Smithwho in December claimed that Xmas was a "blasphemous omission of the name of Christ" and that "'X' is referred to as being symbolical of the unknown quantity. Dennis Bratcher, writing for a website for Christians, states "there are always those who loudly decry the use of the abbreviation 'Xmas' as some kind of blasphemy against Christ and Christianity".
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And for people to take Christ out of Christmas. They're happy to say merry Xmas . Let's just take Jesus out. And really, I think, a war against the name of Jesus Christ. Roland Martin likewise relates the use of "Xmas" to his growing concerns of increasing commercialization and secularization of one of Christianity's highest holy days. The word " Christ " and its Useless Information - Ash Wednesday / T.E.
Power - Thealonian Music, including "Christmas", have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1, years, long before the modern "Xmas" was commonly used.
The terms "Xtian" and less commonly "Xpian" have also been used for "Christian". Other proper names containing the name "Christ" besides those mentioned above are sometimes abbreviated similarly, either as "X" or "Xt", both of which have been used historically,  e. Add Genre.
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All Moods. Humorous 7. In these countries Nicholas was sometimes said to ride through the sky on a horse. He was depicted wearing a bishop's robes and was said to be accompanied at times by Black Peter, an elf whose job it was to whip the naughty children.
The feast day of Nicholas "when presents were received" was traditionally observed on December 6. After the Reformation German Protestants encouraged veneration of the Christkindl Christ child as a gift giver on his own feast day, December When the Nicholas tradition prevailed, it became attached to Christmas itself. Because the saint's Is That You Santa Claus?
- Various - Is That You Santa Claus? (Oscars X-mas Carols Vol. 3) is so unreliably documented, Pope Paul VI ordered the feast of Saint Nicholas dropped from the official Roman Catholic calendar in Various other European Christmas gift givers were similar to Saint Nicholas e.
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- Various - Is That You Santa Claus? (Oscars X-mas Carols Vol. 3) elf is the Ancient Elf, who appears only once. His hobbies seem to be growing his enormous beard and spouting prophecy to anyone who will listen. Considering how no other elf ages at all between the 13th and 20th Centuries, it is unclear how he came to be of such an advanced age. As well as the special effects techniques, Santa Claus: The Movie shares numerous themes, motifs and imagery with the Superman films.
Considering the film was made by the producers of the first three Superman films and Supergirlthe director of Supergirl and the husband and wife writing team of David and Leslie Newman, who co-wrote or were involved in developing the scripts for the first three Superman films, this is not entirely unsurprising.
The films were also Is That You Santa Claus? - Various - Is That You Santa Claus? (Oscars X-mas Carols Vol. 3) filmed at the Stage in Pinewood Studios, where the first three Superman films and Supergirl had all been made.
Just as Superman begins with an Origin storyline on Krypton and in Smallville before the second half is set in Metropolis, Santa Claus: The Movie begins in a small village and at the North Pole before the second half is set in New York. Both involve immortal heroes who can fly, with similar flying sequences. Santa flies around the Statue of Libertywhich appears in all four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve.
Patch's toys break, leading to resignation and his journey Chocolate Puma: Always & Forever (Till West & DJ Delicious Remix) - Various - Night Wax 01 Earth. This is similar to Kara journeying to Earth after her losing the omegahedron in Supergirl.
Supergirl was in part inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, a story which seems to influence the relationship between Anya Claus and the elves. Patch's toy maker in which toy parts are assembled on a conveyor belt is reminiscent of the conveyor belt car-crusher Clark is placed on in Superman III. The final shot of the film shows BZ floating away around the Earth, just like the last shot in each Superman film shows Superman flying and orbiting the Earth.
Santa Claus: The Movie is needlessly messianic. Biblical themes include:. Despite this religious symbolism, at no point during the film is the Nativity story or churches mentioned. One of their principle clients was Coca-Cola 9. Product placement can be seen in the scene in which Cornelia leaves Joe a meal including the famous soft drink.
No matter what angle the camera is at or where the characters Many Too Many - Genesis - . And Then There Were Three ., the soft drink's logos are clearly visible at all times. The bright red can is framed in the pure white of the snow, which makes the can's red colour stand out even more.
All the food is gulped down instantly, but Joe lingers over drinking the beverage, savouring every mouthful, complete with a satisfied sigh and a burp Similarly, in the scene in which BZ's factory has been emptied of all his employees and workers, leaving only an empty, grey abandoned warehouse, the only colour remaining in the room is the bright red of a Coca-Cola 11 vending machine. With no staff, the vending machine is surely superfluous for all purposes except product placement.
Santa Claus: The Movie continues the tradition of the Salkinds' use of fast-food product placement. One scene is pure McDonalds product placement. Joe can be seen outside the window of the fast-food restaurant, framed in Jodeles La Estafa - Sinergia - Alea Jacta Est / Daños Colaterales middle of the famous golden arch logo, drooling over every burger and chip being eaten inside.
In his career, Henry Mancini was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning four He was also nominated for 72 Grammys, winning 20, and a Golden Globe Is That You Santa Claus? - Various - Is That You Santa Claus? (Oscars X-mas Carols Vol. 3). He is rightly considered one of the greatest film composers of all time. Mancini is perhaps best remembered Promise Land* - Bad DJ his collaboration with director Blake Edwards, scoring the Grammy-winning theme for Peter Gunn.
Perhaps his most famous film score is the theme for The Pink Panther. Although the score was by Henry Mancini, the words to the songs in the film were by Oscar -winning composer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse, who had written the songs for the Albert Finney musical Scrooge as well as Doctor Dolittle and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
His other work includes the lyrics to the song 'Goldfinger' of the James Bond film of the same name. Despite the talent behind it, the excellent soundtrack has not been re-released.
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