Christina We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Christina.
Christina - a song by Bella Morte
Christina - a song by Keith Murray [explicit]
Christina - a song by Patty Griffin
Christina Aguilera (Morgan Talmadge) - Presents a biography of Christina Aguilera. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Christina from Sweden Sticker Paper Doll (Yuko Green) - Dress one adorable little blond girl in traditional costumes, including embroidered head scarves and blouses, fringed shawls, and aprons. 29 stickers included. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Christina Katerina and Fats and the Great Neighborhood War (Patricia Lee Gauch) - Christina Katerina shows she's no pushover when it comes to fair play or friendship. When new kid Tommy Morehouse moves into the neighborhood and shows favorites in a game, Christina objects, expecting her "true" friend Fats to stick up for her. When he doesn't, a neighborhood feud erupts, with Christina and Fats on opposite sides. Tempered with humor, Schuett's sturdy, brightly colored paintings catch Christina's anger and pride as she waits for her best friend to come around. Kids will easily recognize the situation, and most will understand the messages--the main one about friendship as well as the more subtle one about gender. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Christina Katerina and the Time She Quit the Family (Patricia Lee Gauch) - The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books says: "What child has not wanted to resign from family membership? Kids will identify totally with Christina and the up-and-down sides of her decision to go it alone.The situation, in words and pictures, comes right from the heart." And Booklist says: "This girl's carefree abandon in rebelling will be as entertaining as her return to the fold is satisfying. The art kicks up its heels as well." Recommended for ages 4-8.
Christina's Ghost (Betty Ren Wright) - Christina is a lonely girl forced to spend some time with her grumpy Uncle Ralph in an isolated mansion. His exchanges with the riddle-loving Christina keep listeners hooked. The fast-moving story kicks into high gear when Christina sees a young boy in a blue sailor suit watching her swim. He vanishes, but she keeps spotting this fleeting mysterious figure, and speculates about him being a ghost. Some sleuthing leads to the discovery that the boy was Russell Charles, the victim of a crime committed in the mansion 30 years ago. To Christina's dismay, she discovers that the evil spirit responsible for his death is residing in the ice cold attic. Although it possesses many familiar elements (secret rooms, an unsolved crime), this ghost story will captivate young listeners. As Christina joins forces with her crusty uncle, Wright adds surprising poignancy to the family dynamics. And by introducing an ill-tempered small town newspaper editor who thinks women should not pursue careers, Wright adds a welcome commentary about sexism, helping Christina realize that she must defy traditional gender roles and embrace her inner girl-power. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Christina - Christina Aguilera (singer); Christina (Scandinavian royalty); Christina Milian (singer); Christina Applegate (actress); Christina Ricci (actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Christina - Anthony Quinn (actor); Aristotle Onassis (business tycoon); Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor/politician); Joan Crawford (actress); Luciano Pavarotti (opera singer); Maria Shriver (journalist); Olympia Dukakis (actress); Telly Savalas (actor); Valerie Harper (actress)
Christina of Bolsena (3rd Century) - St. Christina’s life is probably more fiction than fact, but her cult grew in the Middle Ages adding currency to her name. She was born in Persia as the beautiful daughter of a powerful judge named Urbanus. While she had converted to Christianity, her pagan father worshipped golden idols. She destroyed these symbols of paganism and then distributed the gold pieces to the poor. Enraged, Urbanus spent the rest of his life persecuting his daughter. The methods of these tortures ranged from iron hooks, furnaces and fire, snakes, arrows and the ever-popular ancient torture wheel. Each time Christina was exposed to such ruthless torment, God intervened to prevent the girl’s death. One story purports that she was thrown into a burning furnace for five days only to exit unscathed. This sort of pious, popular fiction spread in medieval times depicting lovely maidens harmed at the hands of evil pagan men.
Christina the Astonishing (1150–1224) - Christiana the Astonishing was born a peasant in Belgium during the Middle Ages. As a young woman, she went into a seizure and was presumed dead. However, at her funeral it is said she awoke and “arose with full vigor” only to astound those in witness as she levitated to the ceiling of the church (later claiming she couldn’t bear the smell of the sinful people at her service). What was to follow was even more “astonishing”. Christina claimed that during her “near-death” experience she witnessed Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. She saw the extreme suffering and torment of sinners, so excessive that it was “impossible to give an idea of their rigor.” Eventually she is taken by the angels to Heaven where God gives her the choice to stay with Him or return to earth and suffer a life of constant misery and “charity suffering” on behalf of the poor souls she witnessed in Purgatory and Hell. She takes her mission back to earth without hesitation. For the rest of her long life on earth, Christina led an austere life without comforts and was constantly subjected to torture and torments. Like her third century predecessor, however, she never endured a cut, wound, broken bone or scar after emerging from burning furnaces, freezing waters, dog attacks, and the like. Christina just kept faithfully calling out for God’s mercy. She ended up dying an old woman of natural causes. Let’s hope she earned her place in heaven!