Merry Christmas to our Readers and Giants Family Everywhere

December 25, 2011

NEW YORK – On behalf of the nygreporter, I would like to wish all of our readers and Giants fans everywhere, a very Merry Christmas! I would also like to wish the coaches, staff and players of the New York Giants a very Merry Christmas and their families as well. I’m not sure what your favorite holiday is but mine has always been Christmas. Some of you may celebrate Christmas and some of you may not but I do. In fact, I am with my family right now enjoying the relaxed atmosphere near an illuminated tree, watching the kids running around and talking with my uncle and cousins. The girls are in the kitchen cooking and the guys will watch the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears tonight at 8:20 PM EST on NBC. This is the final entry in our DAC Christmas series.

I have been all over the country and I’ve learned that Christmas is better with a chill in the air. I don’t need the whole ‘White Christmas’ even though it would be nice but I do enjoy a chill in the air. I’ve also learned that Christmas is better with family. Maybe it’s the hypnotic glow of colorful lights or the familiar Christmas music coming through the radio but Christmas does something to me like no other holiday. I enjoy giving gifts to my friends and family. I enjoy getting gifts too like every other sane person lol. I enjoy the cold walk from the car to the house I am visiting with gifts or a bottle under my arm. I enjoy the feast of food that gets made every year. I enjoy watching all of the Christmas movies on TV. I enjoy sending the Christmas cards back and forth between friends. I enjoy laughing about life with family. I enjoy praying with family and celebrating the birth of Jesus. These are some of the things I love about Christmas.

I hope all of you kids out there have a very nice Christmas. Remember to listen to your parents and don’t get into any trouble. Keep God in your heart and always do the right thing. Some Christmas seasons are better then others but try to remember to be thankful for whatever gifts you get each and every year because it is a blessing. Some kids get no gifts at all and to you I say Merry Christmas and keep your head up. Life changes and maybe one day things will be different for you but don’t ever give up trying. God Bless!

Some of our military forces are fighting overseas and cannot be with family or friends this year. I salute you and wish you a very, special, Merry Christmas! You are not forgotten! God Bless and Protect you always!

What family traditions do you and your family practice during the holidays?

RD – nygreporter – Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, God Bless!

Christmas Advent Calander: 12/1/11 DAC Day 1, The Welcome

December 1, 2011

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, I would like to introduce you to the first ever Digital Advent Calendar (DAC) for the New York Giants on our website this Christmas. What this will do is change the nygreporter format for the entire month of December with daily articles and deeper analysis with holiday cheer. I plan on throwing in some cool mystery guests on certain days or trivia other days or something interesting under the ‘Holiday DAC’ titles, for each of the advent calendar days (25) until Christmas Day. Some family fun!

Leave all your answers to the trivia questions in the comment area. Search the comment area for the correct answer given by me, usually within 48 hours of posting the trivia question. So, anything you see with the letters DAC in the title, represents the Digital Advent Calander. We encourage you to participate and leave comments below on what you liked and what you didn’t care for. It will only make us better next year when we continue the tradition. Don’t take this too seriously, just have fun with it. There are no prizes for correct answers, this is for bragging rights only.

Welcome to DAC Day 1 – 12/1/11

DAC Fact: 

An interesting holiday fact about the Giants holiday games, is they won their first ever holiday game when they played the Brooklyn Lions (Lions were the home team) on November 25, 1926. The New York Giants beat the Lions 17-0 on turkey day over 80 years ago, pretty crazy huh? I was very surprised when I learned about how many Christmas games the Giants have played in. I was equally surprised when I learned about how many Thanksgiving day games Big Blue has played. Both of these facts represent the trivia question below.

DAC Trivia:

Question: How many holiday games have the New York Giants played in since 1925? (Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Answer: ???? (leave answers in comment section)

RD – – Happy Holidays!

nygreporter will be taking a break the week following Christmas (12/26-12/30). The Week 16 Game Notes article for 12/24/11 will be a published on 12/26/11, because I’m going to the Christmas Eve game against the Jets. We will also do a report for New Years Eve and day. God Bless!

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