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LJ Caroling
This Christmas was an oddly interrupted one, as it began in Chicago for breakfast and present-opening, then ended after 300-ish miles or driving, in Plymouth for dinner and more present-opening. Despite the huge disconnect and confusion of such a short mid-week trip to Chicago, and a long drive smack in the middle of Christmas, I had a positively wonderful holiday season this year. Today, boxing day, I am tired but happy.

Despite the 4-hour drive on Christmas day, I didn't want to neglect my yearly tradition of phone-caroling. However normally I spend time picking out a good song, looking it up online, listening to it once or twice first, and generally putting a little effort into my song. Not this year! I just chose a song I'd heard at church the previous night, called LJ from my car, and sang the first verse. I didn't even get a chance to listen to the results until today. Not too bad, the cell reception only faded a little bit.

Proper Christmas caroling entails more than one song, so now I'm offering you the total of my LJ caroling efforts to date. To get the full Experience, you must listen to several. Don't worry; I have links. (:

2003 Hippopotamus Song Singing this song makes me laugh.
2004 Blue Christmas This one is pretty, and sad/happy.
2005 RudolphThis one makes me feel happy and childlike.
2006 Jingle Bell Rock This is a fun song, acapella, though it probably would improve with some sleigh bells.
2007 We Three Kings of Orient Are A little more traditional and less silly than earlier years, but such a pretty song.
2008 O Little Town of Bethlehem A pretty song, short, and sung in the car driving home.

These are basically my Christmas gifts to you, those tolerant enough to read my little blog here. I hope they make you smile, and perhaps you can pass a carol on to your neighbor or friend.

Also I'll offer my annual reposting of a past Christmas ritual: my Ode to Christmas, which will hopefully make you laugh not run away screaming.

Love and joy come to you, and to you your wassail, too. And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year..... Merry Christmas!

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 26th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you made it home ok, saw a map of bad weather from Chicago through Michigan on the news this morning. Maybe you'll do "Santa Baby" in tribute to Eartha Kitt next year (see this that I did yesterday).
From: writerwench Date: December 26th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww thanks hon! You sing a LOT better than the carollers we had at this house... two kids who did 'We Wish You A Merry Chrissmuss' in about 20 keys at once. Not pretty! Your gift is infinitely superior.
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: December 26th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked "Jingle Bell Rock" a lot better before I spent 18 hours (in one session) programming Sony AIBO's to dance to it a couple years ago. 2006, actually.
From: bloggingchick Date: December 26th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought your caroling came out perfectly fine once again. If I could do voice posts I'd've considered it. (Except my singing kinda sucks lol.)

Ode to Christmas creeps me out while still making me lmao at the same time.
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