1.) $200,000 - that’s the price of the world’s most expensive Christmas dinner, being served by British chef Ben Spalding. The meal begins with vodka and champagne worth nearly $60,000. The first course includes caviar, the second a truffle served with a rare Chinese melon. The centerpiece of the meal is a rare breed of turkey served with $8,000 worth of pistachios, and it’s all wrapped in a $9,600 gold leaf. If you’re interested in giving it for a gift, visit the luxury e-commerce site VeryFirstTo.com
2.) There’s something different about this year’s Nativity scene in Deerfield Beach, Florida. It’s an 8 foot high pole of 23 Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans. An activist blogger has been unsuccessfully trying to get the city to remove the Nativity scene for the past five years. Instead, this year he asked for space at the screne to express his own beliefs. So the city permitted him to install a Festivus pole, which also joins a Menorah this year in the city’s Christmas Nativity scene.
3.) You’re never too old for your dreams to come true. Pauline Clark’s life long dream was to join the Rockettes kick line at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. And, thanks to the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation of Denver, the 87 year old resident of the Brookdale Senior Living Center in Florida joined the Rockettes over the weekend. Clark had never seen the Rockettes live before and was treated to a matinee performance, a backstage tour and participated in the “Rockette Experience.”