3 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL CHRISTMAS 2019
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Sunday 22nd December 2019
- DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE
Main picture – Imagine Driving Home For Christmas on this from Brighton.
Imagine who has a home to Drive Home For Christmas like this?
- A CHRISTMAS LIST
25 ANNUALS SUITABLE FOR GROWNUPS
1 Black Bob Annual 2010
2 Viz Annual 2019
3 The Unofficial Donald Trump Annual 2019
4 Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2019 (Annuals 2019)
5 Giles The Collection 2019
6 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2019
7 The Best of Matt 2018
8 Private Eye Annual 2018 (Annuals 2018)
9 Best of Girl Annual
10 Guinness World Records 2019
11 Oor Wullie Annual 2019
12 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Annual 2019
13 The Oldie Annual 2019:
14 50 Years of Jackie (Jackie Magazine)
15 Little Mix by Pop Winners: 2019 Edition (Annual 2019)
16 Eagle Annual: The Best of the 1950s Comic
17 30 Years of Matt: The best of the best – brilliant cartoons from the genius, award-winning Matt.
18 Top 10 of Everything 2019
19 Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2018
20 50 Years of MAC: A Half Century of British Life
21 The Best Of Smash Hits
22 Weird But True! 2019 (National Geographic)
23 Disney Pixar The Incredibles Annual 2019
24 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019
- CHRISTMAS WORDS
In 1647, after the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell banned festivities. The law wasn’t lifted until 1660.
And Bonus Christmas words…
Jingle Bells was the first song broadcast from space when Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang it on December 16, 1965.
- A LINE OR TWO FROM THE SONG “I’M DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’
Driving home for Christmas
Driving home for Christmas
- NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER
106 Love was in the air after that, but actually Christmas Day is the least popular day to get married. Over the twenty years, 1996-2015 there have been 102 marriages on Christmas Day, an average of just 5 marriages a year.
107 Wages and Christmas working were next on the list – and if Mary and Joseph lived in the UK today they would be living on Joseph’s annual wage as a carpenter of around £27k. Christmas might be a restful time for some, but a lot of people have to work on the festive period, and Pete explained that around 145,000 care workers, 82,000 nurses and 37,000 chefs will be working on Christmas Day itself
108 The occupation with the largest proportion of Christmas Day workers though was clergy, with 51% working. In total though, on Christmas Day 2016, 1.082 million people worked – that’s 3.4% of all in employment, and on Boxing Day 2016, 1.574 million people worked – 4.9% of all in employment.
109 Christmas marks the birth of a special baby and ONS data show that 1,391 babies were born in England & Wales on Christmas Day 2016.
110 When it comes to seasonal baby names, in 2017 – we had 166 called ‘Angel’, 4 called ‘Gift’, 37 ‘Star’s and 5 ‘Merry’s. Holly was especially popular in December, 209 baby girls were named Holly in December 2017, compared to an average of 72 each month from January to November. For boys, last year there were 967 Gabriel’s, 398 babies named Nicholas and 120 named Noel.
- CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
- A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO
- CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM
‘CHRISTMAS WITH THE STARS AND THE ROY
AL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’
1 It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
3 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Doris Day & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
4 When a Child is Born – Johnny Mathis & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
5 Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Tony Bennett & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
7 Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
8 Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
9 Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
10 White Christmas – Dean Martin & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
11 I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Doris Day & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
12 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Tony Bennett & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
13 Silent Night – Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
- HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
- HISTORY OF TV TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
- IT’S A CRACKER
Knock knock! Who’s there? Hanna. Hanna who? Hannah partridge in a pear tree
- CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY
BOUS CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW
2019 Phil M Robinson