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Christmas Countdown - 2017

Discussion in 'Christmas Countdown' started by Crown 84, Jan 1, 2017.



  1. Crown 84

    Crown 84 Official MMC Countmeister Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Louann Jeffries Award

    ** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2017 **


    Hello, Folks!
    For the 11th consecutive year here at My Merry Christmas (and the 14th year overall) it is time to begin another Countdown!

    Here are the statistics since we began the Season Countdown idea 13 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.
    2015 = 56,859 posts = 155.8 posts per day.
    2016 = 58,288 posts = 159.3 posts per day.
    (Quite an impressive record, woudn't you say?)

    And now, here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2017.


    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 itself.
    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 around the time the public at large is beginning to really get into the holiday spirit. Many 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 do not 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!

    Well OK then, 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
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Christmas Podmaster Christmas Crew MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Can't wait! Thanks Crown! Happy New Year everyone.
     
  3. Crown 84

    Crown 84 Official MMC Countmeister Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Louann Jeffries Award

    Yep. We're off and running once again, Folks!
     
  4. made582

    made582 MMC's Ambassador to the North Pole Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Louann Jeffries Award

    Aww, you got to love that new thread smell!!
     
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  5. CoJack27

    CoJack27 Chestnut Roaster MMC Member

    Happy New Year!!!
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Christmas Podmaster Christmas Crew MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Well folks I think I'm headed to bed. It's only 11 here in the middle of America, but I hear the pillow calling my name. I wish you all a blessed 2017!
     
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  7. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa MMC Donor Louann Jeffries Award

    Happy New Year!
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Christmas Podmaster Christmas Crew MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    My thoughts, too. ;)
     
  9. e_xander

    e_xander Executive Producer, Tracking Santa Christmas Crew Christmas Card Exchange 2017 MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa Christmas Talk Alum

    Happy New Year everyone! Still 27 min to go for us here in the Central Time Zone!
     
  10. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Happy New Year !!
    Wishing you all a healthy, prosperous and bright 2017. I hope the new year brings you everything you hope for and more. I once again look forward to counting down the days with each of you. Thank you for being a special part of my year gone past and my year to come. (((Hugs)))

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  11. Marshmallow05

    Marshmallow05 Mistletoe Hanger MMC Member

    Happy New Year everybody!!
     
  12. nmc42088

    nmc42088 Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Lifer

    Happy new Year. I wish I could say our 2016 ended awesome and 2017 started awesome but this year I can't. Yesterday was the saddest day ever. Mikes 9 year old cousin and Carolinas buddy passed away. We arent sure what happened, but we're very shocked.
    Even though we have some sad days ahead, I hope you all have a great day
     
  13. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler Christmas Card Exchange 2017 MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    Thxs Crown!!! You are the man with the long term plan!
     
  14. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler Christmas Card Exchange 2017 MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

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  15. Ryan

    Ryan Christmas Podmaster Christmas Crew MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    I'm very sorry for your family's loss.
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Christmas Podmaster Christmas Crew MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Good morning everyone. I hope you all have a great day. My office is closed tomorrow to observe the holiday. There's just something about a Sunday when you don't have to work Monday. :)
    I hope you all enjoy your Sunday, too!
     
  17. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler Christmas Card Exchange 2017 MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    Lol..and having Monday off seems to make the week go by so much quicker.
     
  18. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler Christmas Card Exchange 2017 MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    Happy New Year to you Festive!!
     
  19. RachRon

    RachRon Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer MMC Premiere Member

    Happy New Year everyone,looking forward to starting the countdown anew.
     
  20. Iteachpercussion

    Iteachpercussion Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class Knights in the Service of Santa MMC Premiere Member

    Happy New Year!

    Well, here we are in 2017. I hope everyone's year gets started off on the right foot. I will be spending all day writing a paper. My own fault, but I just could not get motivated to start the paper this past week. It is only a 8-10 page paper on the executive power of Abraham Lincoln and whether or not he went too far in his use of power. The writing of the paper itself will not be difficult, just time consuming. But it is not due until 11:55pm.
    Well, everyone have a great day!
     

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