Go Caroling Day & Other Xmas-Related Holidays

Will your character dance around his Xmas tree on Falling Needles Family Fest Day? Could your character’s uncle make Scrooge look like a great guy to work for? Could he be the real reason for Humbug Day? Does the character you created plan on celebrating A’phabet Day as soon as he learns his alphabet?

A'phabet Day or No "L" Day, www.nationaldaycalendar.com

A’phabet Day or No “L” Day, www.nationaldaycalendar.com

A’phabet Day – This holiday, which takes place on December 25, is for those who don’t want to send Christmas cards to their friends and family, but they still want to send a written message to them through the mail. They send out cards that list all of the letters of the alphabet except for “L”. Why no “L”? This day is also known as No-L Day. Still don’t get it? Then say No-L Day several times, and soon you should understand why.

Bob Birch of The Puns Corps is the one we can thank for this intriguing holiday. Why not create a character who loves puns and celebrates this holiday in an outlandish fashion?

Falling Needles Family Fest Day, www.nationaldaycalendar.com

Falling Needles Family Fest Day, www.nationaldaycalendar.com

Falling Needles Family Fest Day – This holiday on December 30 is for those of you who had a live Christmas tree. Your tree is now on its way out. It hasn’t been watered for a while, and its needles are probably falling off. Before you dispose of this year’s green decoration, gather everyone around the dying tree and have a party as you say goodbye to it.

Your character makes an astonishing discovery as he is taking the ornaments off his Xmas tree. What does he discover? Is it a joyous discovery, or is it a terrifying one? Does it cause his life to be in danger? Or could it save him from ruin?

Christmas carolers, clipartsheep.com

Christmas carolers, clipartsheep.com

Go Caroling Day – December 20 is the day to go singing door to door in celebration of the Christmas season. Caroling from house to house has declined in popularity in these modern days, so why not try to revive interest in this tradition?

Your character has decided to do just that by organizing a group of people who believe this tradition to be an important part of their Christmas celebration. They believe that it brings joy to people when they knock on their doors and serenade them with Christmas music. What happens? Is your character’s effort a success?

Hanukkah, clipartpanda.com

Hanukkah, clipartpanda.com

Hanukkah is an eight-day festival that commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks. It is also known as The Festival of Lights, it is observed by lighting a nine-branched Menorah or candleholder. The candles are lit from left to right.

According to the Jewish calendar, it starts on the 25th day of Kislev, a month that occurs around the same time as December. In 2016, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Sunday, December 24, and lasts until the evening of Sunday, January 1, 2017.

A story where a young Jewish child has the importance of Hanukkah explained to her by one of her parents would be a good way to write about this holiday.

Humbug! www.mommysbigevents.com

Humbug! www.mommysbigevents.com

Humbug Day – The Christmas season stresses a lot of people. They are worried about buying just the right gift or about making the perfect Christmas dinner. Perhaps they are worried about visiting relatives they don’t really get along with. Whatever the reason for the stress, December 21 is the day to vent their frustrations so they can enjoy the rest of the holidays.

It’s not hard to figure out that this holiday was probably inspired by Scrooge. Why not write a story about some other person who could possibly have inspired such a day? Could it have been inspired by someone you know?

Look for an Evergreen Day, www.holidayinsights.com

Look for an Evergreen Day, www.holidayinsights.com

Look for an Evergreen Day – December 19 would be the day to go out and find that perfect Christmas tree before they are all gone. I wonder, did the person who created this holiday run out of luck one Christmas when it came to finding a tree to decorate with? What do you think? Write a story about how you believe this holiday came to be.

Re-gifting etiquette, www.advancedetiquette.com

Re-gifting etiquette, www.advancedetiquette.com

National Re-gifting Day – Have you ever received a gift that you had absolutely had no use for? Maybe you thought it was ugly. Maybe you liked it but still didn’t want to keep it. No worries. The way to celebrate this holiday, celebrated on the Thursday before Christmas each year, is to re-gift those gifts you have received but don’t want to keep. Just because you don’t want to keep it doesn’t mean someone else won’t love it.

Your character receives a painting as a gift, but he believes it is the ugliest thing he has ever seen, so he re-gifts it. Then he discovers that what he has given away to someone else is worth a small fortune. Now he wants it back. What does he do?

letter to Santa, stchristmas.com

letter to Santa, stchristmas.com

Santa’s Letter Writing Day – Do you know a child who doesn’t enjoy writing at all? This holiday on December 7 could encourage that youngster to write. After all, what young person doesn’t want to let Santa Claus know what he wants for Christmas?

What if all the letters that children wrote to Santa were stolen by his evil twin brother? Does Santa really have an evil twin? I don’t know, but who says you can’t create one? Why would his wicked twin steal all of the letters? Does he want all of the milk and cookies that are left out for his famous brother? Or does he have some malicious plan in store for all of the little boys and girls who write to him? And what happened to cause his twin to become evil?

St. Nicholas, www.stnicholascenter.org

St. Nicholas, www.stnicholascenter.org

St. Nicholas Day, December 6, honors this fourth-century bishop from Myrna, Turkey. Saint Nicholas performed kind and miraculous acts and aided those in distress, so this is a day to show random acts of kindness to others.

In celebration of this day and to honor this great guy, why not write a story about one of the many awesome things he did?

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