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Santa's on his way

Click on the following application for Santa's way across the world!

http://www.google.com/santatracker/#/tracker/dashboard

Santa is also coming via satellite.

http://www.noradsanta.org/

A little background on Santa's journey, and some of the places he will visit.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2428680,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ziffdavis%2Fpcmag%2Fbreakingnews+%28PCMag.com+Breaking+News%29

Silent night, one of the world's most favorite Christmas carols.

I have heard silent night since I was extremely young, but I never knew until now the story behind it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25471256

And don't forget the Nutcracker

In American music for the holidays, the Nutcracker plays a very special role. Here is a Russian version, featuring Valery Gergiev, conductor, and the Marlinsky Theatre Orchestra:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO1tGHD6zr8

A quite incredible piano version, played by Alexei Volodin at the Mariinsky Concert Hall. To my mind, this is wonderful music for the piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIjOtNZ--20

"The Messiah" is also a longtime Christmas favorite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZTZRtRFkvk

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