Punxsutawney Phil, did the groundhog see his shadow 2012? Happy Groundhog Day.
Thousands gathered at Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania today to see if the world famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
Legend has it that if the weather oracle groundhog sees his shadow, winter weather will last another six weeks. No shadow means an early spring is coming.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in 2012 . Winter weather will continue another six weeks.
Chinese New Year 新年快乐 is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
Chinese New Year is often referred to as the Lunar New Year.
In China, it is known as Spring Festival or 春節
Family supper on the Eve of Chinese New Year is a feast of pig, duck, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers.
The next morning, children will receive lucky money in red paper envelopes after wishing for their parents a healthy and happy new year.
Gong xi fa chai.
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Track Santa in Google Maps or Google Earth on his Christmas Eve journey around the world. http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html See each location that Santa visits and watch him fly on his Christmas journey.
NORAD Tracks Santa VIDEO:
NORAD, headquartered in Colorado Springs, is a USA-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace defense of the United States and Canada.
Created in 1958, NORAD provides advanced warning of missile and air attacks against its member nations, safeguards the air sovereignty of North America, and maintains airborne forces for defense against attack.
Merry Christmas. Santa Claus is coming to Town.
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This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson and the Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton.
International New Years Celebrations and Fireworks.
2008 , the most memorable Year of the Decade and this Century.
Barack Obama 2008 New World Order
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Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Happy Holidays All – Ho Ho Ho
Christmas pictures tree gift card
Interesting Facts: Christmas [Krismas] or Christmas Day is a Christian and World Holiday celebrated on December 25 AND January 7. It honors the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth and is the basis of the Anno Domini “AD ” system of Dating / Calendar. However , Jesus’ birth is thought to have occurred between 7 and 2 BC and not on Dec 25. That date could have been chosen for a Roman Holiday or the Winter Solstice.
Bing Crosby – White Christmas:
Modern customs of the holiday include Gift Giving , church celebrations and the display of Christmas Decorations – Trees lights mistletoe and more. Santa Claus [Father Christmas] derived from Saint Nicholas is a Mythical Figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas. Christmas has become a major event and revenue enhancer for many retailers.
Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra sing The Christmas Song
The word Christmas originated from “Christ’s Mass” while the Roman Letter “X” has been used for hundreds of years to Abbreviate “Christ” thus how “XMAS” came about. The name Santa Claus supposedly is derived from the older Dutch “Sinte Klaas”
Bing Crosby Silent Night:
The popular image of Santa Claus was first drawn in 1863 but standardized by advertisers in the 1920’s. “Father Christmas” from the 15th century predates Santa , but was associated with Holiday Merry Making and Drunkenness.
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite performed by the Berlin Philharmonic:
For More about “Christmas Controversy” or a Wonderful Resource with Videos and Trivia
Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life:
It’s a Wonderful Life – Ending
Alaska Governor and Arguably the Dumbest Politician Alive , Sarah Palin – Pardons one Turkey named Thanksgiving while others are Slaughtered on Camera directly behind her while she mindlessly chats away at Triple D Farms in Wasilla Alaska.
Katie Couric: when it comes to establishing your worldview I was curious – what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?
Sarah Palin: I’ve read most of them , again with a great appreciation for the press , for the media.
Couric: But , like what ones specifically? I’m curious.
Palin: All of em , any of em that have been in front of me over all these years.
Couric: Can you name a few?
Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country
I can See Russia from here but Not 10 Feet Behind Me.
Black Friday – just after 5 am at the Wal-Mart store in Valley Stream [Long Island] New York one employee was Trampled to Death by a Stampede of Fanatical early morning shoppers who Broke the Doors down. The male worker was taken to a local hospital and by 6 am was pronounced dead at 34 years of age.
Shoppers around the country lined up early outside stores for Black Friday bargain hunting. Best Buy opened at 5am offering specials like a 49-inch Panasonic plasma HDTV for $899.99 – Toys “R” Us was offering up to 60 percent discounts from 5 to 10am
Particularly with this years economic meltdown the day after Thanksgiving is an important preview of people’s willingness to spend for the christmas holiday shopping season. This is a Hit & Run mentality – Run In [Grab the Deal] Run Out.
One Young Lady made a nice haul at Wal-Mart for $8.58 Good Going. Happy Holidays All.
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