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Friday, December 08, 2006

Fa-la-la-la-la, La Friday Five

Reverendmother here... those of you who read my blog know I have a love-hate relationship with the 24/7 Christmas music we're subjected treated to in stores and radio (in the U.S. at least). It gets too sentimentally sticky-sweet sometimes, yet I find myself unable to resist it. Nothing says "it's Christmas" to me like John Denver and Rolf the Dog singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." So...

1. A favorite 'secular' Christmas song.

2. Christmas song that chokes you up (maybe even in spite of yourself--the cheesier the better)

3. Christmas song that makes you want to stuff your ears with chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

4. The Twelve Days of Christmas: is there *any* redeeming value to that song? Discuss.

5. A favorite Christmas album


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61 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  2. I forgot about the exclamation point problem. Oh well the link works

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  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Look at My Answers

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  4. I played here and there's a link you can follow to hear the song which always chokes me up, if you have quicktime

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  5. Assuming Blogger will eventually let me post...my answers are up at Sweet Memes.

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  6. I played.

    You'll notice that it's not my normal blog. That's because Beta is being stupid.

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  7. I played! Now off to see what everyone else is up to!

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  8. I played, and now I'm humming Christmas songs!

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  9. Here's here. Assuming blogger is playing nice and I remembered all the carets...

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  10. I played over at Sunday! Sundae! Sunday!. Come over and check out a video of one of the greatest, most heartwrenching secular Christmas songs ever. Hint, it's not Jinglebell Rock.

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  11. I'm in! Finally!

    HAd it 80% done and accidentally closed the window--lost the whole thing and had to start over (good thing it is my day off)

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  12. I played in the early afternoon instead of evening. Woot! My answers are here.

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  13. Festive Friday Five!

    I played! One of my fave Friday Fives so far!

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  14. OK so now I'm gonna listen to Christmas music at top volume while I vacuum the house --and it is all y'all's fault!

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  15. This was even more fun that I thought it would be. I played!

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  16. I'm having trouble feeling "Christmas-y" as I weed my lettuce. I don't have this So-Cal thing down yet. So, singing helped.

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  17. I played!

    Check out my bonus--the sappiest Christmas commercial (yet I cry every time I see it!)

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  18. I played! Check out my suggestion of the worst "12 Days of Christmas" parodies here at Grace Happens.

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  19. Here's the Mir's entry.

    I also added a Friday Five of a more science-fictioney/fantasy sort.

    Mir

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  20. Here is the Mir's entry.

    I also created new "fives" for a more "speculative" approach.

    Mir

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  21. Here's the Mir's entry.

    I also added a Friday Five of a more science-fictioney/fantasy sort.

    Mir

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  22. I played here. I am so looking forward to reading everyone's responses!

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  23. I tried again on my own blog, since it seems to be working now.

    Here.

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  24. Well, I have 2 really great CDs that I like on my meme. And I have even linked you to hear my favorite secular Christmas song. And since I am one of the 50th comments (I didn't know you could have that many - hint hint), I wonder how many will even go to my link. So... here it is

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  25. well so glad to hear everybody in the great Christmas Charoling on the web.

    here's my part sung in alto

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  26. One more time with feeling. Blogger got blogged down trying to keep up with the dogs singing Jingle Bells.

    fla, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

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  27. I played at signs-along-the-way, ok it's really Staurday.

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  28. Late as usual - but at least I played.
    Fa la la la la!

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  29. I am so impressed with 60+ comments. Fa la la la la indeed.

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