CHRISTMAS 2021 ADVENT DAY 23 BLOG POST

CHRISTMAS 2021 ADVENT DAY 23 BLOG POST

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 23rd December 2021

 ADVENT DOOR 23 – 24 DAY COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DAY!

2 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY

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  1. A CHRISTMAS CARD.

  1. THOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS.

80 NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER of 2021 3 of 4

 61           £6,975,880 The most expensive Christmas tree was constructed in 2010. It was worth £6,975,880 and was on display at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. It had 181 pieces of jewelry                         adorning it.

62           1,060 lbs/15ft  –  In November 2014, Birra Forst SpA created the world’s largest bauble with a diameter of 15ft (4.58m) and weighed 1060 lb (481kg)

63           32.56 metres. The world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held                   almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007

64           £85,606 – As of Christmas 2014, the world’s most expensive Christmas hamper costs £85,605! ($106,274.33) It includes a bottle of 1961 Moet, 250g (0.55 lb) of Almas Iranian Caviar,                         and Cognac Jules Robin 1789.

65           £1.50. In 1980 the highest selling Christmas toy was a Rubiks Cube costing £1.50 It now retails for £9.99 at Smyths supertoys

66           40,320 – Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40,320 ways to rearrange the other reindeer.

67           55 Days – The US National Retail Federation considers the “Christmas shopping” season to be the full months of November and December, which is usually 55 days

68            25th – Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December because of the Roman sun god and not the birth of Jesus.

69           13 – Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” when she was only 13 years old. – Famous saxophonist Boots Randolph played the saxophone solo on “Rockin’ Around the                  Christmas Tree”.

70          0 – Christmas might be a public holiday; however, it is not a biblical holy day. The Bible does not say anywhere to keep Christmas as a holy day.

71           31 – Santa would have 31 hours (considering all the times zones) on the Christmas Eve &  day to get his favourite job done.

72           336 – Did you know that the first Christmas was celebrated on December 25, AD 336 in Rome?

73           278 –  The largest floating Christmas tree in the world — 278 feet tall — is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

74           4/7 – In Italy, Christmas dinner can last for more than 4 hours. Yes that’s right. Most of the Italian families have more than 7 courses for the dinner.

75           1,000 – In 1843, one thousand copies of the first Christmas cards were sold. A civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London is credited with making the initial sales of the cards.

76           1377 – On a Christmas feast in 1377, hosted by King Richard II of England, twenty-eight oxen and three hundred sheep were eaten.

77           2.4 billion. –  In the U.K. only, 2.4 billion Pounds is spent on uneaten, discarded food and unwanted gifts as per a survey by The Money Advice Service. This is a huge amount, which if put                  to other useful purposes, can break or make the future of those people who are underprivileged.

78           1/3rd – 1/3rd of the 20 highest grossing movies were released during the Christmas.

79           1,1875 lbs is the weight of the ball dropped in Times Square, New York on New Year’s Eve.

80           86  The weight, in lbss(39Kg, of world record-setting turkey. Named Tyson, the bird was born and raised in London and auctioned off for charity in 1989

BONUS:81            $15,800 –  Cost in 2012 of edible gingerbread playhouse from Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York; alas, this item is no longer offered.

BONUS:82            1788 Year that Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote the lyrics to New Year’s Eve classic “Auld Lang Syne”

  1. A Christmas Track.
  1. White Christmas Darlene Love 2:57
  1. A CHRISTMAS ALBUM.

  1. AN ANNUAL.
  1. A CHRISTMAS THEMED GAME.
  1. CHRISTMAS FILMS.

                     

  1. CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATESELECTION BOX.

  1. A CHRISTMAS THEMED JIGSAW.

  1. A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK.

           

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.

  1. ADULT CHRISTMAS BOOK.

  1. A CHRISTMAS TREE.

  1. CHRISTMAS JUMPERS.

  1. CHRISTMAS TV TIMES.
CHRISTMAS 1993
  1. CHRISTMAS RADIO TIMES.
CHRISTMAS 1985
  1. A PANTOMIME.

 

WHITLEY BAY
Venue: Playhouse
Title: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Production company: Blue Genie Entertainment

Dates: 4th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022

Cast: Steve Walls, Daniel Mawston, Linda Lusardi, Lucy Kane

  1. ELF ON THE SHELF.

  1. CHRISTMAS TOP FIFTEEN.

TOP 15 Winners of the X Factor

TOP 7 Acheived Christmas No.1 Hits

  1. 2004 – Steve Brookstein, “Against All Odds”: 127,701
  2. 2005 – Shayne Ward, “That’s My Goal”: 740,000                                 Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  3. 2006 – Leona Lewis, “A Moment Like This”: 571,253                           Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  4. 2007 – Leon Jackson, “When You Believe”: 275,000                           Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  5. 2008 – Alexandra Burke, “Hallelujah”: 576,000                                   Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  6. 2009 – Joe McElderry, “The Climb”: 450,838
  7. 2010 – Matt Cardle, “When We Collide”: 439,007                                 Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  8. 2011 – Little Mix, “Cannonball”: 210,000
  9. 2012 – James Arthur, “Impossible”: 490,000
  10. 2013 – Sam Bailey, “Skyscraper”: 148,853                                                Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  11. 2014 – Ben Haenow, “Something I Need”: 214, 239                               Achieved CHRISTMAS No.1
  12. 2015 – Louisa Johnson, “Forever Young”: 39,000
  13. 2016: Matt Terry – ‘When Christmas Comes Around’
  14. 2017: Rak-Su – ‘Dimelo’
  15. 2018: Dalton Harris featuring James Arthur – ‘The Power of Love’

AND…

The top 10 Christmas radio stations all year round!!!

The top Christmas radio stations all year round are perfect for when you’re tired of waiting for the “most wonderful time of the year”. Although some people consider listening to festive tunes ahead of schedule “bad luck”, the right jingle can definitely add a spring to your step.

Let’s face it, one of the best things about the holiday season is the music. Christmas songs old and new have a unique ability to make us feel better about the world. They fill us with childlike excitement, get us daydreaming about gifts and turkey, and bring us closer together.

After a horrible Monday in July dealing with heatwaves and a terrible boss, it’s no wonder some people seek out an early hit of Christmas joy.

Fortunately, whether you’re a complete Xmas fanatic, or you’re just looking for a break from the restrictions of the traditional calendar, there are options out there to help you.

Here are our top year-round Christmas radio stations…

Top Ten Christmas Radio Stations All Year Round

  1. Evergreen Radio

Available on the Apple and Google app store, online, and even through Alexa, Evergreen is one of the top Christmas radio stations all year round, playing your favorite Christmas tunes every day of the year, with absolutely no advertisements.

You can enjoy commercial-free music 24/7, whether you’re looking for the best bangers in December or not.

This radio station is funded entirely by listeners, so if you really fall in love with it, you can show your support by donating to the Christmassy cause. You don’t have to pay to listen though – you’re also free to tune in regardless of whether you donate.

  1. AccuRadio

AccuRadio is a website responsible for curating multiple radio streams in one place. There are special segments and music categories to browse through to find exactly what you want to listen to – even if you’re craving Christmas in July.

Great for radio stations that play Christmas music all year round, AccuHolidays has a list of top channels to choose from. You can pick based on your preferred genre of music, finding things like carols, traditional classics, and modern songs too.

  1. Christian Broadcasting Network

The CBN is a pretty popular network for all kinds of music intended for Christian audio fans. There’s a special channel for those who want to listen to a Christmas radio station year-round, and you can tune in whenever you like on the website.

As you might expect, the music from this station is more classical and traditional. You’re not going to hear any alternative Christmas songs or rock and roll here.

Instead, you can expect options like Amy Grant, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. There are a handful of Christmas carols to discover too.

  1. Christmas Radios

Simple but effective, this online year-round Christmas radio station isn’t just one channel playing holiday music – but several. Scroll through a list of “top stations” including CBN radio, Merry Christmas Radio, and Jul Radio – specifically for Christmas listeners.

This is a very popular choice for people looking to hear festive songs from different regions around the world. You can save your favourites, or just check out what’s popular right now.

Options like “Radio Santa Claus” are usually particularly popular, but there’s no shortage of additional options to choose from. The great thing about Radio Santa Claus is it seems like it’s hosted from Santa’s office in the North Pole.

  1. Christmas FM

Christmas FM is another great answer to the question “what radio station plays Christmas music all year round?” Like some of the other top curation channels on this list, the website is packed full of different ways to listen.

You can even visit channels from around the world, where you’ll find festive music specific to the region.

There’s a channel available just for the US, so this is probably a good place to start if you’re looking for music you’re familiar with. We’d definitely recommend taking some time to browse through the other options for a little more variety.

  1. That Christmas Channel

Boasting more than 50,000 listeners worldwide, “that Christmas channel” is a regional Christmas station specifically for people in the US. The cool thing about this station is it’s more than just Christmas songs. You’ll also hear shows and special guest segments from time to time too.

This all-year-round Christmas channel is ideal for all kinds of situations, including December parties. You’ll hear a variety of rock, pop, traditional, and even novelty Christmas tunes, and it’s available entirely for free. This is a pretty fun channel, which tends to work best with things like “TuneIn” radio.

However, you can also find a dedicated website online too.

  1. Internet Radio

A good go-to choice for anyone in search of a specific genre of radio to brighten up their day, Internet Radio curates channels from all over the world. There are more than 100 stations to choose from, focused on Christmas music alone.

You just need to filter through your options by looking for “Christmas” to start browsing your options.

The cool thing about Internet Radio is the variety. There are tons of different channels to explore here, including options for other kinds of festive seasons, like Halloween or Valentines Day. You can also choose from specific kinds of Christmas music, like carols or pop music.

  1. Always Christmas radio

So, this is Christmas? It is on Always Christmas radio – all the time in fact. We like the ease-of-use of this radio station, which you can download to your phone or just access online.

There’s a constant stream of information available at the bottom of the screen to show you which songs are coming up next, so you don’t miss your favorites.

Though a little repetitive at times, it’s a great channel if you’re looking for something to liven up your mood, and you want to enjoy some top songs ahead of schedule. There are links to related channels and streams on the site too.

  1. Surfmusic

Home to a huge number of live radio and web stations, Surfmusic is an ever-evolving platform for radio stations all around the world. You can search specifically for any genre of music – including “Xmas” songs.

The fun thing about this channel is you’ll also get an insight into the style of music playing from each station, and where it comes from.

If you’ve always wanted a way to access 80s Christmas hits any time of year, or you’re wondering what the top 40 Christmas songs are in München, this is the place for you. It’s also a great place to tune into music TV and news.

  1. Web Radio

One of the more popular internet radio stations available today, Web Radio is, like many of the options on this list, home to hundreds of live-streaming channels. You can check out the most popular AM or FM domains or access the dedicated “Christmas” section of the site.

Within the Christmas section, you’ll see a selection of online stations playing specific kinds of songs.

There’s access to options like Christmas classics, family Christmas songs, party music and more. You’ll also have a range of options for how you want to listen to the live stream. It’s a great place for overall variety.

While listening to Christmas radio stations all year round might seem a little odd at first – it’s a good way to brighten things up if you’re feeling a little down. After all, you’re not hurting anyone, unless you’re forcing them to listen to the same songs on repeat too.

If you can’t find a channel you love above, consider downloading some of your favorite Christmas tunes yourself, and adding them to your own guilty-pleasure playlist.

  1. SCROOGE.

                         

  1. SANTA & RUDOLF.

  1. A CHRISTMAS FACT OR TWO OR THREE.
  1. Bolivians celebrate Misa del Gallo or “Mass of the Rooster” on Christmas Eve. Some people bring roosters to the midnight mass, a gesture that symbolizes the belief that a rooster was the first animal to announce the birth of Jesus

 

  1. Puritan Oliver Cromwell outlawed Christmas celebrations and carols in England from 1649-1660. The only celebrations allowed were sermons and prayers.

 

  1. Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’ classic novella A Christmas Carol was almost named “Little Fred.”

 

  1. A CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE.

How do you tell the difference between tinned turkey and tinned custard?

You look at the labels!

  1. CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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