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 Happiest Holiday Wishes To Everyone!

Christmas time is here, so please enjoy our Christmas information! View holiday traditions in France, along with some great holiday recipes, and of course Free Christmas e-cards, children's crafts, France Europe Christmas Markets, great gourmet holiday foods and gift ideas of all types, for you to give and enjoy this holiday season!

Christmas is the time for gift giving to those we love and hold dear to us....our family, good friends, fellow workers and employers, to share with them and enjoy this holiday season. View our 'Holiday Gift Ideas Section' below with something for everyone on your shopping list this year.
 
FREE French Cards   European Christmas Markets   Christmas History   Kids Holiday Crafts
Continue to Christmas Recipes  ►►►

Christmas Gift Ideas and Places to Visit this Holiday Season
Chocolate Christmas Gifts for your friends and loved ones, Holiday Collections, Truffles and Corporate Gifts, or simply order a 'Refill'.  The perfect gift for family, friends, co-workers, you boss and clients who love chocolate!
Give the gift of books for Christmas.

Flowers are always a winner, from blooming plants, harming bouquets, a gift of flowers is loved by everyone.
Give a special gift - a France or European tour, a Ski Holiday - take the whole family this is your gift to them!
River Cruise and visit the Christmas and Holiday Markets of Europe.

FREE Christmas eCards - Cards in ENGLISH and Cartes en FRANCAIS
100Free-eCards both animated and static
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123Christian eCards.
AngelWinks Heavenly Christmas Card Shoppe - a great fun and loaded with cards for everyone!

Christmas Wishes Cards for Everyone.
E-Greetings Free Christmas eCards
Got Free eCards for Christmas here.
River Songs Free eHoliday Cards
Translation Booth Christmas Cards Around the World.
Yahoo Holiday eCards

FREE French Christmas eCards
Great selection of French Cartes de Noel
Linternaute Cartes de Noel - this is a great French Only site!
Cyber Cartes pour Noel et Bonne Annee 2011 en plus  . . .
Animated Cartes de Noel for all ages.- Scroll Down for Cards
Holiday Cartes, Bonne Annee 2011 and many more to Voeux.
e-Cartes Musicales - over 175 for Noel!
Fantazya Cartes de Noel from Canada.
Kidado Noel cartes and Cartes Nouvel An

Great Animated Christmas Cards [Not Free but Minimum Annual Fee]
Jacquie Lawson - highly recommended for a small annual fee with great cards!
Blue Mountain Free Christmas Cards and membership available for a minimum fee.

Christmas Markets Markets in France
Strasbourg's  famous Christkindelsmärik from 26 November - 31 December 2011 - have been held in the city since 1570, and are among the finest Christmas markets in Europe. One of the largest takes place at the Place Broglie in the heart of the city.
Avignon Christmas Market a very special Christmas Market.
Christmas in Luxembourg and the "Klees'chen" can be seen on many occasions
   "Klees'chen", in fact, is none else but St. Nicholas.

The BBCs - A French Christmas!
Paris Tourism Office and Noël Events & Happenings.

Christmastime in Paris  - fun happenings in photos.
Joyeaux Nöel - Christmas in France by Oiver Mailon, age 12
Lyon's Festival of Lights Dec 8 - 11th
Nöel in Alsace
 and Alsace Christmas Markets below:
    
Noel in Strasbourg and Official Strasbourg Capitale de Noel since 1570.
    
Strasbourg's Christmas Market
    
Noel in Colmar and La Magie de Noel Colmar
    
Noel in Metz
    
Christmas Market of Mulhouse
Montbéliard in Franche-Comté celebrates les Lumiers de Noel
Amiens in Picardie's Marche de Noel
Le Marche de Noel de Lille
Reims (Champagne) and the festive holiday season traditions, and more
The North Pole and Christmas in France
Christmas Traditions in France from the French Government
The annual international exhibition of Christmas crèches at Rivière-Éternité, Christmas crèches are nativity scenes [crèche is a crib/manger] Santons are the
      little clay saint figures to go around the crèches

Holiday Names

Christmas Markets in Belgium

Belgium's famous European Christmas Market from December 2 to January 1 every year.  As the year’s end draws near, the Christmas markets blossom in many cities and towns in Belgium. Visit the Village de Noel in Belgium.
Boulogne-Sur-Mer Christmas Market
Brussels Yuletide Festivities
Christmas in Belgium, there are two Santas!

Christmas in Luxembourg
Luxembourg Christmas

Christmas Decorations & Christmas Trees  [Sapin de Noël - the Christmas Fir Tree Traditions]
From the History Channel - All About Christmas History, Trees, Traditions and More.
Christmas Tree History
About Christmas Trees and Traditions
Christmas Tree Traditions and
Christmas in France Traditions      
An article: Sapin de Noël
The introduction of the Christmas tree in Canada
Holiday Stories and Traditions

Christmas for Children - Crafts, Songs, Clip Art, Stories Plus . . . .
Chansons de Nöel from around France

Christmas Songs in French
Papa Noel fun things to do.
Enchanted Learning Christmas Crafts for the Kids
White House Holidays

Christmas Recipes - Traditional and New Favorites
Most requested Christmas Recipes - this is great!

La Cuisine de Noël sous Le Genêt Isolé, a huge recipe site
Joyeux Nöel Recettes de Nöel
Saveurs du Monde Noel
Dinde de Noel [Christmas Turkey]
Recettes Cuisine de Noel
Recettes Traditionnelles de Noel
Bûche de Noël the traditional Yule Log Cake, and history of the Yule Log.
Recettes de Noel from Saveurs
Gourmandines France
Three Kings Cake Recipe and a little history about the cake
Christmas Réveillon
, [réveillon is awakening] Everyone attends midnight mass, and returns home for the the traditional meal eaten after Midnight Mass in France and Canada. The traditional Christmas meal 'Réveillon' can be Goose with Chestnuts, or  Turkey with chestnuts and mushrooms, and in Brittany it is buckwheat cakes and sour cream, Filet of Pork with Apples Roast Oysters on the Half Shell, Sauteed Foie Gras with Apple Julienne.

Histoires de Noël and Père Noël [Father Christmas]
Le Village du Pere Noel
Momes Histoires de Noel and More History

Noel Histoires for Enfants
Histoire de Noël
Histoires et Poèmes
Le Pere Fouettard [Father Spanker] is Pere Noel's helper and keeps track of who was naughty or nice!
Petites Hisroires de Noel
Le Pere Fouettard Lithograph in the Museum National Arts & Traditions Populaire.
 

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CHRISTMAS 2012

Christmas In Europe
Festivals
Free Cards
French Christmas
Gift Ideas
Kids Crafts
Père Nöel-Santa
Recipes
 
 

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HOLIDAY RIVER CRUISE
European Christmas Market Cruises

 
 
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