Christmas Date 2009 - Friday 25th December

For Christmas 2009, the 25th December will be on a FridayChristmas 2009 - Friday

Unlike Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Thursday, or Shrove Tuesday, Christmas Day can fall on any day of the week and this year it's friday.

The last time that Christmas Day fell on a Friday was 1998.

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

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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.

Christmas 2009 Stamps

2009 UK Christmas Stamps 2009 Christmas Stamps Uk

This year's designs show stained glass windows, a theme previously used in 1971 and 1992.

The Royal Mail have unveiled their Christmas stamps for Christmas 2009 and feature religious pictures depicted in stained glass windows. The Christmas stamps feature the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists William Morris, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Henry Holiday. The stamps were designed by Andrew Ross after he researched hundreds of photographs of stained glass windows from around the country, before deciding upon the final set of images from the 19th century.

Overheard in a Post Office in Portchester, UK

Customer: I'd like a dozen Christmas stamps.
Employee: Would that be six or twelve, Madam?

2009 USA Christmas Stamps2009 Christmas Stamps USA

The 2009 Christmas stamp features "Madonna and Sleeping Child", a painting by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Salvi (1609-1685), more commonly known as Sassoferrato.

The 2009 winter holiday season will be celebrated with stamps featuring a reindeer, snowman, gingerbread man and toy soldier. Stamp artist Joseph Cudd, of Greensboro, NC, created the stamps under the direction of Richard Sheaff.

2009 Christmas Stamps USA

Angel with Lute (see right). This 2009 stamp features a detail of a fragment of a circa-1480 fresco by Melozzo da Forli (1438-1494).

Hanukkah

The 2009 Hanukkah design features a photograph of a menorah with nine lit candles. The menorah was designed by Lisa Re gan of the Garden Deva Sculpture Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and photographed by Ira Wexler of Braddock Heights, MD.

The eight days and nights of Hanukkah, a joyous annual festival, begin on the 25th of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, a date that falls in late November or December. Hanukkah begins on December 11 in 2009, and on December 1 in 2010.

Kwanzaa

With this colorful stamp, the Postal Service celebrates Kwanzaa, a non-religious holiday that takes place over seven days from December 26 to Jan. 1. Kwanzaa draws on African traditions and takes its name from the phrase for "first fruits" in Swahili, a widely spoken African language.  Stamp artist Lloyd McNeill of New York City, created a festive, highly symbolic design to celebrate the holiday.

Service?

It was a cold and misty Christmas morning in the very depth of winter after a heavy fall of snow and only Farmer Evans and the Reverend Joseph Lancaster managed to arrive at the church for the morning service.

'Well,' said the Vicar laconically, 'I guess there's no point in having a service today.'

'Well that's not how I see it.' said Farmer Evans smartly. 'If only one cow turns up at feeding time, I still feed it.'

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Camilla's Christmas ClangerCamilla's Clanger

The Duchess of Cornwall's bid to turn on the Christmas lights at Britain's oldest shopping arcade failed when a tassel came off in her hand.

The Duchess, 62, was invited to illuminate London's exclusive Burlington Arcade, which opened in 1819. After a countdown from shoppers, she went to turn on the lights by pulling a rope with a large gold tassel, and the tassel came off in her hand report Will and Guy.

The blunder was met with howls of laughter from the crowd of guests, while the Duchess looked around sheepishly with a broad grin on her face. The row of 19 geometric light sculptures which lined the arcade's roof eventually lit up after a short delay to cheers from the crowd.

Other Camilla Clangers

The embarrassment follows several other incidents in which the Duchess has been left red-faced at opening ceremonies:

a) In 2007, the Duchess failed to smash the bottle of champagne at the naming of the Queen Victoria cruise liner.
b) Early in 2009 she was also reduced to laughter when she broke a plaque at an unveiling ceremony for a homeless charity in Plymouth.

Christmas Riddles

  • What do you get if Santa comes down your chimney when the fire is a alight?
    Crisp Kringle
  • Why does rain drop, but snow fall?
    (Nobody can answer this conundrum)
  • What do you call people who are frightened of Santa?
    Will's Answer: Claustraphopic.    (Guy's answer: Non-existent)
  • Sterling silver charms to bring good fortune. 
    Notice on the back: Potential choking hazard: do not use with food.

Will and Guy's Humour for Christmas 2009

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

Dear Santa

If you leave a new bike under the tree, I will give you the antidote to the poison I put in the milk.

Timmy. 

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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 2009, the next time Christmas Day will be on a Friday is in 2015.

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See more about Christmas Day:

Christmas 2014    ∗ Christmas 2013    ∗ Christmas 2012    ∗ Boxing Day jokes

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