Monday, 10 December 2012

Little Known Christmas Facts

  • 60s/70s singing ensemble, The Carpenters, were named after Jesus’s Mum and Dad.
  • Eskimos have no words for Christmas.
  • Couples who buy each other matching sweaters have a problem.
  • After WW2 the names of Santa’s reindeer, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Donner, Blitzen und Messerschmitt, were tactfully changed with Rudolf replacing the latter. (But he was no good in a tight turn).
  • Eskimos don’t get presents.
  • Consuming copious amounts of brussel sprouts, chestnut stuffing,mushy peas and Guinness can lead to family breakdown and a visit from the Fire Brigade.
  • At about 10am on Christmas Morning 1897, a lighter than air vessel piloted by Prickard “Balloons” Merryweather, the American adventurer and string magnate attempted to make landfall on the tiny Pacific island of Ooya-Ooya. A passing albatross collided with Merryweather’s conveyance, fatally piercing the gasbag’s fabric. The journal of Dr Felix Kaate- Fude, Ooya-Oooya’s resident missionary states:
    “At the start of the second verse of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, our Divine Worship was rudely interrupted by an immense farting sound and I and many others saw what I now know to be Mr Merryweather’s vessel hurtling away through the sky at a very great speed.” 
  • Prickard Merryweather was never seen again.

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