Share Your World: December 24, 2018

By: sonofabeach96

Dec 25 2018

Category: Uncategorized

16 Comments

Time for this week’s Share Your World from Sparks From A Combustible Mind.  Ordinarily, I do this prompt on Sundays, but this is the Holiday Edition, so it’s getting done today.

 

Here are her questions for this Christmas week:

What Christmas beverage is also known as “milk punch?”

Not 100% sure, but I’d assume it’s egg nog.  Y’all can have my helping.  Not a fan.

Before becoming tied up with Christmas what was Yule?

I do know this one, sorta.  I believe it’s associated with the Pagan festival of the Winter Solstice and celebrating the coming light….even though it’s about to be colder than a well diggers ass for the next 2 months.

Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?

I have no clue, but they could take it back any time.

In what century was the first written use of Xmas?

Man, I’m not very honed up on my Christmas trivia.  I’m not certain of this, but I’ll guess 16th Century?

The modern Santa Claus is mainly a mix of what two figures?

Again, this is merely a guess, and a bad one at that, but I’ll say Father Time and Old Man Winter?

Finally,  What do you have to be grateful for as 2018 ends?  

Lots!  2018 has been a good year for us.  Travelling, everybody’s healthy, we have jobs and a home and our boys are doing well.  We’re very lucky and, while it’s far from a perfect or lavish life we lead, the universe has been kind.

The last couple of weeks of 2018 have been a bit of a shit show, but it’s been a pretty good year otherwise.

 

My songs of the day are:

“Santa Clause Go Straight To The Ghetto” by James Brown

”The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole

”Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

”What Christmas Means To Me” by Stevie Wonder

”2000 Miles” by The Pretenders

”Merry Christmas From The Family” by Robert Earl Keen

“‘Zat You, Santa Claus?” by Louis Armstrong

”Wonderful Christmas Time” by Paul McCartney

16 comments on “Share Your World: December 24, 2018”

  1. Merry Christmas SOAB!

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  2. Lovely post. Merry Christmas.

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  3. Merry Christmas, Sonofa! xx

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  4. I’m with you on the egg nog and stollen, that’s for sure. Excellent answers and music. Hope it was fun.

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  5. I wish your family a good 2019 🙂

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