On this bright Monday, the digging for holiday trivia continues in Annie’s Gardening Corner. Hope you find these brain teasers fun and jolly. As always, the format is true or false and answers are in tomorrow’s blog ‘Tuesdays with Annie’.
1.) The American colonists used ale as a popular additive to eggnog.
2.) Fruit cake originated in Eastern Europe.
3.) Poinsettias are a poisonous plant.
4.) The ‘natural Christmas tree’ the Pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) blooms in Canada at Christmas time.
5) Traditionally, the Christmas tree was always decorated on Christmas Eve and taken down the night of January 6th.
The inspirational thought of the day is by Dave Barry. “In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
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