Thursday, December 06, 2012
ONLY 19 SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
Today is NATIONAL GIVE A SECRET GIFT DAY. They are the best kind. ***MARLAR: And if you’d like to do that this year and need an address to send something secretly to me, just let me know.
The WORLD’S LARGEST OUTLET SALE is this week Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. ***MARLAR: Like I can’t get a cheap regular-sized outlet at Home Depot?
Today is INTERNATIONAL BAD HAIR DAY. ***MARLAR: Which reminds me, do they still sell Chia Pets?
Today is NATIONAL PAWN BROKERS DAY. ***MARLAR: Where this Christmas’ hottest gifts can be found!
Today is ST. NICHOLAS DAY & KRIS KRINGLE DAY. In many European countries, St. Nicholas brings fruit, cakes, and gifts to all good little children. The name “Santa Claus” evolved from St. Nicholas via a Dutch dialect form of the name, Sinte Klaas or Sinterklaas. The first church in what would become New York City, built by the Dutch in 1624, was named for Sinterklaas. When it comes to Kris Kringle – turns out that’s not really the other name of St. Nicholas or of Santa Claus. The name Kris Kringle is actually a mishearing of the original German word, “Christkind”, which literally means “Christ Child”! Children used to celebrate the Christ Child coming to bear gifts – but English-speaking visitors misunderstood what the children where excited about and came back with the name Kris Kringle.