CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BLOG Thursday 17th December 2020

 

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN ADVENT BLOG Thursday 17th December 2020

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12 RAMBLINGS OF CHRISTMAS

 

ONLY 8 SLEEPS TO CHRISTMAS

 

  1. A CHRISTMAS QUOTE

“Adults can take a simple holiday for Children and screw it up. What began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the Christmas tree has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.” – Erma Bombeck

  1. CHRISTMAS FEATURE

I’m a sucker when it comes to Christmas albums  because there is nothing like a good Christmas Album. The best selling one of all time is the Elvis Christmas Album.  Here are 25+ 5 Bonus of the very Best Ever… Christmas AlbumSs – Just their covers.

Phil Spector Christmas Album

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3.    CHRISTMAS MOVIE

The Santa Clause (1994) Budget $22m Box Office $190.3m

4.  CHRISTMAS SONG

  1. Only You (with James Corden) Kylie Minogue 3:06

5.   CHRISTMAS CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas Eve by Eric Carle 

Board book : 12 pages

Publisher : Puffin

Reading level : 3 – 5 years

A Lift the flap book.

 

Dear Santa Board book – 1 Oct. 2020

by Rod Campbell  (Author)

Board book : 14 pages

Publisher : Macmillan Children’s Books

Reading level : 2 – 4 years

 

Celebrate fifteen years of this fun lift-the-flap Christmas book from the bestselling creator of the preschool classic, Dear Zoo.

Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to open the presents and find out what Santa has sent – and finding the perfect present at the end. This special 15th anniversary edition has an updated cover with extra gold foil, making it the ideal Christmas gift for fans of Dear Zoo.

With bright, bold artwork, a simple, engaging text and a touch-and-feel surprise ending, Dear Santa by Rod Campbell is sure to delight young children – and the chunky board book format and sturdy card flaps make it great for small hands.

 

6.   CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ding Dong Merrily On High

7.   IT’S A CRACKER (CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE)

       How will Brexit affect Christmas dinner?  No Brussels

8.    EVERY CHRISTMAS TV TIMES COVER

9.   A FAMOUS SCROOGE

BLACK ADDER & BALDERICK

 10.  SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT – A TOP TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FROM THE PAST

Blackadder – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

UK/Special/1988Aired on BBC

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, a one-off episode of Blackadder, is a parody of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. It is set between Blackadder the Third (1987) and Blackadder Goes Forth (1989), and is narrated by Hugh Laurie. Produced by the BBC, it was first broadcast on BBC1 on 23 December 1988.

11.    NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

161         1965 ‘Jingle Bells’ – was the first song sung by astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra in space, on December 16, 1965.               

162         225 – The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the US by the French on Christmas day in 1886. It weighs 225 tons and thus you could consider it as the biggest Christmas gift in the world               

163         336 – Did you know that the first Christmas was celebrated on December 25, AD 336 in Rome?               

164          3 billion – More than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone, every year.               

165         1915 – Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.               

166         50 – Did you know that Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska?               

167         1836 – Alabama became the first US state to declare Christmas as a legal holiday in 1836 .The last was Oklahoma, in 1907.               

168         1907 – The last US state to declare Christmas as a legal holiday was Oklahoma, in 1907.               

169         1882 The year electric lights first used to decorate Christmas trees.The first use of electric lights instead of candles came in 1882 as part of a marketing publicity stunt by the Edison Electric Light Company in New York and were invented by Edward Johnson               

170         17 billion – More than 17 billion Royal Mail Christmas stamps have been printed in Britain

12.   CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT

Florida Theme Park 2020 Christmas TV Advert