Tag: holiday

Have a deviant ek’s mas

Posted by ek hornbeck on 12/25/2019. Re-posrted by TMC for ek 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 …

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Marley was Dead

Originally posted by eh hornbeck 12/24/2019. Re-posted by TMC for ek. 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 anything he …

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Merry Christmas – 2020

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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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 – 2020

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 2020: Here Comes the Sun

The shortest day, the longest night, for those of us who reside in the Northern climes Winter Solstice is here. The sun reaches is most Southern destiny and touches for but a moment, the Tropic of Capricorn and immediately reverses her course. That moment occurred early this morning at 5:02 AM ET. Sky watchers this …

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What’s Cooking: Don’t Throw That Turkey Carcass Out

Republished and edited from November 25, 2010 for obvious timely reasons. I know by tomorrow tonight you will be sick if looking at the remnants of dinner, especially that turkey carcass but you aren’t done with it yet. I’m going to walk you through making turkey stock. First you will need a big pot, I …

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An Anthology of Turkey Day Helpful Hints and Recipes

Republished from November 18, 2012 because it’s that time of year again. Over the last couple of years I’ve shared some of the recipes that I served at the annual Turkey Feast. There have also been diaries about cooking the bird, whether or not to stuff it and suggestions about what to drink that will …

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What’s Cooking: Thoroughly Modern Meatless Mince Pie

Mince pie is a old holiday tradition that can be traced back to 13th century when European crusaders returned from the Middle East with recipes for meats, fruits and spices. Mincing was a way of preserving meats without salting or smoking. The pie has been served at royal tables and, at one time, was banned …

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What’s Cooking: Carrot Cake

No one knows where of when carrot cake originated and there are as many stories as there are recipes for this favorite moist cake. It may have originated with carrot pudding, in the Middles Ages when sugar and sweeteners were hard to find or too expensive. Carrots have been long been used as as sweetener. …

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What’s Cooking: Tsimmes – A Jewish Tradition

Summer is coming to a rapid close. Autumn begins September 22nd at 9:30 AM ET. The first religious holiday of the season is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which literally means the “head of the year.” It begins at sundown on September 18th with the blowing of the shofar marking the start of 10 …

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