In theaters: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (PG-13); Cats (PG); Bombshell (R, goes wide)
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” brought in $195 million at the Box Office. That is a considerable drop from The Force Awakens’ then record-breaking $247.9 million and The Last Jedi’s $220 million. (https://bit.ly/2PKFIvv)
A massive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker leak has revealed every major character who dies.
“Cats” tanked at the box office, bringing in just $8 million on a budget of $95 million. (https://bit.ly/2tAAgmf)
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Parents of young children will be getting a rude awakening on Christmas Day, as their excitable kids get up at 6:44 AM. Unsurprisingly, teenagers are least likely to be up before their parents, with just 15 percent waking up before 7 AM.
Yahoo News has found some of the most spectacular Christmas trees from around the world and now they are sharing them in a 67 second video. https://yhoo.it/2hXg0AZ
A new report (from Bloomberg News) analyzed the data of approximately 30,000 drivers and found distracted driving rises during the summer and during the holidays.
TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE (From Men's Health magazine)
- Postman: can't accept gifts worth more than $20, so get him a couple of movie passes or a restaurant gift certificate.
- Trashman: Five bucks each in a nice card.
- Paper Carrier: $5 minus the cards.
- Secretary: Work related. Fancy pen, classy desk clock or a nice organizer.
- Co-Workers: Gift certificates, picture frames, a pretty candle.
- Boss: Go in with everybody else for a group gift. Anything else is just schmoozing.
PET SAFETY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
- Keep all sweets away from pets. Chocolate, in particular, contains theobromine, a caffeine-like ingredient that can be potentially lethal to dogs. Gobbling up too much chocolate can result in vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and in severe cases, death. Do not place gifts of chocolate under your tree or on a tabletop where an inquisitive pooch might find them enticing.
- Keep wrapped candy away from pets. Small candies can cause choking, and the crinkly cellophane or aluminum wrappers can lead to stomach obstructions, if swallowed.
- Avoid tying yarn or ribbon around your pet's neck. If you want to dress him/her up for the holidays, buy a festive, seasonal collar.
- Holiday plants -- particularly poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, and amaryllis -- can be toxic to pets. Keep them out of your dog or cat's reach.
- Feed your pet nutritious snacks rather than "treating" them to high-calorie holiday foods. Our pets can put on extra pounds as quickly as we do during the holidays! Also, keep plenty of fresh water available for drinking. Pets should not be allowed to drink Christmas tree water, as it may contain pesticides or bacteria from the tree.
- Keep a careful eye on holiday decorations. All the extra cords for lighting can be tempting targets for chewing by pets. If possible, hide or tape them to the floor to prevent shocks or electrocution. Styrofoam decorations that look like candy or berries can be appealing to puppies, but can cause distressing consequences if chewed and swallowed.
- Christmas trees can become climbing posts, particularly for new kittens. Be sure your tree is secure and stable; consider anchoring it to the wall with fishing line, if necessary. To avoid pets shattering glass ornaments, hang breakable ornaments higher up on the tree. Loose tinsel is especially dangerous for cats, who consider it a play toy, but swallowing the metallic string can cause severe intestinal distress and damage.
- If you're traveling for the holidays, bring along your pet's favorite blanket, toy, and foods so he/she feels as comfortable as possible. Bring your veterinarian's phone number with you, in case of an emergency.
RE-GIFTING SURVEYThere’s a good chance a gift under your Christmas tree may be re-gifted. • 26% of respondents say they’ve re-gifted an item once in their life. • 33% of women say they’ve done it and 19% of men admit to giving second-hand
presents. • People in the North Central and Midwest are twice as likely to be a “frequent
re-gifter” compared to people in the North Eastern and Western parts of the U.S.
FUN FACT FOR YOU:
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Santa didn't get a sleight until 1822. He wasn't fat before then either. Originally Santa Claus was not regarded as the rotund gift bearer in an airborne sled that we all know today. It was Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem that first promoted this image.
Police say that a thief stuffed a total of thirty bags of frozen shrimp down his pants in back-to-back burglaries of a Southern California grocery store. The man took the shrimp from a Vons market in the city of Riverside by entering the store three times in a span of fifteen minutes on December 14th. Riverside police said in a statement that each time he went to the frozen food section he concealed the shrimp in his pants. The stolen food had a retail value of more than $500. Security video of the suspect in the market was posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page. (https://bit.ly/38W8KQz)
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Bradenton Police caught two 10-year-old kids driving their parents car to McDonald’s after they were ratted out to police by a man who was also driving a stolen car ….. FAKE NEWS
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