Archive for the ‘Christmas 2007’ Category

As Christmas Day in the Pacific NW draws to a close, I thought it might be mildly interesting to post the visitor statistics for SimplyXmas, recorded over the last month–

Simplify Xmas, Visitor Statistics, 2007

25,349 hits total, as of 12-26 06:40 GMT (12-25 10:40 PST).

To all those who visited, I thank you for stopping by, and I hope you found something here that was useful, informative, interesting, or entertaining. I very much enjoyed writing this blog, and have every intention of doing it all over again, next year.

The events calendar here lists some local events up until the 6th of January, the traditional end of the Christmas season, with Epiphany. Here in America, it’s pretty much over for most people on the 26th, but in places like Spain, it continues up until Epiphany–in fact, Christmas Eve and Christmas day are not even the traditional present-giving days in some countries, Spain being one of these.

Since it’s not yet midnight here, on the West Coast of North America, let me say, one more time: MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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Merry Christmas!

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Monty Python’s Eric Idle, narrates the sketch from the 1968 Christmas version of “Do Not Adjust Your Set,” aptly named “Do Not Adjust Your Christmas Stocking”–

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Santa Training College

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I saw this morning that Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message will be airing on YouTube this year, as it did last year. This year marks the 50th Christmas that the Queen’s greetings have been broadcast.

Let’s jump back in time 50 years (five years before I was born) and have a look at the Queen’s first televised Christmas message, from the land that gave us Victorian Santas and figgy pudding.

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Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Message, 1957

I chose this screenshot because I think Liz looks very blue-blood/regal/highbrow in it. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.

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Directed by Max Fleischer.

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