Should you encounter any problem with this site, have any
questions or comments, or if you would like to submit Christmas
jokes, riddles etc., please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
games offered at the NorthPole
not be a problem at all because the latest versions of most
browsers have Java implemented (Netscape 2.0 and higher and
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 and higher). If you have an
older browser, you can easily download the latest version
of Firefox, Netscape Navigator or Microsoft IE by clicking
one of the links below:
If you already have a recent browser and have problems accessing
the Java games, be sure the "Java enabled" function of your
browser is switched on (in Netscape: Edit - Preferences -
Advanced - Enable Java).
MIDI is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface,
a standard adopted by the electronic music industry for controlling
devices, such as synthesizers and sound cards, that emit music.
A MIDI representation of a sound includes values for the note's
pitch, length, and volume.
MIDI files do not contain actual recorded music. Instead,
the music sequence is recorded as a series of numbers which
explain how the music is to be played back.
To play a Midi File simply click on it and give it time to
load. You can also download Midi files by right-clicking on
the file name and selecting either SAVE TARGET AS or SAVE
LINK AS (depending on you browser) and then save to a selected
file on your hard drive.
Playing a MIDI File requires a sound card, speakers and driver
software. Most computers already have these, but if you are
unable to hear the music, you may need to download a MIDI
plug-in. You may download Free MIDI plug-ins in a matter of
minutes which will allow you to play MIDI files.
Netscape and Internet Explorer users may download Crescendo
AOL and Internet Explorer users may download
Media Player free.
The MIDI files found on the North Pole's Songs
& Lyrics page have been selected from across the internet
and were created and/or arranged by others. They have been
selected for their sound and quality when played on a basic
For best results on the projects available in our North
Pole Printables section, use cardstock or index paper.
Select high quality printing in your printer's set up options.
Simply make your printable selection and it will open in
a new window for you to print it. If a new window doesn't
open after clicking the picture, you will need Adobe Reader
which you may download free from the Adobe
Website. Be sure to ask your parents before downloading
any new programs on your computer.
If you have colored a picture, dressed a snowman, or trimmed
a tree, you may save your completed work as an image file
with a Screen Capture. There are 2 ways to perform this
in Windows: press the Print Screen (or PrtScn) key on your
keyboard to copy the entire screen to the clipboard, or
press Alt-Print Screen to copy only the active window. You
will then need to open an image editor (such as Microsoft
Paint, which comes with Windows), create a new file, and
select Paste from the Edit menu.
On a Macintosh, pressing Command-Shift-3 creates a PICT
file of the entire screen in the top directory of your boot
drive. Press Command-Shift-4 to change the cursor to a cross,
which you can click and drag to select an area of the screen
to capture in a PICT file. Adding the Control key to either
of these combinations copies the screen image to the clipboard
which may then be pasted in an image editor.
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