CHRISTMAS 2021 ADVENT DAY 12 BLOG POST
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Sunday 12th December 2021
ADVENT DOOR 12 – 24 DAY COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DAY!
13 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY
- A CHRISTMAS CARD.
- THOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS.
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day partnered with Save the Children -12th DECEMBER
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day partnered with Save the Children in their “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign.
Tacky, ugly, horrendous, and cheesy. What do these words all describe? Christmas sweaters.
12th December is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – a day to give back filled with fun, family, and friends.
Leave your uncomfortable suit and school uniform hanging in the closet and pull out that sweater from Grandma that’s been collecting dust.
Ugly Christmas sweaters have been around since the dawn of Christmas, but it wasn’t until recently that they really started gaining popularity.
Where Did This Weird Holiday Come From?
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a holiday started in 2011 by a group of “ugly Christmas sweater aficionados” that wanted a day to show off our prized sweaters.
Every year they spend hours laboriously searching through thrift stores and online markets looking for the ugliest of the ugly. And why do they do this?
In the past few years, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown substantially and is expected to have record-breaking participation this year.
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day recently partnered with Save the Children in their “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign.
Now holiday participants can be “ugly” for a cause. In 2013, the campaign had massive success in the United Kingdom and National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day hopes to take some of that success to the United States.
The Date and How to Celebrate!
Wear an ugly Christmas sweater on December 12th, encourage others to join, and donate online to Save the Children.
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is also an awesome way to get in the holiday spirit.
For many people, the holidays bring excessive stress.
Instead of worrying about the tree looking absolutely perfect and the Christmas lights outside not being hung straight, enjoy spending time with friends and family by throwing an ugly Christmas sweater party and spreading Christmas cheer.
Rocking an ugly Christmas sweater is just one festive tradition, you should check out tons of other bizarre Christmas traditions.
Whatever it is you love to do, make sure you spend the holidays with those closest to you and have fun!
- A Christmas Track.
- 09 7 O'Clock News_Silent Night 1:58
- A CHRISTMAS ALBUM.
- AN ANNUAL.
- A CHRISTMAS THEMED GAME.
- CHRISTMAS FILMS.
- CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATESELECTION BOX.
- A CHRISTMAS THEMED JIGSAW.
- A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK.
- DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.
- ADULT CHRISTMAS BOOK.
- A CHRISTMAS TREE.
- CHRISTMAS JUMPERS.
- CHRISTMAS TV TIMES.
- CHRISTMAS RADIO TIMES.
- A PANTOMIME.
AN OLD SPOOF PANTOMIME POSTER
- ELF ON THE SHELF.
- CHRISTMAS TOP TWELVE.
THE TOP 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
The song doesn’t have a hidden biblical meaning.
You may have seen this theory floating around via chain emails and message boards. In a nutshell, the theory claims that during a time when Christians were punished for worshiping openly, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song was used to secretly pass on the ideology of Christianity. Per this theory, each gift on the list symbolizes a different aspect of the Christian faith:
The Partridge in the Pear Tree is Jesus Christ.
The 2 Turtle Doves are The Old and New Testaments.
The 3 French hens are Faith, Hope and Charity, the theological virtues.
The 4 Calling Birds are the four gospels and/or the four evangelists.
The 5 Golden Rings are the first five books of the Old Testament.
The 6 Geese A-laying are the six days of creation.
The 7 Swans A-swimming are the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments.
The 8 Maids A-milking are the eight beatitudes.
The 9 Ladies Dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The 10 Lords A-leaping are the ten commandments.
The 11 Pipers Piping are the eleven faithful apostles.
The 12 Drummers Drumming are the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed.
But while it is true that the “12 days” reference the days between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, Snopes breaks down the many historical and logistical errors in the “hidden meanings” theory, including the biggest flaw in the claim: If Christians were living in fear of even mentioning the basic tenants of Christianity, how were they able to sing a song that mentions the word “Christmas” in every lyric?
- SANTA & RUDOLF.
- A CHRISTMAS FACT OR TWO OR THREE.
- Nearly all of the most popular Christmas songs including “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song,” and “White Christmas” were written by Jewish people.
- Between the 16th and 19th centuries, a “little ice age” took place where global temperatures were several degrees lower than normal. For this reason, many Christmas songs stress a “White Christmas.”
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is the only record to get the U.K. Christmas Singles Chart Number One twice, once in 1975 and again in 1991.
- A CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE.
Knock Knock! Who’s there? Pizza! Pizza who? Pizza on earth and good will toward men.
- CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE.
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