Day 23 2 SLEEPS to Christmas Day Adult Annuals & Festivus
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 23rd December 2018
During our Advent posts, everyday in December we have shown a different children’s 2019 annual. Always a “must” Christmas Present in a child’s stocking, the annual, The Beano Annual or The Rupert Annual.
But let’s not forget the older children and adults. Here is a separate list of albums for them:
1 Black Bob Annual 2010
2 Viz Annual 2019
3 The Unofficial Donald Trump Annual 2019
4 Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2019 (Annuals 2019)
5 Giles The Collection 2019
6 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2019
7 The Best of Matt 2018
8 Private Eye Annual 2018 (Annuals 2018)
9 Best of Girl Annual
10 Guinness World Records 2019
11 Oor Wullie Annual 2019
12 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Annual 2019
13 The Oldie Annual 2019:
14 50 Years of Jackie (Jackie Magazine)
15 Little Mix by PopWinners: 2019 Edition (Annual 2019)
16 Eagle Annual: The Best of the 1950s Comic
17 30 Years of Matt: The best of the best – brilliant cartoons from the genius, award-winning Matt.
18 Top 10 of Everything 2019
19 Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2018
20 50 Years of MAC: A Half Century of British Life
21 The Best Of Smash Hits
22 Weird But True! 2019 (National Geographic)
23 Disney Pixar The Incredibles Annual 2019
24 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019
25 The Unofficial Jeremy Corbyn Annual 2019
INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Dear Santa, This year, please give me a big fat bhank accountand a slimbody. And please, don’t mix those two up like you did last year. Thanks.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PICTURE BOOK
Little Grey Rabbit’s Christmas – Alison Uttley
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Mrs Scrooge – Carol Ann Duffy
A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER
Dandy Annual 2019
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
HAPPINESS AT CHRISTMAS IS…
Happiness at Christmas is…looking through the window and seeing Santa and his reindeer fly past
IT’S GRANDAD’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY
Why was the snowman looking through the carrots? He was picking his nose
AT CHRISTMAS LOVE IS…
At Christmas Love is…remembering Christmases past, together
CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Highest Chart Position: No.1 15th December 1973 for 5 weeks
A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Dreamboats And Petticoats: The Christmas Album – Various Artistes
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Sunday 23rd December 2018
History of Festivus
Ironically, Festivus has a very odd and amusing start. It was conceived by author and editor Daniel O’Keefe and was celebrated as early back as 1966 by him and his family. But, how did Festivus become so popular if it was just a family tradition? To find that out, we must move forward in time to an episode of the famous television show Seinfeld.
While the holiday is extremely popular among people today, the first time Festivus was mentioned in American culture was in the episode of Seinfeld called “The Strike”, but there’s more to the name of Festivus than just a referenced television episode, right? Indeed there is, because the word “festive” is derived from the Latin word “Festivus”.
Sound familiar? It should. Festivus is an adjective meaning “excellent, jovial, and lively” which in turn derives from Festus, which means “joyous; holiday; feast day”. Plus, it brings one to think, maybe Festivus is to prove that we as humans don’t need material objects to be happy on a holiday, but all we really need is excellent company, jovial attitudes, and lively music to make the holidays the best we could have.
How To celebrate Festivus
Now, to celebrate Festivus it is actually quite simple to remember and even simpler to do. Festivus is celebrated as a holiday by those seeking to find an alternative to the commercialism and pressures that the Christmas holiday shopping can cause. While the holiday of Festivus is easy to celebrate and easily remembered how to celebrate, there are a few things we need for the holiday. In the episode of Seinfeld, they use an aluminum pole in place of a Christmas tree.
The O’Keefe family’s tradition was to put a clock in a bag and nail it to the wall. Next is the dinner, which usually just consists of turkey, or in some cases to match the colors of the Seinfeld episode, meatloaf on a bed of lettuce. Afterwards is the Airing of Grievances, where each person at the table stands up one at a time and tells the others what they dislike about them and then how the world has disappointed them that year.
Finally, comes the Feats of Strength which is celebrated immediately following the Festivus dinner, The head of the household selects one person at the Festivus celebration and challenges them to a wrestling match, and as Festivus tradition states, the Festivus holiday is not over until the head of the household is pinned by their opponent.
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