CHRISTMAS 2021 ADVENT DAY 2 BLOG POST
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 2nd December 2021
ADVENT DOOR 2 – 24 DAY COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DAY!
23 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY
- A CHRISTMAS CARD.
- THOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS.
80 NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER of 2021 1 of 4
1 3000 – Christmas turkeys are wrapped in aluminium foil. Nearly 3,000 tons of aluminium foils are used for this purpose every year.
2 4,921,200 mph – The speed at which Santa’s sleigh would need to travel if he were to reach every home in the world on Christmas Eve
3 £51,000,000 – The amount saved each year through the use of discount voucher codes
4 8 – The number of Santa’s reindeer who’s names are taken from Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas”
5 £700 Million – The amount of money spent on unwanted Christmas gifts
6 6.8 Million – The number of iOS and Android devices that will be activated on Christmas day
7 1957 – The year of the first ever televised Queen’s Christmas speech
8 45% – The percentage of all greetings card sent every year that are Christmas related
9 4.25 Million – The number of British people who will travel abroad for Christmas Covid-19 permitting
10 1 – The number of mince pies you should eat on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck
11 8 Million – The number of natural Christmas trees consumed by the UK each year
12 364 – The total number of gifts listed in “The 12 days of Christmas”
13 £18,000,000,000 – Will be withdrawn from UK cash machines over Christmas
14 822 – The number of houses Santa would need to visit every second if he were to make all his deliveries
15 20 Metres – The height of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar square
16 13 – The number of people named Santa in Iceland
17 25 Million – The number of Christmas puddings we eat in the UK every year
18 57 – The number of Olympic sized swimming pools that could be filled with the beer consumed in the UK over Xmas
19 3 Billion – The number of Christmas cards sent in the USA every year
20 221 Feet – The height of the tallest ever Christmas tree which was displayed in Northgate Shopping Centre, Seattle, Washington
- A Christmas Track.
- 21 Bob Sege - Little Drummer Boy
- 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.
- ELF ON THE SHELF.
- CHRISTMAS TOP TEN.
TOP 10 CHRISTMAS WEEK No.1s 1962- 1971
Year Artist Song Weeks at
1962 Elvis Presley “Return to Sender” 3
1963 The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” 5
1964 The Beatles “I Feel Fine” 5
1965 The Beatles “Day Tripper” / “We Can Work It Out” 5
1966 Tom Jones “Green, Green Grass of Home” 7
1967 The Beatles “Hello, Goodbye” 7
1968 The Scaffold “Lily the Pink” 4
1969 Rolf Harris “Two Little Boys” 6
1970 Dave Edmunds “I Hear You Knocking” 6
1971 Benny Hill “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)”
- SANTA & RUDOLF.
- A CHRISTMAS FACT OR 2 OR 3.
- Every year, Europeans decorate about 50 million live Christmas trees and the United States about 35 million.
- Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) is believed to have been the first President to put a Christmas tree in the White House.
- Christmas trees were banned by President Teddy Roosevelt in the White House in 1901 because the President was concerned about the environmental effects, but his sons decorated a small tree cut on the White House grounds and hid it in a closet until Christmas morning.
- A CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE.
WHAT DID 52% OF BRITS ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER? – NO BRUSSELS
- CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE.
©2021 Phil M Robinson