MarcoWord (Greek): Kala Christouyenna! (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Greek): Kala Christouyenna!. Merry Christmas. Kala Christouyenna!! Did you know the “X” in Xmas comes from the Greek letter “chi” which represents ‘Christ?’ Well, it does :-)!”

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History Schmistory: December 8. Duck and Cover!

1953: United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the speech that launches the “Atoms for Peace” program, which supplied information to schools, hospitals, and research institutions on how to stop worrying and love the bomb.

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See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s MarcoWord (Filipino): Maligayang Pasko (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Filipino): Maligayang Pasko. Merry Christmas. Maligayang Pasko! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted since we’ve just completed our Philippine tradition of 9 days of attending pre-dawn Mass.

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The Christmas Elves of Scotland

In Scotland, during Christmas, roving bands of elves are warded off by defensive walls of fire. AWESOME!

Today’s MarcoWord (Spanish): Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Italian): Feliz Navidad. Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad, Mr. Feliciano. Really? That gave you an idea for a song? I’m sure we’ll never get sick of hearing it played over and over!”

Today’s MarcoWord (Latin): Natale hilare et Annum Faustum (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Italian): Natale hilare et Annum Faustum. Merry Christmas. Natale hilare et Annum Faustum, Centurions. By the way, who’s this Santa guy all the Gauls are talking about?”

MarcoWord (Irish): Nollaig Shona Dhuit (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Irish): Hyvaa joulua. Merry Christmas. Nollaig Shona Dhuit, fellow Irish-speaking person.”

Today’s MarcoWord (Dutch): Vrolijk Kerstfeest (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Dutch): Vrolijk Kerstfeest. Merry Christmas. Vrolijk Kerstfeest! Remember, no gifts today; Sinterklaas brought them to you on December 6, since that’s our tradition. “

History Schmistory: December 7. “We’ve been expecting you”

1995: The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis. Jupiter bakes a cake.

By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The St. Nick Strut!

You’ve heard of The Santa Dance, but do you know the St. Nick Strut? Marco takes to the streets in search of Saint Nicholas. What he finds isn’t pretty. Actually, it’s kinda cute.

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