Our decorations were packed away yesterday, after the twelve days of Christmas had concluded. I noticed a story about why the Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas decorations remain on display until February 6. Looking around it seems various media sources have been reporting the story; the earliest I found was from Hello! back on December 26. The …

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It probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me to find out I lean heavily on the ‘decades/centuries begin on the year that has a 1, not a 0’ side of the contention about when these things actually start.This article from Mental Floss has placated me a bit with its observation that it’s not really about …

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Hallelujah is a song composed by Leonard Cohen and performed by hundreds of popular music artists. Come Christmas time you may hear another set of lyrics that have been composed as a seasonal (Christian) version. If you want to know more about the background of the song this Mental Floss article has a few facts …

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