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** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2015 **


Alright, Friends!
For the 9th consecutive year here at My Merry Christmas (and the 12th year overall) it is time to begin another Countdown!

Here are the statistics since we began the Season Countdown idea 11 years ago:
2004 = 1,217 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 (My Merry Christmas, where the thread was not launched until July) = 12.1 posts per day.
2008 = 5,103 posts = 13.9 posts per day.
2009 = 8,231 posts = 22.6 posts per day.
2010 = 16,226 posts = 44.5 posts per day.
2011 = 31,091 posts = 85.2 posts per day.
2012 = 39,183 posts = 107.1 posts per day.
2013 = 59,747 posts = 163.7 posts per day!
2014 = 63,096 posts = 172.9 posts per day!!
(The growth of interest and participation in this thread continues to amaze me year after year. There seems to be no limit. A per-day post increase EVERY year since the beginning!)


And now here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2015.


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).
There seems to be general agreement that we look forward to the entire Christmas Season rather than just to Christmas Day.
But why November 13?
Well, 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, giving it a depth that is lacking with just the Christmas Day count by itself.

We also enjoy noting special "milestones" along the way (see the chart below).

And there is one date you CERTAINLY don't want to miss! Many of us gather here on the evening of November 12 for our annual hour by hour and then minute by minute countdown to the start of the Season at midnight Eastern Time. It's something we really look forward to and is truly great fun!

OK, Everybody.
Climb aboard once again to enjoy reading the posts and following the count which begins today at 316 to the Season and 358 to Christmas Day.


Here is a list of our Christmas Season and Christmas Day countdown 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 percent (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 percent
December 25 = MERRY CHRISTMAS!


- CROWN
 

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TEN YEARS of COUNTDOWN Crown!!!!!

TEN YEARS of COUNTDOWN Crown!!!!!

Congratulations to Crown 84 for heading up ten years of what has to be the most unique Christmas Countdown forum experience in existence!

Christmas countdowns abound at about every Seasonal outlet and forum on the World Wide Mess. The origin of our countdown goes back to at least 2002 at a place called Christmas.com (bought and sold two or three times since). A member named wishman35 started the 2002 Countdown that somwhow got inturupted. So he started another.


Our own sgrover started the 2003 Countdown thread. Sadly we can't open the door and go in. - http://tinyurl.com/5zsur7

2004 saw savingstar (more active at Christmas Talk forums) at the helm. -

One can already see the formation of our familiar playground! You will undoubtedly see a few familiar names and a host of others lost to the crevasses of cyberspace.

In 2005, both savingstar and Crown 84 started countdowns at Christmas.com. Of the two, Crown's survived to the end of the year.


Every year since 2005 Crown has been at the wheel guiding us in the annual Romper Room-ish comradery that we know today! Three different forums...same Crown!

Well down Crown & Crew!! Well done!!!

Here's to ten more and beyond!
 
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** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2015 **





Alright, Friends!

For the 9th consecutive year here at My Merry Christmas (and the 12th year overall) it is time to begin another Countdown!



Here are the statistics since we began the Season Countdown idea 11 years ago:

2004 = 1,217 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 (My Merry Christmas, where the thread was not launched until July) = 12.1 posts per day.

2008 = 5,103 posts = 13.9 posts per day.

2009 = 8,231 posts = 22.6 posts per day.

2010 = 16,226 posts = 44.5 posts per day.

2011 = 31,091 posts = 85.2 posts per day.

2012 = 39,183 posts = 107.1 posts per day.

2013 = 59,747 posts = 163.7 posts per day!

2014 = 63,095 posts = 172.9 posts per day!!

(The growth of interest and participation in this thread continues to amaze me year after year. There seems to be no limit. A per-day post increase EVERY year since the beginning!)





And now here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2015.





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).

There seems to be general agreement that we look forward to the entire Christmas Season rather than just to Christmas Day.

But why November 13?

Well, 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, giving it a depth that is lacking with just the Christmas Day count by itself.



We also enjoy noting special "milestones" along the way (see the chart below).



And there is one date you CERTAINLY don't want to miss! Many of us gather here on the evening of November 12 for our annual hour by hour and then minute by minute countdown to the start of the Season at midnight Eastern Time. It's something we really look forward to and is truly great fun!



OK, Everybody.

Climb aboard once again to enjoy reading the posts and following the count which begins today at 316 to the Season and 358 to Christmas Day.





Here is a list of our Christmas Season and Christmas Day countdown 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 percent (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 percent

December 25 = MERRY CHRISTMAS!





- CROWN

Love seeing this, Crown!
THANK YOU!!! [emoji319]






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TEN YEARS of COUNTDOWN Crown!!!!!



Congratulations to Crown 84 for heading up ten years of what has to be the most unique Christmas Countdown forum experience in existence!



Christmas countdowns abound at about every Seasonal outlet and forum on the World Wide Mess. The origin of our countdown does back to at least 2002 at a place called Christmas.com (bought and sold two or three times since). A member named wishman35 started the 2002 Countdown that somwhow got inturupted. So he started another.





Our own sgrover started the 2003 Countdown thread. Sadly we can't open the door and go in. - http://tinyurl.com/5zsur7



2004 saw savingstar (more active at Christmas Talk forums) at the helm. -



One can already see the formation of our familiar playground! You will undoubtedly see a few familiar names and a host of others lost to the crevasses of cyberspace.



In 2005, both savingstar and Crown 84 started countdowns at Christmas.com. Of the two, Crown's survived to the end of the year.





Every year since 2005 Crown has been at the wheel guiding us in the annual Romper Room-ish comradery that we know today! Three different forums...same Crown!



Well down Crown & Crew!! Well done!!!



Here's to ten more and beyond!

Thanks for sharing this, RJD!!! How cool!




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** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2015 **





Alright, Friends!

For the 9th consecutive year here at My Merry Christmas (and the 12th year overall) it is time to begin another Countdown!



Here are the statistics since we began the Season Countdown idea 11 years ago:

2004 = 1,217 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 (My Merry Christmas, where the thread was not launched until July) = 12.1 posts per day.

2008 = 5,103 posts = 13.9 posts per day.

2009 = 8,231 posts = 22.6 posts per day.

2010 = 16,226 posts = 44.5 posts per day.

2011 = 31,091 posts = 85.2 posts per day.

2012 = 39,183 posts = 107.1 posts per day.

2013 = 59,747 posts = 163.7 posts per day!

2014 = 63,095 posts = 172.9 posts per day!!

(The growth of interest and participation in this thread continues to amaze me year after year. There seems to be no limit. A per-day post increase EVERY year since the beginning!)





And now here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2015.





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).

There seems to be general agreement that we look forward to the entire Christmas Season rather than just to Christmas Day.

But why November 13?

Well, 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, giving it a depth that is lacking with just the Christmas Day count by itself.



We also enjoy noting special "milestones" along the way (see the chart below).



And there is one date you CERTAINLY don't want to miss! Many of us gather here on the evening of November 12 for our annual hour by hour and then minute by minute countdown to the start of the Season at midnight Eastern Time. It's something we really look forward to and is truly great fun!



OK, Everybody.

Climb aboard once again to enjoy reading the posts and following the count which begins today at 316 to the Season and 358 to Christmas Day.





Here is a list of our Christmas Season and Christmas Day countdown 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 percent (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 percent

December 25 = MERRY CHRISTMAS!





- CROWN

Yay!!! Thanks, Crown!!! Thanks for all you do! Happy New Year to you!


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TEN YEARS of COUNTDOWN Crown!!!!!

Congratulations to Crown 84 for heading up ten years of what has to be the most unique Christmas Countdown forum experience in existence!

Christmas countdowns abound at about every Seasonal outlet and forum on the World Wide Mess. The origin of our countdown does back to at least 2002 at a place called Christmas.com (bought and sold two or three times since). A member named wishman35 started the 2002 Countdown that somwhow got inturupted. So he started another.


Our own sgrover started the 2003 Countdown thread. Sadly we can't open the door and go in. - http://tinyurl.com/5zsur7

2004 saw savingstar (more active at Christmas Talk forums) at the helm. -

One can already see the formation of our familiar playground! You will undoubtedly see a few familiar names and a host of others lost to the crevasses of cyberspace.

In 2005, both savingstar and Crown 84 started countdowns at Christmas.com. Of the two, Crown's survived to the end of the year.


Every year since 2005 Crown has been at the wheel guiding us in the annual Romper Room-ish comradery that we know today! Three different forums...same Crown!

Well down Crown & Crew!! Well done!!!

Here's to ten more and beyond!
A big thank you to Crown! I hope there's ten plus more great years!
 
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Nice post, Radio.
It has really been a pleasure to do this over the years. And lord willing, I will try to stay at the helm for many years to come.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
 

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Happy New Year, dear friends!!

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Signing on. Joy abounds. Happiness to all.
 
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Nice post, Radio.
It has really been a pleasure to do this over the years. And lord willing, I will try to stay at the helm for many years to come.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

HAPPY 2015 !!!

Don't forget to click the hyperlinks for glimpses into the past !
 
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TEN YEARS of COUNTDOWN Crown!!!!!

Congratulations to Crown 84 for heading up ten years of what has to be the most unique Christmas Countdown forum experience in existence!

Christmas countdowns abound at about every Seasonal outlet and forum on the World Wide Mess. The origin of our countdown does back to at least 2002 at a place called Christmas.com (bought and sold two or three times since). A member named wishman35 started the 2002 Countdown that somwhow got inturupted. So he started another.


Our own sgrover started the 2003 Countdown thread. Sadly we can't open the door and go in. - http://tinyurl.com/5zsur7

2004 saw savingstar (more active at Christmas Talk forums) at the helm. -

One can already see the formation of our familiar playground! You will undoubtedly see a few familiar names and a host of others lost to the crevasses of cyberspace.

In 2005, both savingstar and Crown 84 started countdowns at Christmas.com. Of the two, Crown's survived to the end of the year.


Every year since 2005 Crown has been at the wheel guiding us in the annual Romper Room-ish comradery that we know today! Three different forums...same Crown!

Well down Crown & Crew!! Well done!!!

Here's to ten more and beyond!



Thank you for all of the hard work and the devotion over the years, Crown!!!! We appreciate all that you have done!!!
 
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Happy New Year's day, Everyone!!!!! I hope you can kick back and enjoy it!!!! Enjoy some football and good food!!!
 
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TEN YEARS of COUNTDOWN Crown!!!!!

Congratulations to Crown 84 for heading up ten years of what has to be the most unique Christmas Countdown forum experience in existence!

Christmas countdowns abound at about every Seasonal outlet and forum on the World Wide Mess. The origin of our countdown goes back to at least 2002 at a place called Christmas.com (bought and sold two or three times since). A member named wishman35 started the 2002 Countdown that somwhow got inturupted. So he started another.


Our own sgrover started the 2003 Countdown thread. Sadly we can't open the door and go in. - http://tinyurl.com/5zsur7

2004 saw savingstar (more active at Christmas Talk forums) at the helm. -

One can already see the formation of our familiar playground! You will undoubtedly see a few familiar names and a host of others lost to the crevasses of cyberspace.

In 2005, both savingstar and Crown 84 started countdowns at Christmas.com. Of the two, Crown's survived to the end of the year.


Every year since 2005 Crown has been at the wheel guiding us in the annual Romper Room-ish comradery that we know today! Three different forums...same Crown!

Well down Crown & Crew!! Well done!!!

Here's to ten more and beyond!

Sweet memories with many more to come. "If the forum closes...I was around for that one"
 
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We post more in one day here than we did all season at Christmas.com
 
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Happy New Year!!! Here's to a great 2015 and new thread!


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Happy New Year, Sugar!!!

Happy New Year everyone!
Happy New Year, Ryan!!!

Happy new year !!!
Happy New Year, Star!!!

Nice post, Radio.
It has really been a pleasure to do this over the years. And lord willing, I will try to stay at the helm for many years to come.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
Happy New Year, Crown!!!!

Happy New Year, dear friends!!

xx

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Happy New Year, Buddy!!!!

xx

Signing on. Joy abounds. Happiness to all.
Happy New Year, Binger!!!!! Joy and Happiness to you too!!!!
 
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