Christmas Tree

From November onwards, it is impossible to forget that Christmas is coming. Coloured lights decorate many town centres and shops, along with shiny decorations, and artificial snow painted on shop windows. In streets and shops, ‘Christmas trees’ (real or plastic evergreen ‘conifer’ trees) will also be decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments.

By mid-December, most homes also be decorate with Christmas trees, coloured lights and paper or plastic decorations around the rooms. These days, many more people also decorate garden trees or house walls with coloured electric lights, a habit which has long been popular.

Who was Santa Claus?
Father Christmas is based on a real person, St. Nicholas, which explains his other name ‘Santa Claus’ which comes from the Dutch ‘Sinterklaas’. Nicholas was a Christian leader from Myra (in modern-day Turkey) in the 4th century AD. He was very shy, and wanted to give money to poor people without them knowing about it. It is said that one day, he climbed the roof of a house and dropped a purse of money down the chimney. It landed in the stocking which a girl had put to dry by the fire! This may explain the belief that Father Christmas comes down the chimney and places gifts in children’s stockings.

Here are some real pics of Christmas tree.

Click on the image below

or go to this link: Real Snap of Christmas Tree

Real Snap of Christmas Tree

My 2010 year in blogging

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 49,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 41 posts. There were 92 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 13mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 15th with 3,929 views. The most popular post that day was Ganesh Chaturthi 2010 – The Festival Of India.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were offline.runtime.in, facebook.com, mail.yahoo.com, en.wordpress.com, and orkut.co.in.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ganpati, lord shiva, ganpati bappa, shiva, and lexiaguo.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Ganesh Chaturthi 2010 – The Festival Of India September 2010
4 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

2

Janmashtami – The Festival Of Lord Krishna September 2010

3

Govinda Alla re Alla September 2010

4

Republic Day Wallpapers January 2010

5

A Friend Called “Sister” January 2010