The Christmas Chronicles

   Be naughty - save Santa a trip!

 

Quotation Tracks

    "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."   - Luke 2:14

    "In came Mrs.Feziwig, one vast substantial smile." - Charles Dickens

   "When it's Christmas man is bigger and is better in his part;  He is keener for the service that is prompted by his heart.  All the petty and narrow thoughts seem to vanish for awhile and the true reward he's seeking is the glory of a smile.  Then for others he is toiling and somehow it seems to me that at Christmas he is almost what God wanted him to be." - Author Unknown

    "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." - Luke 2:10

Cartoon I             Dinner Duty              Cartoon II

Lady of the house: I want you to stand at the front door and call the guests' names as they arrive.

Servant: Thank-you madam. I've been wanting to do that for years.

Have a Traditional Christmas Dinner

    Henry VIII's plum pie used 8 kinds of meat, measured 9 feet in length, weighed 165 pounds and was wheeled to the table on an enormous cart!

    In 1603, James I ascended to the throne and, because he disliked Boar's head, a traditional Christmas entree, he substituted turkey, and thereby contributed to the bird's subsequent festive popularity.  It's enough to make a turkey roll over in his gravy.

    Native Indians told the original pilgrims that the wild red marsh berries were good to eat.  Subsequently cranberry sauce, served with turkey, became one of the few truly native North American Christmas foods.

A Christmas Greeting

Speaking of Gobbling....

    It's not a myth. (A myth is an unwed female moth) Entire flocks of turkeys have been known to drown in the rain as one after the other raises its beak for a drink. The turkey's seem to have a natural instinct to follow the leader.

Visualize Whirled Peas!

   During the Franco-Prussian War on Christmas Eve of 1870 the French and German troops were in trenches not far from each other.  All of a  sudden one of the French soldiers jumped up and sang a chillingly beautiful rendition of Adlophe Adam's "Cantique de Noel" (O Holy Night).  The Germans held there fire.  Then, one of the Germans stood up and sang a German carol.

Did you know...

    ...that in that famous painting of General George Washington crossing the Delaware he was crossing to fight, and win, the war against the Hessian mercenary soldiers, the date of the attack was Christmas Eve 1776?

A letter to the Admiral       Christmas and Animals     The Meaning of Christmas

Christmas Trivia

  1. Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?   Answer 1

  2. Who hop more - little boys or little girls?   Answer 2

  3. What do you call a bunch of grandmasters of chess bragging about their games in a hotel lobby? Answer 3

  4. Name Santa's (9) reindeer?   Answer 4

  5. 'What's the use of reindeer?'   Answer 5  

 

Parting Thoughts

"Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart-to-heart and hand-to-hand."  - Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    "And it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man possessed the knowledge.  And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, every one!"     - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

Christmas Vocabulary             The Christmas Way Home

 

 

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