Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas Ten Things of Thankful


A blessed and beautiful Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and happy Thankful Day to us all.

There's so much for which to be thankful.  Those of us who do celebrate the Reason for the Season are thankful for G-d's gift of a Savior.

This past week has included a lot of wonderful thankful things.  Not only did i get to attend the Christmas Cantata last week, i was able to go to the morning Christmas Eve service.

Every client got attended this week (sometimes by doing two a day), the hojaldras were fried, the cornbread made.  Gifts were lined up, Little Girl brought Coda and loaned us her car while she's with her boyfriend visiting his family, Bigger Girl flew in.

In the middle of the week, i went to visit Becca and she was not a happy camper.  We took Mr. Cal for a walk and it restored everyone's good mood.

The most thankful thing for me is it's finally Christmas, and i hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful day.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

A'phabet Day -- a/k/a No "L" Day!  yes, go ahead and groan

Carol Day -- internet generated, listed as different dates, but this is the last day this year you should have to listen to Christmas songs, so enjoy

Children's Day -- Cameroon; Chad; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo DR; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Uruguay

Christmas Day/Feast of the Nativity -- Christian/Orthodox Christian

Constitution Day -- Taiwan

Dia de la Familia -- Uruguay

Dies Natalis Invicti Solis -- Ancient Roman Calendar (birthday of the invincible sun god)

Ennead Feast in the Houses of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Family Day -- Angola; Mozambique; Uruguay

Malkh-Festival -- Nakh peoples of Chechenya and Ingushetia (a sun god festival)

National Pumpkin Pie Day

Quaid-e-Azam's Day -- Pakistan (birth anniversary of "Great Leader," the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Day -- introduced by Montgomery Ward Department Store this day in 1939

St. Anastasia of Sirmium's Day (Patron of martyrs, weavers, and widows)

Anniversaries Today:

Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan, 1926

Washington crosses the Delaware, 1776

Birthdays Today

Dido, 1971

Rickey Henderson, 1958

Shane MacGowan, 1957

Annie Lennox, 1954

Karl Rove, 1950

Ron Foos, 1949

Sissy Spacek, 1949

Barbara Mandrell, 1948

Larry Csonka, 1946

Jimmy Buffett, 1946

Gary Sandy, 1945

Hanna Schygulla, 1943

Carlos Castaneda, 1925

Rod Serling, 1924

Anwar Sadat, 1918

Quentin Crisp, 1908

Cab Calloway, 1907

Humphrey Bogart, 1899

Cal Farley, 1895

Robert Ripley, 1893

Dame Rebecca West, 1892

Conrad Hilton, 1887

Evangeline Cory Booth, 1865

Clara Barton, 1821

Isaac Newton, 1642

Traditional Birthday of Mithras

Traditional Birthday of Sol

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Sword in the Stone(Disney animated film), 1963

"The Steve Allen Show"(TV), 1950

"Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts", 1931

"Why Marry?"(Play, first to win a Pulitzer for Drama), 1917 

"Symphony Fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un Artiste ... en cinq parties"(Berlioz Symphony), 1830

Today in History:

The first Christmas, according to calendar maker Dionysus Exiguus, 1

The earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, 337

The first definite date that Christmas was celebrated on the 25th, 352

Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome, 800

William I, Conqueror, crowned king of England, 1066

Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned king of Jerusalem, 1100

Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily, 1130

St Francis of Assisi assembles the first Nativity scene, in Greccio, Italy, 1223

The city of Natal, Brazil is founded., 1599

Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas, 1621

The Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine of five shillings for "observing any such day as Christmas", 1651

The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria, 1818

Louisiana & Arkansas are the first US states to observe Christmas as holiday, 1831

Despite bitter opposition, Pres Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (a/k/a the Civil War, or, tongue planted firmly in cheek, that recent unpleasantness between the States), 1868

The legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place between the British & Germans, 1914

Emperor Taisho of Japan dies; his son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Showa, 1926

Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer, 1939

The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1, 1946

The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students, 1950

Richard Starkey gets his first drum set for Christmas, 1957

Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection (TEI) maneouver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit, 1968

Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia, 1974

Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, 1977

The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web, 1990

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day), 1991

Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which would later successfully land on Saturn's moon Titan, 2004

The South Pole records its warmest temperature at -12.3 degrees Celsius at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, 2011


  1. I hope your day is truly wonderful. And that you get to catch up on a little sleep...

  2. • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas ★。* 。
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    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

  3. I had to google hojaldras, and now I'm intrigued!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours ...
    Ann and June

  5. Those are all wonderful things! Merry Christmas from all of us!!!

  6. Oh wonderful Xmas post and photos ~ so glad you got all you wanted to done ~ Xo

    Merry Christmas to You,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Wonderful thankfuls. Merry Christmas! XO

  8. I'm glad your Christmas has so many thankfuls. I like all the nativity scenes, especially the hinged pictures forming a star around the Baby Jesus.
    Merry Christmas

  9. My dear friend, Mimi!

    Happy belated Christmas to you and yours! I sincerely tried to come over yesterday but somehow I got side tracked and didn't make it. I hope you all enjoyed the reason for the season as much as we did. I'm eternally grateful for God's gift to the world. May His love continue to shine through you and may 2022 be filled with blessings for you and your family.

  10. You have shared lots of your favorite things! I sure love it! Thank you and enjoy the rest of this week. The holidays tend to trip me up and I lose track of my days. It is a short week for my sweet hubby. He is off Friday too. It is a nice break from the daily grind. Take care and thank you for all the smiles. Love the lights form youe previosu post and the Nativity shares too. HUGS LOVE PRAYERS


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