RFCP Holiday Fun (Prior Forgot to Post This… Bah, Humbug!)

NORTHERN LIGHTS, UKAHALA: As penguins across the globe celebrate Christmas, RFCP shares some puzzles that are sure to spread holiday cheer!

In some way, shape, or form, approximately 2 billion people in more than 160 countries are celebrated Christmas this year! Our friends, both in RFCP and in the army community itself, are spread out across the world and there are many holiday observances. With all of the different occasions taking place in December, there are many that are overlooked, or just simply unheard of in various parts of the globe due to cultural or religious differences.

Below, there is a word search with some of the various holidays in December listed to find. As you can see, there are several reasons for people to be celebrating this December!


BODHI DAY BOXING DAY CHRISTMAS HANUKKAH
HOGMANAY KWANZAA LAS POSADAS MAWLID

NEW YEARS EVE SOLSTICE

Across the globe, holiday movies are a staple in many households. According to a poll, approximately 60% of American households watch at least one Christmas or holiday movie in preparation of the holiday season.

Below, I have badly explained a few film plots to some of the more popular Christmas and holiday movies; fill out the Crisscross puzzle as you solve them!

Across
7. Santa fails to make reindeer fly in a court room (4 words)
8. Festive son travels to meet his birth father for Christmas

Down
1. Children have no concept of “stranger danger” (2 words)
2. Misunderstood boy hopes to save Christmas with a BB gun (2 words)
3. Girl dreams of mice and ballet
4. Man with heart problems steals Christmas presents
5. Bullied child saves Christmas and has a song written about him
6. Irresponsible parents forget their son at home (2 words)

Children and families everywhere also set out cookies and milk in anticipation of Santa’s arrival, but did you know that the tradition actually stems from the 1930s, during the Great Depression? Many parents tried to teach their children that it was just as important to give to others and show gratitude for the gifts they received on Christmas during that time of extreme economic hardship, and the message is still carried on today.

Help Puffle Claus get to the milk and cookies!

Regardless of where you are in the world, or what holidays you observe during this December month, RFCP wishes you all a happy and safe holiday season!

Leave a comment below and let us know some of YOUR holiday traditions!

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