18 SLEEPS TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

18 SLEEPS TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 7th December 2019

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 Nothing like a VW for “Driving Home For Christmas”

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIST

 

25 CHRISTMAS NOVELS

 

1              Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

2              Mrs Scrooge – Carol Ann Duffy

3              Lanterns Across the Snow – Susan Hill

4              Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days: 12 Days, by Jeanette Winterson

5              A Country Christmas by Miss Read

6              The Christmas Train by David Baldacci and Neil Lang

7              Miss Marley: A Christmas ghost story – a prequel to A Christmas by Carol Vanessa Lafaye

8              The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Poirot) by Agatha Christie

9              The Christmas Eve Letter: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas  (Author)

10           A Ration Book Christmas (The East End Ration Book series) by Jean Fullerton

11           Murder On Christmas Eve: Classic Mysteries by Cecily Gayford and G K Chesterton

12           Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year Laurie Lee

13           Dickens at Christmas (Vintage Classics) by Charles Dickens

14           Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season by Cecily Gayford and Arthur Conan Doyle

15           The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

16           Christmas PuddingNancy Mitford

17           Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel – Karen King

18           Christmas: A Biography by Judith Flanders (Author)

19           Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

20           Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson  (Author)

21           Christmas Days – Jeannette Winterson

22           The Reader on the 6.27  -Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Ros Schwartz

23             Christmas – Mouse – Miss Read

24            The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories – P D James

25           A Christmas Railway Mystery by Edward Marston

GET READING

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

Before King Edward VII reigned 22 January 1901 until 6 May 1910 popularized eating turkey for Christmas in the early 20th Century various different meats were enjoyedduring historic Christmas feasts:

Goose

Collops of bacon

Venison

Peacock

Roast beef

Boar’s head

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

But I’ll get there

Top to toe in tailbacks

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

31           25 Million – The number of Christmas puddings we eat in the UK every year

32           230,000 Tonnes – The amount of wasted Christmas food that is thrown away each year

33           £10.4 Million – The amount spent decorating the Christmas tree at the Tsunamachi Misui Club, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan in 2002

34           30,000 – The number of participants in the largest ever Secret Santa, organised by Reddit in 2012

35           32.56 Metres – The length of the longest ever Christmas Stocking. It was also 14.97 meters wide

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. I Beleive In Father Christmas Greg Lake 3:32
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

 A very special Christmas TV ad 2019 from ASDA

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

Dreamboats & Petticoats – The Christmas Album

  1. Brenda Lee – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree (2:06)
  2. Pat Boone – White Christmas (2:55)
  3. Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock (2:10)
  4. Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run (2:44)
  5. The Platters – Come Home For Christmas (2:23)
  6. Harry Simeone Chorale – The Little Drummer Boy (3:19)
  7. Connie Francis – I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter (2:24)
  8. Harry Belafonte – Marys Boy Child (4:20)
  9. Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick (2:08)
  10. Joe Brown & The Bruvvers – The Holly And The Ivy (1:20)
  11. Billy Fury – My Christmas Prayer (2:59)
  12. Adam Faith – Lonely Pup (1:46)
  13. Dickie Valentine & The Johnny Douglas Orchestra – Christmas Alphabet (2:05)
  14. Johnny Mathis – Sounds of Christmas (2:35)
  15. Roy Orbison – Pretty Paper (2:43)
  16. Brenda Lee – Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day (2:27)
  17. Connie Francis – Babys First Christmas (2:28)

9. HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS

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

What do snowmen have for breakfast? Snowflakes

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

 

 

BONUS!!!!       

AND AS A BONUS A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW

Just click on the picture:

The Creature Choir – David Walliams

 

2019 Phil M Robinson