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A Twisted Christmas #BoTB Showdown + Friday Fun Stuff Mashup #humor #CTST #fillins

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.

 

Today, I’m playing alone with Lexa and her hostess in Celebrate The Small Things.

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!

  1. 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!
  2. I have nothing on Craigslist.
  3. 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!
  4. 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! 😉

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Less than Twelve Days of Christmas to go!

Welcome to week 171 of

For the entire month of December, we are hosting a “Christmas” theme – music, movie clips, galore. Whatever makes you jolly, or puts that “ho-ho” (sorry, no bah-hum-bugs allowed) in your attitude, then we want to hear it right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came. Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

To be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.
Dance party rules: Grab XmasDolly 4M button here, display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme, then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then everything is cool coz all we want to do is dance with you!

This song brings back fond memories. When I went to high school, the commute seemed long. Lucky for us, the bus driver was really cool and didn’t mind that a bus full of kids liked to sing Christmas carols and sing we did. Do kids sing Christmas songs on the bus today?

Did you know, this English Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas was written somewhere during the period of 1558 – 1829 to keep the teaching of the Roman Catholics’ Christian faith? Yep, that’s right. They were not allowed to publicly practice, so they encoded symbols of faith in this song to help the young people to remember their faith.

Take an in-depth look at its hidden meaning.
  • In the song, my “True Love” and “a partridge in a pear tree” represents Jesus Christ.
  • The two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
  • The three French hens stood for faith, hope, and love.
  • The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
  • The five golden rings represented the first five books of the Old Testament, which describe man’s fall into sin and the great love of God in sending a Savior.
  • The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
  • Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit—-prophesy, serving, teaching, exhortation, contribution, leadership, and mercy.
  • The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
  • Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit – charity, joy, peace, patience [forbearance], goodness [kindness], mildness, fidelity, modesty, continency [chastity].
  • The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
  • The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful Apostles.
  • The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in The Apostles’ Creed.

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did.   Next stop… your place!  What Christmas music moves you?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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