which for seven years before Christmas 18, 35 had paid no tithe; and also to fix a rent charge in respect of tithes of common appurtenant on the allotment made in respect of the lands to which such right of common attached (2 & 3 Vict.
Otto was then taken to Germany, and after his fathers death he was crowned at Aix-la-Chapelle on Christmas Day 983.
Favras took into his confidence certain officers by whom he was betrayed; and, with his wife, he was arrested on Christmas Eve 1789 and imprisoned in the Abbaye.
The Italians were anxious to leave it; and on Christmas day 1897 Colonel (afterwards General Sir Charles) Parsons, with an Egyptian force from Suakin, took it formally over, together with a body of Arab irregulars employed by the Italians.
Almost every year from this time forward until near his death he published about Christmas time one or two of these unique stories, so delicate in their humour and pathos, and so masterly in their simplicity.
But in January 878 they made a sudden swoop on Chippenham, a royal vill in which Alfred had been keeping his Christmas, " and most of the people they reduced, except the King Alfred, and he with a little band made his way.
JUBILEE YEAR, an institution in the Roman Catholic Church, observed every twenty-fifth year, from Christmas to Christmas.
in 1500, the pope on the Christmas Eve with which the jubilee begins goes in solemn procession to a particular walled-up door ("Porta aurea") of St Peter's and knocks three times, using at the same time the words of Ps.
He carried the humour and sub-acidity of discrimination which marked his criticism of fellow folk-lorists into the discussion of purely literary subjects in his Books and Bookmen (1886), Letters to Dead Authors (1886), Letters on Literature (1889), &c. His Blue Fairy Tale Book (1889), beautifully produced and illustrated, was followed annually at Christmas by a book of fairy tales and romances drawn from many sources.
By his aid 300 highlanders were brought into the monastery of the Black Friars in Perth, where the king was keeping the Christmas of 1436, and there they slew James, who had fled into a vault.
James tried to suppress the general irritation by a proclamation against conventicles, and a threat to take away the courts of law from Edinburgh, if people did not go to church on Christmas day.
Stag hunting begins on the 12th of August, and ends on the 8th of October; there is then a cessation until the end of the month, when the hounds are unkennelled for hind hunting, which continues up to Christmas; it begins again about Ladyday, and lasts till the 10th of May.
During the winter of1862-1863the count took a special interest in the organization of the Lancashire Cotton Famine Fund, and contributed an article to the Revue des deux mondes entitled "Christmas Week in Lancashire."
He made but slow progress in school work, and at Christmas 1851 was removed and sent to a private tutor for a year.
In English charter parties, unless the contrary is expressed, Christmas day and other recognized holidays are included as working days.
In the United Kingdom, by the Bills of Exchange Act 1882, three days are allowed as days of grace, but when the last day of grace falls on Sunday, Christmas day, Good Friday or a day appointed by royal proclamation as a public fast or thanksgiving day, the bill is due and payable on the preceding business day.
If the last day of grace is a bank holiday (other than Christmas day or Good Friday), or when the last day of grace is a Sunday, and the second day of grace is a bank holiday, the bill is due and payable on the succeeding business day.
Sunday, Christmas day and Good Friday, are excluded from all fixtures of time less than six days: otherwise they are included, unless the last day of the time fixed falls on one of those days (R.S.C., O.
General public holidays throughout the United States are Christmas, Thanksgiving (last Thursday in November) and Independence (July 4th) days and Washington's birthday (February 22nd).
It was one of the old quarter-days, being equivalent to midsummer, the others being Martinmas, equivalent to Michaelmas, Candlemas (Christmas) and Whitsuntide (Easter).
Stricken by illness, Conrad returned to Constantinople at Christmas 1147, but in March 1148 set out to rejoin his troops.
The principal buildings of the university are Packer Hall (1869), largely taken up by the department of civil engineering, the chemical and metallurgical laboratory, the physical and electrical engineering laboratory, the steam engineering laboratory, Williams Hall for mechanical engineering, &c., Saucon Hall for the English department, Christmas Hall, with drawing-rooms and the offices of the Y.M.C.A., the Sayre astronomical observatory, the Packer Memorial Church, the university library (1897), dormitories (1907) given by Andrew Carnegie, Drown Memorial Hall, a students' club, the college commons, and a gymnasium.
He reached Paris at Christmas 1191, having concluded on his way an alliance with the emperor Henry VI.
We learn from the English Chronicle that the scheme of this survey was discussed and determined in the Christmas assembly of 1085, and from the colophon of Domesday Book that the survey (descriptio) was completed in 1086.
When Charles was deprived of all his loyal attendants at Christmas 1647, Hammond returned to Oxford and was made subdean of Christ Church, only, however, to be removed from all his offices by the parliamentary visitors, who imprisoned him for ten weeks.
Having been warned that he would never again cross the Forth, the king went to reside in Perth just before Christmas 1436.
St John Passion (in 1888), followed after short intervals by the St Matthew Passion, the Christmas Oratorio, the Mass in B Minor, and finally by an annual Bach festival continuing for three days, which was discontinued after Wolle's removal to the university of California in 1905.
Bethlehem was founded by the Moravians, led by Count Nikolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, shortly before Christmas in 1741, and the season of the year suggested its name; for the first century of its existence it was almost exclusively a settlement of that sect, and it is still their American headquarters.
They established themselves firmly in their reserve lines, and repulsed another attack, the last, on Christmas Day.
to the Porte) who descended it with a numerous suite and held high mass there on Christmas day 1673.
He kept Christmas at Sandal Castle near Wakefield.
These famous articles were: (I) That the communion should be received kneeling; (2) That it might be administered in private; (3) That baptism might be in the home; (4) That children of eight should be taken to the bishop for examination and his blessing; (5) That Christmas, Good Friday, Easter and Whitsunday should be observed.
Such are Christmas Day, and, not unnaturally in this northern land, Midsummer (June 23 and 24).
Transport to Algiers by sea from this place would have occasioned a weary stay of three months; Arago, therefore, set out for it by land under conduct of a Mahommedan priest, and reached it on Christmas day.
This divergence of views manifested itself on Christmas Day 1895, and although, under pressure, Rhodes did not insist on the British flag, it was determined to postpone the rising.
work the high commissioner had the support of Mr Chamberlain, who paid a visit to South Africa which extended from Christmas 1902 to the end of February 1903.
They were probably at first merely the fasts preparatory to the three great festivals of Christmas, Easter and Pentecost.
The Ordo Romanus fixes the spring fast in the first week of March (then the first month); the summer fast in the second week of June; the autumnal fast in the third week of September; and the winter fast in the complete week next before Christmas eve.
Peter and Paul, August 1-15 preceding the Feast of the Sleep of the Theotokos, and the six weeks before Christmas.
Selected to crown the new king he performed the ceremony on Christmas Day 1066, and in 1068 performed the same office at the coronation of Matilda, the Conqueror's wife.
On Christmas Day 1832 he took passage in a sailing vessel for the Mediterranean.
The celebration gradually spread to other parts of the church, being moved to the 2nd of February, forty days after the newly established feast of Christmas.
He also published a collection of Christmas carols, set to music by himself; these are still sung by boys on Christmas night.
Adventus, sc. Redemptoris, " the coming of the Saviour"), a holy season of the Christian church, the period of preparation for the celebration of the nativity or Christmas.
In the Eastern church it lasts from St Martin's Day (11th of November), and in other churches from the Sunday nearest to St Andrew's Day (30th of November) till Christmas.
A halfpenny was expected from every one to whom these were exhibited, and bad luck was thought to menace the household not visited by the doll-bearers before Christmas Eve at the latest.
On Christmas day Livingstone lost his four goats, a loss which he felt very keenly, and the medicine chest was stolen in January 1867.
- Direct telegraphic communication between London and Cape Town was established on Christmas day 1879.
The settlers in the military villages, which had been established along the frontier, assembled in fancied security to celebrate Christmas Day, were surprised, many of them murdered, and their houses given to the flames.
Christmas and St Stephen, which were introduced at Antioch c. A.D.
The special characteristic of the breed is that the ewes take the ram at an unusually early period of the year, and cast ewes are in demand for breeding house lamb for Christmas.
He was released on Christmas Day 1921, his sentence having been commuted by President Harding, but his forfeiture of rights of citizenship was not affected.
- By consulting an account of my expenses at Cambridge, in the years 1663 and 1664, I find that in the year 1664 a little before Christmas, I, being then Senior Sophister, bought Schooten's Miscellanies and Cartes' Geometry (having read this Geometry and Oughtred's Clavis clean over half a year before), and borrowed Wallis's works, and by consequence made these annotations out of Schooten and Wallis, in winter between the years 1664 and 1665.
The six months elapsed without any solution being produced; but he received a letter from Leibnitz, stating that he had "cut the knot of the most beautiful of these problems," and requesting that the period for their solution should be extended to Christmas next, that the French and Italian mathematicians might have no reason to complain of the shortness of the period.
He was elected king in the old English fashion by the surviving magnates, and crowned on Christmas Day 1066.
The Fast of the Nativity lasts for twenty-eight days before Christmas; that of the Apostles for a variable number of days from the Feast of the Ascension; and that of the Virgin for fifteen days before the Assumption.
In the practice of modern Roman Catholicism the following are recognized as fasting days, that is to say, days on which one meal only, and that not of flesh, may be taken in the course of twenty-four hours: - The forty days of Lent (Sundays excepted), all the Ember days, the Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent, and the vigils of certain feasts, namely, those of Whitsuntide, of St Peter and St Paul, of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of All Saints and of Christmas day.
In the Anglican Church, the " days of fasting or abstinence " are the forty days of Lent, the Ember days, the Rogation days, and all the Fridays in the year, except Christmas day.
The evens or vigils before Christmas, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Easter day, Ascension day, Pentecost, St Matthias, the Nativity of St John Baptist, St Peter, St James, St Bartholomew, St Matthew, St Simon and St Jude, St Andrew, St Thomas, and All Saints are also recognized as " fast days."
It commanded that the laity communicate at Christmas, Easter and Whitsuntide.
It was founded in 532 and dedicated on Christmas Day 538.
In 1889 he entertained at Hissarlik a committee of archaeological experts, deputed to examine B6tticher's absurd contention that the ruins represented not a city, but a cremation necropolis; and he was contemplating a new and more extensive campaign on the same site when, in December 1890, he was seized at Naples with an illness which ended fatally on the morning of Christmas Day.
About Christmas those of Kautokeino and Karasjok are usually settled in the neighbourhood of the churches; in summer they visit the coast, and in autumn they return inland.
According to Gregory of Tours, 3000 Franks were baptized with Clovis by Remigius on Christmas Day, 496, after the defeat of the Alamanni.
The work begins at Christmas 1169, and concludes in 1192; it is thus in form a fragment, covering portions of the reign of Henry II.
Other of his lyrics are: "The Monymusk Christmas Ba'ing," a football idyll; "The Ewie wi' the Crookit Horn" and "John o' Badenyon."
In 1911, when the revolution broke out prematurely at Wuchang, Dr. Sun was in England; but he hurried back to China and arrived at Shanghai on Christmas Eve, in time to be acclaimed as the originator of the Republican programme and elected Provisional President by the delegates to the National Convention assembled at Nanking.
So when next year the king of the Franks went to Rome in person, on Christmas Eve of the year 8oo and in the basilica of St Peter the pope placed on his head the imperial crown and did him reverence after the established custom of the time of the ancient emperors.
We cannot certainly assign to him more than four or five (Deus Creator Omnium, Aeterne rerum conditor, Jam surgit hora tertia, and the Christmas hymn Veni redemptor gentium) of those that have come down to us.
Roses bloom in the gardens at Christmas as plentifully as in summer.
On Christmas night, 1884, an earthquake caused much damage and loss of life in the provinces of Granada and Malaga.
AMERICA ISLANDS, a name given to Christmas, Fanning, Palmyra and attendant islets, belonging to Great Britain, in the Central Pacific Ocean, between the equator and 6° N., and about 160 W.
Christmas Island is probably the largest atoll in the Pacific (it is about 90 m.
On the 5th of November 1414 John opened the council of Constance, where, on Christmas Day, he received the homage of the head of the empire, but where his lack of prestige, the defection of his allies, the fury of his adversaries, and the general sense of the necessity for union soon showed only too clearly how small was the chance of his retaining the tiara.
He'd have to leave someone in charge when they all went to his father's home in Texas for Christmas.
They already had the tickets to fly to Texas while Jonathan was off school for Christmas vacation.
Christmas was coming up and life in general felt festive.
According to Felipa, the party was to be held in the main entrance, where the Christmas tree was.
It was late and they planned to go to church tomorrow for a Christmas Eve program.
Well, on Christmas Eve, we sit in front of the fire and take turns reading Christmas stories.
He should put you on his Christmas card list; you took a knife and a beating on his behalf as far as I can see.
Ikir, I think Tucson Sector is going to be completely compromised by Christmas.
Listen, I wanted to see if you wanted to go Christmas shopping with us this weekend.
I'm way behind, and Traciâ€” Since when did the concept of Christmas shopping seem so bizarre?
Martha complied, not with Christmas enthusiasm but a quiet hint of pleasure.
With the exception of a Christmas card the first year, no one had heard from her since.
Having his family together in their modest home during the holiday season had come to define Christmas for him.
She bit back her smile and returned to her myriad of ornaments, carefully laying a tissue paper over a packed box of delicate pieces, merged memories of two families, joined now by a few items of their first Christmas together.
They discussed their optionsâ€”snowshoeing and cross country skiingâ€”but decided to try out the ice skates that they had purchased for one another for Christmas.
He was as excited as Christmas morning.
Care to explain why there are six unused Christmas cards, six Birthday cards..." she began counting, "â€¦and seven Valentine cards, all 'To My Loving Wife,' or some variation thereof?
Christmas was only a few weeks away â€“ their first together.
I thought I'd call and wish you a Merry Christmas.
The announcement by the Department of Health just after Christmas to put certain PFI projects on hold created some consternation.
Many tenpin bowling alleys are open seven days a week, every day of the year with the exception of Christmas day.
Why settle for boring bulbs when you can set your Christmas tree a twinkle with these heavenly angels.
artefactfinal excavations, just before Christmas, recovered a further 500 flint artifacts.
artwork inspired by Christmas or create their designs using our brand new interactive Card Studio activity.
So, for instance, in Pakistan on Christmas Day, a presbyterian church was attacked by armed assailants.
asterisked texts will be supplied in a class handout, to be collected from me before the Christmas break begins.
await with more anticipation than Christmas.
Christmas double as Uppies take men's ba ' Clutching his prize, Uppie Garry Cooper is congratulated after winning the ba ' .
Repeating their Christmas Day victories, the Uppies took both ba 's today.
The Uppies have had another double victory on Christmas Day when uppie Raymond Stanger won the ba ' .
Typical Italian Christmas cake - an artisan bakery Panettone with a fruity aroma and a delicate flavor.
On Christmas Day 2005 he performed in the elegant ballroom of the world famous Gleneagles Hotel.
We traditionally have a Christmas dinner, and a summer Bar-B-Que - not forgetting the all-important party after each production.
Eduardo, 13, from Angola doesnÃ¢t decorate his home with fairy lights and glass baubles at Christmas.
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We have about 12 beavers at the moment having said goodbye to six just after christmas as they went up to Cubs.
Streets and shops are now bedecked with Christmas bunting and full of goods being offered as suitable presents.
A Song For All Seasons opens with a flurry of sleigh bells, but before you can say " Is it Christmas again already?
bindw for Christmas 2006 is a spiral bound edition to keep your hands free for conducting or playing.
After The Invasion The official series and BBC sites continue the publicity blitz for The Christmas Invasion.
bondsman a lot of bail bondsmen on my Christmas list.
boughs of holly 1 How did holly become popular as a Christmas decoration?
The thing is, folk have been decorating evergreen boughs for a lot longer than there have been Christmas trees in folk's houses.
A miracle happened Ã¢ the red bracts that are associated with Christmas appeared on the weed.
The average person consumes 3500 calories on Christmas Day alone.
candelabrum bowl of Holly and Christmas Roses was set in the center and two tall silver candelabra stood at either end.
performed by glowing candlelight, this will be an evening of seasonal entertainment that will prove the perfect start to your Christmas fun.
The rent was £ 10 per year with two fat hens at Christmas and two fat capons at Easter.
To make the tree: Draw the shape of a Christmas tree on a piece of sturdy cardboard.
enchanting carols and Christmas classics are exquisitely presented with all the grace and charm of the 18th century in an evocative candle-lit style setting.
With Christmas just around the corner, many of the well-known carols were given a good airing.
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caterpillar toy trucks Toys R Us Visa Card A great card to have before Christmas.
I hope we will be able to have the new chalices available for Christmas.
Charades In Victorian times, before television and the Internet, no Christmas Day was complete without a game of charades In Victorian times, before television and the Internet, no Christmas Day was complete without a game of charades.
cheapskate bastard on Christmas morning?
hidden present cheats Look on top of the town's Christmas tree to find a hidden present.
chintz pattern with " Christmas Greetings " hand finished with a single name.
Guests can choose either the set Christmas party menu or with prior arrangement choose from a festive table d'hote menu.
chorale melodies in the Christmas Oratorio.
Please say a special prayer for the families with angels in heaven celebrating Christmas.
Another very popular part of the UK to spend Christmas in a self catering holiday cottage is the Lake District.
Go to: ' How ' does father Christmas know i've been naughty?
Think this would make a lovely Christmas present for someone who is interested in learning more about cooking!
I wish you all the best & a merry Christmas.
Look, nobody is saying that you can't send a Christmas card or with people a ' happy christmas ' .
It should be released fairly soon - a nice Christmas present for Acorn Emulation scene perhaps?
I had to leave my much loved position last Christmas 2004 due to my health.
Christmas carols - don't know all the words?
Christmas Pudding Recipe Christmas Pudding Recipe Christmas crackers Traditionally a christmas cracker is placed next to each plate on the Christmas dinner table.
Christmas liqueur gifts make ideal xmas gift giving ideas.
Christmas pudding flavor here in the UK.
The UK's most unique baby Christmas gifts are right here at Baby Gift Gallery.
To find out more about charity Christmas cards and gifts visit the World Vision gift selection.
What could be better than a Christmas ham accompanied by a tangy rhubarb or a spicy tomato chutney.
Christmas Sale Now On For most of our Tanganyikan cichlids.
Includes carol histories, free sheet music, a Christmas music quiz, reviews, and mp3 sound clips.
collection of poems for older children at Christmas.
Dead Rising and Lost Planet are the killer combo this Christmas!
Every year the message of Christmas is subsumed ever more by the crass commercialism of the market.
Hi everyone Is anyone else doing the digital christmas comp.
make confetti using the many hole punches available in craft shops Make envelopes for your Christmas cards.
Christmas has become yet another victim of society's rampant consumerism.
Watch out for occasional markets, which may feature craft, Christmas or even continental themes.
But on second thoughts it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies.
I was having no luck finding a sheep/lamb costume for my daughters Christmas Carol concert.
For a Christmas touch, cranberry coulis may be used as an alternative.
counterpoint arts 01323 833 706 and at the door Saturday November 18 th Christmas Fayre at St Johns Church Hall in Polegate.
Christmas Pudding Recipe Christmas crackers Traditionally a christmas cracker is placed next to each plate on the Christmas dinner table.
YOU WILL NEED: A paper plate, red ribbon, green crepe paper, old Christmas cards.
On Christmas morning, a $ 600,000 reward is offered for anyone who catches the crooks.
Christmas morning between 3am and dawn men gathered at churches to sing carols until the cockerel crowed.
The last posting date for Christmas is indicated in the delivery information.
A sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner is the festive decorations.
defections of key consortium members and eventually... Article continues below... ran out of cash just before Christmas.
director of finance and housing, David Robertson, is recommending that the Christmas bonus should be £ 30.
Christmas Eve sees them serving up healthy dollops of festive fun.
I don't want to put a downer on my Christmas post!
dramatized the lives of four generations over a ninety-year span of family Christmas dinners.
A blizzard had been raging over the Christmas period, and large snow drifts built up.
The actual removal was delayed over the Christmas period while seating was restricted in the area affected by dry rot.
A very happy Christmas from the magazine editorial team.
They listen to Christmas music, have eggnog and hot cider, eat nuts and spend time with family and friends in the evening.
Charlemagne hastened to Rome to support Leo, and on Christmas Day, 800, was crowned emperor by the pope.
All in all, ' The Christmas Invasion ' is hugely enjoyable thanks to David Tennant.
entertained by a magician, and Father Christmas made a surprise guest appearance to hand out presents.
During her last Christmas, in 2001, the fits began and she was diagnosed epileptic.
many evacuees who went home this Christmas (1939) will not be returning to their host families.
eve magazine discussing Christmas presents.
She had the op followed by 25 radiotherapy sessions completed Christmas eve.
evergreen boughs for a lot longer than there have been Christmas trees in folk's houses.
extends a very warm welcome to the 6 th Christmas tree festival.
Take a magic carpet ride to the Music Hall this Christmas as we present the exciting eastern extravaganza, Aladdin!
I went out just before christmas with Stuart Grigg, what an experience, absolutly fantastic.
father Christmas know i've been naughty?
festive feast for the senses will be on offer at Frodsham Christmas Festival this year.
The Christmas markets held their usual charms and were very festive.
The resorts look really festive when the Christmas decorations are up and the place is knee-deep in snow.
We will be there selling lots of lovely CHAS logo goods great for stocking fillers plan ahead for Christmas!
Christmas is coming up soon and it's time to dress in your best finery for the season.
They include lime, flowering crab and Himalayan Birch and a 5.5 meter high Christmas tree.
More weather folklore I hope you took your Christmas tree to be recycled at the local amenity depot.
Tips from the Council's Food Safety Team Every year people suffer food poisoning at Christmas.
The written English children used would have been say writing formal thank you letters for Christmas presents and passing cryptic notes around the classroom.
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Try serving these sprouts as a deliciously fruity accompaniment to your Christmas turkey.
In England, people ate frumenty (a type of porridge made from corn) on Christmas morning.
Well, what it's NOT is a drunken fumble at the firm's Christmas party.
Win many kudos and buy your Christmas gifts and presents here!
The run up to Christmas is a busy time for many charities and for charity givers.
glamoursories for Christmas evoke glamor with rich faux gemstones.
Featuring all the usual glitz, glamor and panto magic, this breathtaking production will be the best Christmas Show in the region.
A proposed new gondola is also due to open Christmas 2006.
goody has special items for Christmas including traditional fare and all sorts of festive goodies which make excellent presents.
After the lecture we all enjoyed a gourmet Christmas tea prepared by the committee and their faithful helpers.
granny's house over Christmas.
Enemy's fraternal greetings The following from The Times is a translation of a letter from a Belgian soldier: Christmas in the trenches.
hassle of shopping for presents is out of the way, I do love Christmas.
And I'll end with a clichÃ© that endures because it is always heartfelt a happy Christmas to you all.
Perfect for the whole family, Santa Claus and his merry helpers invite you to start Christmas off in Grand Style.
Unless you live in the southern hemisphere in which case I wish you a hot and summery Christmas.
high-impact campaign to deliver national media coverage over Christmas.
We brought a new freezer for Christmas one of these new high tech Frost Free models.
Try decorating homemade Christmas biscuits in the same way.