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December 11, 2008

Here are some cool facts about Christmas!  Did you know any of these facts?

Christmas Holiday Trivia

*The word Christmas is Old English, a contraction of Christ’s Mass.

*The first president to decorate the white house Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce, 1853 to 1857.

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 *Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.

 *The first Christmas cards were  invented in 1843, the Victorian Era.

*”It’s a Wonderful Life” appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.sjff_01_img02411

 *The Montgomery Ward company, the Chicago-based retail operator, had purchased and distributed children’s coloring books as Christmas gifts for their customers for several years. In 1939, Montgomery Ward used one of their own employees to create a book for them, thus saving money. Robert L. May, a 34-year old copywriter, wrote the story of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer in 1939, and 2.4 million copies were handed out that year. Despite the wartime, when paper was at a premium, over 6 million copies were distributed by 1946.rudolph

 *”The Nutcracker” is the most famous Christmas ballet.

 *”Jingle Bells” was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs.

 *If you received all of the gifts in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, you would receive 364 presents.

*The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800’s.

 *Holly berries are poisonous.

 *In 1843, “A Christmas Carol” was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks.

 *The first state to recognize the Christmas holiday officially was Alabama

 *Christmas became a national holiday in America on June, 26, 1870.

 *Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.lg_santa_1931

 *Clearing up a common misconception, in Greek, X means Christ. That is where the word “X-Mas” comes from. Not because someone took the “Christ” out of Christmas.

 *Traditionally, Christmas trees are taken down after Epiphany (January 6th).

 * More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of the year.

How did you do?  Did you know any of that stuff?  What is your favorite part of Christmas?  Write in the comments section!

expensive

December 10, 2008

I thought this was funny!

The complete catalog of gifts in the old Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” today would cost you a total of $15,231.72.

J. Patrick Bradle, chief economist at Provident National Bank in Philidelphia, figures the breakdown of prices for the 12 days as follows:

*One partridge in a pear tree – $27.48 (partridge, $15; pear tree, $12.48)

         * Two turtle doves – $50

* Three French hens – $15

* Four calling birds – $280

* Five golden rings – $600

* Six geese-a-laying – $150

* Seven swans-a-swimming – $7,000

* Eight maids-a-milking – $30.40

* Nine ladies dancing – $2,417.90

* Ten lords-a-leaping – $2,686.56

* Eleven pipers piping – $947.70

* Twelve drummers drumming – $1,026.68

Whoa!

Dessert Club

December 9, 2008

 novdec-2008-0571In the house of Mrs. Crow is a group of kids are learning bible studies in the most funnest and exciting way, they are reading the book called The Tales Of The Kingdom and it’s a book totally relating to God and what He does for us. Each chapter is a different message from God but still connects the story. But one of the best parts is that you get dessert while learning about God.