19 SLEEPS TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

19 SLEEPS TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

 jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Friday 6th December 2019

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 When Santa’s finished delivering presents he prefers a more mean machine

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIST

 25 Christmas Books for 5+ Years

1              Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas (Daisy Fiction) by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons

2              Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

3              The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus –by L. Frank Baum

4              Miracle On 34th Street by Valentine Davies

5              Letters From Father Christmas – J R Tolkien

6              Horrible Christmas (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary and Martin Brown

7              Fell Farm For Christmas – Marjorie Lloyd

8              The Christmas Truce – Hilary Robinson &

9              Hetty Feather’s Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson

10           Odd and the Frost Giants – Neil Gaiman

11           Strange Star – Emma Carroll

12           Snow Spider – Jenny Nimmo

13           Christmas Stories Michael Morpurgo

14           Winnie and Wilbur: The Santa Surprise (Winnie & Wilbur) by Laura Owen (Author), Korky Paul (Illustrator)

15           The Santa Trap – Jonathan Emmett

16           Bah! Humbug! by Michael Rosen & Tony Ross

17           A Child’s Christmas In Wales – Dylan Thomas

18           A Boy Called Christmas – Matt Haig& Chris Mould

19           The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller (Author), Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Illustrator)

20           Lucy’s Magical Winter Stories by Anne Booth (Author), Sophy Williams (Illustrator)

21           The Snowman – Michael Morpurgo

22           Night Before Christmas by Tony Ross

23           Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

24           The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould

25           The Christmas Clock by Lucille Ann Hamilton (Author), Jordan Stringer (Illustrator)

 

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

St Francis of Assissi is credited with using a cave to create the first nativity scenein the small Italian town of Greccio in 1223. He invited villagers to see his living crib with hay, an ass and an ox and a manger whilst he preached about the Babe of Bethlehem

Carols weren’t sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.

 

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

Driving home for Christmas

It’s gonna take some time

 

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

26           1 – The number of mince pies you should eat on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck

27           1647 – The year in which Oliver Cromwell banned celebrating Christmas because he believed it was immoral to feast and drink on such a holy day

28           £18,000,000,000 – Will be withdrawn from UK cash machines over Christmas

29           822 – The number of houses Santa would need to visit every second if he were to make all his deliveries

30           20 Metres – The height of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar square

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. Do You Hear What I Hear Gladys Knight 3:58
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

 Sainsbury’s Christmas 2016 Gogglebox TV Ad

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

Christmas Hits – Box Set

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas Time.
  2. Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  3. Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End
  4. Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow
  5. Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Little Drummer Boy
  6. Robson & Jerome – I Believe
  7. Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas
  8. Judy Collins – Amazing Grace
  9. Michael Bolton – White Christmas
  10. Luther Vandross – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  11. Neil Diamond – You Make It Feel Like Christmas
  12. Shakin Stevens – Blue Christmas
  13. Pretenders – 2000 Miles
  14. Cyndi Lauper – Early Christmas Morning
  15. Gloria Estefan – Love On A Layaway
  16. Darlene Love – All Alone on Christmas
  17. Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
  18. Christina Aguilera – The Christmas Song
  19. Westlife – I Have A Dream
  20. East 17 – Stay Another Day

 

Disc: 2

  1. Wham – Last Christmas
  2. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas
  3. Elton John – Step Into Christmas
  4. Dido – Christmas Day
  5. Eva Cassidy – Over The Rainbow
  6. Gary Jules – Mad World
  7. Music From The Snowman – Walking In The Air
  8. Charlotte Church – Dream A Dream
  9. Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
  10. Steps – Merry Christmas Everybody
  11. ‘N*Sync feat Justin Timberlake – I Don’t Wanna Spend One More Christmas Without You
  12. Backstreet Boys – Christmas Tree
  13. Britney Spears – My Only Wish This Year
  14. Destiny’s Child – Little Drummer Boy
  15. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
  16. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Do You Hear What I Hear?
  17. Tony Bennett – Winter Wonderland
  18. Doris Day – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  19. Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born
  20. Cliff Richard – Millenium Prayer

 

Disc: 3

  1. The Pogues feat Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
  2. Elvis Presley – Merry Christmas Baby
  3. Shakin Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
  4. Brenda Lee – Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
  5. Linda Ronstadt – When You Wish Upon A Star
  6. Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day
  7. Mario Lanza – Oh Christmas Tree
  8. Natalie Cole – Jingle Bells
  9. Jackie Wilson – Deck The Hall
  10. T -Rex – Christmas Box
  11. Al Green – What Christmas Means To Me
  12. Harry Belafonte – Marys Boy Child
  13. Air Supply – Sleigh Ride
  14. Toni Braxton – Holiday Celebrate
  15. Spike Jones – All I Want For Christmas
  16. The Wombles – Wombling Merry Christmas
  17. Bo Selecta – Proper Crimbo
  18. Auld Lang Syne
  19. Aretha Franklin – Joy To The World
  20. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Power Of Love     

 

9.   HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS

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

What’s a child’s favourite king at Christmas? A stoc-king!

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

BONUS!!!!       

AND AS A BONUS A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW

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2019 Phil M Robinson