We wish people a 'Happy Birthday', and if you're in the USA in November and December you might say 'Happy Holidays', so why do we say 'Merry Christmas' more often than 'Happy Christmas'? Saying 'Merry Christmas' rather than 'Happy Christmas' seems to go back several hundred years. It's first recorded in 1534 when John Fisher (an English Catholic Bishop in the 1500s) wrote it in a Christmas letter to Thomas Cromwell: "And this our Lord God send you a merry Christmas, and a comfortable, to your heart’s desire." There's also the carol "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" which dates back to the 16th century in England. It comes from the West Country in England and it was first published in the form we know it today in 1760. In the English language of the time, the phrase 'Rest You Merry' didn't mean simply to be happy; 'rest' meant "to keep, cause to continue to remain" and 'merry' could mean "pleasant, bountiful, prosperous". So you could write the first line as "[May] God keep you and continue to make you successful and prosperous, Gentlemen" but that would be hard to sing! EASY NEW YEAR’S BUFFET IDEAS CBI # 216028 DUCK DELI Top Round Natural, USDA Choice, Rare 2/6-8# per case CBI # 10011469 DUCK DELI Top Round Natural, USDA Choice, Rare 1/12-16# per case CBI # 216023 DUCK DELI Top Round, Cap off, USDA Choice, Rare 2/7-9# per case CBI # 216036 DUCK DELI Angus Top Round, Cap on, Extra trimmed, Choice, Rare 1/9-13# Our Roast Beef is coasted with quality all natural seasonings and slow cooked at a low temperature in its own natural juices. The end result is a delicious, high quality product. No MSG, soy or gluten. 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All the best of our authentic Italian espresso tradition, together with huge innovation, placed into our Nespresso® compatible coffee pods and coffee cups. Our individual coffee cups contain the best origins, which have been expertly single roasted following the traditional slow-roasting method and later blended, to serve only the authentic Italian espresso in a single-use coffee capsule. Medium Grind. Kosher. Imported from Italy. CBI # 10074614 Roland Artichoke Hearts, Large 40-50 ct 6/88 oz Artichokes, the immature flower buds of a plant in the sunflower family, have a delicious mild and nutty flavor. Roland® Large Artichoke Hearts have a firm yet tender texture. Try them in dips and blended in hummus, or chopped and tossed with hot or cold pasta. It’s year end and time to collect on the last quarter of rebates. Contact your Cheney or Coast to Coast representative for more information. Don’t leave money on the table! 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