Kev’s Daily Take On 12/23/202

 I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Family and Friends


NATIONAL ROOTS DAY is all about where you come from.  It’s a wonderful day to research your family history, talk to relatives, and find out about your past.

For Fun

FESTIVUS for the rest of us.  If you are looking for a non-traditional holiday celebration, this is it.  Seinfeld introduced this holiday to us in 1997.  Instead of a Christmas tree, all you need is an aluminum pole.  Meatloaf is the main course and instead of saying what we are thankful for, an “airing of grievances” occurs.  This is followed by feats of strength where the head of the household must be pinned in a wrestling match.  If they are not, Festivus must go on.

CHRISTMAS MOVIE MARATHON DAY heats up some hot chocolate, pops some corn and brings out the holiday favorites.   There are the old standbys like It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story and Miracle on 34th Street.  We can’t forget about a Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph and Frosty.  Christmas Vacation, Elf, The Santa Clause and my favorite Scrooged, are part of what I call 2nd generation Christmas movies.  Then there is Die Hard.  Is it a Christmas movie or not?  I say, Yes!  It has Christmas music, a Christmas party, Santa Claus and the good guy wins.  My son and I watch it every Christmas Eve, barefoot, in our muscle shirts and “smoking” candy cigarettes.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL PFEFFERNUSSE DAY celebrates this German spice cookie.  Made from ground nuts and spices and then covered in powdered sugar, these will add some tastiness and cheer to any holiday.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Christmas Eve

National Eggnog Day

Last Minute Shoppers Day

On this day…

1783 – George Washington resigns as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army

1823 – The poem, “A Visit from St Nicholas” is published in the Sentinel, a newspaper out of Troy, New York – anonymously.  It wasn’t until 1836 that Clement Moore would take credit for his writing.

1888 – Vincent van Gogh, in a fit of dementia, cuts off part of his ear

1913 – President Woodrow Wilson creates the Federal Reserve System

1970 – The World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the world

1972 – Rookie Pittsburgh Steeler running back, Franco Harris makes the “immaculate reception” and scores the winning touchdown.  Down by 1 point with 22 seconds left in the game, Terry Bradshaw passes the ball to Frenchy Fuqua who is hit hard by Oakland Raiders Jack Tatum and knocks the ball loose.  Franco scoops it up inches from the ground and runs it in for the touchdown.

Happy Birthday to…
Joseph Smith (1805-1844)
He founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919)
She was the first African American millionaire in the U.S.
Bob Kahn (1939-)
One of the founders and developers of the internet

Eddie Vedder (1964- )
Lead singer for the group Pearl Jam
Corey Haim (1971-2010)
He starred in Lucas, The Lost Boys and License to Drive before his untimely death

Finn Wolfhard (2002- )
You know him as Mike on Stranger Things

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we give thanks for all of our blessings you have bestowed on us.  Watch over these wonderful people and may all of those who are affected by COVID be healed from this horrible disease. I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#NationalRootsDay, #NationalPfeffernusseDay, #Festivus, #ChristmasMovieMarathonDay


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 12/23/202”

  1. Viewing a special Christmas film is an annual treat, and just one won’t do. I saw Franco Harris’ famous catch live on TV . . . unbelievable! Just a friendly prompt Kev, I think you have the century mixed up on the story of St. Nick. Merry Christmas!


    1. Thanks for the info. You were right, I had the wrong century. It has been corrected. Please feel free to let me know if you ever see anything else wrong.


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