Friday, December 08, 2006

Fa-la-la-la-la, La Friday Five

From the RevGalBlogPals:
Those of you who read my blog know I have a love-hate relationship with the 24/7 Christmas music we're
subjected treated to in stores and radio (in the U.S. at least). It gets too sentimentally sticky-sweet sometimes, yet I find myself unable to resist it. Nothing says "it's Christmas" to me like John Denver and Rolf the Dog singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." So...

1. A favorite 'secular' Christmas song.
White Christmas -- only because I love the movie!

2. Christmas song that chokes you up (maybe even in spite of yourself--the cheesier the better)
Mary Did You Know? ...just gets me... no logic, I know.

3. Christmas song that makes you want to stuff your ears with chestnuts roasted on an open fire.
Hands down, the song that makes me want to say "gag-me-with-a-candy-cane" is the Carpenter's "Merry Christmas Darling" -- WHY does it still get airtime??? YEEEIIICK!!! (Then there's always "Christmas Shoes" which is... ugh... never mind...)

4. The Twelve Days of Christmas: is there *any* redeeming value to that song? Discuss.
Sure. Re-write the words HERE! At least you can practice your parts of speech painlessly...

5. A favorite Christmas album
Hard one... so many cheesy ones that get eliminated from the start! I'm going to go traditional with our CD of Handel's "Messiah" performed by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields...

Now, I'm off to sing "Deck the Halls" as re-written by Walt Kelly of Pogo fame. (A song we used to sing and drive my parents CRAZY!!!!

Wally-wally-wash-and-Kalamazoo to U!



will smama said...

Oh my goodness - HOW DID I FORGET CHRISTMAS SHOES?!?!!? I must have blocked it out of my head. It is awful, awful, awful.

Great picture too!

Swandive said...

thanks for the fun game link, and have a wonderful day!

Leah said...

Mary Did You Know! Cheesy? Maybe just a little, but I love that song, and I quoted it at the end of my sermon on New Year's (ummmm...Name of Jesus) 2006.

Iris said...

I love the movie White Christmas!

QuakerPastor said...

So did TBDBITL ever cut a holiday album? Because of course THAT would be my favorite. They used to do alot of "California Here I Come" at this time of year before the BCS :>)
Good play! (o)

chartreuseova said...

I like "Mary Did You know", but only if it is well done. And it seems like it is seldom done well.

Shawna Renee said...

White Christmas is one of my favorite movies. I always have it in the DVD player when I'm putting up my Christmas decorations.

revabi said...

Great play.
I loved and forgot Pogo's "Deck the Halls".

Well played.
I love White Christmas too.
But I want to hear about your singing background to "Blue Christmas."

Deb said...


(there's your bg vocals to Blue Christmas!)



Anonymous said...

Here is the redeeming quality of The 12 Days of Christmas!



I love your blog!

Tricia said...

Huh - I don't know Christmas Shoes. Based on the other comments, I guess it should stay that way!