Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Facts--Day 4. :)

Day 4 of the 7 days of Christmas post! Well it's that time of the season again. :) IT'S CHRISTMAS!! :D Thought you guys might like to know some Christmas facts. :)

A lot of people from around the world read this blog and I just wanted to say: Merry Christmas from ME to the WORLD!!! <3 br="br" nbsp="nbsp">

English: Merry Christmas!
Dutch: Zalig Kerstfeast!
French: Joyeux Noel!
German: Froehliche Wiehnachten!
Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova!
Polish: Boze Narodzenie!
Norwegian: God Jul!
Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom!
Spanish: Feliz Navidad!
Swedish: God Jul and Ett Gott Nytt Ar!
Ukranian: Srozhdestvom Kritovym!

Top Ten Favorite Christmas Songs of All Time:

1: "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"
2: "Deck the Halls"
3: "Frosty the Snowman"
4: "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (why is it such a big deal that momma was a sleaze cheating on her husband? jk!)
5: "I'll be Home for Christmas" (cuz you promised me a car. has anyone seen that movie?)
6: "Here Comes Santa Claus" (he's going to go break into your house. set the dog loose!)
7: "Jingle Bells" (that jingling has been going on for 3 hours can we stop now?)
8: "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (cuz he needs a job)
9: "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (it's called a bad case of acne, buddy)
10: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (12 days would seem a whole lot faster than the 5 minutes it takes this song to finish up)

My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Songs:)

1: Last Christmas by Taylor Swift
2: Mistletoe by Justin Beiber (please don't hate me. I've got the fever. :)
3: We Three Kings
4: Joy To The World
5: Silent Night
6: Mary do You Know
7: What Child is This
8: Jingle Bells
9: O Little Town of Bethlehem
10: O Holy Night

FASINATING FACTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS or THAT HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTMAS!

Did You Know (DYK) that to deliver all his gifts in one night, Santa would have to make 822.6 visits per SECOND. At that speed Santa and his reindeer would instantaneously burst into flames. (Bye, bye, Santa Claus!) :P
DYK that in the U.S. there are 78 people registered under the name S. Claus and one under Kris Kringle? (and you thought there was only 1 Santa. HA!)

DYK that Christmas is the biggest event of the year in America? (um, duh.)

DYK that the actual date of Christ's birth is unknown, so the early Christians chose December 25, probably to compete with the popular Roman festival Saturnalia? (Christian holiday vs. Roman festival)

DYK that electric tree lights were first used just 3 years after Edison had his first public demonstration of electric lights in 1879? (Cool!)

DYK that the 1st American Christmas carol was written in 1649 by a minister njamed John de Brebeuf and is called "Jesus is Born"? (took long enough)

DYK that England has had only 7 white Christmases in the entire 20th Century and the snow acutally fell on Christmas just twice?! (no snow days there!)

DYK that the average wage of a mall Santa is $11 an hour; $20 with a real beard? (I'm changing career plans...i'll grow the beard too.)

DYK that Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday? (they just didn't know what they were missing)

DYK that before settling on the name Tiny Tim for his character in a Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens considered 3 other names: Little Larry, Puny Pete, and Small Sam. (i'm glad he settled on Tiny Tim)

And now I'll take this time to say:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!" :-)

Hope you enjoyed this little Christmas post! :) Merry Christmas!

LIGHTBULB MOMENT: Think about it--why is it that kids are afraid of monsters under their beds but have no problem with grown men sneaking into their house (the tooth fairy, santa claus, etc.)? Does anyone else find that weird?


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