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Halloween Treat from Classical Music: Ghoulish Sounds and Spooky Listening for All Hallows’ Eve

Whatever its genre, music greatly affects the environment and mood of the listener. Classical music has been used in soundtracks for effects, dramatic or frightening. Here is a suggested list of horrifying and thrillingly devilish classical music, from Bach’s Baroque era to Stravinsky’s modern times, which can be played to celebrate Halloween. Bach, Johann Sebastian: Passacaglia and Thema Fugatum in ...

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Christmas’s Unruly Past In England

Christmas throughout history might conjure up candy-coated visions such as decorating the home, giving gifts and worshipping the son of God. While all these depictions are authentic, revelry during at least three centuries in England prove that people have never completely celebrated the holiday so innocently. In England from the 14th to the 17th centuries, many people at Christmas time ...

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Christmas Gifts for Motor Racing Fans

Buying a gift for a racing fan can be a daunting proposition, with the huge selection of merchandise available. Here are three great ideas, which will satisfy supporters of Formula 1 and sports car racing. Jochen Rindt Shell LM Jacket As part of their Heritage range Shell have re-issued this jacket, which Jochen Rindt was pictured wearing after winning the ...

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Activities for Children’s Christmas Parties

Anyone trying to plan a great children’s holiday party must first determine what activities will keep kids occupied and create a memorial event for everyone involved. Fun, inexpensive activities for a children’s Christmas party are easy to plan. Here are a few ideas, appropriate for kids ages 2 and up. Decorating a Holiday Stocking for a Kids’ Holiday Party Activity ...

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Unique Halloween Couples Costumes

Apparently once you become a couple, you become boring or develop a very strange sense of humor. (I mean really… Plug and Socket? Ketchup and Mustard? Bacon and Eggs? These are the best costumes we can come up with?!) There are plenty of fun costumes out there for couples, all one has to do is be a little creative. This ...

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Choose Classic Toys as Gifts for Toddlers This Christmas

Over the years, toys have gotten more sophisticated in that many seem to move, make noise, and have flashing lights or music. They are a little harder to find, but some of the classic, more traditional toys are still available in toy stores and toddlers will enjoy playing with them too. The Downsides of Electronic Toys Toys that have lights ...

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Halloween Votive Luminaria Lanterns

Use paper bags to create haunting Halloween votive luminaria lanterns to send a scary message to arriving trick-or-treaters. Luminarias have been used for centuries to light paths and outdoor spaces, and their use has certainly become part of Halloween. Votive luminaria lanterns are a great way to illuminate sidewalks, and you can use them to spell out haunting messages for ...

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How to Keep Christmas Simple, Stress-free and Spiritual

Much too often, we find ourselves dreading the approaching Christmas season. There are our neighbors who are putting up bigger and brighter holiday displays than ours in their front yards, the radio channels that have exhausted Christmas tunes, and shoppers full of venom rather than Christmas cheer. After it is all over, we reflect on the budgets we blew, grinches ...

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Buy Halloween Treat Bags Online: Fun, Cute, Personalized Halloween Bags

A cheap plastic jack-o-lantern head is a fine candy receptacle for trick or treating, but inexpensive plastic handles often tear, resulting in spilled chocolate bars and flowing tears. Online retailers sell sturdy and fun treat bags that will last for years to come. Choose from personalized Halloween treat bags, handmade bags, and cute bags that go beyond the basic black ...

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Timeless Christmas Gifts for Her

While it can be fun to give something that is trendy or quirky, if the gift is to be remembered it should be timeless. Luckily there are many gift ideas that are so special they are passed from generation to generation and eventually achieve heir loom status. The following ideas will jumpstart the search for the perfect gift. Jewelry is ...

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