Jingle all the way


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My Favorite Things

Merry Christmas

Good morning and Merry Christmas!  As I was getting up this morning, I crossed paths with the kids who were just going to bed.  Instead of the kids hovering around the tree at 5am waiting for Mom and Dad to get up, there was Zeke…locked in on his Christmas stocking.  (Of course, Zeke has to have his own stocking.  Of course it’s monogrammed with his name.) Our bird hunting dog won’t hunt birds, he won’t retrieve tennis balls, he’s scared of cats and the dark, but that nose knows precisely where his treats are.  He wouldn’t break his stare for the first photo.  And after telling him that he had to wait for Rachel and Eric to get up before he could get at his stocking, his shoulders slumped, he dropped to the floor and cried “no fair.”

So, Zeke and I played loops of Sean Quiqley’s Little Drummer Boy at a HIGH decibel level.  Hoping that the kids would eventually roll out of bed and we can get this party rollin’.

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2000 Miles

The Pretenders originally released this song in the U.S. in 1983.  KT Tunstall said “this song is good enough not to be a Christmas Song.”  It is KT, it is.  One of my all-time, year around favorites. I’m sharing Coldplay’s rendition as the Youtube recording is of higher quality.  You can find KT’s spin on the tune at this link and a terrific solo version at this link[Read more…]

What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

12-Days-of-Christmas, Doug McKenzie, Bob McKenzie

If you are Canadian and happened to grow up in the dinosaur era with me, Bob & Doug McKenzie were “rock stars” with their rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.  They could have used the handy teaching guide above to get the days straight.  Here we go in our juvenile race to the bottom…and be sure to belt out Kielbasa after 5 Golden Rings, the Kanigan boys edited version. (5 Golden Rings of Kielbasa!)  Such beautiful typography, marred with this…

(The jingle starts at 1.35 min of this clip.)

↓ click for audio (Bob & Doug McKenzie; Album: The Great White North – “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)

Image Source: design-milk.com. Typography of the “12 Days of Christmas” carol was produced by designer Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting and her designs are now available on the Paperless Post.


I have come from so far away…Down the road of my own mistakes…My soul renewed, and my spirit free…I’ll find my peace.

~ Michael McDonald, Peace

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