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Old 12-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #41
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Strange Christmas Facts

Saint Nicholas of Myra, the original Santa Claus, was the patron saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers.

Based on previous surveys, 17 percent of you will embarrass yourselves in some way at your office Christmas party.

It's Donder, not Donner.

Christmas pudding should be stirred from east to west.

56 percent of Americans sing holiday carols to their pets.

53 percent of Americans plan to "re-gift" this year.

1 in 3 men will wait until Christmas Eve to finish their shopping.

1 in 6 men would like to get rid of all the "gift-giving nonsense."

A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.

On Christmas Eve in 2001, the Bethlehem Hotel had 208 of its 210 rooms free.

It's "God rest ye merry, gentlemen," not "God rest ye, merry gentlemen."

There are 1.76 billion candy canes produced every year.

Kris Kringel, a man in his 40s, lives in North Pole, Alaska, and delivers pizzas for a living. He drives a 1984 Ford Tempo.

Based on a 1999 estimated population count of North America and Europe, on Christmas Eve of that year Santa Claus had to visit 42,466,666 homes in a 12-hour period -- that's 983 homes per second.

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #42
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Now that Santa has come and gone, enjoy the rest of the holiday season with SNL's 2010 "Merry Christmas from the Kardashians"

“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
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I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year!
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The Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas in January 7th. In the Ukraine they celebrate both days. There are a few of these folks around these parts.
We leave our lights up until January 7th. Getting ready for another .....

Merry Christmas!
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A very fun version, but can't your church take up a collection to buy the young man some long pants. That looks cold.

Mele Kalikimake to everyone.
Apparently the young lad wears only shorts year round!

Also uneducated as I am, I was informed that shorts are preferred when playing the drums (like those for rock bands). Amazing what one can learn once retired!

Happy New Year to all.

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