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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 5:53 pm » by Becks


Merry Christmas guys and have a safe New Year. :sunny: :banana:

HERE are the most popular Christmas questions sent this year to the text answering service AQA 63336.

Q. How much weight on average do men and women put on over the festive season?

A. 8lb.

Q. What is the most common argument on Christmas Day?

A. Which TV channel to watch.

Q. What is the real name for Santa – Saint Nick, Father Christmas or Santa Claus? Where do all these names originate?

A. The real St Nicholas lived in 4th Century Anatolia (modern Turkey). The name Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch name of St Nicholas of Myra – “Sinterklaas.”

Q. Is it true that originally Santa’s outfit was green but The Coca-Cola Company changed it to red to fit in with their branding?

A. It is an urban myth. He wore red in many pictures before Coca-Cola’s adverts launched.

Q. How many tins of Roses chocolates are consumed at Christmas?

A. On average, 1.2million.

Q. What is the most common injury admittance to A&E departments on Christmas Day?

A. Self-inflicted alcohol-related problems such as head injuries and gastro-intestinal bleeding.

Q. Did people used to box on Boxing Day?

A. Boxing Day dates back to medieval times when alms boxes were placed behind churches and distributed to the poor the day after Christmas.


Q. Is it illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day?

A. Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas pudding, mince pies and anything to do with gluttony. That law has never been rescinded so mince pies are still technically illegal.

Q. Is it really true that you can’t play footie on Christmas Day?

A. Henry VIII banned all forms of sport on Christmas Day, except archery.

Q. Who invented the Christmas cracker?

A. Christmas crackers were invented almost by accident by Tom Smith in 1847, originally using sweets in a twist of paper.

Q. How many Christmas cards are sent in the UK?

A. More than 1.8billion.

Q. Why do we change Christmas to Xmas?

A. The X stands for Chi – the first letter of Christ’s name in the Greek alphabet.

Q. How many presents are given out in the 12 days of Christmas?

A. In the Christmas song “my true love gave to me” 364.

Q. Do Christmas mince pies have mincemeat in them?

A. Mince pies were originally made with real minced meat, along with the fruit and spices we include nowadays.

Q. What are the origins of Silent Night?

A. Silent Night was written because a church organ had broken and the congregation needed a carol that could be sung to a guitar accompaniment.

Q. What is the only Christmas U.K No1 with no music?

A. Only You by The Flying Pickets in 1983.

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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 6:33 pm » by Hesop


Merry Christmas Everyone, from New Mexico!
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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 6:44 pm » by Becks


Hesop..you are a real cowboy...yee harr... :D

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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 6:49 pm » by Reinaul


Merry Christmas my friends in the search of the truth :flop: :) :cheers:
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 8:09 pm » by E6722maj


merry christmas to EVERYONE here, and (despite it's diminishing likelihood) a happy new year. peace :alien:
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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 8:14 pm » by Spock


Hesop, how terrible! I never knew you had to live like that!

Would you like to trade my stress filled mundane 8-5 Monday-Friday desk job (next to a big window) for you having to ride those dirty horses.

It's a sacrifice for me - but I'd do it for you my friend!

Merry Christmas!

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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 8:39 pm » by Towelie


I went to the Post Office to buy stamps for my Christmas cards.' What denomination?' asked the clerk. 'Oh! Good heavens! Has it come to this?' i said, 'Well give me 50 Methodist and 50 Church of England ones please.'

Have a wonderfull Christmas everyone. :hugging:
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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 8:49 pm » by Drjak


:sunny: wow :banana: :dancing: :banana: :dancing: :banana: :dancing: :banana: merry Christmas becks and all ,and a prosperous and peaceful new year. :sunny: :sunny: :cheers:

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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 9:43 pm » by Hesop


spock wrote:Hesop, how terrible! I never knew you had to live like that!

Would you like to trade my stress filled mundane 8-5 Monday-Friday desk job (next to a big window) for you having to ride those dirty horses.

It's a sacrifice for me - but I'd do it for you my friend!

Merry Christmas!

:D Not much fun early in the morning when the wind is blowing up yer ass, and it's only 20 degrees out. :D Yes it's true, I'm an old busted up shell of a person now, from this work. But I'll never let it get me down. I used to do a lot of office work too Spock, but decided I needed a change, and should get back closer to roots I have here. Gotten pretty use to the lack of stress now. Don't know if I could handle it anymore.. :D But drive over and pick up Becks, and head on down. We'll just saddle up for ya. :lol: :lol: :banana:
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PostWed Dec 24, 2008 11:15 pm » by Spock


You are blessed. I envy you!

I've got the grandson over - he's sleeping like a cherub right now - but when he wakes up in a few - all holy hell will bust loose.

Dang - I wish I were that age at Christmas again!

Merry Christmas!


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