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3.   Christmas Track:                                                         I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Ronettes

4.   Christmas Carol:                                                           See Amid The Winter's Snow

5.    Christmas Film:                                                            Babes in Toyland (1961) & (1934)

6.    Something to Prepare:                                 Food Shop & buy the turkey and Drink

7.    Children's Christmas Picture Book:                          The Christmas Bear - Ian Whybrow & Axel Scheffler

8.    Children's Christmas Paprtback:                               The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus –

 by L. Frank Baum

9.    Adult Christmas Book::                                                                             

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror - Christopher Moore

10.   Christmas Cracker Joke:                                           What's round and bad tempered? A vicious circle

11.   A Christmas Number:               

17 the number of years Oliver Cromwell banned Xmas from 1643.

12.   An Amazing Christmas Fact:  

1.2 million – The number of Kindles given as presents at Christmas

13.   Christmas Character:                                 Shepherd Boy

14.   Unusual Gifts:            

SMARTPHONE PROJECTOR 2.0 D I Y  £21.95. The DIY Smartphone Projector is a fun gift that will fit neatly into a Christmas stocking and provide lots of fun on the big day. The projector works by reflecting images from your phone through a glass lens that can then be viewed when projected onto a smooth white surface in a dark room. The projector works best with images as any text that appears will be in reverse, so is perfect for photos and movies.This DIY projector comes as a plain white box with a set of four colouring pens ready for self-decoration with the pens included or with paint, stickers or crayons. Create your very own cinema experience, provided by a uniquely decorated phone projector. Suitable for use with iOS and android compatible smartphones. Smartphone Projector 2.0 DIY. Personalise your own projector, Fun gift or stocking filler, 4 pens included, Suitable for use with iOS and android compatible smartphones, Dimensions: H: 10.5cm x W: 18.5cm x D: 18.5cm

15.   TV AD:                                                                         #Because Its Christmas (Asda)

16.    EWAN'S ADVENT MESSAGE:                              Saw Santa yet again on a train at the  Midland Railway, Butterley. He couldn’t remember my name yet again. He’s just like grandad. But at least grandad has four shots at it. “Freya, George, Rory… Ewan. Yes!

17.   GEORGE'S ADVENT MESSAGE:                          Went to Nursery for second time today and mum left me to look after the folk there.I thought why is this part of Christmas celebrations? Then realised it’s all part of goodwill at Christmas and me looking after others.


                                A Christmas Present Phil Spector    

1              Darlene Love White Christmas   

2              A2 –The Ronettes Frosty The Snowman   

3              A3 –Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans The Bells Of St. Mary's   

4              A4 –The Crystals Santa Claus Is Comin'To Town   

5              A5 –The Ronettes Sleigh Ride   

6              A6 –Darlene Love Marshmallow World   

7              B1 –The Ronettes I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus   

8              B2 –The Crystals Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer   

9              B3 –Darlene Love Winter Wonderland   

10           B4 –The Crystals Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers   

11           B5 –Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)   

12           B6 –Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans Here Comes Santa Claus   

13           B7 –Phil Spector And Artists Silent 

19.   A CHRISTMAS LIST               

                                                MOST POPULAR TOYS BOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS SINCE 1960

                                1960 BRIO Classic Wooden Railway by BRIO Corporation

1960 Etch-A-Sketch by Ohio Art Company

1960 Game of Life by Milton Bradley

1961 Slip N' Slide by Wham-O

1961 Troll dolls by Thomas Dam Inc.

1962 Chatter Telephone by Fisher-Price

1963 Easy Bake Oven by Kenner, Hasbro Inc.


1964 GI.Joe by Hasbro, Inc.

1965 Creepy Crawlers by Mattel, Inc.

1965 Operation by Milton Bradley

1965 See 'n' Say by Mattel, Inc.

1966 Twister by Milton Bradley

1967 Battleship by Milton Bradley

1967 Big Wheel ride-on by Marx Toys

1967 Ker Plunk by Ideal Toy Co.

1967 Lite Brite by Hasbro, Inc.

1968 Hot Wheels Racing sets by Mattel, Inc.

1970 Nerf Balls by Parker Brothers

1971 Mastermind by Invicta Plastics Ltd.

1972 Uno Card Game by International Games

1973 Shrinky Dinks by K&B Innovations

1974 Dungeons and Dragons by TSR, Inc.

1974 Playmobil people & playsets by Playmobil

1975 Othello by Gabriel Industries Inc.

1976 Magna Doodle by Mego Toys

1977 Star Wars action figures by Kenner,Hasbro Inc.

1978 Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc.

1978 Rubik's Cube by Ideal

1978 Simon Electronic Game by Milton Bradley

1979 Cozy Coupe Ride-On by Little Tikes

1979 Strawberry Shortcake by Kenner

1982 Stompers die-cast vehicles by Schaper

1982 Trivial Pursuit by Selchow & Righter

1983 Cabbage Patch Kids by Coleco

1983 Care Bears by Kenner

1983 My Little Pony by Hasbro, Inc.

1984 Transformers by Hasbro, Inc.

1985 Scruples Game by Henry Makow

1985: Optimus Prime (£16.87)

1985 Teddy Ruxpin by Worlds of Wonder

1986 Pound Puppies by Tonka

1987: Sylvanian Families set (£6.97)

1987 Koosh Ball by OddzOn

1987 Pictionary by The Games Gang

1988 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates Toys Inc.

1988: Ghostbusters Proton Pack (£19.87)

1989 Super Soaker by Larami

1989: Batman Batmobile (£9.94)

1990: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (£3.78)

1991: GameBoy (£69.94)

1992 Barney the Dinosaur plush by The Lyons Group

1992 K'NEX Building Sets by K'NEX Industries

1992: Thunderbirds Tracy Island (£32.87)

1993 Magic: The Gathering Collectible card game by Wizards

1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Bandai

1993: Barbie Dolls (From £10.97)

1994: Power Rangers Figures (£4.74 each)

1995 Lamaze Learning products by Learning Curve Int'l

1996: Toy Story Buzz Lightyear (£23.87)

1996 Beanie Babies by Ty

1996 Tickle-Me Elmo by Tyco Preschool

1997 Bass Fishin' Game by Radica Games

1997 Tamagotchi by Bandai

1997: Teletubbies £27.39 and Tamagotchi (£9.99)

1998 Furby by Tiger Toys £24.87

1998 Rescue Heroes by Fisher-Price


1999 Groovy Girls by Manhattan Toys

1999 LeapPad by LeapFrog

1999: Who wants to be a Millionaire? (£23.78)

2000 Razor scooter by Razor

2000: Teksta Robotic Dog (£38.74)

2001: Bob the Builder (£19.97)

2002: Bratz Dolls (£24.99)

2003: Beyblades (£5.99)

2004 Robosapien (£74.97)

2005: MP3s, PSP and Xbox 360 (From £9.99 to £299.99)

2006: Nintendo Wii (From £129.99 to £169.99)

2007: In the Night Garden Iggle Piggle (£34.99)

2009: Go Go Pet Hamsters (£9.99)

2010: Toy Story 3 DVD (£4.99)

2011: Leapfrogs LeapPad Explorer Tablet (£79.99)

2012: Skylanders Giants (£52.89)

2013: FURBY™ Boom (£45.99)

2014: FROZEN Snow Glow Elsa (£34.99)

2015: Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Lightsaber (£34.99)

List compiled with the help of Toys R Us. Prices listed are from year in question.    

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.


Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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