CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN ADVENT BLOG Saturday 19th December 2020
12 RAMBLINGS OF CHRISTMAS
ONLY 6 SLEEPS TO CHRISTMAS
- A CHRISTMAS QUOTE
“Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.” – Andy Borowitz
- CHRISTMAS FEATURE – BOARD (or Bored) GAMES
Christmas Day and Boxing Day and Christmas in general are a noted time for playing games, traditional parlour games and board games. You need to start thinking and planning the games you are going to play,
Below is a gallery of 25 board games + 2 bonus ones to inspire you.
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4. CHRISTMAS SONG
- 130 Silent Night - Storyteller
5. CHRISTMAS CHILDREN’S BOOK
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Alison Ritchie (Author), Marisa Morea (Illustrator)
Paperback : 32 pages
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Children’s UK (5 Oct. 2017)
Reading level : 3 and up
The big day has almost arrived and one little puppy is very excited about his first EVER Christmas. But with three drooling Dalmatians, six sausage-snaffling Scotties and every dog in town helping out, the festive season is a shambles! Will everything be ready in time for Christmas Day?
Children will love picking their favourite dogs and spotting the puppy in busy scenes. This hilarious picture book is a great way to introduce children to Christmas traditions.
‘Just the thing for dog lovers, this charming picture book gives the old Christmas favourite a canine makeover, and great fun it is too’ LoveReading
‘Festive scenes adorn every page and there’s plenty here to help children build up anticipation. But with all these dogs on the scene, will anything get done? Great fun, with vibrant illustrations by Marisa Morea.’ Parents in Touch
6. CHRISTMAS CAROL
7. IT’S A CRACKER (CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE)
How did Scrooge win the football game? The ghost of Christmas passed
8. EVERY CHRISTMAS TV TIMES COVER
9. A FAMOUS SCROOGE
10. SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT – A TOP TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FROM THE PAST
The Simpsons – Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire
USA/Season 1/1989Aired on Fox
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire “This could be the miracle that saves the Simpsons’ Christmas. If TV has taught me anything, it’s that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it’s going to happen to us!” Bart Simpson “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” (also known as “The Simpsons Christmas Special”) is the first full-length episode of The Simpsons. It was originally intended to be the eighth episode.
It’s a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons. Mr. Burns plans to cut Christmas bonuses, Marge has to spend the family’s Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought would make a great Christmas present, and when Homer learns he won’t be getting a Christmas bonus, life in Springfield gets even tighter. So what’s a breadwinner to do. Homer hastily drives the Family Sedan with Marge and Maggie through a snow-covered street. They are late for Bart and Lisa’s Christmas pageant at Springfield Elementary School. After crashing into a pile of snow at the front of Springfield Elementary School park at the front, Homer and Marge stumble through a full audience to find their seats. Homer and Marge sit down just in time to see Principal Skinner introduce the second grade. The children do a presentation of different Santa Clauses from around the world
11. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER
181 112 Pages – The number of pages in Charles Dicken’s – ‘A Christmas Carol’
182 £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.
183 1/3rd of the 20 highest grossing movies were released during the Christmas.
184 6,000 – Visa cards are used 6 thousand times every minute during the Christmas
185 1539 – The first Christmas was celebrated in America in 1539 and a bunch of people gathered for the celebration devoid of any gifts or trees.
186 13th Century – Carols weren’t sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
187 6BC – Many theologians estimate that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25 but sometime in September between 6BC and 30AD
188 $345.1 million Box Office to date for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)
189 $123 million Production Budger for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)
190 3,446,646 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (Random House, 1964) 3,446,646
12. CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT