CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN ADVENT BLOG Tuesday 15th December 2020
12 RAMBLINGS OF CHRISTMAS
ONLY 10 SLEEPS TO CHRISTMAS
- A CHRISTMAS QUOTE
Three Wise WOMEN would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, bought practical gifts, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and there would be peace on earth! ~ Anonymous (Or so it is claimed!)
- CHRISTMAS FEATURE
To me as a child I used to receive anything up to 10 Annuals every Christmas and we were poor! When we had children we always bought them Annuals for Christmas. We also buy them as presents for our grandchildren. And I even produce my own Annual.
So as you can see as far as I am concerned Annuals are an important part of Christmas.
As a Christmas treat therefore, below is a gallery of 25 +2 bonus best 2021 Annuals front covers from the hundreds available for you to leisurely look through and enjoy.
Just click on the left or right arrow under the gallery – ENJOY!
- MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (1984)
- CHRISTMAS SONG
- 22 Wham - Last Christmas
5. CHRISTMAS CHILDREN’S BOOK
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Illustrated by L. Frank Baum (Author)
Paperback : 140 pages
Publisher : Independently published (15 Nov. 2020)
Reading level : 3 – 12 years
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children’s book, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark
6. CHRISTMAS CAROL
7. IT’S A CRACKER (CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE)
Why did the turkey cross the road? Because he wasn’t chicken
8. EVERY CHRISTMAS TV TIMES COVER
9. A FAMOUS SCROOGE
10. SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT – A TOP TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FROM THE PAST
Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge – Knowing Me, Knowing Yule
UK/Special/1995Aired on BBC
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (also known as Knowing Me, Knowing You) is a BBC Television comedy series of six episodes (beginning 16 September 1994), and a Christmas special Knowing Me, Knowing Yule on 29 December 1995. It is named after the song “Knowing Me, Knowing You” by Abba (the main character’s favourite band), a rendition of which was used as the show’s title music. Steve Coogan plays the incompetent but self-satisfied Norwich-based talk show host Alan Partridge, who often insults his guests and humiliates himself in the process. Alan was a spin-off character from the spoof radio show On the Hour (which later transferred to TV as The Day Today). Knowing Me, Knowing You was written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci (who produced the radio version) and Patrick Marber (who also starred), with contributions from the regular supporting cast of Doon Mackichan, Rebecca Front and David Schneider, who played Alan’s weekly guests. Steve Brown provided the show’s music and arrangements, and also appeared as Glenn Ponder, the man in charge of the house band (the name of which changed, without explanation, every episode).
Alan went on to appear in two series of the sitcom I’m Alan Partridge, following his life after both his marriage and TV career come to an end, though the latter was subsequently revived. It was generally well received by fans and critics, and was nominated for a BAFTA and a British Comedy Award.
11. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER
141 25,000 The giant Rockefeller Center tree in New York bears more than 25,000 twinkling lights and is visited by millions of selfie-takers each season.
142 154 million Christmas crackers are pulled (and just as many bad jokes are read)
143 6 billion miles are travelled to visit family and friends
144 460 million – Christmas songs are listened to over 460 million times
145 Chocolate is the number one gift for adults in the U.K. with the top gift for teenagers being books or money.
146 40% – December 15 through the 24th will account for 40% of all Christmas sales.
147 12% of U.K. shoppers will do all of their Christmas shopping at the last minute.
148 21% of shoppers will do their shopping via a mobile device.
149 630 million – UPS will ship an average of 630 million packages during the holiday season.
150 652, 748 Tickets sold for Cinderella Pantomimes throughoyt UK in 2016 making it the most popular pantomi
12. CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT