Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas songs brain teaser #1

The following words are alternate titles for several well-known Christmas carols:

Quadruped with crimson proboscis:

5 p.m. to 6 a.m. without noise:

Miniscule hamlet in the far east:

Ancient benevolent despot:

Adorn the vestibule:

Exuberance directed to the planet:

Listen, aerial spirits harmonizing:

Monarchial trio:

Yonder in the haystack:

Assemble, everyone who believes:

Hallowed post meridian:

Fantasies of a colorless December 25th:

Tin tintinnabulums:

A dozen 24-hour yule periods:

Befell during the transparent bewitching hour:

Homo sapien of crystallized vapor:

I merely desire a pair of incisors:

I spied my maternal parent osculating a fat man in red:

Perambulating through a December solstice fantasy:

Aloft on the acme of the abode:

(Answers tomorrow!) I'll bet you don't get them all right!

Christmas Holiday Fact Guide...

Did You Know?

Did you know that Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday in the United States? More than 1.9 billion cards are sent to family and friends every year -- one billion more than the 192 million cards given or sent on Valentine's Day, the nation's second largest card holiday.

Did you know that December 19th is the busiest mailing day of the year? The U.S. Postal Service delivers some 20 billion letters, packages and cards between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with December 19th seeing double the number of parcels than any other day of the year.

Did you know that as many as 30 million live (real) Christmas trees are sold every year in the United States? In 2004, live Christmas tree sales amounted to more than $506 billion in revenue for America's 22,000 tree farms. The state leader in Christmas tree production is Oregon, with sales of $143 million.