History UsefulNotes / ChristmasInAmerica

17th Feb '18 1:40:17 AM nombretomado
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-->--'''ThePogues''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8 Fairytale of]] UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}"

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16th Jan '18 4:08:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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23rd Dec '17 3:54:04 PM nombretomado
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* '''Yule Log:''' Traditionally, a Yule Log is a special log burned during the winter solstice. In modern America, some television channels -- especially home shopping channels -- go off the air for Christmas Eve/Day, and the most popular alternative to a blank screen is a looped video of a blazing fireplace with muzak versions of carols playing in the background. The originator of this tradition is [[TheCW WPIX-TV]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity: their version of the log appeared nationally starting in 2004 on sibling outlet [[Creator/WGNAmerica Superstation WGN]].

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* '''Yule Log:''' Traditionally, a Yule Log is a special log burned during the winter solstice. In modern America, some television channels -- especially home shopping channels -- go off the air for Christmas Eve/Day, and the most popular alternative to a blank screen is a looped video of a blazing fireplace with muzak versions of carols playing in the background. The originator of this tradition is [[TheCW [[Creator/TheCW WPIX-TV]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity: their version of the log appeared nationally starting in 2004 on sibling outlet [[Creator/WGNAmerica Superstation WGN]].
10th Dec '17 10:50:41 AM nombretomado
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** The stage adaptations of various Disney films, particularly entries in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, appear on the amateur and professional levels year-round but seem especially popular at Christmastime despite not being Christmas-themed. Interestingly, these shows are as close as Americans get to the U.K. tradition of {{Pantomime}}, albeit with far less intentional {{Camp}} and no AudienceParticipation.

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** The stage adaptations of various Disney films, particularly entries in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, appear on the amateur and professional levels year-round but seem especially popular at Christmastime despite not being Christmas-themed. Interestingly, these shows are as close as Americans get to the U.K. tradition of {{Pantomime}}, albeit with far less intentional {{Camp}} and no AudienceParticipation.
7th Dec '17 6:20:26 PM BoredMe
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** ''Small Business Saturday'': This critter (created by credit card issuing bank American Express) first showed its nose in 2011 and promotes patronizing small/local businesses on the day after Black Friday. Perhaps it allows consumers to assuage their guilt over macing another customer in a big box store on the previous day?

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** ''Small Business Saturday'': This critter (created by credit card issuing bank American Express) Express, a.k.a as far from a small business as it gets) first showed its nose in 2011 and promotes patronizing small/local businesses on the day after Black Friday. Perhaps it allows consumers to assuage their guilt over macing another customer in a big box store on the previous day?
20th Nov '17 11:57:06 AM nightkiller
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* '''ChristmasCreep:''' While the semi-official start of the American Christmas season is the Friday after Thanksgiving (the third Thursday of November), festive merchandise usually starts appearing in stores as soon as the Halloween stuff is cleared away. Many Americans get annoyed about Christmas decorations and displays going up before Thanksgiving, since "Christmas" lasts practically a month already.

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* '''ChristmasCreep:''' While the semi-official start of the American Christmas season is the Friday after Thanksgiving (the third fourth Thursday of November), festive merchandise usually starts appearing in stores as soon as the Halloween stuff is cleared away. Many Americans get annoyed about Christmas decorations and displays going up before Thanksgiving, since "Christmas" lasts practically a month already.
20th Nov '17 11:54:43 AM Mdumas43073
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26th Oct '17 5:12:54 PM honeybrown1976
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* '''ChristmasCreep:''' While the semi-official start of the American Christmas season is the Friday after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November), festive merchandise usually starts appearing in stores as soon as the Halloween stuff is cleared away. Many Americans get annoyed about Christmas decorations and displays going up before Thanksgiving, since "Christmas" lasts practically a month already.

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* '''ChristmasCreep:''' While the semi-official start of the American Christmas season is the Friday after Thanksgiving (the fourth third Thursday of November), festive merchandise usually starts appearing in stores as soon as the Halloween stuff is cleared away. Many Americans get annoyed about Christmas decorations and displays going up before Thanksgiving, since "Christmas" lasts practically a month already.
17th Sep '17 10:09:24 AM nombretomado
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** ''After-Christmas Sales:'' Always out to maximize their profits, post-Christmas sales are not as popular as their Black Friday counterparts, but it is generally a bad idea to hit the malls the day after Christmas Day. The sales take advantage of people who are exchanging gifts they don't want/can't use. Alternatively or additionally, people spend the day redeeming gift certificates and/or cards. (Contrast [[AVeryBritishChristmas Boxing Day]].)

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** ''After-Christmas Sales:'' Always out to maximize their profits, post-Christmas sales are not as popular as their Black Friday counterparts, but it is generally a bad idea to hit the malls the day after Christmas Day. The sales take advantage of people who are exchanging gifts they don't want/can't use. Alternatively or additionally, people spend the day redeeming gift certificates and/or cards. (Contrast [[AVeryBritishChristmas [[UsefulNotes/AVeryBritishChristmas Boxing Day]].)



** ''Christmas in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity'' exemplifies the stereotypical American Christmas for obvious reasons, borrows heavily from AVeryBritishChristmas, and takes everything UpToEleven. The UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade starts things off on (when else) UsefulNotes/{{Thanksgiving|Day}}, followed by the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center the Wednesday after, and lots of public spaces will have ice skating. There's often even more traffic than usual, because tourists come in to experience a real New York Christmas. ''The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular'', running seasonally since the 1930s, is periodically updated but always features themed dance numbers starring the famous Rockettes and a "Living Nativity" finale. Sometimes, street decorations appear as early as after Halloween. Manhattan is the birthplace of the elaborate window display, and all the fancier stores have them to this day. And while the chances of snow falling on Christmas Day are less than 50%, it does snow in December. A ''lot.''

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** ''Christmas in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity'' exemplifies the stereotypical American Christmas for obvious reasons, borrows heavily from AVeryBritishChristmas, UsefulNotes/AVeryBritishChristmas, and takes everything UpToEleven. The UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade starts things off on (when else) UsefulNotes/{{Thanksgiving|Day}}, followed by the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center the Wednesday after, and lots of public spaces will have ice skating. There's often even more traffic than usual, because tourists come in to experience a real New York Christmas. ''The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular'', running seasonally since the 1930s, is periodically updated but always features themed dance numbers starring the famous Rockettes and a "Living Nativity" finale. Sometimes, street decorations appear as early as after Halloween. Manhattan is the birthplace of the elaborate window display, and all the fancier stores have them to this day. And while the chances of snow falling on Christmas Day are less than 50%, it does snow in December. A ''lot.''
13th Sep '17 7:25:19 AM WaterBlap
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** And now there's The Applegate [[BaconAddiction Bacon]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qqnk5jy2bA Yule Log]]!

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** And now there's The Applegate [[BaconAddiction Bacon]] Bacon [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qqnk5jy2bA Yule Log]]!
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