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Grouunsdhog Day

According to Punxsutawney Phil there will be six moe weeks of winter. However, Staten Island Chuck disagrees saying Spring will soon be sprung. I am already sick if the dark days and snow. TMC Posted by ek hornbeck on February 2, 2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. What would you do if you were stuck …

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Happy New Year – 2022

We all sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight on December 31 but what are the lyrics? Most people don’t know that it is a Scottish poem written in 1788 by Robert Burns and later set to the music of a folk song. Here is a you tube with the lyrics and English translation. Happy New …

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New Year’s Eve 2021

New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York City

Boxing Day

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12.26.2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. Boxing Day. On the day after Christmas… In feudal times the lord of the manor would give boxes of practical goods such as cloth, grains, and tools to the serfs who lived on his land. Many years ago on the day after Christmas servants …

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Carol of the Bells

Twitter is a strange place. Depending on who you follow or what you read in the news on the internet that leads you there, it can be informative and educational. A blog post led me to a tweet where I found this tweeted response   And Carol of the Bells is based on a Ukrainian …

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Have a deviant ek’s mas

By ek hornbeck 12/25/2019. Repostedd by TMC for ek hornbeck The Season’s Upon Us Hail Santa I am Santa Claus Christmas At Ground Zero The Egg Nog Song Merry Christmas Everybody Turn Left alternate Universe. Last Christmas, other appearances. Popular across the pond I’m given to understand. A Triumph Family Seasonal Special Office Party You’ll …

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Merry Christmas – 2021

Merry Christmas – 2020 Christmas Hallelujah – with Lyrics (Performed by Kaylee Rodgers and the Killard House School choir) “A Hallelujah Christmas” (originally by Leonard Cohen) I’ve heard about this baby boy Who’s come to earth to bring us joy And I just want to sing this song to you It goes like this, the …

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Marley Was Dead

Orginally post by ek hornbeck on 12/25/2011. Reposted by TMC for ek hornbeck Marley was dead: to begin with.  There is no doubt whatever about that.  The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.  Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for …

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Some Background Noise

Originally posted by eh hornbeck 12/24/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. Oh yeah, lots of holiday cheer here. Father Christmas – The Kinks Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses Holmes and Watson

NORAD Santa Tracker – 2021

On Christmas Eve in 1955, NORAD begins tracking Santa in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. According to NORAD’s official web page on the NORAD Tracks Santa program, the service began on December 24, 1955. A Sears department store placed an advertisement in a Colorado Springs newspaper. The advertisement told children that they …

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Crap. Festivus. Again.

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12/23/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek hornbeck Symbolically represented by the Festivus Pole, an aluminum tube between 3′ to 6′ high stuck in some drab and out of the way corner.  It can be used as a weapon and frequently is.  Traditionally it is stark and entirely unadorned and the …

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Winter Solstice 2021

The first day of winter official crept in at 10:59 EST when the sun briefly touched the Tropic of Capricorn and immediately reverses her course. The winter solstice signals the inevitable return of the sun’s light as we climb out of the darkest stretch of the year. Here in New York City, the day is …

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