History Schmistory: December 24th – We’re all ears

1818 – Austria

Silent night,  composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first performed at St Nicholas parish church …..unfortunately it is yet to  become a Karaoke classic!

By Randal Schwartz (Flickr: John Rennie hits the karaoke mike) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Randal Schwartz (Flickr: John Rennie hits the karaoke mike) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: December 23rd – Good morning chaps!

1922 – London, England

The BBC begins daily radio broadcasts and starts to live up to it’s name!

 

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

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

MarcoWord (French): Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (French): Joyeux Noël. Merry Christmas. Joyeux Noël, my French friend. Whoa, change one letter and ‘French friend’ looks like ‘French Fried!’ Cool!”

 

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Grocerymania, Joyeux Noel Metro 1960, via flick, creative commons contribution

 

MarcoWord (German): Fröhliche Weihnachten (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (German): Fröhliche Weihnachten. Merry Christmas. Fröhliche Weihnachten! Can I pay in Euros?”

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History Schmistory: December 22nd – A lot at steak…

1731 – Holland

The Dutch revolt against a meat tax…hey it is nearly christmas!

 

By Jeremy Keith (adactio@Flickr) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/80750098/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jeremy Keith (adactio@Flickr) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/80750098/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Christmas Around the World: A Very Marco Christmas

Everything you always wanted to know about the winter solstice

Explained by Marco Polo. Happy Solstice!

History Schmistory: December 21. Collect Them All!

1937: Walt Disney introduces the world to it’s first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. While sharing the movie with the world, he still refuses to share his toys.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Walt_Disney_Snow_white_1937_trailer_screenshot_(13).jpg, [public domain]

History Schmistory: December 20. It’s a Challenging Afterlife.

1946: The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City, and good ol’ Clarence finally gets his wings

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/It’s_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg [public domain]

Today’s MarcoWord (Indonesian): Selamat Hari Natal (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Indonesian): Selamat Hari Natal. Merry Christmas. Selamat Hari Natal, fellow Indonesioners!”

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