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Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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We had a trivia contest at work that came up with some interesting facts that are fun to discuss over Christmas Dinner. I thought I'd share a few or them. I'd post the actual quiz but I won't be back on probably for a weekish.

-Christmas Cards were first sent in 1843

-The first mass produced christmas Decoration was Tinsel in the 1600's

-In 1657 England Banned Christmas for a few year (Blame Cromwell I'm told)

-Santas Reindeer were named in 1823 in the poem Twas the night before Christmas.

-Rudolph joined the gang in the 1930's as a promotional story for a department store.

-Shakespeare's play As you Will (also called Twelfth night) is in itself a celecration of Christmastide and was first preformed in 1602 on the Twelfth night of Christmas (January 5th)

-Saint Nicholas is from Turkey and lived back in the 300's

-Holly was thought to ward away evil spirits.

-Mistletoe, translates to Dung on a Stick


Have a Merry Christmas


Wonder how she's doing.

Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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Sheri

Yes, I have often wondered about Shani as well....


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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After reading this do you still want to kiss under the mistletoe?

Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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Originally Posted by Bestofour
After reading this do you still want to kiss under the mistletoe?


I was going to say "no ma'am" but ya know, a kiss is a kiss after all.....


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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No go kiss by the fireplace....


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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Originally Posted by dodge
No go kiss by the fireplace....


Good thinking, Dodge.


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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Cute..thanks for sharing.

I bought a mistletoe ornament to hang this year...I should have saved my money and just made a quick trip to the barn instead haha


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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Naw, hang the ornament....It'll smell better.


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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That would be a different smell..LOL


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Re: Originally posted 12/24/10 by Shani
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Did everyone hang dung on a stick this year?

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I had to shovel it with a manure fork...not sure if it counts. lol


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