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Santa’s Naughty Partner: Come Meet Père Fouettard! Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! There are only 3 days left until Christmas, so that means there are only 72 hours to right your wrongs from the past year to make sure you end up on Santa’s…

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You Know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer… The Dark Side of French Rudolph Posted by on Dec 18, 2015

Ah, it’s December, and baby, it’s cold outside! Don’t be a grinch about the weather, though. Even if Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, tis the season to be jolly! Whether you’re in church listening to yuletide carols being sung by a choir or at home decking your halls with boughs of holly, this…

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“Vive le Vent”: the French “Jingle Bells” Posted by on Dec 24, 2010

So far, we have seen two French Carols throughout this week: – “Petit Papa Noël (A French Carol)“ – “Rodolphe le renne au nez rouge (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)“ Today, and since you’ve already asked for this one specifically, we’ll feature “Vive le Vent”, otherwise known to les anglophones as Jingle Bells! * VIVE LE VENT…

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in French Posted by on Dec 23, 2010

Connais-tu les prénoms de tous les rennes du Père Noël ? (Do you know the names of all of Santa’s reindeer?) At their first performance ever, borrowing their noms de scènes (stage names) from an early 19th century American poem, there were only eight rennes du Père Noël (Santa Claus’s reindeer.) Those original eight are…

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