Thursday, December 14, 2017

14 December 17

This is the last Christmas tie for the week, on an Advent-purple shirt! Today is also the anniversary of the song "Frosty the Snowman" in 1950, and the animated TV special in 1969.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

13 December 17

Today's tie continues the Christmas tree theme from yesterday! This tie belonged to my father-in-law, Robert Wollenweber. It shows a very nice tree decorated with flaming candles.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 December 17

Today is our technology staff holiday party at a local pizza emporium. So I'm celebrating with my tie featuring Dilbert® and his Christmas tree, decorated with Ratbert-string lights and Dilbert's trademark ties, all under the critical observation of Dogbert.

Monday, December 11, 2017

11 December 17

Following up on a theme from last week, here's another Santa-and-reindeer games tie! This one features reindeer football, which was the inspiration for naming my own fantasy football team the North Pole Reindeer. The idea that Santa's reindeer spent Christmas Eve day playing and cavorting is traced to a 1939 story by Robert L. May, an advertising writer for Montgomery Ward. After World War II, the store gave the rights to the story to May, whose brother-in-law composed the tune about Rudolph that became a huge hit for Gene Autry (in 1949) and set the stage for the famous stop-animation film (in 1964).

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10 December 17

Today is Dewey Decimal System Day, honoring the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931). It's also the second Sunday in Advent, celebrating PEACE. I'm wearing my bells-on-holly-garland tie because our handbell choir at Somerset First Presbyterian Church is playing "Mary, Did You Know . . .?" for the offertory in the morning service.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

7 December 17

Following up on yesterday's celebration of the Feast of St. Nicholas . . . this time the iconic figure is skiing while his reindeer react to his speed and to the Christmas gifts falling from the sky. Another noteworthy feature of this tie is its backside label, reporting its brand as "Yule TIE Greetings."

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

6 December 17

Feast of St. Nicholas, every year on 6 December -- an internationally known celebrity.