CHRISTMAS 2021 ADVENT DAY 16 BLOG POST
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 16th December 2021
ADVENT DOOR 16 – 24 DAY COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DAY!
9 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY
- A CHRISTMAS CARD.
- THOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS.
80 NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER of 2021 3 of 4
41 5,373 – is the average number of calories consumed Christmas Day. With some consuming 5,900+ up to 7,000 or beyond.
42 957 – The typical number of calories in your average Christmas dinner
43 3:1 – The ratio by which natural Christmas trees outsell artificial Christmas trees
44 1.2 million – The number of Kindles given as presents at Christmas
45 120,000 Tonnes – The weight of potatoes that will be eaten over Christmas
46 £48,000,000 – The total amount spent on Christmas puddings by the UK
47 62,824 -What is the world record for the most Christmas cards sent by one person in one year? the United States. Werner Erhard of San Francisco set a world record for sending 62,824 Christmas cards in December of 1975.
48 1 in 10 – The number of presents received that will be broken by New Year.
49 7 in 10 – The number of dogs that get Christmas gifts from their owners.
50 £33 – The average amount spent per person on last-minute purchases.
51 25 – The percentage of time spent in queues when Christmas shopping.
52 832 – The number of homes Santa visits every second to deliver all his presents.
53 5340 – Average number of times Visa cards are used every minute during Christmas time.
54 “£740 The average UK household spends an additional £740 each December.
(Bank of England).The average UK household spends about £2,500 a month. Yet, consumer spending during Christmas 2019 indicates that more money was spent across each category; Spending on alcohol increases by 38% during the festive month.”
55 13 years For 13 years, between 1647 and 1660, Christmas was banned in the UK by Cromwell after the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell banned celebrating Christmas because he believed it was immoral to feast and drink on such a holy day
56 £8,469. In 2015, the world’s first Christmas card commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 sold for £8,469. The hand-coloured card pictured a family drinking wine.
57 100 million. In 1942 Irving Berlin wrote White Christmas. The Bing Crosby version sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling Christmas single of all time.
58 1 in 10 – A white Christmas isn’t as unlikely as we all think in the UK, 1 in 10 is the chance of a traditional English White Christmas.
59 364. In the “12 Days of Christmas”, all the gifts mentioned within the song add up to 364 gifts.
60 36.89 seconds. In 2013, the record was set for the fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree. It took Sharon Juantuah 36.89 seconds and was set in Essex, UK.
- A Christmas Track.
- 133 Pointer Sisters - Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
- 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.
Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome
Title: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Production company: Crossroads Pantomimes
Dates: 18th December 2021 – 30th January 2022
Cast: Jason Donovan, Matt Slack, Doreen Tipton, Andrew Ryan, Samantha Dorrance, Alexia McIntosh
- ELF ON THE SHELF.
- CHRISTMAS TOP TEN.
Top 20 biggest Christmas Day TV audiences ever have been revealed
What TV do you associate with Christmas? Only Fools And Horses is a safe bet, while festive films like Home Alone and Jingle All The Way are always crowd-pleasing favourites.
But what about 1980s comedy smash Crocodile Dundee? Well, it’s managed to top a new chart which reveals the biggest audiences ever over Christmas Day.
According to the chart compiled by the Press Association, 21.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the classic flick back in 1989 on BBC One.
Elsewhere on the list, Only Fools And Horses has seven episodes inside the top 20, filling the second and third spots with 21.34 million in 2001 and 21.31 million in 1996.
Other entries on the list include British sitcom Just Good Friends, EastEnders, Birds Of A Feather and two entries from Indiana Jones with Raiders Of The Lost Ark and The Temple Of Doom.
It’s a pretty fascinating insight into how TV habits have changed, with only one entry inside the top 20 being from this century.
In comparison, last year’s Christmas Day TV ratings battle was won by Call The Midwife with 9.2 million viewers.
Missing from the top 20 are Morecambe and Wise, whose star-studded Christmas specials date from before the modern system of compiling ratings began in 1981.
The episode of EastEnders from 1986 is when Den Watts famously surprised his wife Angie with divorce papers in a Christmas cracker, while Coronation Street’s entry from 1987 saw Hilda Ogden leave Weatherfield.
Top 20 Christmas TV audiences ever since 1981
- ‘Crocodile’ Dundee (BBC1, 1989): 21.77m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 2001): 21.34m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 1996): 21.31m
- Just Good Friends (BBC1, 1986): 20.76m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 1992): 20.14m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 1989): 20.10m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 1993): 19.59m
- EastEnders (BBC1, 1986, early evening): 19.50m
- Birds Of A Feather (BBC1, 1993): 19.39m
- Raiders Of The Lost Ark (ITV, 1984): 19.33m
- Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom (BBC1, 1987): 18.95m
- EastEnders (BBC1, 1986, late evening): 18.90m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 1986): 18.76m
- Ghost (BBC1, 1993): 18.53m
- The Two Ronnies (BBC1, 1985): 18.48m
- Bread (BBC1, 1988): 18.00m
- It’ll Be Alright On Christmas Night (ITV, 1987): 18.00m
- Coronation Street (ITV, 1987): 17.97m
- Only Fools And Horses (BBC1, 1990): 17.97m
- One Foot In The Grave (BBC1, 1995): 17.77m
- SANTA & RUDOLF.
- A CHRISTMAS FACT OR TWO OR THREE.
- The Beatles had Christmas number ones in 1963, 65, and 67, giving them the record for the most Christmas number ones.
- The British wear Christmas hats, or paper crowns, whilst they eat Christmas dinner. The crowns are stored in a tube called a “Christmas cracker.
- A middle-age tradition is to eat a mince pie every day of the twelve days of Christmas as it supposedly gives you 12 months of good luck.
- A CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE.
How do you play Dominic Cummings Monopoly?
Ignore the rules, move anywhere on the board you like, and never Go To Jail.
- CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE.
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