December 25 in Pop Culture History

December 25 in Pop Culture History
0 (possibly 4 or 6 BC) – Jesus was born.

350 – Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.

800 – Charlemagne was coronated as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.

1066 – William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, was crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.

1643 – Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, was found …

Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season

Christmas Trivia and The Reason For The Season
(PCM) The word Christmas originated as a compound word, meaning “Christ’s Mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek Christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missa (the holy mass). While it marks the celebration of the birth of Jesus, experts are slightly fuzzy about His actual birth date.

Record-keeping for regular …

Happy Winter Solstice!

 

(PCM) The Winter Solstice falls on or around December 21st. On this day in the Northern Hemisphere, the earth is tilted away from the sun as far as it can get.

As the shortest day of the year and the absolute height of winter (astronomically speaking), the Solstice was an important ritual day in many ancient religions. It continues to coincide with modern holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. Many early pagan midwinter …

Saturnalia: December 17th – December 23rd

 

(PCM) In ancient Rome, the period between December 17th and December 23rd was known as the Saturnalia, a festival to honor the god Saturn.

Saturn ruled over such things as abundance, destruction, and time. He gave his name to our largest planet as well as everyone’s favorite day of the week (Saturday). His celebration began with a ritual sacrifice in his Temple at the Roman Forum, followed by a week of banquets, gift-giving, candles …

The Comeback And History Of Christmas Kissing Balls

(PCM) Not to be confused with hanging a mistletoe, Christmas Kissing Balls are medium to large size bunches of evergreens, holly and herbs placed in a spherical shape and hung in the doorways of a home. Some people may add pieces of mistletoe to them as well, as a more recognizable symbol to urge those that pass under to sneak in a kiss.

The history of Christmas Kissing Balls dates back to the time of …

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside

I bet Spider-Man could make a lot of money putting up Christmas lights for the citizens of New York City.

Why do birds fly south for the winter? . . . Because it’s too far to walk.

I only know “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donnor and Blitzen” because of the song that says that I know them.

Advent starts the …

November 25 in Pop Culture History

November 25 in Pop Culture History

1792 – The Old Farmer’s Almanac first published by Robert B. Thomas. He added “Old” to the title in 1832 because there was so much competition in the Farmer’s Almanac business.

1884 – The patent (#308,422) for the process of evaporated milk was issued to John Meyenberg, of St Louis, Missouri.

1920 – The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest in the US, started on this date.

1937 …

Top 10 Upcoming Christmas Movies

New Christmas Movies for 2021

It’s that time of year again-where everyone overlooks Thanksgiving and dives right into all those familiar holiday festivities. The phrase “Alexa, play Christmas music” is more popular than you think in November, but after the repetitive and desolating cycle we’ve been in over the past two years, it’s only fair to crave some Christmas magic. 

Here are 10 upcoming Christmas movie releases that will surely get you singing “Jingle Bells”

Coming Up On Netflix in December 2021

Netflix December Releases

Last month, Netflix made waves in the streaming world once again with Squid Game, You Season 3, and Big Mouth Season 5 among many others. As the holiday season rolls in, Netflix is pumping out new content that’s bound to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. December will give us Sandra Bullocks’ drama The Unforgivable on December 10. Early December will also give us animated adventures JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week 9: NOOM

It was just before Christmas when I last wrote about my weight.  A lot has happened since then.  First Christmas happened.  Christmas was a lovely day spent with my housemate.  Knowing and understanding the need to social distance my family did not gather for our yearly holiday celebration.  At one level that really bothered me.  I missed the craziness of having a house filled with people.  I missed the unwrapping of family gifts and sharing …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Seven: Christmas

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields and keeping watch over their flocks by night, when lo an angel of The Lord came upon them and the glory of The Lord shown round about them and they were sore afraid, but the angel said unto to them “Fear Not!  For behold I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be for all people.  For unto you is born