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From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

A HOLIDAY QUIZ from the desk of the Executive Director

Have a little fun! Get a piece of paper and write down all your answers. Then check them all with the answers listed in another section of the newsletter.

1. According to the poem “Twas The Night

Before Christmas,” which is not one of

Santa’s eight reindeer?

A. Prancer

B. Comet

C. Archer

D. Cupid

2. Roughly translated, the song title of the

New Year’s Eve standard Auld Lang Syne

means:

A. Peace be With You

B. Good Old Times

C. Best Wishes to You

D. Watch Your Back

3. It is said that the Three Wise Men (also known as Magi) came to Bethlehem

bearing what three gifts?

A. Goats, sheep, and song birds

B. Silk, wine, and perfume

C. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh

D. Corn, camel hair, and olive oil

4. Who is credited with writing the 1857 version of the song Jingle Bells,

which went on to become one of the most performed and recognizable holiday

songs in history?

A. James Lord Pierpont

B. John Philip Sousa

C. Frank Bridge

D. Stephen Foster

5. Turkey makes for a favorite holiday feast. Which two states lead the U.S.

in turkey production, combining to account for about 32 percent of all

birds?

A. South Carolina and Tennessee

B. Indiana and Ohio

C. California and Arkansas

D. Minnesota and North Carolina

6. Which statement concerning Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is not

true?

A. He had a very shiny nose

B. He first appeared in 1937 in ads for General Electric

C. He was forbidden from playing “Reindeer Games”

D. He was created to promote Montgomery Ward department stores in 1939

7. According to Dr. Seuss, the Grinch is “cuddly as a cactus” and has “termites

in his smile.” But what is the No. 1 reason for him disliking Christmas?

A. His dog Max is allergic to wreaths

B. He was once poisoned by arsenic in his eggnog

C. All the Hoos in Hooville sing out of tune

D. His heart is two sizes too small

8. Which is not an ingredient in traditional plum pudding (also known as

Christmas pudding)?

A. Plums

B. Eggs

C. Raisins

D. Suet (beef or mutton fat)

9. According to Forbes, the top-grossing Christmas movie of all time is?

A. Elf

B. White Christmas

C. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

D. The Polar Express

10. According to Billboard Magazine, the artist with the best-selling Christmas

album of all-time is?

A. Nat King Cole

B. Mariah Carey

C. Bing Crosby

D. Elvis Presley

Blessings to All!
Jan McAlister, Executive Director

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From the desk of the Executive Director

Jan Mcalister

Happy Thanksgiving San Clemente Villas!

From Jan’s Desk It’s Fall, the heat of summer, for the most part, has passed. It’s now time to plan our Thanksgiving feasts, those wonderful, traditional foods we have on Thanksgiving Day: Turkey with cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes (yams), ham, apple salad, pumpkin and pecan pies. Generally, I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to have my favorites, so I will “jump the gun” and cook a turkey before the actual holiday. At San Clemente Villas, Salvador, our Director of Food Service Director extraordinaire, is planning a special Thanksgiving meal as well for the lunch hour. He and the Dining Room Staff do a terrific job of preparing those traditional dishes we like and his staff serves them with love! Please tell your family and friends to make their reservations early if they are planning on having their Thanksgiving meal here. I also want to remind residents Salvador has a “Food for Thought” meeting on the 3rdWednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the library. Those meetings give you, as a resident, one on one time to express your wishes to Salvador. If you would like to plan a tour of his kitchens, please let him know! Let’s all think of something we are thankful for this year. For me, it is the fact I have a very large extended family and we all care about each other! We are fortunate to live in the U.S.A., in Southern California, and in particular to live or work at San Clemente Villas by the Sea! I’d also like to encourage everyone to remember the military, past and present, and their families on Veteran’s Day (November 11th) and always. We will be having a program in the Lobby on Veteran’s Day. Check the calendar for more information.

Blessings to All!
Jan McAlister, Executive Director

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