What do you do when you want to send holiday greetings to your friends, but you have too many acquaintances to permit a personal touch? Why not start a holiday tradition, instead? […]
Merry Christmas from Commonplace Fun Facts!
The Denny’s restaurant chain is famous for always being open. Established in 1953, the franchise now includes 1,700 locations in 15 countries. Since 1956, the restaurant is known for being open 24 […]
Type the words “worst Christmas song ever” into any search engine, and you are guaranteed to see “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney. Some critics have even gone so far as to label […]
December 25 generally puts people in the Christmas spirit (unless you live in Russia or Ukraine). It is a day of praying for and enjoying peace on earth and good will toward […]
When it comes to Christmas traditions, you would have a hard time finding anything more memorable — or dangerous to your health — than the Guatemalan custom of the Dance of the […]
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Bleeding hearts of the world unite! Whether you’re a fan of the original TV special or the newer 2000 movie starring Jim Carrey, Christmas just isn’t…
If you live in Russia or Ukraine, you probably celebrate Christmas on January 7, due to the different calendar kept by the Orthodox Church.
Now that Christmas is behind us for one more year, it is time to see just how much of the holiday traditions you know. Consider these Christmas fun facts: What’s so special […]
“Our nation’s capital is really getting into the holiday spirit. Yesterday I saw Tip O’Neil with a beard and red suit, shimmying down the Washington Monument.” — Bob Hope Tip O’Neil, […]
While visions of sugar plums may dance in the heads of children in most of the world on Christmas Eve, in Japan the dreams are more likely to be filled with images […]
The island of Foula in the Shetland Islands of Scotland operates off of a different calendar than the rest of the United Kingdom. When Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752, […]
On Christmas Eve, 1914, many German and British troops sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands joining the […]
Many of the most popular Christmas songs were Jewish songwriters: “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells “Let […]
For the Voyager space exploration program, engineers plotted around 10,000 potential trajectories and then narrowed them down to find the optimal mission objectives. They chose trajectories that would reduce or eliminate planetary […]