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This is a PowerPoint about Christmas, explaining about traditions and other facts!


  • 1. By: Katrina Miranda(Awesome Kat) 4/5 stars

2. Introduction- pg 1 Different ways to celebrate Christmas- pg2 Christmas foods- pg 9 Where Santa originated- pg 21 Where the Candy Cane originated- pg 22 Most wanted presents!- pg 23 The Digital Christmas Story- pg 24 Conclusion- pg 25 Bibliography- pg 26 3. Dont we all love Christmas? Whether its gettingall the presents or the succulent tender turkeywaiting there on the table or just gathering withyour family on this special day, everyone LOVESChristmas!Here, I will show you different ways peoplecelebrate Christmas around the world, popularChristmas foods (and how to make them!),where Santa and the Candy Cane originated,most wanted Christmas presents and somethingcool. Enjoy!The Editor: Katrina Miranda 4. A traditional Greek Christmas:Expecting Santa? Dont! Santa Claus with his redcoat, deep laughter and endless sack full of toys,is a North-American invention from the mid-nineteenth century and has nothing to do withthe Greek traditions.Children did receive gifts but on New Years eveoffcourse it wasnt Santa who brought them butSaint Basil the Great, the powerful bishop ofCaesarea, a Greek City on the coast of the BlackSea in the fourth century. He was born in awealthy family but preferred to give hispossessions to the poor. He loved and protectedchildren. 5. On the Morning of Christmas Eve, children in groups, go from door to door, asking Shall we sing them? When the housewife approves they mostly sing the most popular carols which goes like this: Good Evening, LordsIf its your biddingOf the Christs divine birthI shall tell in your mansionChrist is being born todayIn the town of BethlehemHeavens rejoiceThe whole creation delights (continued..) 6. This still happens in every big city in Greece.Children sing the carols then are rewarded withmoney and sweets and run to the next house. Inorder to gather as many treats as they can get.A traditional Spanish Christmas:Balthazar, who rides a donkey, is the one believed todeliver the gifts. Christmas Eve is known asNochebeuna. It is a time for families to gather torejoice and feast around the Nativity Scenes thatare set up on almost every home. 7. A traditional Christmas treat is a turrn, a typeof almond candy. The children of Spainreceive presents at the feast of Epiphany. LosTres Reyes Magos (The Magi) are particularlyadmired in Spain. It is thought that theytravel to the countryside re-enacting theirjourney to Bethlehem at this time. 8. A traditional Filipino Christmas:The Philippines is known for having the worldslongest Christmas season. The four months thatend with the syllable-ber are considered theChristmas season. The Parol is a Christmaslantern, commonly in the shape of a star. Almostevery family either builds or buys one to hang onthe window or door. Shopping centres constructgiant versions. 9. On Christmas Eve (Bisperas ng Pasko), a few Filipino townscommemorate Joseph and Marys search for a place to staywith a re-enactment called panunuluyan.What every Filipino looks forward to is Noche Buena, thegrand family dinner after the midnight mass. Christmasmorning is the time for visiting relatives. Filipinos wearnew if not their best clothes. Children do mano, which iskissing or bringing to their forehead the hand of an elderlyperson. This is when they receive their pamasko, certainlyaguinaldo from godfathers and godmothers. Christmaslunch and Christmas dinner are with family. 10. Here I will show you how to make the followingdishes: Roast Turkey! Christmas Pudding! Trifle! Gingerbread !I hope you dont get too hungry!! 11. SORRY!The recipe for this will take to much space (12pages or so) So here is the link: 12. INGREDIENTS: 500 g / 1 lb currants 500 g / 1 lb raisins 500 g / 1 1b golden raisins 500 g / 1 lb bread crumbs 500 g / 1 lb brown sugar 250 g / 8 oz suet get it from a butcher; if you cant find it, substitute with solid vegetableshortening 120 g / 4 oz mixed peel 120 g / 4 oz glace cherries, chopped 120 g / 4 oz almonds, chopped grated rind of 1 lemon grated rind of 1 orange 1 carrot, grated 1 apple, grated 1 Tbsp flour 1 tsp mixed spice (pudding spice) its a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, andsometimes includes mace, cloves, ginger, coriander, caraway, and/or Cayenne pepper; you canmix your own to taste. 6 eggs 300 ml / 10fl oz Guinness a pinch of salt a knob of butter, for greasing 13. 1. Mix the dry ingredients, into the large bowl, put the following: raisins, golden raisins, currants, breadcrumbs, suet, brown sugar, mixed peel, grated carrot, glace cherries, lemon peel, orange peel, chopped almonds, mixed spice, flour, grated apple and the pinch of salt.2. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.3. Beat the eggs. Crack all six eggs into a bowl and beat them lightly with a fork. 14. 4. Add the eggs and Guinness. Pour the eggs and Guinness over the dry mix.5. Grease the bowl. Coat the inside of the glass bowl with the knob of butter.6. Transfer. Put the pudding mix into the bowl, pressing it down lightly and giving a final pat to make it level.7. Cover and seal. Place the circular piece of parchment paper over the mix, and gently press it down and around the edges. 15. 8. Make a Bain Marie. Place the bowl into the saucepan. 9. Cook the pudding. Place the saucepan onto a high heat and bring the water to a boil. Once it is boiling, turn it down to a gentle simmer and allow to simmer for roughly 4 hours. 10. Remove the pudding from the heat after this time. Take off the tin foil. 11. Serve. Your Christmas pudding is now ready to serve!FINISHING PRODUCT! 16. INGREDIENTS: 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple 3 medium firm bananas, sliced 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries 1 jar (6 ounces) green maraschino cherries 3-1/2 cups eggnog, chilled 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla puddingmix 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into1-inch cubes 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 17. 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Dip bananas in juice; drain and discard juice. Set aside pineapple, bananas, three red cherries and three green cherries. In a bowl, whisk the eggnog and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.2. Place half of the pudding in a 4-qt. serving or trifle bowl; layer with half of the bananas, pineapple. cherries, cake cubes and whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with walnuts and reserved cherries. Yield: 16-20 servings FINISHING PRODUCT! 18. INGREDIENTS: Melted butter, to grease 125g butter, at room temperature 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 125ml (1/2 cup) golden syrup 1 egg, separated 375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour 1 tbs ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Plain flour, to dust 150g (1 cup) pure icing sugar, sifted 8-10 drops red liquid food colouring 8-10 drops green liquid food colouring Smarties, to decorate 19. 1. Preheat oven to 180C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease.2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.3. Meanwhile, place egg white in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric beater to beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Divide icing among 3 bowls. Cover 1 bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Add red colouring to 1 bowl and stir until combined. Add green colouring to remaining bowl and stir until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.4. Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a 9cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough. 20. 5. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown.Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.6. Place prepared icings in small plastic bags. Cuta small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icingover gingerbread men to decorate. Finish withSmartiesFINISHING PRODUCT! 21. Santa Claus came from the Christian priest,Saint Nicholas whos name later waspronounced as Sinter Klass then SantaKlass and then was settled to the name weknow as Santa Claus. A famous story aboutSaint Nicholas is about a poor man whocould not give any money to his threedaughters on their weddings. Saint Nicholasdropped bags of gold into the stockings thatthe girls hung by the fire to dry. They foundthe gold and ever since, children have hungup stockings hoping to receive presents onChristmas. 22. Here is one of the explanations of the origin of the Candy Cane: 200 years ago when children were loud and crazy and would not pay attention at the Nativity Scene at the church, Cologne Cathedral.This was very upsetting to the pastor, so he came up with the idea to give them long white sugar sticks. He bent them into the shape of a shepherds cane. The children would be quiet, because they would be licking the canes at the Nativity Scene. By 1900, candy canes started looking like the ones we eat today . They had red stripes and peppermint flavouring. 23. Here are the most wanted Christmas presents 2011: The Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation, Apple iPad 2, Xbox 360 Kinect Console and the Playstation Move are the most frequently asked for Christmas presents for 2011. 24. P.SWant to see something AWESOME???? Just click this link: 25. SO THERES ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO SAY:MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! AND HAVE A NICE DAY!! 26. Christmas-Pudding hristmas-Trifle