Monday, December 12, 2005

AW Monday Meme #2

Only 13 more shopping days until Christmas. Less if you give gifts on the Solstice, slightly more if you give gifts on Chanuka or Kwanzaa (my calendar says Chanuka starts on the 26th and Kwanzaa is on the 26th as it right?) but you're going to be fighting those crowds at the After Christmas sales.

What does this have to do with the meme, you say? Ok, I imagine you're saying it. No, I'm not off my meds and hearing voices.

If you've been out shopping you've been hearing holiday songs. Often the same ones, over and over and over. My poor children both work retail (let's hear it for my daughter, Abercrombie and Fitch's newest employee) and they get to hear them all day long, every day of work. My son claims to know many of these by heart now. Involuntarily. He whistles sometimes and without thinking about it he's started to whistle holiday songs. When he catches himself he says naughty words. I know this because I heard it happen a couple times Sunday while we were out shopping with him.

So, this got me an idea for today's meme:

List the holiday songs you know by heart, but only the ones where you know more than just the first verse.

You you can list as many as you want - could be bragging rights at stake here...;) Certainly feel free to quote any verse you're unusually proud you know. Like the third verse of Adeste Fedelis...I'd be proud if I could remember it, but I only know two by heart.

By the way, a "holiday song" is any seasonal song you sing. Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or even Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer...

I'd love it if you'd use the Technorati tag - and if you'd link back to the AW thread.

My List:
Song/# of verses

Silent Night/2
Jingle Bells/2 (there are 4 verses, I looked it up - and I don't think I've ever heard the last two sung)
Joy to the World/2
Adeste Fidelis/2 (aka Come All Ye Faithful and I only know two verses in English as well)
The First Noel/2
O Holy Night/2 (strangely the first and last only. Wonder why I don't know the second verse - I went and looked this one up because I thought it had more than 2 verses.)

I'm beginning to think that my various choir conductors only had us ever sing two verses or I'd know more of them...

I think know all of Silver Bells - seems like 3 verses when I sing it...Deck the Halls - six really short verses there.
I seen to I know all of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" as sung by Andy Williams. I blame it on the radio station that plays holiday music 24/7 that I've been listening to in my car. Seems to play that one alot.
I know all of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" too - probably for the same reason.
I know bits and pieces of "Holly Jolly Christmas" but I think out of order and certainly missing spots.
This is harder than I thought it would be! I'm going to stop here before I strain my brain any more.

:-) I look forward to yours.



Unique said...

I want to meet your son. I whistle Christmas songs, too. Maybe we can do a duet...get on TV, be rich and famous. Hey, it could happen!

Dawno said...

I'd be happy to introduce you to the boy. And if he could get rich and famous whistling with you, and stop asking me for money, I'm all for it! :-)