From The Southern Gazette:

Because Christmas Eve was still a part of Advent, and that observance  was almost as sober as Lent, Dr. Hiscock indicated most traditional  Christians would never consider taking a nip before Christmas Day prior  to World War Two, which was even then perhaps a little early.
Tibb’s Eve became a lighthearted means to extend the season - an idea  Dr. Hiscock recognized is not unlike when workers in the 19th century  would lengthen their weekends by taking ‘St. Monday’ off from work.

Back row: My friends Aaron, John, Jamie. Front: Zach and yours truly. Tibb’s Eve 2011 (December 23), my place, St. John’s. Only a few polite nips were taken this evening. God rest ye merry, my gentlemen. (Photo by Becks.)
On December 24, 2011 at 12:52am

From The Southern Gazette:

Because Christmas Eve was still a part of Advent, and that observance was almost as sober as Lent, Dr. Hiscock indicated most traditional Christians would never consider taking a nip before Christmas Day prior to World War Two, which was even then perhaps a little early.

Tibb’s Eve became a lighthearted means to extend the season - an idea Dr. Hiscock recognized is not unlike when workers in the 19th century would lengthen their weekends by taking ‘St. Monday’ off from work.

Back row: My friends Aaron, John, Jamie. Front: Zach and yours truly. Tibb’s Eve 2011 (December 23), my place, St. John’s. Only a few polite nips were taken this evening. God rest ye merry, my gentlemen. (Photo by Becks.)

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Ship with Christmas lights, St. John’s harbour.
On December 23, 2011 at 8:28pm

Ship with Christmas lights, St. John’s harbour.

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Salvation Army horn player, downtown St. John’s. A leftover from the Christmas Parade a few weeks back.
On December 22, 2011 at 10:31pm

Salvation Army horn player, downtown St. John’s. A leftover from the Christmas Parade a few weeks back.

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Biker Santa is enjoying the hell out of that coffee, thanks for asking: Water Street, St. John’s.
On December 22, 2011 at 9:25pm

Biker Santa is enjoying the hell out of that coffee, thanks for asking: Water Street, St. John’s.

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"Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"
Flying reindeer, Avalon Mall food court, St. John’s.
On December 22, 2011 at 7:55pm

"Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

Flying reindeer, Avalon Mall food court, St. John’s.

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The bells were ringing out: Lady on Water Street jingle and jangles for the Christmas raffle, St. John’s.
On December 21, 2011 at 8:27am

The bells were ringing out: Lady on Water Street jingle and jangles for the Christmas raffle, St. John’s.

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