How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

 [John  Lewis]

This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life.

Your Song Lyrics

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Writer(s): JOHN ELTON, TAUPIN BERNARD J P 
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Pentatonix (abbreviated PTX) is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

Characterized by their pop-style arrangements with vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing, they are widely known for their covers, mostly of modern pop works or Christmas songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with original material.          Visit PTX HERE

 

 

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London

The UK capital has switched on the Christmas lights and London’s Hyde Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland. There are decorations and gifts galore in all the stores.

Stockholm

Above all, Christmas in Stockholm means candlelight and hearty food. As it gets dark here early, the city puts on an impressive light show. Typically Swedish: glögg, spicy gingerbread and Yule goats.

Germany

Stollen, spiced mulled wine and gingerbread: For many in Germany, these items symbolize Christmas time. But how did these treats come to represent the holidays? Experts say the answer dates back to the 14th century.

Gift giving

Gift giving is a big part of Christmas. The Viadrina Museum in Frankfurt an der Oder is now devoting an entire exhibition to this custom. Presents from decades past are on display.

Ornaments for the Christmas tree

In the 19th century, a glassblower from Lauscha decided to use glass to make ornaments for the Christmas tree. They soon became a huge success around the world and are still made by hand in Lauscha today.

Christmas Light Display

Rolf Vogt of Lower Saxony doesn’t skimp when it comes to his Christmas lights. He’s spent over 150,000 euros to cover his house in Calle with over half a million colored lights on 4.3 kilometers of cables.

Nuremberg

The southern German town of Nuremberg has been known for its gingerbread since the Middle Ages. It’s a Christmas specialty that can be enjoyed at the local festive “Christkindlesmarkt”.

Russia

It’s Christmas time in Russia, and one Christmas tradition has people braving the cold for hours on end. Competitive fishing at Christmas even managed to survive seventy years of Soviet rule. Who will catch the elusive “Christmas fish” this year?

Amsterdam

During the advent season Amsterdam’s canals are illuminated by beautiful lights. Other season’s traditions include drinking eggnog, eating delicious Pepernoten cookies and going ice-skating in front of the Rijksmuseum.

Prague

Zurich

During advent in Zurich, the city lights up like a Christmas tree. It’s a magical place, with its market, circus, and of course, cheese fondue. And what better way to digest than a stroll through the brightly-lit city?

 

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A Greek Christmas Tradition

While people across the world are decorating their Christmas trees, many Greeks opt for the Greek tradition of decorating a small boat. Greece was always a maritime country and, in the past, the majority of men worked as fishermen or sea men. For many centuries, Greeks have been decorating small wooden boats in order to express their gratitude for the safe return of their loved ones who were travelling at sea for the rest of the year.

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