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Christmas songs that do not mention Christmas?

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'picture print by Currier and Ives' mentioned in Sleigh Ride Several of the very best 'Christmas songs'  make no specific reference to the festival itself.

What is frankincense? And myrrh?

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Frankincense is a gum resin with a strong smell. It comes from the Boswellia tree.

Did Frank Sinatra record the first concept album?

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A concept album is a collection of songs are linked by a theme.

What is an emoji? An emoticon?

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Emoticons  The emoticon :)—a colon followed by a parenthesis—is a visual representation of a smiley face turned sideways.

What is hype? Where does the word come from?

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The first dictionary definition of hype (1967) was ' excessive or misleading publicity or advertising'.

Word most looked-up in the dictionary?

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