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Christmas Countdown - 2019

Discussion in 'Christmas Countdown' started by Crown 84, Jan 1, 2019.



  1. Crown 84

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

    ** OFFICIAL THREAD - CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2019 **


    Hello, Friends!
    For the 13th consecutive year here at My Merry Christmas (and the 16th year overall) it is time once again to begin another Countdown!

    Here are the statistics since we began the Season Countdown idea 15 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 (MMC, 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.
    2017 = 18,081 posts = 49.5 posts per day.
    2018 = 19,707 posts = 54.0 posts per day.
    (Interestingly, we had a significant drop off in 2017, but then an uptick for 2018. Not sure why but, as always, the quality of our posts remains high. And that's the most important thing!

    So, here we are ready to go again, at the start of 2019.


    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 among our group 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. Most of the malls and 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!

    OK then, Folks.
    Jump on board 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 CHRISTMAS 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. ballcoach

    ballcoach Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer

    Like a pair of fresh socks!
     
  3. ballcoach

    ballcoach Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer

    Here we go! I look forward to the journey with everyone!
     
  4. Christmaswarlock

    Christmaswarlock Chestnut Roaster Merry Forums Member

    Happy New Year
     
  5. Crown 84

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

    ......and off we go again.
    Good Night, Folks!!
     
  6. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    You stayed awake afterall or fetched yourself a pillow and had a wee nap.
    Here we are in the new countdown thread. PARTY! [​IMG]
     
  7. xmastidings

    xmastidings Santa's Mentor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    Happy New Years to everyone!!!
     
  8. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    [​IMG] I feel like singing carols now, but I'll likely settle down to sleep as soon as the random fireworks out the window come to an end. Poor cat was hiding under the bed for 1.5hrs; finally came out for treats, but almost took off again.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR & NEW THREAD!
    Stay Jolly!
     
  9. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    [​IMG] Any lurkers viewing - pull up a chair, hang your stocking and join us in the fun!

    Night everybody. See you in a few hours.
     
  10. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Kringle Radio DJ Louann Jeffries Award Christmas Card Exchanger Christmas Crew Santa's Elf

    Happy New Year! Another journey to Christmas begins!
     
  11. sugar142286

    sugar142286 North Pole's RN MMC Lifer

    Happy New Year to all my MMC family! Sorry I haven’t been on here to post the last couple of days - I’ve been responding, but haven’t really posted much. I had a set back this weekend with my health, but am improving and was able to enjoy tonight with my family. Looking forward to a new countdown with you all. God Bless!
     
  12. He_Is_Born

    He_Is_Born Fruit Cake Baker MMC Lifer

    Praying that you will be restored to full health. Have a happy and healthy 2019.
     
  13. Murphman

    Murphman Santa Beagle MMC Lifer

    Happy new year to all!
     
  14. Binger

    Binger Rudolph's Groomer MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum

    Like sands through an hour glass ....... These are the days of of lives ..... Yabba!
     
  15. Binger

    Binger Rudolph's Groomer MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum

    Anyone for coffee ???
     
  16. nmc42088

    nmc42088 Mistletoeologist MMC Lifer

    Praying you start to feel better!
     
  17. nmc42088

    nmc42088 Mistletoeologist MMC Lifer

    Happy New Year! Carolina woke up for the car ride home and is now trying to fall asleep again. I wish all my friends here at MMC a safe and healthy year
     
  18. xmastidings

    xmastidings Santa's Mentor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    You will be in my prayers tonight Sugar!
    I’m thinking about you my friend.
     
  19. xmastidings

    xmastidings Santa's Mentor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    Hmmmm, still awake! Maybe that wasn’t decaf after all!
     
  20. xmastidings

    xmastidings Santa's Mentor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Christmas Card Exchanger 2018 Ornament Exchanger

    I’m looking forward to it Merry, especially with you and everyone here!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
     

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