Date Christmas 2009 the 25th of December, is on a Friday

Christmas 2009 - Friday

Unlike Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Thursday, or Shrove Tuesday, Christmas Day can fall on any day of the week and this year it's friday.
  • Christmas Day 2007 was on a Tuesday
  • Christmas Day 2008 was on a Thursday
  • Christmas Day 2009 will be on a Friday
  • Christmas Day 2010 will be on a Saturday
  • Christmas Day 2011 will be on a Sunday
  • Christmas Day 2012 will be on a Tuesday (Due to the leap year)
The last time that Christmas Day fell on a Friday was 1998. Naturally, Boxing Day follows Christmas Day; furthermore, New Year's Day is always the same day of the week as Christmas Day, only one week later.

Which Day of the Week is Best for Christmas Day?

  • Monday - Has a certain logic, start the week with Christmas!
  • Tuesday -  Start the week with Christmas Eve.
  • Wednesday - OK.
  • Thursday - Middling time of the week, Boxing Day on a Friday is good.
  • Friday - End of the week, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday.
  • Saturday - Not my favourite day, does not seem quite right.
  • Sunday - A natural, religious feel to Christmas on a Sunday.

Christmas 2009 Stamps

2009 UK Christmas Stamps 2009 Christmas Stamps Uk This year's designs show stained glass windows, a theme previously used in 1971 and 1992. The Royal Mail have unveiled their Christmas stamps for Christmas 2009 and feature religious pictures depicted in stained glass windows. The Christmas stamps feature the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists William Morris, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Henry Holiday. The stamps were designed by Andrew Ross after he researched hundreds of photographs of stained glass windows from around the country, before deciding upon the final set of images from the 19th century.
Overheard in a Post Office in Portchester, UK Customer: I'd like a dozen Christmas stamps. Employee: Would that be six or twelve, Madam?
2009 USA Christmas Stamps2009 Christmas Stamps USA The 2009 Christmas stamp features "Madonna and Sleeping Child", a painting by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Salvi (1609-1685), more commonly known as Sassoferrato. The 2009 winter holiday season will be celebrated with stamps featuring a reindeer, snowman, gingerbread man and toy soldier. Stamp artist Joseph Cudd, of Greensboro, NC, created the stamps under the direction of Richard Sheaff. 2009 Christmas Stamps USA Angel with Lute (see right). This 2009 stamp features a detail of a fragment of a circa-1480 fresco by Melozzo da Forli (1438-1494). Hanukkah The 2009 Hanukkah design features a photograph of a menorah with nine lit candles. The menorah was designed by Lisa Re gan of the Garden Deva Sculpture Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and photographed by Ira Wexler of Braddock Heights, MD. The eight days and nights of Hanukkah, a joyous annual festival, begin on the 25th of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, a date that falls in late November or December. Hanukkah begins on December 11 in 2009, and on December 1 in 2010. Kwanzaa With this colorful stamp, the Postal Service celebrates Kwanzaa, a non-religious holiday that takes place over seven days from December 26 to Jan. 1. Kwanzaa draws on African traditions and takes its name from the phrase for "first fruits" in Swahili, a widely spoken African language.  Stamp artist Lloyd McNeill of New York City, created a festive, highly symbolic design to celebrate the holiday.

Service?

It was a cold and misty Christmas morning in the very depth of winter after a heavy fall of snow and only Farmer Evans and the Reverend Joseph Lancaster managed to arrive at the church for the morning service. 'Well,' said the Vicar laconically, 'I guess there's no point in having a service today.' 'Well that's not how I see it.' said Farmer Evans smartly. 'If only one cow turns up at feeding time, I still feed it.'

Camilla's Christmas ClangerCamilla's Clanger

The Duchess of Cornwall's bid to turn on the Christmas lights at Britain's oldest shopping arcade failed when a tassel came off in her hand. The Duchess, 62, was invited to illuminate London's exclusive Burlington Arcade, which opened in 1819. After a countdown from shoppers, she went to turn on the lights by pulling a rope with a large gold tassel, and the tassel came off in her hand report Will and Guy. The blunder was met with howls of laughter from the crowd of guests, while the Duchess looked around sheepishly with a broad grin on her face. The row of 19 geometric light sculptures which lined the arcade's roof eventually lit up after a short delay to cheers from the crowd. Other Camilla Clangers The embarrassment follows several other incidents in which the Duchess has been left red-faced at opening ceremonies: a) In 2007, the Duchess failed to smash the bottle of champagne at the naming of the Queen Victoria cruise liner. b) Early in 2009 she was also reduced to laughter when she broke a plaque at an unveiling ceremony for a homeless charity in Plymouth.

Christmas Riddles

  • What do you get if Santa comes down your chimney when the fire is a alight? Crisp Kringle
  • Why does rain drop, but snow fall? (Nobody can answer this conundrum)
  • What do you call people who are frightened of Santa? Will's Answer: Claustraphopic.    (Guy's answer: Non-existent)
  • Sterling silver charms to bring good fortune. Notice on the back: Potential choking hazard: do not use with food.

Will and Guy's Humour for Christmas 2009

Christmas Humour - Clean jokes, funny pictures, amusing stories.Poisoned Santa
  • Xmas Pictures
  • Christmas Snow
  • Christmas Trees!
  • Santa Claus Pictures
  • Rudolph's Red Nose
  • Funny Christmas Jokes
  • Jokes for Xmas
  • Snowball Video
  • Kids Christmas Jokes
  • Short Stories for Christmas
  • The True Religious Story of Christmas
  • Angels for Christmas
  • Carols at Christmas
Dear Santa If you leave a new bike under the tree, I will give you the antidote to the poison I put in the milk. Timmy.

How to Say "Merry Christmas" in 75 Other Languages

LanguageMerry Christmas
AfrikaansGesëende Kersfees
AlbanianGezur Krislinjden
ArabicIdah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
ArgentineFeliz Navidad
ArmenianShenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
BasqueZorionak eta Urte Berri On!
BengaliShuvo Naba Barsha
BohemianVesele Vanoce
BrazilianBoas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo
BretonNedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
BulgarianTchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
CatalanBon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
ChileFeliz Navidad
Chinese(Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
Chinese(Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
CornishNadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
CorsianPace e salute
CroatianSretan Bozic
CzechPrejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
DanishGlædelig Jul
DutchVrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
EnglishMerry Christmas
Eskimo(inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
EsperantoGajan Kristnaskon
EstonianRuumsaid juulup|hi
FinnishHyvaa joulua
FlemishZalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
FrenchJoyeux Noel
FrisianNoflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
GaelicNollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
GermanFroehliche Weihnachten
GreekKala Christouyenna!
HawaiianMele Kalikimaka
HebrewMo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
HindiShub Naya Baras
HawaiianMele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
HungarianKellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
IcelandicGledileg Jol
IndonesianSelamat Hari Natal
IraqiIdah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
IrishNollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
ItalianBuone Feste Natalizie
JapaneseShinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
KoreanSung Tan Chuk Ha
LatinNatale hilare et Annum Faustum!
LatvianPrieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!
LithuanianLinksmu Kaledu
MalteseLL Milied Lt-tajjeb
ManxNollick ghennal as blein vie noa
MaoriMeri Kirihimete
NorwegianGod Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Papua New GuineaBikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
PeruFeliz Navidad y un Venturoso
PhilippinesMaligayan Pasko!
PolishWesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
PortugueseFeliz Natal
RomanianSarbatori fericite & La multi ani
RussianS RazhdеstvOm! (New Year S Novim Godom!)
SamoanLa Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
SerbianHristos se rodi
SlovakianSretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
SamoanLa Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
Scots GaelicNollaig chridheil huibh
SerbianHristos se rodi.
SlovakVesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
SpanishFeliz Navidad
SwedishGod Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt Ã...r
ThaiSawadee Pee Mai
TonganMele Kalisimasi
TurkishNoeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
UkrainianХристос Родився (Hrustos Roduvsya)
UrduNaya Saal Mubarak Ho
VietnameseChung Mung Giang Sinh
WelshNadolig Llawen
YugoslavianCestitamo Bozic
Will and GuyFunny Merry Christmas
Following Christmas 2009, the next time Christmas Day will be on a Friday is in 2015.