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Xylophone Christmas ornament
Yule Log (is a television show originating in the United States, which is broadcast traditionally on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. It originally aired from 1966 to 1989 on New York City television station WPIX (channel 11), which revived the broadcast in 2001. A radio simulcast of the musical portion was broadcast by WPIX-TV's former sister station, WPIX-FM (101.9 FM, now WFAN-FM), until 1988. The show, which has run between two and four hours in duration, is a film loop of a yule log burning in a fireplace, with a traditional soundtrack of classic Christmas music playing in the background; it is broadcast without commercial interruption.
The original version of The Yule Log, filmed in 1966. In 1970, due to deterioration on the film, this version had been replaced with the modern Yule Log, and the source film of the original was thought to be lost until it was discovered in July 2016.......................................
First shown in 1966, the Yule Log was filmed at Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York City. During the filming, the producers removed a protective fire grate so that the blaze could be seen better; a stray spark damaged a nearby antique rug valued at $4,000. It appeared on television every Christmas Eve until the film itself degraded.
The Yule Log was created in 1966 by Fred M. Thrower, president and chief executive officer of WPIX, Inc. Inspired by an animated Coca-Cola commercial from a year earlier that showed Santa Claus at a fireplace, he envisioned the program as a televised Christmas gift to those residents of New York who lived in apartments and homes without fireplaces. This also provided time for employees of the television station to stay home with their families, instead of working for the usual morning news program.
The program was both a critical and ratings success, and by popular demand, it was rebroadcast for 23 consecutive years, beginning in 1967. However, by 1969, it was already apparent that the original 16 mm film was quickly deteriorating from wear and needed to be re-filmed. Also, the original loop was only 17 seconds long, resulting in a visibly jerky and artificial appearance. Station producer William Cooper, a future recipient of a Peabody Award, again asked to film the loop at Gracie Mansion, but the mayor's office refused permission. In 1970, WPIX found a fireplace with similar andirons at a residence in California and filmed a burning log on 35mm film there on a hot August day. This version's loop runs approximately six minutes and three seconds.
Zeppola - is an Italian pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball of varying size but typically about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. This fritter is usually topped with powdered sugar, and may be filled with custard, jelly, cannoli-style pastry cream, or a butter-and-honey mixture. The consistency ranges from light and puffy, to bread- or pasta-like. It is eaten to celebrate Saint Joseph's Day, which is a Catholic feast day.
Someone went way overboard with the angel hair...................................
I think I actually have some of this in a bag in my basement somewhere.......................
Calling it a night........................
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)
Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.
Blackadder is shown what the future would be like if he were a bad person. It turns out to be quite an enticement!This is a commercial channel from BBC Studi...
Christmas in the Manger - The classic Christmas story, a joy to share with young children. The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.
Do they know its Christmas - Band Aid 1984
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time
Fritz the Farting Reindeer - Fritz is an excellent reindeer, except for one small problem: He has gas. And leading up to the BIG day, Santa must choose his Christmas crew. Will Fritz make the team? Join Fritz in a new Christmas adventure that will be cherished for years to come. A beloved classic, this story will have everyone rolling on the floor with laughter.
3 oz Midori liqueur
1 1/2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice – strained
2 Tablespoons simple syrup
1 maraschino cherry
1 sour cherry heart-shaped candy, for garnish
Start by adding 5 to 6 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Next, pour in the Midori and simple syrup, and add the strained lemon juice.
Shake, shake, shake!! Shake the mixture then strain and pour into your martini glass. Garnish with a sour cherry heart-shaped candy (cut a slit in it and slide it on the rim of the glass) and a maraschino cherry.
1/2 oz Sour apple pucker
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz Midori
5 oz Pineapple juice
1 splash Sprite
Green sanding sugar
Add simple syrup to a plate, set to the side.
Add green sanding sugar to a plate, set to the side
Then roll rim of glasses in simple syrup then into the green sanding sugar
Set glasses to the side
Add ice to the glass
In a cocktail shaker add your liquors and pineapple juice.
Pour your mix into your glass
Top off with Sprite
Calling it a night.................................