Showing posts with label christmas picture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas picture. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We are packed and ready to go - hitting the road later and turning our SUV south headed to Texas.  Keep your fingers crossed that Sammie enjoys being in the car for 2 days!  If not, we will be "batty" by the time we reach Dallas!

Here are a few Christmas fun facts for you:

1.       Frosty the Snowman’s nose is actually a button, not a carrot!
2.       Here Comes Santa Claus was written by Gene Autry after he participated in a parade where onlookers were chanting, “Here comes Santa!” Oakley Haldeman set the words to music.
3.       What Christmas plant is “viscum” labeled? European mistletoe
4.       What Christmas food is made from “marsh-whorts?” Marsh-whorts, really??? Cranberry Sauce
5.        The #1 Christmas song of all time? It appears for the “older” songs the #1 song is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas.  For more modern music, it appears the #1 song is John Lennon’s Happy Christmas: The War is Over takes the top billing. (not so sure about that!)
6.       The #1 Christmas movie of all time? It’s a Wonderful Life.
7.        In the Philippines Christmas songs are played everywhere beginning September 1st!  The Filipino Christmas is the longest in the world … lasting 1/3 of every year. Their holiday celebration is referred to as “Ber Months.”