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Buon Natale e buone feste 2010

da Candida Martinelli



Some presents for you:

Alcuni regali per voi:



Natale con 29th Street

A great holiday family film for Italophiles, especial Italian-American Italophiles. 

All 10 parts are on YouTube, for now, at least.  Enjoy it as a preview of the fun your family can have if the 29th Street DVD is under the tree Christmas morning.



Natale con Mina




Buon natale a tutto il mondo

da Domenico Modugno

Natale without Modugno is like Pandoro without powdered sugar; non si fa!




Yes Italia - A RAI Tourism Channel Streaming On-Line, Yes Italia programmes have English subtitles every day from 08:00 to 12:00 a.m.; from 16:00 to 20:00 p.m. and from 24:00 to 04:00 a.m. (Italian time).




Buon Natale e buone feste 2009

  Auguri for a safe and happy Christmas and holiday season for you and yours, from Candida Martinelli.




The Holy Family by Raffaello







A small gift of two Christmas songs from Mario Lanza.  While a bit grainy, and old Hollywood, the combined emotion of Lanza's true tenor and Lord's Prayer, and Ave Maria, is so moving.










I've a few pages just for this season:


Nativity Art

The Christmas Story

Italian Prayers


Gift Ideas


Holiday Recipes

Christmas Cards





And another gift to you are these fun Christmas animated icons you are welcome to copy and use.




(A tutti auguri di buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo)

















Click here to go to my page with St. Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus, in Italian and English.

Or visit my pages:  Italian Christmas Cards  &   Gift Ideas  &  Italian Prayers

Click here to read the story of Saint Nicolas of Myra, the inspiration for Santa Claus, at the Catholic Forum.



Christmas Cards for Hyphenated Italians


My Christmas cards are at Zazzle who offer wonderful quality and many card options, including quantity discounts and customization, so you can add on your own text (your family name, for example) and images (family photo, for example).


My cards offer various images of beautiful Italian Christmas art with: Italian Christmas greetings; a Tuscan chocolate candy recipe, the Lord's Prayer in Italian, and the story of the Befana.


create & buy custom products
at Zazzle






Buon Natale e buone feste 2008

from Candida Martinelli