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Sunday 25 December 2005, Christmas

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Run It! by Chris Brown. In UK Hung Up by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Descent, directed by Neil Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005 while The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battrick or Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Descent

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

Country: United States

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The New World

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Jose Croze

Country: United States

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Starring: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff

Country: United States

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V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Colbert Report

Starring: Stephen Colbert

Country: United States

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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Eric Kripke

Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

Country: United States

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Tales from the Green Valley

Starring: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, John Letts

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Written by: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton

Starring: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 2005 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Birgit Nilsson: Swedish soprano opera singer who received her first operatic contract in 1947 and sang at the Metropolitan Opera on 12/18/1959.
  • Derek Bailey: English guitarist (Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Joseph Holbrooke) (d. 2005).
  • Robert Barbers: Philippine senator (Born 1944).

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 2005?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.855
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Best Photos of 2005 -- Dec. 19, 2005
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.10214


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Chronicles of Narnia

By: C.S. Lewis

An impressive hardcover volume containing all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, graced by black-and-white chapter opening illustrations and featuring an essay by C.

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Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

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A Million Little Pieces

By: James Fre

Memoir: At 23, Frey spent six weeks in rehab; Oprah's Book Club, announced Sept. 2005; new editions will have an author's note saying Frey ?€œembellished many details?€?. (P, Anchor)

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The Constant Princess

By: Philippa Gregory

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, daughter of two great

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Social simulation

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Internet browser

Genre: MMOMG

Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami

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Civilization IV

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X

Publisher: 2K Games (Win) Aspyr (Mac)

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