Tag: holiday

Snoopy’s Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Snoopy’s Christmas); www.EFLsuccess.com Story: In much of the world, you can easily see Snoopy on clothes, handbags, jewelry, and much more, but did you know that this family dog is part of a popular comic-strip family? You can see many of their adventures in cartoon form, but the most popular is […]

Christmas Candy Canes

Article: Christmas Candy Canes ©Michael Krigline, MA (2007), EFLsuccess.com⇔ A brief introduction to Christmas Candy Canes (拐杖糖)⇔ Perhaps you’ve seen candy canes hanging on a Christmas tree, or used as a Christmas decoration. This tasty treat has an interesting history. According to legend, an English candy maker in the 1700’s created the candy cane to express […]

Who is Santa Claus

Article: Who is Santa Claus ©Michael Krigline, MA (2007), EFLsuccess.com⇔ An introduction to one of the most popular symbols of Christmas⇔ Santa Claus is not so much a person as he is an idea, but this idea started with a real person many centuries ago. Around the world, “Santa” has many names: Santa Claus, Sinter […]

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias; www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Mix beauty-salon gossip, family love, a protective mother, a pretty wedding, a new baby, the Easter rabbit, Christmas lights, a funeral, and a big dog, and the result is “the funniest movie ever to make you cry.” While most people celebrate when Shelby (Julia Roberts) becomes pregnant, her mother worries (due to […]

Advent

Article: The Advent Season ©Michael Krigline, MA (2008), EFLsuccess.com⇔ An introduction to traditions related to the four weeks before Christmas⇔ Today’s Christmas traditions can be grouped into two categories: a secular winter holiday (Santa, gifts, snow, Christmas tree) and a celebration of the historical birth of Jesus Christ (“Christmas” is a shortened form of the […]

Last Holiday

Last Holiday, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Georgia Byrd is a “typical” (though “plus-sized“) African-American saleswoman. She works hard, but isn’t appreciated. She loves a co-worker but is afraid to let it show. She’s a great cook, but won’t eat her delicious meals for fear of getting too fat. At Christmastime, her doctor tells her that a brain disease will […]

The Family Man

The Family Man, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: Jack is a rich, successful stock broker. One Christmas Eve, he gets a glimpse of what his life would have been like if he had made different choices. What did he give up by not marrying his college girlfriend and raising a family? This movie will give you a lot to think about, especially […]

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: What would you do if you could live the same day over and over? A selfish TV weatherman is trapped, reliving a cold February day—will he use this “extra time” to achieve personal goals, to improve himself, or to help others? Once he takes the focus off himself, his eyes become open […]

White Christmas

White Christmas, www.EFLsuccess.com Story: The song “White Christmas” is one of the most popular modern holiday songs ever recorded. It is also the center of this classic film! In the movie, two top NY entertainers fall in and out of love with a pair of cute, singing sisters. They end up working on their next show […]

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