Merry Christmas, Kittens & Dawgs! Today is DH’s off Friday but I wanted to share the results of last week’s A Twisted Christmas #BoTB showdown featuring two Bob Rivers’ Christmas parodies. It was “Carol of the Bartenders” vs “Police Stop My Car”. This race ended in a tie and it was up to me to break it. Oh why do you put me in these situations, my sweet lovelies? After listening to the parodies again, I decided I like “Carol of the Bartenders” better. The lyrics are far better and more cleverly written than the other. So, there you have it, “Carol of the Bartenders” wins this round. Here’s another hilarious parody by Bob River.
Earlier in the week, I read a hilarious second part feature posted by my good friend, Tom from Shady Dell Music & Memories and I encouarge you to check it out for a few more laughs.
I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for a complete list of BoTBers. Join me next Friday for the second monthly installemnt of Battle of the Bands and more fun stuff but don’t forget to hit the dance floor with me in “All Things Christmas” on Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!
Merry Christmas, Kittens & Dawgs! Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? Not me! I debated whether to pull together a post today but I thought why not. It’ll be great fun to roll together some Friday Fun Stuff with some sillies and a whole lot more including a funny BoTB showdown!
Today’s battle I’m using two different Bob Rivers songs and if you’re familiar with the songwriter then you know he adds a twist to classics that sure to make you smile or laugh out loud.
Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which songs gets your vote “Carol of the Bartenders” or “Police Stop My Car” and why (optional). If you enjoyed this battle, then I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for a complete list of BoTBers.
I’m celebrating the determination DD#2 shows in keeping us in her life. Sunday, she and DSIL Facetimed with us from a view overlooking Camden, Maine from Mt. Battie. It was gorgeous. The sun was setting as we talked, so we had to cut it short so they could hike back to the car while they had some light. Ain’t technology cool?
I’m celebrating having lunch with DD#1 on Monday. We had a lovely time. I hope we can do that again before the weather gets too cool, as I have to walk to meet up with her. Thankfully, she lives about a mile and a half from us, so it’s not a bad walk then there are some places near her we can grab something to eat. 🙂
I’m celebrating getting my chocolate (both milk and white chocolate) peanut butter balls (also called ‘Buckeyes’) and dark chocolate covered cherries made this week. DH says they are some of the best I’ve made, too. Yay, me!
I’m celebrating every day with Christmas mewsic. Yes, I’m beginning early but anytime I do anything Christmasy, I love to listen to mewsic.
I’m celebrating getting my handstamped Christmas cards off to a good start. I’ve nearly completed six. I am only sending these to family. I used to do them for everyone but poor returns forced me to scale back, but I enjoy doing what I do nonetheless.
What are you celebrating?
Switching gears, I’m rounding things out with these Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by the lovely, Annie and Ellen!
I can’t believe Monroe Salt Works Pottery is still sold. More accurately, MSW Pottery went out of business 10-years ago. We discovered them while vacationing in Maine in 2004 and bought a bunch of their mugs. Luckily I found Peasley Pottery last fall online and the artist, Nancy, does a great job. We got two of her moose mugs for DD#2 and her husband last Christmas which they love!
I have nothing on Craigslist.
Going into December, the weather outside is NOT frightful. Seriously, we’re having some mild temps but that’s supposed to change next week and I’m not looking forward to that!
My current weakness is homemade candy. I’m trying to not sample it as I make it but I cave every time. I really have to stop that!
DH was supposed to work but he had a floating holiday to use before mid-December, so he elected to take it today. Naturally, you won’t find me in Blogosphere. We have some fun planned but I’ll be by to see you soon. Mark your calender to join me next week for more Friday Fun Stuff including the results of this BoTB showdown! Also, don’t forget to hit the dance floor with me for “All Things Christmas” on Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me! 😉
Thank you for popping in today, Kittens & Dawgs, and Merry Christmas! Funny songs like this one always make me think of the lyrics, Jingle Bells shotgun shells rabbit got away and so I thought, why not put together a Twisted Christmas Carols edition!
Do you enjoy twisted Christmas carols? What Christmas song parodies are your favorite?
Today’s photo contribution with the SWF team of photo enthusiasts. This past Wednesday, I shared A little creek in the cove. Here’s another shot with a bit of a gray sky view. Autumn’s wardrobe was not gone on this day unlike it is in our area this year. I wonder if the hot summer or fall drought is the reason, do you know? Anywho, getting the right exposure at times like this is tricky. The sky really didn’t hold a lot of interest but the landscape certainly was pretty.
Are autumn leaves still clinging to trees in your neck of the woods or have they all fallen?
Let’s continue the fun with Friendly Fill-Ins with Annie and Ellen. Every Thursday four fun and easy blank statements are posted for us to borrow, complete, and share on our site. The point is to simply have fun linking, reading, and meeting others who enjoy this sort of thing.
Here’s my response to this week’s fill-ins:
I have a hard time finding a gift for my father-in-law. We’ve always had trouble coming up with something for both DH’s parents. They never expressed wanting anything and they nearly have everything.
I have no problem finding a gift for my children. They are the easiest to buy for because there are so many things they can use being young adults from tools to kitchen gadgets.
One of the best gifts I ever gave was the presents that I thought “this is something I would like to get”. Someone told me years ago the best guide to shopping for others is to ask, “is this something you like” and so when I buy a gift that’s the way I try to think.
One of the best gifts I ever received was my engagement ring and the promise of marriage to DH.
I’m joining Lexa in Celebrate The Small Things. Here’s my list of celebrations!
I’m celebrating…DH finally getting his official job offer letter and start date, December 12th! Right now things don’t get any better than this and I am feeling celebratory about everything!
What are you celebrating?
See what others are celebrating this week below and if you want to join the linky, then visit Lexa!
That’s a wrap for now. I will get over to visit you ASAP. DH and I want to capitalize on the last of our full days of togetherness. You’re invited to join me for Saturday Songsuasion. Until next time, have a fototastic weekend!
It looks like you made it back, so I guess you didn’t get wiped out too badly from the chaos of Black Friday. Shoot, in my post Is it Monday? I speak of me…us doing the unimaginable in venturing out to do a wee bit of shopping on this infamous shopping day.
Hallelujah, the weekend is here! Christmas IS the most wonderful time of the year. The flip side of the warm, fuzzy feeling is the silly goofy side. To kick this Friday off, lets bring a little cozy holiday laughs to your morning….
Don’t roll your eyes at me! You know that was funny. What’s that? I so do like animals, especially when they are baked, grilled, or sautéed. Come on, you know I’m kidding. This song is hilarious!
Here’s a joke for you…
One Christmas Eve, a frenzied young man ran into a pet shop looking for an unusual Christmas gift for his wife. The shop owner suggested a parrot, named Chet, which could sing famous Christmas carols. This seemed like the perfect gift. “How do I get him to sing?” The young man asked, excitedly. “Simply hold a lighted match directly under his feet.” was the shop owner’s reply.
The shop owner held a lighted match under the parrot’s left foot. Chet began to sing: “Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! …” The shop owner then held another match under the parrot’s right foot. Then Chet’s tune changed, and the air was filled with: ” Silent Night, Holy Night…”
The young man was so impressed that he paid the shop-keeper and ran home as quickly as he could with Chet under his arm. When the wife saw her gift she was overwhelmed.
“How beautiful!” She exclaimed, “Can he talk?” “No,” the young man replied, “But he can sing. Let me show you.” So the young man whipped out his lighter and placed it under Chet’s left foot, as the shop-keeper had shown him, and Chet crooned: “Jingle Bells! Jingle bells!…” The man then moved the lighter to Chet’s right foot, and out came: “Silent Night, Holy night…”
The wife, her face filled with curiosity, then asked, “What if we hold the lighter between his legs?” The man did not know. “Let’s try it,” he answered, eager to please his wife. So they held the lighter between Chet’s legs. Chet twisted his face, cleared his throat, and the little parrot sang out loudly like it was the performance of his life: “Chet’s nuts roasting on an open fire….” ** Joke Borrowed visit:The Joke Yard**
When I was in elementary school, I managed to get myself into trouble every bit for the usual stuff like running in the hall or talking too much. Kids today have some real worries on their hands…