Sunday Funday: Its Mostly Christmas Edition

Let us return to the days of yesteryear. I love old time radio – you know, tv without the picture. I really enjoy the old Christmas time comedies. Even through the war years, the radio shows reflected life in the US at Christmas. Here is a sample. It is 30 minutes long, so get yourself a drink, shut your eyes and enjoy. From December 23rd, 1948 we have the Aldrich family at Christmas:

So I go all goofy at Christmas? Don’t get mad just let me have a little fun. Besides it looks like Covid will be stopping any partying for another year.

Let me ask you, who looks more like the Grinch – Joe Manchin or Mitch McConnell? Better yet, which one acts more like the Grinch? 

So glad Joe Biden is president. He seems to at least understand what the job entails.

Onward! The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh!

A) Speaking of the pseudo-Grinch Joe Manchin which piece of vital Democratic legislation is he undermining?

B) In the face of a possible overturning of Roe V. Wade by SCOTUS,  the FDA announced that they will permanently lift a major restriction on access to what?

C) Warm up your sleighs, here we go: We often hear of this time of year as being the Yule time. What is or was Yule?

D) What has become the overwhelming choice of Japanese for their Christmas dinner for nearly 50 years?

E) Unvaxxed members of what major federal employer have started to be let go if they remain unvaxxed?

F) In an amazing about face what Kentucky senator requested emergency disaster aid for his state after over a decade of working to deny such aid to other states?

G) James Edgar started a tradition that is still going really strong when he dressed up as who in his department store in Brockton Mass. in 1890?

H) December 20,1956 (65 years ago tomorrow) saw the successful end of what year long protest in Montgomery, Alabama?

I) Robert May originally wrote Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a promotion for what now-defunct department store chain?

J) California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he will use what bill from another state to attempt to remove assault weapons from California?

K) Electric Christmas lights go back to what inventor?

L) At age 82, Claudette Colvin had her court record finally expunged Thursday. Colvin was arrested for what violation in Montgomery, Alabama in March of 1955?

M) How many ghosts visited Ebeneezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve?

N) The master of the literary twist, O. Henry, wrote what famous tale of young love at Christmas?

O) What former congress member received a contempt of congress citation Tuesday?

P) What movie introduced the song “We Need A Little Christmas?”

Q) What university cancelled graduation ceremonies due to a high level of positive covid virus tests?

R) Virginia O’Hanlon asked what Christmas related question to a newspaper editor which produced a legendary answer?

S) Kraft set up a special website offering customers $20 due to a shortage of which of their products?

T) “There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found for when they placed it on his head he began to dance around.” Whose head?

You won’t find President Biden throwing paper towels at the crowd in Kentucky. He’s too busy delivering water, food, beds, and generators. – AvengerResister


A) Build Back Better

B) abortion pills by mail

C) midwinter festival in the Nordic and Germanic areas of Europe

D) Kentucky Fried Chicken. Orders must be placed months in advance

E) The armed forces. The Navy has already started letting sailors go.

F) Rand Paul

G) He was the first to dress as Santa Claus in a store

H) The Montgomery bus boycott

I) Montgomery Ward

J) The Texas anti-abortion bill. New York may look at a similar law.

K) Thomas Edison

L) Colvin was the first person arrested for violating segregated seating on a bus beating Rosa Parks by nearly 9 months.

M) Four – don’t forget the first visit by Marley

N) “The Gift Of the Magi”

O) Mark Meadows

P) Auntie Mame

Q) Cornell

R) “Is there a Santa Claus?” To which NY Sun editor Francis Church replied “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”

S) Philladelphia Cream Cheese

T) Frosty The Snowman

Some people are going to leave a mark on this world, while others will leave a stain. — Eleanor Roosevelt

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