Archive for December 1st, 2010

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

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

. . .  8 days of Chanukah Video Highlights – a new video every day!

We hope you’ll enjoy these fun, interesting, and we hope entertaining, holiday clips to help celebrate the holiday. Enjoy a new one each day of the holiday

A Chanukah Video Highlight

In Honor of the First Night of Chanukah

“Light One Candle” (Don’t Let the Light Go Out)
Peter, Paul and Mary
RIP Mary.

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 01) Tonight we’re celebrating . . . The First Night of Chanukah

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The First Night of Chanukah (Jewish)
Tonight is the start of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, which commemorates religious freedom, national pride and the 2nd century BCE victory of the Maccabees over the Greeks. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts.

For more info visit our Chanukah celebration – 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!

Chanukah on the Net

(December 01) Today we’re observing . . .  World AIDS Day / Day Without Art

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
World AIDS Day / Day Without Art
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It’s up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.

Day Without Art (DWA) began on December 1st 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone, and inspire positive action, some 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS.
Every year since artists and art institutions throughout the world have taken part in the observances, many closing or covering their artwork with black cloths for the day. While others hold special observances and performances in remembrance for those artists lost to the disease.
The theme of World AIDS Day this year is “‘Universal Access and Human Rights'”. What can you do today?
After the jump we’ll offer some ideas from the AVERTing HIV and AIDS website on how you can support World AIDS Day.


Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah (12/01)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Chanukah
the Jewish Festival of Lights

Dec 01 : begins tonight @ sundown

Did you know that there are as many ways to spell the holiday of Chanukah as there are days in the festival?

The numerous spellings derive from the fact that the English term is a transliteration of a Hebrew word. Whether you spell is Chanukka, Hanukah, Hanukka, or even Khanuka, rest assured it’s all the same holiday.

~ Chanukah begins tonight @ sundown. A Happy and Peaceful Chanukah to all! ~

Chanukah, the Jewish 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. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Chanukah.

Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hanaka — no matter how you spell it — the fun begins at sundown on Wednesday December 01st.

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World AIDS Day 2010 – Our Annual Video Tribute – I’l Adore

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Once again its World AIDS day. Another year. Another loss. Another tear.

In observance of World AIDS Day today I’d like to once again dedicate this song – I’l Adore by Boy George – to our friends and loved ones who are no longer with us.

This song was originally released back in 1995. I have always found it difficult to listen to this song. We’ve lost so many to this disease that sometimes the memories are almost too painful to remember. But we must…

And to those we’ve lost: Robert, Marcus, Scott, Roger, John, Stephen, Robert, and the too many others. You are loved. You are missed. You have not been forgotten. Peace.

2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 01st – Day 01

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Well its that time of the year again, time for our Christmas countdown. We are happy to continue with, what has become an annual tradition, our 2010 Video Advent Calendar. So join us as we countdown to Christmas with some of the most interesting, fun, and we hope entertaining holiday video clips.

And as today is the first day of Advent 2010* we thought we’d start, again, with a simple piano rendition of one of my holiday favs – Linus and Lucy from "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

"playing a little bit of that famous Peanuts tune by Vince Guaraldi"
December 01, 2010 : 24 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

*While Advent officially begins on the 4th Sunday before Christmas (November 28 this year), it is common for Advent Calendars to begin on the 01st of December.

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