Holiday music #3

My all-time favorite, Robert Earl Keene’s Merry Christmas from the Family

And while we’re on the subject of sacrilege at Christmas (and in order to get some vaguely on-topic garden content), Colbert on ‘Treesus, King of the Spruce’ (he’s a perennial).

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Holiday music #2

For those of us of a certain vintage, the holiday music sensibilities of our young ears were challenged by the debut of the Charlie Brown Christmas special. Tunes we knew rendered in a different voice. Tunes we had not heard before, over the years, became synonymous with Christmas, thanks to the genius of Vince Guaraldi.

Vince Guaraldi Trio – O Tannenbaum

Vince Guaraldi- Christmas Time Is Here

Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating

Best Xmas decoration job ever

From a forwarded email …

best xmas decoration

Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after two days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn’t realize that it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of the many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn’t take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard.

I’m so glad I saw this. Because if I’d thought of it, I’d have done it.

And another one for you deer hunters.