Twelve Days of Christmas!

An old tradition dated back to 1780, or roundabout, when Christmas was spread out longer than one day. And the song is about as old. And it is one of my favorite songs.  So I had to focus a blog post on it! Here are some versions of it. Please enjoy it!

The first one is my personal favorite now. Because Pinkie Pie sings it! So expect it to be…different.

The first one is my favorite of the two, but the second makes me laugh and shows some real remix talent among the fanbase.

 

The traditional version. And you know. Bing Cosby. Had to do it.

 

 

Lastly, for laughs. Um, yeah. Jeff Foxworthy. Because this is a wonderful way to poke fun at my family and friends :p Kidding guys! Just kidding! But I still love it because I did grow up hearing it every single year!

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For Those Days Gone By…

Hello again.

Yes, Christmas is one those holidays that is associated with cheer. But for many of us, it is also sort of a bittersweet kind of holiday. It is often hard to celebrate with a light heart when it is heavy with longing for those who are not there no more.

This post is for those that I loved and is no longer here, either because of them passing away or those who no longer want to walk by my side. For those who are alive but left me for whatever reasons, I harbor no ill feelings. Life is too short for it, and our Savior had said often that we are not to hold grudges but forgive ninety-nine times nine.  And for those who are on the other side of the grave, I will love and hold you in my heart until again we meet.

And this is a song that captures that bitter yet sweet feeling to a tee. So I think it needs a special place in my Avent posts. Enjoy, and think tenderly of your own days gone by.

Auld Lang Syne

1788
Type: Poem

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/auld-lang-syne-should-old-lyrics-forgot-song-means-8-things/

 

 

Yes. There is a character that also knows the loss of parents. And in one of the most fitting of song collections put together by a company out to get your Christmas money, She and her family sing a song about those that are no longer there. This is one of the many reasons that Apple Jack is Best Pony.
And for the non-bronies out there reading this…you know, almost all of you, that means my favorite character. Though it keeps bouncing for me, between AJ, and Pinkie Pie. But more on her another time.

Hello Everyone

Greetings to everyone.

First off, I just realized that my readership spiked. Thank you all. ^_^ I am so very glad that others were willing to read my little post about my favorite Christmas story of all time! You all made my day.

 

Also, I have been a little back on my posts again. But this time I’ll be real about it. It is not because I have no ideas, but, well, I been distracted. See, my Dad died this month. And I been thinking of him lately, and missing him.

I am not one to talk about this. I don’t want to worry my family after all, when they are missing him too. But it is true, and even though the worst of my grief has faded quite a bit, but some of it remains. A kind of dull ache that I don’t know will ever completely go away.

And on this note, I wanted to share something. It is one of my absolutely favorite episodes. And this reactor is becoming one of my favorites. He is hilariously honest in his reaction. And will react to almost everything that a fan would suggest that is MLP related. Even those they should never watch or react to. I’m looking at you Smile HD. I’m looking…

So I want to share this with the rest of you. And it is a great reminder to me that though the ones we miss may be gone, their memories, and the impact they made when they were here will remain forever.

Enjoy!

A Christmas Carol

Hello Everyone! Here is one of my favorite all-time stories! A Christmas Carol!!

The story, written by Charles Dickens is still my favorite Dickens. And it was a wonderful, and wonderfully condense tale full of wonderful characters, drama and that feeling of warm fuzzies that we have come to associate with Christmas.

 

http://literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/christmas-carol/

 

 

 

I was going to post links to the various movies found on Youtube. But there was simply too many of them!! What a strange problem to run into….so you’re on your own there. However, I can give you some reviews. Such as the one between Books vs Movies!!

Seriously, this series by Bandgeek cannot be overstated. It goes over the novel, matching it up against not one, two, three, even four movies. It goes against five movies! And most of them are my favorites. give them a watch, preferably with a hot cut of tea or cider at your side, and a crackling fire in the hearth…or one on your t.v. if you got nothing better.

 

 

 

 

There is so much material out there to explore this tale, and that is probably the real power of the Christmas Carol. There is so much in the work to explore, often without feeling too done. the only reason we can get tired of it is that of how much there is!

 

And I hope to see you again tomorrow with another day of Christmas Glee!

Benifits of being Brony?

 

So, I was kicking around on Youtube, in a break from the start of moving frustrations, when I stumbled on this little gem. It was posted on WatchPony and is the very first video of the channel. I think it made some very valid points.

And for those of you who are not bronies for whatever reason, it is applicable for most fandoms that you are passionate about. What do I want to point out? Finding something you are passionate about is good for you!

Don’t be scared to let others know what it is that you love. If they don’t like it, it shows more about them than you. And really? Do you have time to spend on those whose passion is tearing others down? Didn’t think so either.

 

Reading some Christmas Tales

Hello again. So today, for Christmas, I found us some stories. In the first one, is a list of Famous Christmas stories, such as Gift of the Magi, and The Little Match Girl. Some are suitable for children ten and up, Some are for more serious reading. We got some off-beat stories, and Novels, and even something of a Christmas songbook.

https://americanliterature.com/christmas

 

 

A New Christmas Tradition

Another old post from Writing.com. I had a hard time writing flash fiction back in that time. I hope you like one of my early writing attempts.

 

“Admit that this is a really strange idea.”

“Why? I don’t see anything strange about it.”

Bill blinked and looked at the door they were standing in front of. “You don’t see anything strange about randomly putting stockings on stranger’s doors?” He asked with a raised eyebrow.
Ann glanced back at him and dimpled a smile. “No, I think it’s a splendid idea.”
“You do know I was joking, right?”

“Well, I turned your joke into happy reality. You know, I think we should do this every year. Yes, and hang wreaths too! For the houses that we know have elderly people living there! It would really make them feel loved, I think! And next year the stockings….we can look up people with kids, and make sure it’s full of small toys and candy. Don’t worry, I can make some of it, and save money that way. But I got such a good feeling about this!”

Bill blinked and let the words roll over him, as his wife talked on. She was always so generous, and he loved that about her. But did she really need to try to set up new Christmas traditions every year? He gave this one two years, tops.

“You know, I love you. Right?” He said instead, taking her hand as they walked back to the car. Ann flashed a brilliant smile at him. “Every day I am alive, I know you love me.”

He flinched and shook his head. “Um, that was very…cheesy.”

“You love cheesy.”

“On Mac and cheese, sure.”
“Oh really?” She arched an eyebrow. “And who is normally up reading romance novels?”

“Umm….you?”

“Uh huh. Try again. I read real books.”

“Sure, because sonnets are not cheesy at all.”

“Not when written by Shakespeare, it’s not.”

“Okay, okay. I like cheese.” Bill groused. “Good thing for you.”

She shook her head and let the matter slide. This evening was definitely a good mix of new and old traditions. The stockings lining the street was very new, and she loved it. But the clashing of wits was as old as their friendship. And she wouldn’t have it or him any other way.

Jingle Bells!! A lot of Jingle Bells!!!

I think I should not have to say this, mainly because anyone who heard me sing will know better. But none of this is mine. They are owned by their various creators, and I am only an avid fan. Though I’ll admit, the Mean Girls Scene was more for you than me.

I do hope you like this. We have MLP to please the kids in us, Mean Girls for, well, I was going to say movie buffs but….well, enjoy it anyway. Because like it or not, the Christmas scene sort of became iconic in its own right.Then Pentatonic to mix things up. And lastly, because Frank Sinatra still is among the best, we got him singing Jingle Bells.

 

 

Another song from My Little Ponies. Jingle Bells sang by the voice actor that gave us Rainbow Dash!! Created by Hasbro. A really fun listen, especially if you like a touch of rock in your carols!

 

 

And here we have a favorite scene from Mean girls.

 

Pentatonic Jingle Bells!!!! The most amazing A cappella group ever! I fell in love with them ever since I saw their Evolution of Music Video. So….I’ll post both!!

 

 

Lastly, the classic. Frankie, take it away!!!