This is my early Merry Christmas to You post. Blogging will be “lite” between now and January 2. I’ll be around — when I’ve got something to say and I’m not either drywalling or feasting. It just might not be every day.
If you’d like to use the comment section on this post to add links to your own favorite Christmas or winter music (as we did on Christmas 2015 with such beautiful results), that would be fun.
Meanwhile, on to the links, then the music vids below.
- Lazy people’s Christmas decorations.
- The kitties await.
- More on cats and Christmas trees.
- Short video: Mog’s Christmas Calamity.
- A photographer creates Christmas scenes with his dog.
- Pets destroying Christmas.
- Now that’s therapy.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Claire! BTW, Renee Fleming is from my town and her mom was one of my wife’s customers when she worked at the IGA up the street from us. I’ll be watching/listening/enjoying the videos you posted during the course of the day today.
I never fail to be awed by this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf16EBNTxGI
Merry Christmas to all!
I’ve always liked the Food Court Hallelujah Chorus. It is so much in the holiday spirit of friendship and good will.
And to follow up on Shel’s Silent Night, there is Celtic Woman’s A Christmas Celebration. Long, but if you have the time, worth listening to.
(I’ve had it on youtube while baking some Cranberry-Nut Bread)
Happy Holidays (whichever you choose to celebrate)
Happy Solstice, Claire – and everyone else here.
I think it is finally winter. Got down to 1 degree this morning.
More Celtic Woman, with my favorite hymn:
and my favorite from the Renaissance:
Merry Christmas, Y’all
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Claire and all you commentariat!
Merry Christmas Claire and all! The Spirit of Christmas album, Ray Charles, has been a favorite of mine these last number of decades. http://bit.ly/2BTPymb And thanks, all, for the musics!
And I still like the 1970 Albert Finney version of A Christmas Carol. The movie’s title is Scrooge; doesn’t get enough mention among Christmas movies, to my mind. May be stretching it a bit, squeezing it in here with the Christmas music, but the movie’s pretty much a musical. http://bit.ly/2D1fb47
A very merry Christmas to you Claire.
Oh what the heck, here a Christmas video for you…
… Which led me to these Russians performing Beethoven — and Old MacDonald Had a Farm???
Merry Christmas to all!
Pick this up over at WSRA
Fascinating. It means a lot more than take a break and stay happy.
Not to be a scrooge here, and I hope somebody will look up “merry” and “rest” in the Oxford English Dictionary (to which I don’t have access, though I used to own one of those two-volume teeny-print copies that came with a magnifying glass). But Dictionary.com gives very brief accounts of word origins, and doesn’t show “merry” meaning mighty or “rest” meaning make or keep.
Even if the words did once have very different meanings, what the heck does “God keep you mighty, Gentleman” mean — especially in the context of a song supposedly written by peasants in a rebellion against the church class — which was supported by the “gentleman” class?
I say horsefeathers. Good story, but still horsefeathers. Unless somebody with access to the OED proves I’m wrong.
I don’t know but I’s like the music.
And the guy did say he’s a story teller.
Here’s a song by and for old timers. I’m pretty sure I know what this one means. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ax9FCq-A9xc