Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Merry Christmas, 2016!

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas, one and all!  Here’s one of my favorite acapella groups to help us celebrate this glorious day!  Peace and love to all as we remember the reason for the season!

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Some Christmas “Did You Know?!”

December 13, 2016

Here are some interesting facts about Christmas.  How many of these did you already know?  Some truly good trivia here.  Enjoy!

110 Interesting Facts About Christmas
[Source: Today I found out]

Oh, Christmas Tree!

December 9, 2016

Happy Friday!  We are a little more than two weeks away from Christmas, so you still have plenty of time to work on this festive holiday creation (origami Christmas tree)!  I’ve included a couple of verions (straight points versus “curved” points).   Happy folding!

Merry Christmas, 2015!

December 25, 2015

I just love the Piano Guys, so on this joyous day, here is their rendition of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”  I probably should have posted this video at the beginning of Advent rather than at the end, but alas!  Merry Christmas, one and all.

Necktie of the Month – December 2015!

December 2, 2015

IMG_0870Ho, ho, ho!  Tis the season!  The holiday season is upon us, so this month I will be highlighting one of my new holiday neckties.  This one, yet another Jerry Garcia design, is from his “Collection 60” series and is entitled “Dracula Claus.”  I’m not sure I understand the reference to Dracula (he must be really well hidden), but alas, it’s Jerry Garcia, so I will just accept this and move on. It has the standard holiday colors of red and green, and includes several reindeer. This particular necktie looks really good on my red shirt, but will also compliment my bright green shirt as well as my beige/tan shirt (and of course, it will also pair well with a plain white shirt).  My collection of holiday ties now stands at ten . . . enough to cover two-week’s worth (business days) of occasions.  Let the holiday festivities begin!

Merry Christmas, 2014!

December 25, 2014

Here is a simply awesome rendition of the song “Mary Did You Know?” courtesy of the group Pentatonix.  Merry Christmas one and all!

O Holy Night!

December 24, 2014

I really enjoy Christmas Carols . . . and when they are sung so well, what’s not to like.  Here is a fabulous a capella version of “O Holy Night” by the group Home Free.  Enjoy!

Necktie of the Month – Holiday Bonus!

December 22, 2014

IMG_0739I probably should have highlighted one of my several holiday neckties as the official “necktie of the month” for December, but alas, I did not.  So, here is a bonus necktie post to correct this oversight. This is one of my newer acquisitions, a Jerry Garcia holiday tie entitled “Creme de Menthe Hangover” (what fun!)  With a title like this, one certainly can ponder whether the reference to Creme de Menthe is because of the sporadic and possibly drunken/ill-defined highlights of green in the necktie . . . or perhaps it refers to the condition of the artist (and the guilty libation) when the necktie was designed . . . or perhaps I’m just over thinking the title . . . ah, what fun!  The tie looks really great with my festive red shirt.  And, it doesn’t look too bad with my holiday green shirt either.  With such colorful options in my closet, I can’t even imagine wearing this necktie with a plain white shirt, but it is always an option (I guess).  I currently have ten (10) holiday neckties, two (2) of which are bow ties: a solid red one, and a green and red plaid one.  So despite the short season, I do have plenty of options.  If my collection continues to grow, I may reach the point where someday I would be able to wear a different holiday necktie for each work day between Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . heaven help me!

The Numbers Behind the Holiday (Christmas)!

December 21, 2014

Here is an infographic (courtesy of Forbes, Niall McCarthy, and Statista) that breaks down some of the numbers associated with the commercial side of the Christmas holiday.  Hmm, do we need a reminder about the reason for the season?

Christmas_forbes

Christmas Defined!

December 19, 2014

We are less than a week away from Christmas — a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ — and I just happened to look up the word (and the word “holiday”) in The Cynic’s Dictionary where I found a couple of quotations that define this holiday a bit differently.  And while I teeter on the edge of sacrilege and irreverence, the accuracy (and humor) of these definitions/quotations was just too good to pass up.  So allow me to beg forgiveness in advance.

Christmas is . . .

“That magical time of year when all of your money disappears.”  (Hal Roach)

“The time of year when you put too many pounds onto your body . . . and take too many out of your bank account.”  (Mary Mannion)

Holidays are . . .

“Time off given to employees to remind them that the company they work for can get along fine without them.”  (Louise Norris)

“What makes you feel good enough to go back to work, and poor enough so that you have to.”  (Reverend James Simpson)

“Things people who are bored with their jobs take.”  (Madonna)