🎅 Time flies and other stuff 🎅
The holidays are upon us and we find we have less and less time for other things, like SL. I have less time and because of this I will be on blogging break until the 1st week of January. Before I left tho I wanted to leave you with something fun.
We all love Trivia at my house and so I was looking up facts and fictions etc that I could use as trivia questions with my family to pass the time as we cooked dinner, we usually get off topic and reminisce but we always have a good time and some of the topics can become entire conversations. SO ! here you go I hope you will enjoy : My Xmas trivia list 👪
December 25 was originally a pagan celebration. Nobody knows when Jesus of Nazareth was born and nobody celebrated his birthday for hundreds of years. December 25 was co-opted from pagan rites connected with the winter solstice.
The image of Santa Claus flying his sleigh began in 1819 and was created by Washington Irving, the same author who dreamt up the Headless Horseman.
The Montgomery Ward department store created Rudolph the Reindeer as a marketing gimmick to encourage children to buy their Christmas coloring books.
The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
Some leave food out for Santa Claus’ reindeer as Norse children did, leaving hay and treats for Odin’s eight-legged horse Sleipnir hoping they would stop by during their hunting adventures. Dutch children adopted this same tradition, leaving food in their wooden shoes for St. Nicholas’ horse.
The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
Paul McCartney’s Christmas song is widely regarded as the worst of all the songs he ever recorded yet he earns $400,000 a year off of it.
Christmas is celebrated to represent the ‘spirit of giving’ which is why so many gifts are exchanged on the occasion. It is also important to remember and help people that are less fortunate than us.
Festivus ? Festivus was made popular by the Seinfeld episode “The Strike”, written by Seinfeld writer Dan O’Keefe. However, Dan based the Seinfeld story on a “Festivus” holiday that his own father invented back in the 1960s/1970s.