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December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are six days remaining until the end of the year.

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Quotes

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. ~ Yeshua (Jesus Christ)
  • selected by Kalki
2005
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? ~ Bob Hope
  • proposed by Mister Six
2006
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge
  • proposed by Mister Six
2007
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

~ Isaac Watts ~
  • proposed by Kalki
2008
The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart. ~ Helen Keller
  • proposed by Kalki
2009 
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Christmas is an awfulness that compares favorably with the great London plague and fire of 1665-66. No one escapes the feelings of mortal dejection, inadequacy, frustration, loneliness, guilt and pity. No one escapes feeling used by society, by religion, by friends and relatives, by the utterly artifical responsiblities of extending false greetings, sending banal cards, reciprocating unsolicated gifts, going to dull parties, putting up with acquaintances and family one avoids all the rest of the year... in short, of being brutalized by a 'holiday' that has lost virtually all of its original meanings and has become a merchandising ploy for color tv set manufacturers and ravagers of the woodlands. ~ Harlan Ellison

  • 4 - --Mister Six 11:10, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 0 Kalki 14:51, 22 December 2007 (UTC) I might give this a 1 or even a 2 some other date of the Christmas season, but I feel it ranks as a zero for Christmas day itself. 1 ~ Kalki 22:35, 23 December 2005 (UTC) (Ellison is an interesting writer and personality, but on this I am inclined to quote an old cartoon: "Bah, Humbug to you too, you old fart!")
  • 1 Zarbon 20:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.
War is over, if you want it
War is over now.

~ John Lennon and Yoko Ono ~

  • 3 Kalki 14:51, 22 December 2007 (UTC) with a VERY strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 20:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.

~ Vachel Lindsay ~

  • 3 Kalki 14:51, 22 December 2007 (UTC) with a VERY strong lean toward 4.
  • 1 Zarbon 20:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!
And he puzzled and puzzled, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more."
~ Dr. Seuss

  • 3 Ningauble 15:13, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 06:12, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 20:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.

Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah

  • 3 Zarbon 03:55, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 20:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ~ Carlos Castaneda

  • 2 Zarbon 03:55, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 20:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~ Erma Bombeck (in relation to Christmas)

  • 2 Zarbon 03:55, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 20:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

How many observe Christ's Birth-day! how few his Precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. ~ Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanack (in relation to Christmas)

  • 3 Zarbon 03:55, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 20:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.

Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us thy humble home;
Rise, the woman's conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent's head.
Adam's likeness, Lord, efface;
Stamp thine image in its place.
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in thy love.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new born King!"

~ Charles Wesley ~ (traditional Christmas carol)

  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 00:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4

Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations, rise.
Join the triumph of the skies.
With th'angelic hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!"

~ Charles Wesley ~ (traditional Christmas carol)

  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 00:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4

Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

~ Isaac Watts ~ (traditional Christmas carol)

  • 3 Kalki (talk · contributions) 00:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

This article is a travel topic.

This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of December.

  • 25th: Christmas Day - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for many, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western and Eastern countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
  • 26th: Boxing Day, a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
  • 26th: The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race [1] begins at 1pm
  • 31st: New Year's Eve

Austria

  • Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) [2] in Vienna

Namibia

  • 10th: Human rights day

South Africa

  • Early December: Obz festival, [3] in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory
  • 16th: Day of Reconciliation (Public holiday)

Thailand

  • 5th: King's Birthday is father's day, and a public holiday

United Kingdom

Lebanon

  • 4th: Eid il-Burbara (Saint Barbara's Day, very similar to Halloween)
Calendar of events and festivals
January | February | March | April | May | June
July | August | September | October | November | December

Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

Articles detailing events that are related to December 25. This may include the release of games or systems, the founding of a video game related company or some other important event.

Pages in category "December 25"

The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.

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  • Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

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G cont.

  • Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

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Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!

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Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year.

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For the birth of Jesus Christ, see the Christmas holiday.

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December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining after December 25 until the end of the year.

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Births

  • 4 BC - AD 1 - Jesus, Christian icon (The exact day and year are disputed.) (d. circa 33)
  • 1583 - Orlando Gibbons, English composer (d. 1625)
  • 1628 - Noël Coypel, French painter (d. 1707)
  • 1642 - (OS) - Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1727)
  • 1652 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)
  • 1665 - Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)
  • 1667 - Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal and Munster
  • 1674 - Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)
  • 1700 - Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)
  • 1742 - Charlotte von Stein, friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
  • 1757 - Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839)
  • 1763 - Claude Chappe, telecommunications pioneer (d. 1805)
  • 1771 - Dorothy Wordsworth, English diarist and sister of William Wordsworth (d. 1855)
  • 1821 - Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912)
  • 1856 - Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
  • 1861 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, founder of Banaras_Hindu_University (d. 1946)
  • 1875 - Theodor Cardinal Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna (d. 1955)
  • 1876 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan (d. 1948)
  • 1876 - Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1878 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automotive pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1883 - Maurice Utrillo, French artist (d. 1955)
  • 1884 - Evelyn Nesbit, actress (d. 1967)
  • 1886 - Kid Ory, jazz musician (d. 1973)
  • 1887 - Conrad Nicholson Hilton, hotelier (d. 1979)
  • 1899 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
  • 1901 - Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (d. 2004)
  • 1902 - Barton MacLane, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 1904 - Gerhard Herzberg, German-Canadian physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1906 - Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1906 - Sir Lew Grade, film producer (d. 1998)
  • 1907 - Cab Calloway, bandleader (d. 1994)
  • 1908 - Quentin Crisp, author, activist for homosexuals (d. 1999)
  • 1908 - Helen Twelvetrees, actress (d. 1958)
  • 1913 - Henri Nannen, journalist and publisher (d. 1966)
  • 1918 - Ahmed Ben Bella, first President of Algeria
  • 1918 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt (d. 1981)
  • 1924 - Moktar Ould Daddah, first President of Mauritania (d. 2003)
  • 1924 - Rod Serling, American television scriptwriter (d. 1975)
  • 1924 - Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India
  • 1925 - Carlos Castaneda, author (d. 1998)
  • 1927 - Nellie Fox, baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1927 - Ram Narayan, Indian musician
  • 1928 - Dick Miller, actor
  • 1936 - Princess Alexandra of Kent
  • 1936 - Ismail Merchant, film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1943 - Hanna Schygulla, actress
  • 1944 - Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1945 - Noel Redding, bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1945 - Gary Sandy, actor
  • 1945 - Kenny Stabler, American football player
  • 1946 - Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter
  • 1946 - Larry Csonka, American football player
  • 1946 - Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948 - Barbara Mandrell, singer, actress
  • 1949 - Sissy Spacek, American actress
  • 1949 - Joe Louis Walker, American blues musician
  • 1949 - Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani politician
  • 1950 - Manny Trillo, baseball player
  • 1950 - Karl Rove, political advisor to President George W. Bush
  • 1954 - Robin Campbell, guitarist and singer (UB40)
  • 1954 - Annie Lennox, Scottish singer (Eurythmics)
  • 1957 - Shane MacGowan, Irish musician
  • 1958 - Hanford Dixon, American football player
  • 1958 - Rickey Henderson, baseball player
  • 1959 - Michael P. Anderson, astronaut
  • 1961 - Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
  • 1962 - Dean Cameron, American actor
  • 1967 - Jason Thirsk, American bass player (Pennywise)
  • 1971 - Dido, English singer
  • 1971 - Noel Hogan, guitarist and main co-songwriter of The Cranberries band
  • 1975 - Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer
  • 1976 - Tuomas Holopainen, keyboardist and composer (Nightwish)
  • 1976 - Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ
  • 1980 - Reika Hashimoto, actress and model
  • 1984 - The Veronicas, Australian singers
  • 1984 - Alistair Cook, English cricketer
  • 1984 - Georgia Moffett, English actress

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