Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It's Santa's List Day! Tuesday's Truths WK 104

According to a number of sources, today, December 4th, is Santa's List Day and in recognition of this fact, I'm featuring it in this one hundred and fourth segment of my Tuesday's Truths series.

One of the aforementioned sources (checkiday.com) has this to say re today's holiday:

"Santa's List Day is the day each year when Santa makes his list of children that have been naughty or nice, so he knows what to bring them for Christmas. Santa learns who has been naughty or nice after hearing from his elves. The Elf on the Shelf, a children's book published in 2005, talks about elves that visit people's houses from just after Thanksgiving, until Christmas Eve, and report back to Santa each night about who has been naughty or nice. It seems odd that Santa's List Day is celebrated so early if his elves are still keeping a watchful eye on children... It has always been observed annually on December 4th."

Because checkiday mentions The Elf on The Shelf, I'm giving this fictional story-book character a nod by including photos of a Macy's Ballon which is rendered in his likeness. The images were taken by yours truly a couple of years ago at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

At the parade, I observed that The Elf on The shelf seemed to have something in common with the wild bird known as a male Northern cardinal. They both appear to be voyeurs!

With The Elf on the Shelf, this is evidenced in the next picture.

And with the male cardinal it is evident in the following set of photos.

As for The Elf on The Shelf, he may not be the voyeur as I initially suspected, rather he may have been on a mission to see who was naughty or nice.

And as for the cardinal, it seems he also seemed to be on a mission that had nothing to do with being a voyeur. because when male cardinals are staring into windows, they are often looking at their own reflection, believing what they are seeing, is another male of our bird type, competing for their mate's attention.

This fact re cardinals is one of many that is discussed in my book series, Words In Our Beak.

The series makes a nice gift for those on Santa's List or at anytime. Here's the purchase info:

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zxVujM
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DY0mz0
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H

Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.

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