We Three Kings of HubNuggets Are

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Frankincense and Myrrh

"We three Kings of Hubnuggets are,
Bearing votes we traverse afar,
Article reading,
Nominee greeting,
Following Hubnugget's star..."

"Ohh, ohh, hubs of wonder, hubs of light
hubs of information wise,
Onward reading, still proceeding,
Help us choose Hubnugget's prize"


This group is amazing!

The 12 days of Christmas

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
a partridge in a pear tree..."

Most of us have heard the familiar strains of this popular Christmas carol, depicting the 12 days of Christmas.

Where many of us just enjoy the music and the image of some poor girl opening up her window and seeing 6 geese a-laying in her front yard, we rarely give thought to what the song represents.

Myth or truth?

Many Theologians believe that the song 'The 12 Days of Christmas' was written as a song of Christian instruction, dating back to the 16th century in England with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Christian faith. While there is no hard evidence to either prove or disprove the origins of the song, it does offer a rich background from which to enjoy the music and verses.

I absolutely love this rendition!

Three Kings Day

The Epiphany, or Three Kings day, is celebrated around the world as a day of feasting, and is generally preceded by parades, religious ceremony and gift giving. How do the 12 days of Christmas tie into this day you ask? The 12 days lead up to the celebration of Three Kings day!

The beginning and ending of the 12 days of Christmas can be somewhat confusing as there are many different calendars, traditions, religions and cultures, each one with their own variations of celebration. So as not to confuse anyone, I am using the Western Church belief which has the 12 days of Christmas starting on the evening of December 25th, through to the evening of January 5th, with January 6th being the Epiphany, or the day the Magi (Three Kings) presented their gifts to Jesus.

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First 3 Kings

All over the world, different countries were celebrating their version of Three Kings Day with parades, festivities, gifts and feasts. Oh, the food! Children danced through the streets, chasing the revelers and floats in hopes of catching the treats being tossed into the crowds.

We managed to catch up to some of our Kings while they were taking a break in the musical festivities!

In keeping with the tradition of Three Kings Day, our first trio of Kings, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan and Simone Smith, were pleased to present the first selection of HubNugget hubs for your voting pleasure!

I think they look smashing in their festive outfits - and my goodness they tan well!

Here for your reading pleasure are the first 3 categories of new HubNugget Wannabes.

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Which one of this week's Business and Employment nominees is your favorite?

  • 15% Why Everyone Should Work in a Restaurant at Least Once
  • 12% Do You Have A Job Or A Career?
  • 49% The Story Of An Unlikely Online Entrepreneur
  • 2% Finding Online Jobs Through Freelance Sites
  • 18% How My Hobby Made Money For Me - It Could Work for YOU!!!
  • 4% Lanyards - One of the Most Underrated Promo Pieces
84 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Second 3 Kings

After a wonderful meal with our Kings, we headed east in search of second set of Kings. We crossed mountains and rivers in search of the three, but to no avail.

Just when we were about to give up and come home, we finally tracked them down in Peru of all places. We watched as they paraded through the streets on their camels, waving and smiling to the crowds. After finally convincing them to grant us an audience, Zsuzsy Bee, Patty Inglish, and ripplemaker graciously agreed to present our next selection of Wannabe Hubnugget hubs.

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Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?

  • 17% Let's Build a Temporary Garden Railroad
  • 26% Winning a Game of Chess in Just Four Moves
  • 7% Teddy Bear History
  • 24% The Best Low Tech Toys for Five Year Old Boys: Toys With No Batteries.
  • 17% Lego Technics Machines
  • 9% Disney Epic Mickey
46 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Third 3 Kings

By the time we left our Kings, we were starting to waddle, what with all the feasting! However, the long trek to Eastern Europe would certainly help with the digestion! We had heard a rumor that our final trio had been spotted in the Czech Republic, so we were on our way to try and meet up with them.

Sure enough, our third trio of Kings, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Enelle Lamb, and RedElf were discovered in Prague, riding through the streets accompanied by hundreds of local residents and visitors.

After capturing the bridle of the lead camel, we managed to persuade them to present the final installment of HubNugget hubs. Be sure to read and vote!

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Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?

  • 34% Free Crochet Pattern - Quick, Easy Christmas Stocking Pattern
  • 11% How to Make A Snow Sculpture
  • 8% Portrait and Glamour Photography
  • 13% How to Make a Profit Selling Your Artwork on Ebay as a Self-Representing Artist
  • 8% Husqvarna in Hope: Carving with a Chainsaw
  • 26% Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies- Designed To 'Catch' Fishermen, Not Fish!
38 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Congratulations to all the HubNugget Wannabe Nominees! Now get out there and promote your hubs to your friends and family!

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Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

A wonderful Day of Kings and Music, Enelle Lamb Kitty, and a wonder to read, listen,and enjoy! For myself, on January 6th down come the Christmas Lights and up go the Mardi Gras Lights in another step towards Fat Tues/Ash Wednesday. I think I'd like to put up some stained glass as well, after reading your Hub.

Speaking of Ashes, how'd the crowds like our stone soup you see us serving? King Zsuzsy Bee added some special stones this year!

Congratulations to the HubNugget Wannabe Nominees and thanks to all who pass this way, read, and vote for our new writers. Every vote helps our community to grow. Huzzah!


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Really great Hubs this week - and in a fabulous Hub to boot! Voted up and congrats to the nominees!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

So that's what that was in King Bee's pot! I shall have to go back and try some, as I am big fan of Stone Soup. We make a local variant of that in my family, called "clean-the-fridge" soup. I am taking down Christmas today, and we had a feast of Christmas Tourtiere yesterday - one last Christmas feast before Mardi Gras!

Great hub, and some tasty reading, Enelle - congrats to all the nominees!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

It's wonderful to be back and right on time for the three kings of hubnuggets too! LOL Enelle, I loved this hub! On my way to read and vote! Whhheeeee... Was singing along with the youtube video in my hoarse voice due to colds..hahahah


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Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

Hilarious Hub, great selection of Wannabes. Couldn't ask for more.


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renoelle 5 years ago from Second star on the right, straight on 'til morning

Read and voted - nice bunch of HubNuggets, Enelle! Fun hub and pictures, too.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

WOW! Business and Employment as a category is way out in front in the voting.

Get your friends to vote everyone - they need not be members of HP!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Hi King Patty - the crowd loved the soup! It was the highlight of the festival :D I went back for seconds, but don't tell...LOL

I agree Simone - the nominees are a great bunch! Glad you enjoyed the hub (and voted of course! LOL)

RedElf, I think you looked smashing in your new hat! Too bad you couldn't have some of that soup - it was amazing!

Hi ripplemaker - sorry to hear about your cold, but glad you enjoyed the music :D (I thought your outfit was pretty snazzy btw!)

Hi Maddie - hope your eardrums are ok - Jason plays a pretty mean drum...looks good with the mustache though eh?

Glad you stopped by and voted renoelle :D It was fun to write :D

Holy cow Patty - guess people are interested in making money this year!

Come on fellow hubbers - read and vote for your fave Wannabe!


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

Great hub and I did vote :)) I thought it was quite difficult however because they were really all very good. I was honored twice with a nomination for a hubnugget for the same hub and won the second time so I know how exciting and encouraging it is for new hubbers. Its also a great way to keep people hubbing because just being nominated inspires people, I know it did for me. Really enjoyed your hub and I liked the videos as well. Cheers.


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Glow Pebbles 5 years ago

Hi there - a very nicely written piece!

I would also like to say I am very proud to be a nominee for a Hubnugget, it's done wonders for my writing ego! If you like my piece you know what to do!

Keep Sweet People!!


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Enelle Lamb,

Awesome - thank you! The rendition you choose was wonderful - have never heard a holiday song with clapping - it worked beautiful as did this Hub for a guide for great reading.

Thank yoU!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Great hub, I know we all had a ton of fun. Love my camel - I named him Charlie. The stone soup was delicious. In our home it's the'kitchen sink soup'. Anything in the fridge is fair game.

Read and voted. There was a great group to choose from.

Come on down everyone and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Welcome Ladyjan1 :D It seems to get more difficult with every Nugget hub! There are a great batch of new hubs to choose from, and next week we will be faced with the same dilemma!

Thanks Glow Pebbles and congratulations on your nomination!

GmaGoldie - I loved the choirs rendition! So glad you stopped in and voted :D

KoffeeKlatch Gals - I was rather fond of my camel too - he was most accommodating ferrying this kitty through the streets without incident!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

Great job Enelle Lamb, I just placed my vote and am looking forward to more Hubnuggets next week.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks tipoague! Glad you voted :D I'm looking forward to the next batch too :D


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey Enelle, you did an awesome job. That was really cool. Thank you for bringing out the HubNuggets Nominees. I've voted, shared with followers and post to FB. I hope you have a great turn out. :)


ssaul 5 years ago

I never had the chance to check out hubnugget but after reading your hub i will start :)


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Cagsil! That's awesome :D So far 127 people have voted :D

Well it's never too late to start ssaul! Thanks for reading and voting :D


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amybradley77 5 years ago

This was absolutely fabulous!! Great work, just love the voting opptions placed in here, too. If you could give me any tips or a how to walk through of just how, you get these placed into your hubs. This would be a great addition to some of mine as well, help??! A.B.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Amy, those are added by staff so that people can vote on the HubNuggets. You can do something similar, though.

In edit mode, you will find two capsules, the "poll" and "quiz" capsules, which allow you to create your own polls and quizzes for people to have fun with, voting on things in your hubs.


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Janis Goad 5 years ago

Thank you for nominating my hub!! I never heard of HubNuggets before, but I am thrilled to be nominated for something. Thanks to everyone who votes. I am having fun in the Hubpages community and there is so much communication swirling around behind the computer screens. Who knew?


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Bostonfamily 5 years ago

Congratulations to all that have been nominated! I won last week so it kind of cool to tell friends and family I actually won something!!


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

With my home computer still being on the fritz (getting some shock treatments as we speak) this was the first chance I got to pop in and read the new hubnugget hub. Ironic, I'm on a borrowed laptop because I lent mine out just last week.

Read all the great hubs and voted for my three faves (one for each of the kings, oops I meant to say one from each of the categories) Unfortunately the stone soup had a pebble or two toooooo many in it this year... as my picture shows I'm trying to squirrel away a couple of them in my cheeks, under my upper lip, tongue... maybe a dash more of salt...? and another question, why can I never get an even tan? my face and hands are nowhere near evenly tanned... hahaha

Congrats to all of you Hubnuggeteers, great wannabe prospects. Don't forget to promote your hub.

Fabulous hub Enelle. Can I keep my robe? It's cozy warm and best of all comfy after all the eating, noshing and drinking over the holidays


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, good luck!


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I always love reading the new offerings of hubnuggets. I admire the effort put in to gathering them all in one spot. I learn so much as well as get to meet some great people. Thanks Enelle for all your efforts. I read and voted.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Awesome elayne001! Thanks for the great compliment - I couldn't have done it without the rest of the team :D


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Writerly Yours 5 years ago

Thanks so much for my nomination! I am so happy to be part of this! Thank you everyone!!!!!!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks for the pointers RedElf :)- Amy, you are in good hands!

Hi Janis - all the best people are on the other side of the computer screens :P

Congrats on your win Boston and thanks for voting :D

King Zsuzsy, I apologize for overlooking the tan...I will do my best to rectify it next time :P (Great soup btw and yes, you get to keep the robe!)

Thanks for voting Carrie

Congratulations Writerly Yours - now get out there and promote your work :D


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Read and voted. Once again some great choices. Cheers.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

I agree suziecat :D thanks for voting :D


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holyjeans30 5 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

YAY congratulations to all the winners. So glad to be a part of this.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Congrats to all the winners!


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Jan Fowler 5 years ago from Valencia, California

I was so very excited about my nomination for HubNugget but being superstisious I did not want to jinx anything by commenting. But now I can sing it from the mountain tops...I AM A HUBNUGGETER!! Thank you so much for the nomination and I am humbled to be a winner.

They like me, they really like me!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Congratulations to the winners and to all the nominees!!


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Trsmd 5 years ago from India

where I have to vote?


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

The voting is now closed on this hub. Each HubNugget hub runs for one week. The new HubNugget hub is here: http://hubpages.com/hub/There-were-Ten-little-Hub-... Be sure to read and vote before Thursday!


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Peter Owen 5 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

I was too late to vote. I'm not surpised to see Business rank so high though


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

You can always vote in the new hugnugget hubs - at least once a week! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :D

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