Archive for December, 2008

Tonight is the 4th Night of Chanukah (12/24/08)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Dreidel Song (Disney Animated Mashup)*"

December 24, 2008: The 4th Night of Chanukah

“The song in the background is sung by the original Broadway cast of Hairspray. It was originally adapted from South Park’s “Dreidel Song.” Honestly, this version of the dreidel song is no different from the original, but still pretty funny.”

Tonight is the 3rd Night of Chanukah (12/23/08)

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Jen Playing The Dreidel Song"

December 23, 2008: The 3rd Night of Chanukah

Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

Holiday Invite: Christmas on the Net

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Merry Christmas! Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to share in our festive, winter-time celebration of Christmas.

Start your yuletide preparations by reading our beautiful story of Christmas and the birth of the Christ child. Or you can kick-start your holiday spirit by reconnecting with the traditions of Christmas and Christmas Eve. Learn all about the Christmas tree, mistletoe, the poinsettia, Santa and his reindeer, Christmas cards, the Advent calendar, and more.

Do you know why Oregon is called the Christmas Tree state? Learn the answer to this and many other Christmas tidbits in our Did You Know? The Christmas Version. Also be sure to check out our extensive collection of Christmas crafts, coloring pages, and holiday recipes. And finally, take a moment to send a Christmas e-card — it’s the perfect way to share some holiday cheer with your far-away friends and family.

Christmas Eve will be celebrated Wednesday December 24. Christmas Day is Thursday December 25.

We look forward to seeing you this Christmas at Holidays on the Net.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Holidays on the Net

(December 23) Today we're celebrating. . .  Festivus

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Festivus
Ahhh yes. Festivus. The holiday “for the rest of us!” Get out your aluminium pole and get ready to “air your grievances” because its one of our favorite holidays!

Festivus was first introduced in the famous Seinfeld episode “The Strike” in which Frank Costanza, father of the beloved George Costanza, tells how he created Festivus in response to the commercialization of Christmas. But in reality Festivus has been around since the 1960’s and was “rediscovered” by the Seinfeld writers.

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A highlight of the festival is the Festivus Pole. Simple. Unadorned. Strikingly aluminium.

While its a bit late to get your Festivus pole for this years celebration, there is always next year. And the website of the Wagner Companies in Milwaukee is a great place to start. And don’t forget to check out their great video explaining the vast and humorous history of the Festivus holiday.

Why yes even Santa’s elves are getting into the holiday spirit!

 

 

 

 

Bonus Video!
“Gather around the rest of us
The time has come for Festivus!

photo credit: Festivus Poles (Wagner Companies)

links:
wikipedia: Festivus
Festivus Poles (Wagner Companies)
Festivus Video

2008 Video Advent Calendar: December 23rd

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 23

"Playing George Winston’s Carol of the Bells"

December 23, 2008: 02 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

Tonight is the 2nd Night of Chanukah (12/22/08)

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"The Latke Song (by Debbie Friedman)"

December 22, 2008: The 2nd Night of Chanukah

Remember – You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Chanukah Video page for past video highlights.

(December 22) Today we're celebrating . . .  Chanukah

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Chanukah (Jewish)
Its the First Day of Chanukah and all through the house the latkes are tasty and gifties are great!

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days.

And don’t forget to stop by our Chanukah celebration – we have some fun Holiday things for you and your family. We’ve got stories, tasty holiday recipes, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, easy crafts to make, holiday games to play, and spinning dreidels! So bring your kids and tell your friends. We hope you find something you like!

Chanukah on the Net

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