Day 16 only 9 SLEEPS TO GO TO CHRISTMAS

Day 16  only 9 SLEEPS TO GO TO CHRISTMAS

  1. Christmas Track:                                    Christmas Lights – Coldplay
  2. Christmas Carol:                                   The Holly and The Ivy
  3. Christmas Film:                                      Scrooged
  4. Something to Prepare:

Have a day to ensure you get that special one in your life the best card Christmas card ever and the best Christmas present ever

  1. Children’s Christmas Picture Book:                      One Snowy Night – Nick Butterworth
  2. Children’s Christmas Paprtback:                       The Christmas Truce – Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey
  3. Adult Christmas Book::                                      Mystery In White J Jefferson Farjeon
  4. Annual:

    16 Beauty & the Beast Annual
    16 Beauty & the Beast Annual
  5. Christmas Cracker Joke:    What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? Tinsilitis!
  6. A Christmas Number:

3 – The number Beatles Christmas number 1’s. The band achieved top spot in 1963, 1965 and 1967

  1. An Amazing Christmas Fact:            13,350 tons of glass is thrown away in the UK during the festive season. Recycling all of the glass thrown away could save up to 4,200 tonnes of CO2.
  2. Radio Times Cover:

    16 1924
    16 1924
  3. Christmas Character:         Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  4. Unusual Gifts:      LED Light Stax – 24 Piece Set £24.99 The Gift Experience (Internet) Light Stax are a fun and addictive construction system that are suitable for all ages. Whether you use it as a toy or an executive desk gadget you’ll have plenty of fun creating all manner of different light structures.Light Stax building blocks are 100% compatible with classic construction block products of a similar size which really opens up new possibilities when thinking of new construction ideas.One smart bass can supply light to more than 100 Light Stax building blocks on battery power and over a 1000 blocks on USB power!This is a great gift for children and big kids too who are celebrating a birthday, or as a stocking filler at Christmas time.PACK CONTAINS:24 Light Stax blocks 1 x USB Smart Base 1 x USB to DC Cable 3 x AAA Batteries (please note the batteries supplied are for the ‘Try Me’ function and may need to be replaced before using the product for the first time). NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREM UNDER 3 YEARS OLD
  5. TV AD:  Boots 2013 Christmas Ad Boy giving presents
  6. EWAN’S ADVENT MESSAGE:
  7. GEORGE’S ADVENT MESSAGE:
  8. A Christmas List:

1843: The postal service played an important role in defining the archetypal Victorian Christmas. Henry Cole launched the first Christmas card with an initial print run of 1,000. The cards originally cost a shilling each, the equivalent of about £36 today. In 2001, an original card sold at an auction for £25,000.

 

10 January 1840 A uniform postage rate of one penny is introduced  that is 1 old penny which is .42p

 

The first Christmas design stamps were introduced in December 1966. Here is the cost of sending a Christmas card since that date

 

May 17, 1965      Sep 15, 1968        4d (1.67p)             3d (1.25p)

1st Class                2nd Class             Introduced Sep 1968

Sep 16, 1968        Feb 14, 1971        5d (2.08)p             4d (1.67p)

Feb 15, 1971        Mar 5, 1972          3p           2.5p

Mar 6, 1972          Sep 9, 1973           3p           2.5p

Sep 10, 1973        Jun 23, 1974         3.5p        3p

Jun 24, 1974         Mar 16, 1975       4.5p        3.5p

Mar 17, 1975       Sep 28, 1975        7p           5.5p

 

60g         60g

Sep 29, 1975        Jun 12, 1977         8.5p        6.5p

Jun 13, 1977         Aug 19, 1979        9p           7p

Aug 20, 1979        Feb 3, 1980           10p         8p

Feb 4, 1980           Jun 25, 1981         12p         10p

Jan 26, 1981        Jan 31, 1982         14p         11.5p

Feb 1, 1982           Apr 4, 1983           15.5p      12.5p

Apr 5, 1983           Sep 2, 1984           16p         12.5p

Sep 3, 1984           Nov 3, 1985          17p         13p

Nov 4, 1985          Oct 19, 1986         17p         12p

Oct 20, 1986         Sep 4, 1988           18p         13p

Sep 5, 1988           Oct 1, 1989           19p         14p

Oct 2, 1989           Sep 16, 1990        20p         15p

Sep 17, 1990        Sep 15, 1991        22p         17p

Sep 16, 1991        Oct 31, 1993         24p         18p

Nov 1, 1993          Jul 7, 1996            25p         19p

Jul 8, 1996            Jan 26, 1997         26p         20p

Jan 27, 1997         Oct 11, 1998         26p         20p

Oct 12, 1998         Apr 25, 1999        26p         20p

Apr 26, 1999        Apr 26, 2000        26p         19p

Apr 27, 2000        Jul 1, 2001            27p         19p

Jul 2, 2001            Jul 3, 2002            27p         19p

Jul 4, 2002            May 7, 2003         27p         19p

May 8, 2003         Mar 31, 2004       28p         20p

Apr 1, 2004           Apr 6, 2005           28p         21p

Apr 7, 2005           Apr 2, 2006           30p         21p

Apr 3, 2006           Aug 20, 2006        32p         23p

Aug 21, 2006        Apr 1, 2007           32p         23p

Apr 2, 2007           Apr 6, 2008           34p         24p

Apr 7, 2008           Apr 5, 2009           36p         27p

Apr 6, 2009           Apr 5, 2010           39p         30p

Apr 6, 2010           Apr 3, 2011           41p         32p

Apr 4, 2011           Apr 29, 2012        46p         36p

Apr 30, 2012        Mar 30, 2014       60p         50p

Mar 31, 2014       Mar 29, 2015       62p         53p

Mar 30, 2015       Mar 28, 2016       63p         54p

Mar 29, 2016                       64p         55p

 

1963: Royal Mail was appointed by Santa to reply to letters addressed to him. In the first year, Royal Mail replied to over 8,000 letters. It was such a success, the Postmaster General, Reginald Bevins – was labelled ‘Santa Bevins’

 

Since Royal Mail first issued Christmas stamps in 1966, over 17 billion Christmas stamps have been printed in Britain.

 

  1. CHRISTMAS ALBUM – CD

The Very Best Of Rock Christmas – Various Artistes

16 The Very Best of Rock Christmas
16 The Very Best of Rock Christmas