Friday, November 21, 2014

Take The 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge

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Take The 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge
 
For many Americans, Christmas is one of the most joyous holidays celebrated. How do Americans celebrate it? Take this challenge to see! For my #Foodie Blog Followers that celebrate this holiday feel free to modify these questions to reflect how Christmas is celebrated in your part of the world.



Question-1.  Nothing rings in the holiday season than watching holiday movies on the Hallmark channel. The link provided has its own challenge. See how well you know your Christmas shows!
 http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/hallmark_channel_countdown_to_christmas_original_movies_descriptions-2014-11

Question-2.  Is the tradition of sending Christmas cards still important in our society today? The greeting card industry is still alive and well. Christmas is the most popular seasonal card sold. The only difference from my generation to now is that this generation is more tech savvy and purchase paper greeting cards online.www.paperbecause.com

Question-3- Which is more popular a real tree or a fake tree?  Americans buy 30 million real trees a year and 13 million fake ones. But, artificial trees are reused so this makes artificial trees to number around 50 million. The Great American Annual Tree Debate

Question-4- Do more Americans decorate their tree with ornaments made by their children, or do they use store bought?
Even though many people still observe the timeless tradition of using homemade ornaments, store bought ornaments have become a multimillion dollar industry. http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/history/xmas_tree.htm

Question-5-Do people still enjoy going to church to see a Christmas play? Most people spend Christmas Day at home with their families. Many churches still hold a service that included the timeless tradition of the Christmas play.  Millions of Americans go to church on Christmas Eve to watch nativity plays. Going To Church on Christmas

 Question-6- What do you think  is Americas number #1 Christmas song? "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer". No, just kidding....
If you guessed, "All I Want For Christmas Is You",by Mariah Carey, you are correct. 
The 10 Christmas Songs Americans Are Listening To The Most.  
 Children love, "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer."Okay, Okay, Just Kidding! It is... "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". Top Ten Kids Christmas Songs.

 Question-7- What is the age that children stop believing in Santa and stop sending letters to the North Pole? This age varies but eight seems to be the norm. I prefer to believe that, Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Claus! When Do Children Stop believing In Santa?

 Question-8- Do most Americas want a gift or a gift card for Christmas? Believe it or not gift cards get more popular with American shoppers every year. To the tune of 110 billion dollars. Gift Cards: Tips For Picking The Ones People Actually Want This Christmas. Parents, take note , Christmas Shopping 2014: Target lists the 30+toys kids want most.

 Question-9- Do more people set the table with family heirlooms or do they use paper plates? More and more people are going  for the convenience of paper plates. Here is why you should consider setting the table with grandmas finest. Reno Gazette-Journal: recycle the Season: Here's How You Can Cut Holiday Waste headed to Landfill.

Question-10-What is the #1 cookie at Christmastime in America?
The No.1 Holiday Cookie in North Carolina is Easy and Fun Peanut-Butter Balls.
www.rd.com

 Question -11-Is this favorite cookie homemade or store bought? In this article by, The Washington Post, "For Women, it's the most stressful time of the year ", we learn that  families today are having to decide what family traditions are the most important to allow for the least amount of stress during the holiday. So, if store bought cookies are what makes this the best Christmas ever...buy them...I wouldn't turn down any cookie offered to me.

Question-12- What is the favorite kind of chocolate bought at Christmas?Guys did you know that chocolate is like diamonds to your favorite girl? I think that is up to the person eating it. "America's Greatest Brands, an insight into many America's strongest and most trusted brands",  listed Russell Stover Candies, as the third-largest U.S. chocolate manufacturer behind Hersey and M&M bars. Take your pick. I love chocolate!





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