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(December 21) Today we’re observing. . .  Humbug Day

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010


Humbug Day
Yes we’ve all got one – someone we know and love who is just such a seasonal grouch! Moaning and groaning about everything.

Well today’s their day to moan and groan even louder. Oh lucky us!?!

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2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 20th

Monday, December 20th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 20

"Hall & Oates singing Jingle Bell Rock"

December 20, 2010: 05 Days Till Christmas

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Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/20)

Monday, December 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 20 : 05 days till Christmas

Did you know that the tradition of sending Christmas cards began during the Victorian period?

A British artist named John Horsely was commissioned by the British Postal Service to design the first-ever Christmas card. His illustrated card featured an inscription familiar today: “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You”.

Did you know that Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday in the United States?

The US Postal Service expects to deliver 16.6 billion letters, packages and cards between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

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 Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/19)

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 19 : 06 days till Christmas

Did you know that it takes an average of seven years for a Christmas tree to reach six feet tall?

Some trees take as long as 15 years to grow to their harvesting height; others reach it in as little as four years.

Did you know that for every live Christmas tree that is harvested, three seedlings are planted in its place?

Did you know that China is the leading manufacturer of artificial Christmas trees?

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, more than 80 percent of artificial trees are made in China.

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

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 Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 19th

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 19

"Darren Hayes – Last Christmas"

December 19, 2010: 06 Days Till Christmas

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

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Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/18)

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 18 : 07 days till Christmas

Did you know that the tradition of indoor Christmas trees began in Germany?

German Christians would bring an evergreen tree into their homes and decorate it with lit candles. The Christmas tree tradition spread to the rest of Europe thanks to Prince Albert, the German-born husband of Queen Victoria, who decorated the first English Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in 1841.

German immigrants to the United States introduced Americans to the Christmas tree, which was initially met with much skepticism. By the late 1800s, however, the tree had become an accepted and beloved symbol of the Christmas season.

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

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 Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 18th

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 18

"Playing George Winston’s Variations on the Kanon (by Pachelbel)"

December 18, 2010: 07 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

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