Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Fun!

Well, the kiddos are out of school, there is (some) snow on the ground, and my husband actually started his Christmas shopping. We must be getting close to Christmas!

If you are like me (which all of you are, right? Because everything in this world is about me. ME! ME! ME! Hmmm. I think my kids are rubbing off on me.), then you might like a link to some holiday activities to do with your kids.

Or, you might like a funny Christmas story. The story is mine--it's the one I entered at LDS Publisher--and I think it's hysterical. But nobody else did. At least not anyone voting in the contest. I guess that's what you get when you kill off the main character. :) But it's still a Christmas story and, in my opinion, it's still funny. Enjoy!

Or you might want to know some really silly Christmas statistics. I found 'em, especially for you!

Santa Stats

There are currently 78 people named S. Claus living in the U.S. -- and one Kriss Kringle. (You gotta wonder about that one kid's parents)

December is the most popular month for nose jobs.

Weight of Santa's sleigh loaded with one Beanie Baby for every kid on earth: 333,333 tons.

Number of reindeer required to pull a 333,333-ton sleigh: 214,206 -- plus Rudolph.

Average wage of a mall Santa: $11 an hour. With real beard: $20.

To deliver his gifts in one night, Santa would have to make 822.6 visits per second, sleighing at 3,000 times the speed of sound.

At that speed, Santa and his reindeer would burst into flame instantaneously.


Charlotte said...

I thought your story was hilarious! Thanks for the Santa funnies. PS> Did you read teh article in Jan's Ensign about mental illness?? It was really good and said a lot of things that you often say on this blog. Def. check it out!

Darlene said...

Laura, I have a question for you. Could you e-mail me? daryoung at Thanks!
-Darlene Young

Heathie said...

I loved your story too; I don't know why I didn't vote, but if I had, I'd have voted for yours!