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Ilan Wolffberg

Retired psychologist in St. Augustine

Christmas for the Christmas-less

PRESENTED ON JUN 21, 2016
IN ST. AUGUSTINE @ VOL 9

"Christmas is an important family holiday.... the party being prepared is for people who have no one to be with on Christmas Eve."

In Christmas for the Christmas-less from PechaKucha Night St. Augustine Vol. 9, Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small commune inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.

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Christmas Baubles

BY ASTRID KLEIN
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Presented as a part of Tokyo's Merry PechaKucha Christmas event in December, PechaKucha co-founder Astrid Klein walks us through the history of the Christmas bauble.

Fair warning: This presentation ends with a bang... (in Japanese)

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A Christmas Menu Story

BY MELISSA BALFOUR
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Melissa Balfour displays her holiday cooking habits, and how she celebrates Christmas. She explains the history and inspiration behind her mostly vegan Christmas menu.

 

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Special People's Christmas Party

BY SCOTT MERSCHMAN
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 27, 2013

Scott Merschman loves Bemidji and this presentation proves it. He lists all the reasons why Bemidji is great. One of the main things that makes Bemidji great is his family's Christmas tradition.

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Yuletide Shrubbery

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham offers some insight into one of the most recognizable holiday season traditions: the Christmas tree. He speaks on the history of this perennial tradition, and shows off some of the world's most unique Christmas tree creations.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 24, 2013.

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It's Not Just Christmas Lighting!

BY AVRAHAM MOR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Why should lights be used only during Christmas to light up houses or public spaces? Why can't they be used all year round? Avraham Mor, a lighting designer, is certainly passionante about using light all year round to celebrate the importance of light in our lives and for the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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Branding Christmas

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..."

In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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Can I Save Your Christmas?

BY MARTIN SYMONS
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Martin Symons gives an engaging and entertaining talk on the politics of playing board games with the family during the Christmas holidays - and encourages us to play more throughout the year!

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Sad Lonely Christmas Songs

BY MICHAEL FURMANOVSKY
@ VOL 35 ON DEC 15, 2017

Michael Furmanovsky implores us to cheer up with sad sad lonely Chrismas songs. See if any of your favorites are mentioned, and check how many tears it is awarded.