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Word of the Day
wassail WAH-sul; wah-SAYL (noun) 1. An expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to someone. 2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse. 3. The liquor used for a wassail; especially, a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc. (adjective) Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl. (transitive verb) To drink to the health of; a toast. (intransitive verb) To drink a wassail. — www.dictionary.com
Website of the Day
Bake some holiday magic with your parents today, kids, after you open your presents under the tree. NorthPole.com offers recipes, crafts, games and other fun to enjoy on Christmas Day.
Number to Know
7: Christmas is celebrated on Jan. 7 in some Eastern Orthodox countries, such as Russia.
This Day in History
Dec. 25, 1826: The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Singer Jimmy Buffett (67)
“‘One can never have enough socks,’ said Dumbledore. ‘Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.’” ? J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone”