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December 25, 2021 - CHRISTMAS DAY – A’PHABET DAY OR NO “L” DAY – NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY

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DECEMBER 25, 2021 | CHRISTMAS DAY | A’PHABET DAY OR NO “L” DAY | NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY

CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25

CHRISTMAS DAY

Every year on December 25th, over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Nonreligious people and those of different faiths celebrate the day as a cultural event. Also known as Christmas Day, this holiday is derived from the Old English… Read more…

A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day

A’PHABET DAY OR NO “L” DAY

A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day on December 25th brings a pun to Christmas Day. The play on words is a pun on the word Noël, which is especially notable during Christmas because it means “to be born.” Many deride the pun. Others celebrate it. This day is for the… Read more…

NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY – December 25

NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY

On December 25th, National Pumpkin Pie Day dishes up the slice many Americans are looking for around the dinner table. As they enjoy time with family or friends, they also take the opportunity to honor the ever-humble and often favored pumpkin pie. Often eaten during the fall and winter months and invited… Read more…


On Deck for December 26, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Bacon Onion Potato Soup 810 x 810

Bacon Onion Potato Soup

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (about 8 ounces), chopped
3 strips uncooked bacon
4 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Over medium heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, drizzle olive oil and add onions. Cook until translucent. Add bacon and fry until crisp.

Add potatoes, celery, flour and chives. Pour in broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.** Add cream and cheese, warming through. Serve hot.

**Note: You can freeze the soup before adding the cream and cheese. This makes an excellent make-ahead meal. Double the recipe and freeze half, add the cream and cheese for a meal tonight and one later in the month.

Word-Of-The-Day

desserted: when one waits too long to get dessert and all the pie, cake, and puddings are gone.

Scott felt anticippointment when he saw the dessert table was desserted.

See: National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 25th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1758

Johann Georg Palitzsch sights Halley’s comet. His sighting confirms Edmund Halley’s prediction of the comet’s passage and it is the first comet to return as predicted.

1830

The first regularly scheduled steam locomotive passenger train in the United States made its first run. Named the Best Friend of Charleston, it covered six miles that Christmas Day, connecting 141 passengers to and from State and Dorchester Roads and Sans-Souci in Charleston, South Carolina.

1941

For the first time, Bing Crosby performed White Christmas by Irving Berlin on his self-named weekly radio show.

1999

Hubble Space Telescope gets new lenses. Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery complete maintenance work installing corrected optics.

December 25th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Clara Barton – 1821

On May 21, 1881, the Union Civil War nurse founded the American Red Cross. While traveling in Europe following the Civil War, Barton learned about the International Red Cross. Her knowledge during the Civil War motivated her to bring the benefits of the Red Cross to the United States.

Louis Chevrolet – 1878

In 1911, Louis Chevrolet joined with William C. Durant to found the Chevrolet Motor Car Company.

Conrad Nicholson Hilton – 1887

Hilton started building his hotel empire when he bought the Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas in 1919. From there, he survived the Great Depression and grew the corporation into an international company.

Lila Wallace – 1889

In 1922, Lila Wallace co-founded Reader’s Digest with her husband Dewitt Wallace.

Cab Calloway – 1907

During the 1930s, jazz singer and bandleader Cab Calloway rose to popularity at the Harlem Cotton Club. He also became known for his song “Minnie the Moocher” and stage performances.

Rod Serling – 1924

In 1959, the American television and producer introduced his best-known series, The Twilight Zone.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you!  And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

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