Archive for December 15th, 2009

On the Fifth Night of Chanukah My True Love Gave to Me . . . 

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

. . .  another video to brighten the Holly-Days!

A Chanukah Video Highlight

"Chinese Food on Christmas
by Brandon Harris Walker

December 15, 2009: The 5th 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.

Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas 2009 (12/15)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 15 : 10 days till Christmas

Did you know that the word Advent comes from the Latin term “adventur”, meaning arrival?

The Advent Calendar begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and counts down the 25 days until the holiday’s arrival. The tradition of counting down the days until Christmas began in the early 19th century in Holland, where families marked a chalk line on their front door each day before Christmas Eve.

BTW – Have you checked out our 2009 Advent Calendar? A new holiday video each day!

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. In Christianity the holiday marks the beginning of the larger season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days. And although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Popular holiday customs include the playing of seasonal music, gift-giving, the exchange of greeting cards, observing special church celebrations and masses. The display of holiday decorations are common; including Christmas trees, indoor and outdoor lights, garlands, mistletoe, and nativity scenes.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Thursday December 24, Christmas Friday December 25.

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(December 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  Cat Herders Day

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Cat Herders Day
Is your life so out of control its almost like you’re “herding cats”? Well enjoy today knowing you’ve got our best wishes and sympathy.

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2009 Video Advent Calendar: December 15th

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 15

"42,000 Christmas LED Lights Dance to Coca Cola Holiday Song"

December 15, 2009: 10 Days Till Christmas

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link: Advent Calendar on the Net

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