Sunday, December 3, 2006

QotD: This Song Makes Me Festive

What song gives you the most holiday cheer?
Submitted by Roxy.

"O Holy Night" is my favorite Christmas song..  the  line "fall on your knees, hear the angel voices" for some reason moves me like no other Christmas carol. 

For goofy holiday cheer? I like the song Pablo the reindeer that we sang in choir in high school.. ( i also love the 12 days after Christmas... but I cant sing it in front of the kids yet...).

The first day after Christmas, my true love and I had a fight.
And so I chopped the pear tree down and burned it just for spite.
Then, with a single cartridge, I shot that blasted partridge,
That my true love, my true love gave to me.

The second day after Christmas, I pulled on the old rubber gloves
And very gently wrung the necks of both the turtle doves,
My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The third day after Christmas, my mother caught the croup;
I had to use the three French hens to make some chicken soup.
The four calling birds were a big mistake,
For their language was obscene .
The five gold rings were completely fake
And they turned my fingers green.

The sixth day after Christmas, the six laying geese wouldn't lay:
I gave the whole darn gaggle to the ASPCA.

On the seventh day what a mess I found:
All seven of the swimming swans had drowned,
My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The eighth day after Christmas, before they could suspect,
I bundled up the . . .
Eight maids a-milking,
Nine pipers piping,
Ten ladies dancing,
'Leven lords a-leaping,
Twelve drummers drumming

Well, actually I kept one of the drummers

And sent them back collect.
I wrote my true love, "We are through, love"
And I said in so many words,
"Furthermore your Christmas gifts were for the birds!"
.........four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree

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