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What is Yuletide?  Where did it start?

You will find the answers and more than you probably ever could have imagined in this article.  Learn how Halloween, Christmas, Mummer’s Day, and Easter are all related due to their ancient origins.

Winter Solstice

According to the Neolithic peoples (and by some in modern times),  the winter solstice, the point at which the sun reaches the lowest point in the sky during the seasonal cycle of Earth, marks a celebration of light.  Afterwards the days begin getting longer as the sun reverses the decent of its horizontal track in the sky, until the summer solstice is reached.  A celebration was held beginning the first day after winter solstice and ending twelve days later at the beginning of January. This celebration was known as Yule or Yuletide.  When the end of Yule came, the Pagans would darken their faces with soot or wear animal like masks in one final celebration known as Darkie Day or Montol.  With the onset of Christianity, the Yule festival was merged into the celebration of Christmas and the time as shifted to begin on the 25th of December and end on the 6th of January or the Epiphany.  Montol, or Darkie Day, eventually became known as Mummer’s Day.  Read the full story>>

At Stonehenge on the winter solstice, the rising sun aligns perfectly with the large trio of monolithic stones and a flat stone table in the center of the structure
At Stonehenge on the winter solstice, the rising sun aligns perfectly with the large trio of monolithic stones and a flat stone table in the center of the structure. This is believed to be the site of Yule rituals held by the ancient Pagans.

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Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin.  Sadly the group broke up after their hit single “Take My Breath Away”.  However, she is still gorgeous after all these years!

Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin hot
Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin…  wow!

Terri and the band had gone into turmoil after their mega hit.  They became world famous, yet that song was not their original “New Wave” genre.  They ended up parting ways.  Read the full story>>

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Barbara Lynn Herzstein was born February 5, 1948 in Hollywood, California.  She has been acting for many years but is most well know for her roles in the 1980s. Early in her career during the 1960s, Barbara starred as Kathy Monroe in the television series The Monroes. Later in her career she was well known for starring in Hannah and Her Sisters as well as the film Beaches.  She also starred as Dr. Francesca Alberghetti in the television series Chicago Hope. More recently she appeared in Black Swan as Erica Sayers.

Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey

Barbara got her acting start in 1965 appearing in an episode of…   Read the Full Story>>

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Robert Heyges was born May 7, 1951 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  He is most famous for playing Epstein in the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter.  He also played the role of Detective Manny Esposito in the television show Cagney & Lacy.

Robert Heyges played Epstein in the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter

Robert Heyges played Epstein in the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter

Robert got his acting start in a 1975 landing the role of…   Read the full story>>

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Ashley Michele Greene was born February 21, 1987 in Jacksonville, Florida.  She is best known as Alice Cullen in The Twilight film saga.

Ashley Greene star of The Twilight Saga as Alice Cullen

Ashley Greene star of The Twilight Saga as Alice Cullen

Ashley made her acting debut in a 2006 episode of…  Read the full story>>

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Taylor Daniel Lautner was born February 11, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He is most famous for playing the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight vampire saga.  Lautner is also a renown martial arts expert.

Taylor Lautner, one of the hottest male stars in Hollywood today catapulted to success by starring in The Twilight Saga

Taylor Lautner, one of the hottest male stars in Hollywood today catapulted to success by starring in The Twilight Saga

Taylor got his acting start in the 2001 film…  Read the full story>>

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Celebrating – One Million Page Views!

I would like to give a big thanks to followers and readers of all of my blogs.  Today is a land mark day in that my blog posts have surpassed one million page views!  Thanks to all for making it a huge success!

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