Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Fun Holiday Trivia

 Just a few items that may make you smile or wonder.  I love trivia and when challenged I try to find things out.  I like finding out different and unusual things - I think I got that from Daddy.

                                 FIRST a hug - you can pass it on.  I am so thankful for all of you!

OK we were talking about the movie Prancer the other day, and someone wondered what happened to the little girl!  Here you go!!!  


Click on the words to enlarge so you can read it.  Interesting.  This was her acting debut!  
Also read something that I truly didn't ever realize!  Her brother in the movie - was Johnny Galecki - of Roseanne and The Big Bang fame!!!!!  He was also Rusty in the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation movie.  How did I never figure that out?????  I am a huge Big Bang fan and I love Christmas Vacation!

I like this.  I know people aren't big spider fans - but I always have a crystal one out at Christmas.

Anybody have a pickle on their tree?
This is fun too.  Click on picture to enlarge for reading!!!!!!

 
I sure love the old-fashioned Santa's.  I used to collect Coca Cola and that really started my love of the older looking Santa's  
I always left milk and cookies for Santa.  A couple times I left a small cold bottle of Coke because Daddy knew Santa would like a change!!!!!!!  LOL
Did you leave goodies for Santa?

One more post tomorrow and then I will be off to finish up my stuff for the holidays.
If you aren't here tomorrow - MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Love you all!!!!!!!


15 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, we left out salami sandwiches and hot coffee for Santa. My dad said that Santa told him that is what he wanted. When my sons were small, they left out carrots for Rudolph,a cookie for Santa and eggnog with a splash of coffee brandy in it. The boosted eggnog was to keep Santa warm on his night ride.

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    1. LOVE IT! Isn't it amazing that Daddy's knew what Santa would want and need?? LOL
      I think a might have left carrots for the reindeer - but I am not sure.
      Such neat memories!

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  2. We did leave cookies out for Santa. One year Bailey and I made reindeer food with dry oatmeal and glitter and tossed it into the driveway for them. There are so many fun things you can do at this time of the year. No pickle on our tree, but I like that idea.

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    1. How cute. Ok how did you get that oatmeal and glitter up before she saw woke? LOL
      Yep, Christmas can be a fun time for sure

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  3. I just watched the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation movie for the very first time two days ago. I didn't realize either that Johnny Galecki was Rusty either. I've never seen Prancer though if it is shows up on my television schedule I may try to watch it.
    No pickle on my tree, and no tinsel either though it used to be my favorite thing to decorate with when I was a child.
    We never left out milk and cookies nor did we have stockings. I do remember being so very excited on Christmas Eve that I thought I'd never sleep all night...but I did. :)

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    1. I laugh so hard every time I see Christmas Vacation. Prancer is about an annoying little who truly BELIEVES in Santa and his reindeer. It is darling.
      I have no tinsel - but I do have a spider! No pickle either.

      I loved the stockings - always had an orange in the toe, then nuts in shells and hard candies and fun little items.
      I wish we could bottle that joy that we and all little ones feel on Christmas Eve!

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  4. Yup. Cookies for Santa every year when I was young. And when my little brother was a baby, my older siblings put flour on his tiny feet and "walked" him across the kitchen floor just before Christmas one night, telling me in the morning that elves had stopped by to make sure I was being good. :-)

    Thank you for the Trivia, Cheryl. I didn't know about some of that. And the Old Fashioned Santas are the BEST, aren't they? My sister has been collecting them for decades. Someday, when we're settled in retirement, I'll start collecting little bits of Christmas d├ęcor from Antique shops and thrift stores. --Elise

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    1. Oh my goodness - how precious is that. Elves, that is one I never thought of. Love it.
      I can't wait for you to get settled and relaxed in a new place. You deserve it.

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  5. I have a Christmas pickle, have no idea who gave it to me. Fun Christmas trivia!

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  6. Merry Christmas Cheryl! Growing up in the Philippines,we're not big on Santa, but now that I have 2 young children we do prepare "cookies and milk" for santa! so precious to see my kids reactions when "santa ate all the goodies" HA!

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    1. I love that you are making new traditions with your children - and I am sure they will pass them on some day to their children. It is a wonder to see that Santa "ate all the goodies"!!!!! I remember that feeling.
      Merry Christmas to you!

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  7. Growing up in the 1940's and 50's in a family with 6 kids (including a set of twins), I don't remember any cute traditions at Christmas. I think my Mother was tired! We had lots of good holiday foods and many presents...but Santa did not wrap (only tags) -- just toys laid out around the room according to child. No mix-ups to fuss over :-) - When I was about 9 or 10, I remember lying awake and seeing the shadow of my bicycle shown through a passing car's headlights shining into the livingroom 'picture' window (remember those?). Wonder I ever got to sleep!

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    1. I bet your Mom was tired. Goodness. I think most of my presents that "Santa" brought were not wrapped either. Gifts from Mom and Daddy - yes.
      We had a big picture window in our living room as well!
      Oh, I bet seeing that shadow made you excited. I can only imagine. Childhood was a time of wonder and so many things (little things) made our days.

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  8. I have some Christmas toys that my dad gifted me on Christmas last year and love them. I also like to playing escape room games at ESCAPE FOLSOM with thrill moments.

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