Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Stuff

At the start of December I shared some information that Mad Magazine had uncovered about another reindeer in Santa's team aside from Rudolph who's always in the spotlight. Today I'm back with one more. This one:



Can you believe that Dasher was almost euthanized? I'm curious to know how or why his life was spared. I wonder if Santa had something to do with it.

Anyhow...

Did you know that if one’s “true love” bought all of the gifts mentioned in the final verse of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" they would total 364? Yeah. Where the heck do you put all that? You know what else? I don't even like the song. It gets on my nerves. Just like "99 Bottles of Beer" does. If I'm going to suffer through so much repetition, I'd rather listen to the cat version.



Speaking of songs, have you stumbled across the moving rendition of 'Hallelujah' sung by the choir from Killard House Special School in Northern Ireland, and led by Kaylee Rodgers who is only 10 years old.

Take a moment to listen to this child singing. It will blow you away.



Have a good one!

36 comments:

  1. I like this kitty version of The 12 Days of Christmas much better than the original.:)

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  2. That was so amazing with the song! I also had fun watching the other kids lined up. You could tell who possibly could have ADHD :)

    betty

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    1. This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen! The kids were amazing.

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  3. Wow what a voice she has, thanks for sharing that with us!

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    1. And this is just natural! Imagine what she'll be like as she gets older and with formal training.

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  4. Something so special about a child's voice ...

    All the best Jan

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  5. Love the cat and the Dasher bit. I would NOT like all the gifts in that song. Ack.

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    1. Yes, I think so, now that you say it, it does.

      So today ... I rip apart the kitchen again!

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    2. Right after I get done with Blogger.

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    3. I was smiling when I wrote it, fully aware that I was slackin' off.

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    4. I am doing that right now. With a nice cup of green tea. We'll be watching some sappy Christmas movie in an hour or so. Now I'm going to write a quick email to you...

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  6. Merry Christmas Martha, thanks for today's spirit!

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    1. You're welcome! And Merry Christmas to you, Christine!

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  7. Haha! I wonder if Dasher and George W. rubbed noses in their Yale secret society! "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has always irritated me too, although the kitty version was funny! Have a good one!

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    1. HAHAHA! That made me laugh out loud. Perhaps they did rub noses :)

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  8. "4 paper bags" -- yeah, those were always my cat's favourites. HRH also loved to play in the big pile of discarded wrapping paper on Xmas morning.

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    1. The wrapping paper! My cats love that, too. They're funny like that, aren't they? Cats like simple toys. One of mine loves to play with an elastic band of all things. Hey, if it makes her happy...

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  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the song

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    1. I've no doubt there are many others! It's quite irritating.

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  10. I love the children's choir. Dammit, you made me cry. Don't do that again.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. I love the kitty's twelve days of Christmas! (So true about the belly rubs) -Jenn

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    1. They have their limits for the belly rubs. Except for our black cat. She is a little bit of a weirdo and lets you rub as much as you want :)

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  12. Pass the kleenex please!! Martha, what the heck are you trying to do?!
    This was absolutely beautiful. Being a retired teacher of 'special' children (whatever that means) I am amazed that all those kids held it together for so long! And she was wonderful! Way to go!
    Thanks so much, this made my day.

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    1. This is a happy cry, Jim. I love when I see children (all children) showing the world what they're capable of with loving guidance!

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