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It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2011 2

Today I found out It’s a Wonderful Life was based on a “Christmas Card” short story by Philip Van Doren Stern, which was originally sent out to around 200 of Stern’s friends and family

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December 23rd: The Poem “The Night Before Christmas” was Published Anonymously

December 23rd: The Poem “The Night Before Christmas” was Published Anonymously

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2011 2

This Day In History: December 23, 1823 On this day in history, 1823, the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known today as The Night Before Christmas or ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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The “X” in “Xmas” Doesn’t Take the “Christ” Out of “Christmas”

The “X” in “Xmas” Doesn’t Take the “Christ” Out of “Christmas”

Daven Hiskey December 21, 2011 26

Myth: “Xmas” is a non-religious name / spelling for “Christmas”. It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for

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10 Interesting Christmas Facts

10 Interesting Christmas Facts

Noreen December 23, 2010 10

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The Word “Mistletoe” Literally Means “Dung Twig”

The Word “Mistletoe” Literally Means “Dung Twig”

Daven Hiskey December 3, 2010 8

Today I found out “mistletoe” literally means “dung twig”. The name for mistletoe comes from the fact that mistletoe tends to spring from bird droppings that have fallen on trees, with the seeds having

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The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

Daven Hiskey November 25, 2010 5

Today I found out the song Jingle Bells is thought to have been written for a Thanksgiving Sunday school program. Jingle Bells was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written by James

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