Christmas Countdown - 2010
** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2010 **
Yes, Friends. It's that time again. January 1st.
And another year of countdowning begins!
Let's review the statistics since we began the Season countdown idea 6 years ago at Christmas.com:
2004 = 1217 posts (Christmas.com) = 3.3 posts per day
2005 = Over 2,700 posts (Christmas.com) = over 7.4 posts per day
2006 = 3,756 posts (The Christmas Place) = 10.3 posts per day
2007 = 1,957 posts (MMC, where the thread was not launched until July.) = 12.1 posts per day
2008 = 5,103 posts (Wow!) = 13.9 posts per day
2009 = 8,261 posts (Unbelievable!!) = 22.6 posts per day!
Now, here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2010!
A word of explanation. We are running a dual countdown in this thread - one for Christmas Day and one for the start of the Christmas Season (November 13). Most all of us have agreed that we look forward to the entire Christmas Season rather than just to Christmas Day.
Why November 13? No reason, really. It just seems about the right time to regard the season as arriving. That date is exactly 6 weeks before Christmas Day and is about the time the country at large is beginning to really get into the holiday spirit. Most of the stores have decorated. And starting the season then gives us exactly 50 days (Nov 13 through Jan 1) to enjoy being "within" the season.
We also enjoy noting special "milestones" along the way such as the 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 marks.
At 90% complete, we begin the "home stretch" as we move into the final days before the season begins.
OK! Climb aboard and enjoy reading the posts and following the count, which begins today at 316 to the Season and 358 to Christmas Day.
Here is a convenient list of our Christmas Season and Christmas Day milestone markers.
CHRISTMAS SEASON MILESTONE MARKER CHART
January 17 = Day 300
February 12 = 1/4 mark
March 15 = 1/3 mark
April 27 = Day 200
May 15 = 1/2 mark
July 14 = 2/3 mark
August 05 = Day 100
August 14 = 3/4 mark
October 07 = 90% (The Home Stretch begins)
November 13 = THE SEASON ARRIVES!
CHRISTMAS DAY MILESTONE MARKER CHART
February 28 = Day 300
March 26 = 1/4 mark
April 26 = 1/3 mark
June 8 = Day 200
June 26 = 1/2 mark
August 25 = 2/3 mark
Sept 16 = Day 100
Sept 25 = 3/4 mark
Nov 18 = 90% mark
December 25 = MERRY CHRISTMAS!
......And off we go again, Friends!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is to a great 2010 and the start of a new countdown to that time of year we all love so much.
Only 16 days to our first milestone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fresh new thread! Kinda like new socks? hehe. Cant wait!
Wow.....it's here....the new year....and the new thread....here's to this year being as fun as the last....Binger...friend...hate to let you down, but it was a long day and I'm heading to bed....
See yall in the morning for coffee.....
Welcome 2010 Countdown Chums!
Undrtakr, I like to think of it as the a handmade Christmas sweater.
So, here we gather with coffee, tea or hot cocoa in hand or without and celebrate the milestones on our journey to the Christmas season and Christmas Day itself.
Thanks Crown for leading us on our merry journey once again!
:hello: Neato! I just realized I was the last one to post in the last three countdown threads.
cheesy I posted 160 times in the last countdown thread and 262 the year before, I'm sure there will be more this year!
Happy New Year!!
May there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me!
Another year of counting down with friends who have become familiar "voices" of fun, support and comfort.
Looking forward to it all.
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