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Winter Holiday Essay Examples

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Personal Opinion on Holiday Celebration
Turn Back the Hands of Time There are several different holidays throughout the year, which are celebrated in a variety of ways. The holiday represents different things to different people cause of religion, culture, or family traditions. Although some people may not be able to be around family the remembrance does not...
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Reflection on Christmas Break
As a child, I remember just before the last day of school I gave out presents to my teacher and a few of my friends. I always hope they like what I get them. When school is over the Christmas holiday begins. When growing up I viewed Christmas as a time of giving, but later realized that Christmas is a Christian holiday ce...
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A Recount of a Cold Winter
A Cold Winter It was in the middle of winter on a dark smoggy night, chills were running through the house in and out of my room like a quiet ghost silently coming and silently going. As I lie awake in my bed thinking of what the next day should bring, my eye's start to grow heavy as I doze off. In the distance I...
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My Summer Holiday With My Family and The Camping Trip
During the summer my family and I like to go camping. For me it is a way to get away from everything that is happening in my life. When camping things are so relaxing and beautiful. When camping with my family I am always woke up by the smell of breakfast cooking over an open fire. I get dressed and climb out of the tent t...
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My Christmas Holiday With My Family
A CLOSE CALL It was Christmas Eve, supposedly a joyous occasion. The snowflakes fell to the ground continuously like the last seeds of a dandelion blowing in the wind leaving the dead flower. It had been snowing for three days and Ive been at the fire department for 20 hours waiting for the next call. The temperatures...
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The Instructions to Gift Wrapping
Wrapping Up The Season!!! One of the best parts about the holiday season are the gifts. Everybody loves receiving gifts, but nobody ever thinks about the wrapping part of the equation. Most people dread gift wrapping because they find it too tedious and dull. Besides, why spend so much time on something when in...
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The Christian Holiday of Christmas and Its Meaning
Christian Holidays Christmas around the World All religions have their special times of the year that are meant to celebrate a special moment in history that they want to remember. One of the most popular and most recognized holidays throughout the world is Christmas. For most, Christmas is a time of giving and tog...
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Family Holiday in Umbria
Umbrian Holiday My family and I spent a week last summer in a converted hay barn located in the heart of the Umbrian countryside. The house (hay barn) was over 100 years old and was perched on the top of the highest hill in the area. It afforded a sweeping view of the surrounding countryside. Being from the Amer...
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Remembering the Real Reason for Christmas
The holidays! They're supposed to be a time of warmth, happiness and excitement. For many people, they are. Although for some, the season can be a paradox. Joyous feelings, family and religious traditions can be overshadowed by stress, fatigue and gloom--"the blues." In addition to all of the gifts, goodies, decor...
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An Analysis of the Holiday and the Origin of Holiday Spirit in the United States
HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE ASPECIAL OCCASIONS THAT HAVE RELIGIOUS, HISTORICAL, AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE. INCREASINGLY, HOWEVER, HOLIDAYS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE TURNING INTO LITTLE MORE THAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. FROM COAST TO COAST, THE JINGLES AND BEEPS OF CASH REGISTERS DROWN OUT THE TRADITIONAL SOUNDS OF HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE....
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A Recollection of My Holiday Experience With My Family at Our Holiday Flat
There I was, enjoying my holiday in our families holiday flat. Things couldn t get better until 2 girls moved into the flat above ours. I soon introduced myself find out their names were Julie and Katherine who were both the same age as me (14) . I immediately developed a huge liking to Julie. After a few sessions of ch...
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A Biography of Billie Holiday, an American Singer
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday was born April 7th, 1915, in Baltimore. Her original name was Eleanora Fagan. Although her father, Clarence Holiday, was a guitar/banjo player in Fletcher Henderson s band, she didn t break into the music world until her late teens. After being signed by Columbia Records John Hammond in 1933 f...
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Reasons Why Christmas is a Good Holiday
Christmas is a good holiday for many reasons. There are reasons that exist that make Christmas a bad holiday, but for the most part it is a wonderful time of year. Millions of people around the world will agree that Christmas is one of the most fun and exciting holidays. Christmas is a good holiday because students get a va...
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A Writer's Summer Holiday With the Family
Eternal Seeds The table lies abandoned and neglected suffocating fresh blades of grass. The blistering sun s arms chip away at the decaying paint. The only attention it receives is from a colony of black ants which infest the cracks and crevices. This splintered wooden table once had a life, when it provided rest under the...
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Going Riding on a Snowmobile
Fresh Powder. Smell of gasoline. The enjoyment of others. That’s what more than 4 million Americans (Salas 4) look forward to in the winter. Whether it is for joy riding or competitive racing they all have the same love for this invention. During off season people can’t wait for that first snow and to get their hands on the...
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Using Metaphors and Imagery to Portray Independence and Self Actualization in the Song Winter by Tori Amos
The song Winter by Tori Amos conveys the importance of independence and self actualization in life though levels of metaphors and imagery. Using semiotics to express deeper meanings, she gives a narrative account of life in which she never finds contentment due to childhood fatherly dependence and juvenile ideas of a fantas...
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An Analysis of Guilt as the Central Theme of the Poem, "Those Winter Sundays"
Guilt is the central theme of the poem, "Those Winter Sundays." Upon reading this emotionally steering poem, it leaves the reader reminiscing of one's own childhood. "What did I know, what did I know of love's austere and lonely offices?" The poem's ending echo's a haunting feeling of gui...
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An Analysis of Car Maintenance Tips in Driving During Winter Seasons
1.If your car needs a tuneup or is due for its regular service, get it done now. Bad hoses, belts, water pump, spark plug wires, distributor cap, etc. can leave you stranded in the winter. Better to fix them at your convenience than after you've been sitting in your stalled car for three hours waiting for CAA. (...
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An Analysis of Events That Occur During Cold, Winter Days
8:02 a.m. Saturday. It's still dark, as usual, on these cold, winter days. Everybody else is still sleeping and enjoying the comforting heat of their beds. I crack open the locked window by my bed, an act some deemed downright idiotic. I strip off my pj's, throw on my robe, and head for the shower. Drying off, I think about...
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The Great Idea I Came up with on a Dark Smogy Night
A Cold Winter It was in the middle of winter on a dark smoggy night, chills were running through the house in and out of my room like a quiet ghost silently coming and silently going. As I lie awake in my bed thinking of what the next day should bring, my eye's start to grow heavy as I doze off. In the distance I he...
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An Elaborate Celebration in the Quebec Winter Carnival
The Quebec Winter Carnival Quebec City is the World's Snow Capital. Quebec City held its first winter carnival in 1894. It was an elaborate celebration that provided people with relief from the cold harsh winter. In the sixty years that followed these winter carnivals were organized periodically. It wasn't until 1955 th...
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My Canopy Tour
Ever thought of riding a four wheeler up one of the many Smokey
Mountains? Then zip lining down it? Over the summer I did just that. In
Gatlinburg, TN, there is a place called C.L.I.M.B.works Canopy Tours.
The C stands for challenge. The L stands for learn. The I stands for
inspire. The M stands for master. Last but not le...
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My Favorite Holiday: Christmas
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Christmas is my favorite holiday because I get to see family, the cold weather is spectacular, and I love giving and receiving gifts. To begin with, Christmas is my favorite holiday because of family gatherings. One reason why I love it is that they all contribute scrumptious foo...
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Ushering in the New Year
New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. I get to go out and buy new clothes, shoes, and sometimes even a purse. Some years I’ve even had my hair styled for the night. I’m normally not a “glitzy” kind of girl, but for some reason I always get all “glitzed” up on New Year’s Eve. My boyfriend and I usually try to ge...
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A Tragic Encounter
Police cruisers blared their sirens and kicked up dust as they sped into the parking lot, closely followed by a trio of ambulances, while coast guard boats swiftly surrounded the docks. Calling the scene chaotic would not have given it justice. What started off as just another boring summer afternoon bussing at Brown’s ba...
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