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Friday, 20 December 2019 14:34

The Spanish Christmas Lottery

The Spanish Christmas Lottery officially referred to as el Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad and casually known as the El Gordo (the Big One), is one of the world’s largest lottery draws. The event which has happened every year on  22nd December, which  dates back to the 18th century when King Carlos III brought in the fundraising tradition for Spanish troops from Naples.

Published in Culture
Sunday, 01 December 2013 18:08

Christmas Hits of The 50s

Christmas hits of the 50s.
Gene Autry, along with Roy Rogers, were the best known singing cowboys from movies and television. Besides Gene Autry’s many popular western hits, like "Back in the Saddle Again," Gene also sang several perennial Christmas song classics including "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," written by songwriter Johnny Marks in 1949. A year later Gene Autry was back in the charts with Frosty the snowman, then later he co-wrote with Oakley Haldeman, entitled, "Here Comes Santa Claus." 
Published in Music Archive

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