13 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS 2019

13 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS 2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 12th December 2019

 1.DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 You can’t beat a Beetle for getting you Home For ChristMas

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIST

 Top Box Office Grossing Christmas Movies

25 This Christmas (Screen Gems) 2007 Final Box Office: $49.9.8 million Budget $13m

24. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney) 2018 Box Office: $129 million Budget $132.9m

23.Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (Lionsgate) 2013 Final Box Office: $53.4 million Budget $25m

22.Office Christmas Party (Paramount) 2016 Final Box Office: $114 million $45m Budget

21.Bad Santa (Dimension) 2003 Final Box Office: $76 million Budget $23m

20.Scrooged (Paramount) 1988 Final Box Office: $60.33 million Budget $32m

19.Jingle All The Way (Fox) 1996 Final Box Office: $129.8 million Budget $75m

18.The Best Man Holiday (Universal) 2013 Final Box Office: $71.6 million Budget $17m

17.National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner Bros) 1989 Final Box Office: $71.31 million Budget $25m

16.Fred Claus (Warner Bros) 2007 Final Box Office: Worldwide gross of $97.84 million. Budget $100m

15.A Bad Moms Christmas (STX) 2017 Final Box Office: $130 million worldwide. Budget $20m

14.Christmas with the Kranks (Sony) 2004 $96.6 million worldwide on a $60 million budget

13.Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney) 1993 Box Office: $76.2 million Budget $18m

12.The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (Disney) 2006 Final Box Office: $110.8 million Budget $12m

11.Daddy’s Home 2 (Paramount) 2017 $180 million worldwide on a $70 million budget.

10.Four Christmases (Warner Bros) 2008 Final Box Office: $163.7 million Budget $80

9.A Christmas Carol (Disney) 2009 $325 million worldwide Budget $175-$200m

8.The Santa Clause 2 (Disney) 2002 budget of $65 million $173 million

7.The Santa Clause (Disney) 1994 $189.8 million worldwide a budget of $22 million.

6.Elf (New Line) 2003 $220.4 million worldwide on a $33 million budget

5.Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (Fox) 1992 Final Box Office: $359.99 million worldwide Budget 28m.

4.The Polar Express (New Line) 2004 worldwide gross of $311 million Budget $166m

The Polar Express is listed in the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006 as the first all-digital capture film.

3.Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Universal) 2018 grossed over $511 million worldwide to date. Budget $75 million

2.How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) 2000 $345 million worldwide Budget $123m

1.Home Alone (Fox) 1990 budget $17 million. Final worldwide box office $476.68 million. Budget $18m

 

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

A survey has revealed on average, British women do not attempt their first Christmas lunch until the age of 34. Nearly half of women polled said they felt a real sense of achievement when finally dishing up the Christmas dinner and 28% of British men admit that their partner’s dinner is better than their mother’s. Source: Food Network

  1. A LINE OR TWO FROM THE SONG “I’M DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Driving home for Christmas

With a thousand memories               

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

56           The most expensively dressed Christmas tree was valued at just under £7,000,000 and was erected and displayed by the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 16 to 29 December 2010.

57           The most lights lit simultaneously on a Christmas tree is 194,672 and was achieved by Kiwanis Malmedy and Haute Fagnes in Malmedy, Belgium, on 10 December 2010.

58           The average Brit consumes around 7,000 calories on Christmas day, and you’ll reach your recommended daily allowance at about 2pm.

59           This Christmas Eve an estimated 16.2 million mince pies and 16.2 million carrots will be left out as snacks for Santa and his reindeer,

60           Also 13 million Brits leave a whisky and 10.4 million leave a beer for Santa

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. 03 - Fairytale Of New York The Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl 4:27
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

 SKY Christmas TV AD 2019 ET Came Home For Christmas

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

A Jazz Café Christmas

 

  1. Dexter Gordon – The Christmas Song
  2. Gene Harris – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  3. Toni Braxton – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  4. The Stefan Scaggiari Trio – Angels We Have Heard On High
  5. Marian McPartland – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  6. Charlie Byrd – White Christmas (Instrumental)
  7. Frank Vignola – Jingle Bells
  8. Coleman Hawkins – Greensleeves
  9. Manfredo Fest – Good King Wenceslaus (Instrumental)
  10. Gerald Albright – O Tannenbaum
  11. Rickey Woodard – Rudolph The Red
  12. Bill Evans – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Live)
  13. Chet Baker – Winter Wonderland (Live)
  14. Yellowjackets – The First Noel
  15. Hank Crawford – O Holy Night
  16. Chris Potter – O Come All Ye Faithful (Instrumental)
  17. Randy Sandke – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Instrumental)
  18. Mel Tormé – The Christmas Song/Autumn Leaves

 

9.  HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS

  1. HISTORY OF TV TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
  1. IT’S A CRACKER

How many chimneys does Santa go down? Stacks.

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

BONUS BOOK REVIEW

The Empty Stocking by Richard Curtis

 

 

 

2019 Phil M Robinson