Greetings fellow radio followers and web bloggers!!! Hey wait a sec is 'bloggers' spelled with one G or two? HA, never mind! Radio-time was fun today i yapped on about neato-cheato Christmas Facts check them out....they are just fun to bounce through with your eyes!
INTERESTING CHRISTMAS FACTS
"Hot cockles" was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times. It was a game in which the other players took turns striking the blindfolded player, who had to guess the name of the person delivering each blow. "Hot cockles" was still a Christmas pastime until the Victorian era.
"White Christmas" (1954), starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, was the first movie to be made in Vista Vision, a deep-focus process.
A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.
According to the National Christmas Tree Association, Americans buy 37.1 million real Christmas trees each year; 25 percent of them are from the nation's 5,000 choose-and-cut farms.
After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote several other Christmas stories, one each year, but none was as successful as the original.
Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. This tradition began in 1836.
Although many believe the Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year, it is not. It is the fifth to tenth busiest day. The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the two busiest shopping days of the year.
An artificial spider and web are often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees. A spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
An average household in America will mail out 28 Christmas cards each year and see 28 eight cards return in their place.
Also stumped so many PEOPLE with the Wingnut Christmas Triva Challenge.
Please feel free as you read the questions and answers to holler out 'DOH!' as Homer Simpson would do, again these were a lot of fun and hard things to find on the net!
CHRISTMAS TRIVIA QUESTIONS
In Frosty the Snowman, who brought Frosty back to life? (Santa Claus)
Who lost $8,000 in It's a Wonderful Life? (Uncle Billy)
In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what biological shortcoming made the Grinch so mean? (His heart was two sizes too small)
Who tells you she's in town by tap, tap, tappin' at your windowpane? (Suzy Snowflake)
What is the biggest selling Christmas single of all time? (White Christmas)
What was Scrooge's first name? (Ebenezer)
Where was I when I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus? (On the stairs)
What was the name of Rudolph's dogsled driving friend? (Yukon Cornelius)
Who said "God Bless Us, Every One!"? (Tiny Tim)
In The Night Before Christmas I sprang from my bed to see what? (What was the matter)
Name the three reindeer whose names begin with a "D"? (Dasher, Dancer, Donner)
In the song "Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer" what did Grandma go to get? (Her medication)
What was the first gift my true love sent on the sixth day of Christmas? (Six geese-a-laying)
In what city did Miracle on 34th Street take place? (New York)
(DO you have a favorite one? I loved the 'Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer one LOL)
I got a great little joke from Alan a friend of mine who e-mailed me at firstname.lastname@example.org here it goes its clean but fun!! Alan you rock btw!
A young pretty female school teacher had been telling her class about the value of being observant and said, "Now children, look at this grandfather clock; what does the clock have that I have too?" One little girl stood up and said, "It has a face." Another girl raised her hand and said, "It has hands." "Wonderful," said the teacher. "Now what does the clock have that I don't?" After a long silence, a little boy rose and said, "I'm pretty sure you don't have a pendulum!"
AGAIN Alan thanks for the joke, made my day, i hope it made you smile. Hey internet fiends how many things have you checked out on the web latley? I have some top searches done on the internet POWERED by LYCOS check it out.
LYCOS TOP SEARCH TERMS FOR 2008
On Wednesday Lycos released its Top 10 Search Terms for 2008 and here are the highlights:
• Most-searched Woman of 2008 - Paris Hilton
• Most-searched Man - Clay Aiken
• Most-searched Movie - The Dark Knight
• Most-searched TV Show - Star Trek Enterprise
• Most-searched Band - The Jonas Brothers
• Most-searched News Story - Economic Collapse/Bailout
Lycos' Top Search Terms of 2008:
2. Paris Hilton
5. Sarah Palin
6. Britney Spears
7. Clay Aiken
8. Pamela Anderson
10. Holly Madison
YOU KNOW what they left out? DUH! www.wingnutradio.com