Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Jam SundaesI'm going to be taking a break for a couple days until Saturday when I'll have a special Norah Jones and Lego giveaway (doesn't THAT make you wonder a bit? Because when you think Legos doesn't your mind just naturally jump to the thought "Oh, yea--Norah Jones!")

But in the meantime I'm going to leave you with a couple treats from Christmases past. First, from Christmas 2008, these sweet little jam sundaes for which the directions are here: How to Make Jam Sundaes.

Then, from Christmas 2007 an anecdote that still makes me giggle:

I was doing the Christmas Eve preparations in the kitchen, baking pies and getting ready when I commented to Andrew that I'd eaten so much that I was like Santa. David perked up at this and asked, "What do you mean?"

"Well I'm starting to 'shake when I laugh like a bowl full of jelly'."

"OH!" He said happily, "My nipples shake when I laugh!"

It brought conversation to a halt. What does one say in response to that revelation?

Then it made me wonder if Santa's are shaking too.

And then finally from Christmas 2006, "Alternative Christmas Songs":

Lillian: (singing Angels We Have Heard on High)
"GloooooooOOOOOOOO--ria!
In-ex-pen-sive Day-O
GloooooOOOOOOOO--ria!
In-ex-pen-sive Day-AY-O!"

David: (singing Jingle Bells with his distinctive lisp)
"Oh what fun it is to ride
In a slippin' slippin' sleigh-AY!"

Spencer: (singing Let It Snow, Let It Snow and knowing full well what the correct words are)
". . . and since there's no place to go,
yellow snow, yellow snow, yellow snow."

David: (singing Frosty the Snowman and no he doesn't know what that word means)
"Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, jolly ho--
With a cock-eyed pike and a runny nose and two eyes made out of coal . . ."

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

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21 comments:

branda50 said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family..Have a wonderful day..

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for the laughs. :-)

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Ursula said...

Merry Christmas - relax and enjoy in good health!

M said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

I sure hope that Norah Jones giveaway is for tickets to her Minneapolis/St. Paul concert on St. Patrick's Day...wouldn't that be great?

Shoebox Princess said...

Add this to the Alternative Christmas
song list:
My son wondered about a line in Hark the Herald Angels sing: "With th' angelic coastal plains..." He wondered what geography had to do with Christmas. The coastal plains are lookin' pretty angelic to me right now, with a snowstorm bearing down upon my community.

Anonymous said...

This made me smile because I bookmarked the post with these jam sundaes and that's how I get to the site many days - so I see these guys a lot. Today I came here through the "main page" and there they are anyway! lol!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

FloridaMom2Seven said...

I love those re-invented Christmas lyrics! Have a Merry Christmas!

Godlonton Family Adventures said...

Thankyou for the wonderful luagh this morning! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mike said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas

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Rosanne said...

Oh the songs made me laugh! Thank you for your fun, informative, yummy and exciting posts! Merry Christmas and enjoy your time away from blogging. ;)

Janelle said...

Oh, those alternate lyrics are hilarious. Merry Christmas, Michelle!

chelle said...

Have a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Merry Christmas from Gig Harbor, WA. May you all be warm, snug and full enough to shake when you laugh!

cedar chest said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and to your family. Have a blessed Holiday! Relax and enjoy!

Daisy said...

Dashing through the snow... in a rusty Chevrolet...

Jackie said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! Here is one my daughter sang when she was three:

Silent Night, Holy Night
All is Calm, All is Bright
Round Don Girshwin....

I have no idea who Don Girshwin is...but it sure made us laugh!

Lilibeth said...

Children are for making us laugh...and sometimes cry...but however it is they matter the world to us. Merry Christmas to you and to all yours.

Janet said...

I love alternate lyrics.

Heard in our house recently were:
"Deck the halls with bunches of jolly"

And: "Then all the reindeer loved him, and they shouted out with grease . . ."

Merry Christmas!

Terresa said...

Hope you & your family have a very Merry Christmas!!
--xoxo

Tammy said...

LOL I was out of town for a while, and didn't have time to read my blogs. So I was catching up, and I got quite a giggle out of your kids' versions of the songs!