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Amazing Christmas Ideas

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In 15 days we will be celebrating Christmas. Today I’ll give you some tips on how you will impress your friends and your loved ones with these Amazing Christmas Ideas.

christmas card

Christmas greetings or cards will work.
Giving a Christmas letter to a friend would be one of the best ideas you could ever have. It will make your friend happy and comfortable, believing that you haven’t forget him/her and that, you are still with your friend ’til the end. What are you waiting for? Get an ordinary card, start designing and fill the content with your loveable words.

christmas presentChristmas presents.
Here in the Philippines, exchanging of Christmas presents is common and the best way to celebrate Christmas. Sometimes, exchanging of presents is done in the public and others do it in their classrooms or their places. This activity is a bit fun and if you are interested, how about organize a party that will lure your friends and your relatives to join this brilliant party you have in mind. You can also give a Christmas present to someone directly if you wish. If you don’t have money in the pocket, you can wrap an old material that is very meaningful to you and just believe that your friend will like it.

Christmas to the poorGive to the poor.
Another way of spending Christmas is by giving to the poor. It will lift your inner spirituality up and it will make you feel ease on the inside. Giving to the poor isn’t really that hard. Just give a penny and smile. If you received a thank you, it’s simple yet meaningful. Christmas is all about giving and sharing, not taking and receiving. Although it seems unfair that you only give and give but think on the bright side, you are helping a person and making him feel that the essence of Christmas is not only for those people who have money, but also for the homeless.

Christmas FamilySpend Christmas with your family.
This is but the best idea of spending your Christmas. If you feel like you don’t like your family much on the past few months, you can think of reconciling. Your presence means a lot to your family, trust me. Here in the Philippines, family is priority. We live at the same house, we share the same problem, and we work as a team. Give your family time to enjoy together with you. Make them laugh, prepare some food, and give chocolates or pennies to the kids living in your house. If you are planning to spend your time with your family, just make the most of it.

Two twin little sister girls whisper in the ear, outdoor on green park

Tell your friend about your previous experience.
Telling a friend about what you did last Christmas is a bit fun. Tell your friend the first time you celebrated Christmas together, how you played in snow, the way you design your Christmas tree, what your friend looks like when he dances and celebrates, everything. Tell jokes about your memories together and tell him/her that you still care and you still want to spend Christmas with him/her. That would be a great idea.

Christmas Olaf

Dress as a snowman or Santa Clause and make everyone laugh.
Of course telling a joke is fun. How about relating your joke to Christmas? There are lots of jokes you can find in the internet about Christmas, try it! It would be a great idea to come out with. Be the center of attraction and impress everyone just like what Olaf did in the movie and he made every kid love him.

Now what you are waiting for? Bring this ideas to your life and celebrate Christmas in many ways excitingly. Get up and do what you have to.

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Christmas Carols Songs with Lyrics

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Christmas is fast approaching and on this Christmas we have to prepare our carols to fill the night with the blessings coming from above. Below are the Five Christmas Carols that are compiled with the following authors, composers and the date it was written.

Angels From the Realms of Glory
Author: James Montgomery
Composer: Henry Smart
Written: 1816

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:
Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant Light;
Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great desire of nations,
Ye have seen His natal star;
Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear:
Come and worship,
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Ave Maria
Composer: Franz Schubert
Written: 1825

Ave Maria! Ave Maria! maiden mild!
Listen to a maiden’s prayer!
Thou canst hear though from the wild,
Thou canst save amid despair.
Safe may we sleep beneath thy care,
Though banish’d, outcast and reviled –
Maiden! hear a maiden’s prayer;
Mother, hear a suppliant child!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! undefiled!
The flinty couch we now must share
Shall seem this down of eider piled,
If thy protection hover there.
The murky cavern’s heavy air
Shall breathe of balm if thou hast smiled;
Then, Maiden! hear a maiden’s prayer;
Mother, list a suppliant child!
Ave Maria!

Ave Maria! stainless styled!
Foul demons of the earth and air,
From this their wonted haunt exiled,
Shall flee before thy presence fair.
We bow us to our lot of care,
Beneath thy guidance reconciled;
Hear for a maid a maiden’s prayer,
And for a father hear a child!
Ave Maria!

Carol of the Bells
Composer: Mykola Leontovych
Written: 1904

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away
Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.
Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.
One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.
Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale.
Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.
On on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.
Ding dong ding… dong!

Deck the Halls
Composer: Unknown
Written: 1877

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Composed by: Felix Mendelssohn
Author: Charles Wesley
Written: 1739

Hark the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ by highest heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hope you enjoyed singing with us a be blessed with the abundant light and love of Christ.