Archive for November 2012


November 22, 2012

Let me introduce you to the website that gave birth to this blog. is a family-friendly website that explores the origins of many of our Christmas customs. Learn about the man who became Santa Claus. Where did the candy cane come from? Why do some people celebrate advent? What are Christmas seals? How do they celebrate Christmas in Australia? And there is a lot more.

Cinnamon Bear Advent Calendar

That is not all you can do at Starting November 29 you can listen to our online advent calendar. Join in the adventures of Jimmy, Judy, and the Cinnamon Bear as they search for the silver star to put on the top of their Christmas tree. Each episode is about 10 minutes long and will be enjoyed by kids of all ages.

Wait there is more. With over 75 recipes you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. There are recipes for a special Christmas breakfast, recipes for roasting turkeys, geese, or ducks, recipes for succulent side dishes, and wonderful dessert recipes. Be sure to look up our recipes for snacks, candies, and cookies, too. I have even got recipes for making Christmas ornaments. Ever make cinnamon Christmas ornaments? They smell so good.

There is still more. There are games and puzzles for all ages. There is even a page full of free downloads.

So come on over and explore my website the

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