Christmas 2008 - Thursday

For Christmas 2008, the 25th December is on a ThursdayChristmas 2008 - Thursday

Unlike Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Thursday and Shrove Tuesday, Christmas Day can fall on any day of the week.

Naturally, Boxing Day follows Christmas Day; however, New Year's Day is always the same day of the week as Christmas Day, only one week later. 

The last time that Christmas Day was on a Thursday was 2003

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Which Day of the Week is Best for Christmas Day?

  • Monday - Has a certain logic, start the week with Christmas!
  • Tuesday -  Start the week with Christmas Eve.
  • Wednesday - OK.
  • Thursday - Middling time of the week, Boxing Day on a Friday is good.
  • Friday - End of the week, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday.
  • Saturday - Not my favourite day, does not seem quite right.
  • Sunday - A natural, religious feel to Christmas on a Sunday.

Will and Guy's Humour for Christmas 2008Funny Christmas Snowman

Christmas Humour - Clean jokes, funny pictures, amusing stories.

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Signs of the Times?

Santa Presents

'If Santa wants to know what I want for Christmas, he can visit my web site.'

Santa's blog

The End of Christmas?

Guy received a gift this week from a friend; it was wrapped in thick yellow paper with this printed statement repeated in a pattern all over the gift wrap:

Have a Satisfactory

           Non-Denominational

                  Capitalist Wintertime

                           Gift-Giving Season

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Christmas Cancelled - Official 4 Stages of Christmas

The Croatian government has banned Christmas 2008 parties in the public sector because of the global financial crisis.   They have also banned New Year festivities,  Will and Guy hope that this officialise is not contagious and that Great Britain being an island will remain immune form this type of government disease.

In Croatia state-run firms and organisations have also been told that they won't be allowed to dip into their funds to buy Christmas presents.  Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said there was no need for panic, but the country had to be serious. 'For that goal we forbid buying of Christmas and New Year's gifts as well as organising of Christmas and New Year's receptions,' said Mr Sanader.  The only silver lining was the Prime Minister's belief that these 2008 measures can avert a deeper crisis next year.

Christmas Celebration Banned - 1695Christmas Celebration Banned 1695

Let us go back in time; back to the year of our lord 1695, and to the place called Bay Colony in Massachusetts.  We arrive at the meeting house just in time to hear the General Council pass a law forbidding the celebration of Christmas.  To enforce their diktat the Council require a five-shilling fine from anyone caught, 'Observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labour, feasting, or any other way.'

We have to remember that in 1695 these colonists were strict Puritans, thus they took the line that there was no Biblical reference to seasonal excess at Christmas.  Consequently, they kept to the pure religious observance of Christmas with no feasting.

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How to Say "Merry Christmas" in 75 Other Languages

Language Merry Christmas
Afrikaans Gesëende Kersfees
Albanian Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Argentine Feliz Navidad
Armenian Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Basque Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bengali Shuvo Naba Barsha
Bohemian Vesele Vanoce
Brazilian Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
Breton Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Catalan Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
Chile Feliz Navidad
Chinese (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
Chinese (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan 
Cornish Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
Corsian Pace e salute
Croatian Sretan Bozic
Czech Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish Glædelig Jul
Dutch Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
English Merry Christmas
Eskimo (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
Esperanto Gajan Kristnaskon
Estonian Ruumsaid juulup|hi
Finnish Hyvaa joulua
Flemish Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
French Joyeux Noel
Frisian Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
Gaelic Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr! 
German Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek Kala Christouyenna!
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi Shub Naya Baras
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Hungarian Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic Gledileg Jol
Indonesian Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Italian Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Korean Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Latvian Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!
Lithuanian Linksmu Kaledu
Maltese LL Milied Lt-tajjeb
Manx Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
Maori Meri Kirihimete
Norwegian God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Papua New Guinea Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
Peru Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso
Philippines Maligayan Pasko!
Polish Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
Portuguese Feliz Natal
Romanian Sarbatori fericite & La multi ani
Russian S RazhdеstvOm!
(New Year S Novim Godom!)
Samoan La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Serbian Hristos se rodi
Slovakian Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Samoan La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Scots Gaelic Nollaig chridheil huibh
Serbian Hristos se rodi. 
Slovak Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
Spanish Feliz Navidad
Swedish God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ã...r
Thai Sawadee Pee Mai
Tongan Mele Kalisimasi
Turkish Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Ukrainian Христос Родився (Hrustos Roduvsya)
Urdu Naya Saal Mubarak Ho
Vietnamese Chung Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh Nadolig Llawen
Yugoslavian Cestitamo Bozic
Will and Guy Funny Merry Christmas

Following Christmas 2008, the next Christmas Day on a Thursday will be 2014.

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