Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Merry Christmas 2018!

December 25, 2018

On this joyous day, enjoy a moment of the Piano Guys’ accompanying Placido Domingo in this beautiful rendition of “Silent Night.”


Necktie of the Month – December 2018!

December 1, 2018

Dec2018Here is my last holiday necktie (for now).  Santa Claus!  In addition to the repeating pattern of your traditional-looking St. Nick, the words “Merry Christmas,” in a variety of languages (see below), are also interspersed throughout the necktie.  Due to the limited colors of this one, I would only pair it with my red, black, or white dress shirts.  It probably would look fine with a dark green shirt as well, but it might be just enough of a contrasting color to not be an ideal pairing.

  • Feliz Navidad (Spanish)
  • Joyeux Noël (French)
  • Fröhliche Weihnachten (German)
  • Nollaig Shona Dhuit (Irish)
  • Feliz Natal/ Boas Festas (Portuguese)
  • Zalig Kerstfeest (Dutch)
  • Buon Natale (Italian)
  • Milad Mubarak (in the Middle East)
  • Mo’adim Lesimkha (Israel)
  • Merii Kurisumasu (Japan)
  • Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
  • and more . . . .

Merry Christmas 2017!

December 25, 2017


Merry Christmas, one and all!

Entering Heaven!

December 24, 2017

Well, it is Christmas Eve, and following the hectic build-up to the Christmas holiday, here is a little humor to hopefully make you smile today (courtesy of “Mirthologist,” Dr. Steven Sultanoff).

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

“In honor of this holy season,” Saint Peter said, “You must each possess something that symbolizes  Christmas to get into heaven.”

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. “It represents a candle,” he said. “You may pass through the pearly gates,” Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, “They’re bells.” Saint Peter said, “You may pass through the pearly gates.”

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women’s glasses.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, “And just what do those symbolize?”

The man replied, “They’re Carol’s.”

Source: Humor Matters, Dr. Steven M. Sultanoff

Necktie of the Month – December 2017!

December 2, 2017

ChristmasNecktieHappy Saturday!  This month, the month of Christmas, I will be highlighting yet another one of my holiday neckties.  This one, a Jerry Garcia, is entitled “Trees” and is from the Sixty Collection.  Paired here with my solid red shirt, this necktie will look equally good with my dark green shirt, my black shirt, or the simple plain white shirt.  I acquired this one last year during the post-Christmas week or so and was yet another wonderful bargain — I paid less than $20 for this one.  I always enjoy a bargain.  My “holiday” necktie collection is up to eleven ties (if you include my solid red bow tie and my Christmas plaid [red/green] bow tie) — enough to wear a different tie each day for more than two weeks before Christmas.  Hmm, this could certainly help to get me into the holiday spirit.  Or, it could also be a signal that I already have way too many holiday neckties.  Could this be possible?

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!

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!