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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #120 on: December 14, 2015, 05:48:08 PM »
Yah, I remember a friend of mine's dad being beet-red, veins-popping dancing sometimes at the syttende mai dance. I was scared, almost petrified that he was going to have a heart-attack or aneurysm right in front of us. He never did, somehow. How, or why, I do not know.

Hahaha I can just see it!  Never done that, though I've considered taking the classes (I know, shoot me now, next comes incest) cuz some of those hallings are so catchy  when the spelemann screeches and stomps away and it looks so classy if you know what you're doing og hvis du kan ta deg en jente vet du.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #121 on: December 15, 2015, 04:09:23 AM »
Continuing with Robert's food theme Christmas ornaments.


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« Reply #122 on: December 15, 2015, 04:15:42 AM »




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« Reply #123 on: December 15, 2015, 12:54:22 PM »
Here are some ornaments for the domestic critters.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #124 on: December 15, 2015, 02:13:25 PM »
Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the radio is so insightful

and since Art left the show

Let it go let it go let it go

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #125 on: December 15, 2015, 03:33:14 PM »
I've loved the music in this commercial since I was a kid but it's too damn short and the sentiments leave something to be desired.



So over the years I've been searching for tracks that have that same outdoor, fresh-snow feeling and the best I can come with is this, which, if you ignore the stupid baby, isn't too bad.

http://m.nhacso.net/nghe-nhac/memories-of-the-grand-canyon.W11VUkFX.html

Not usually into New-Age stuff but if anybody knows any others in a similar vein I'd be grateful.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #126 on: December 16, 2015, 12:00:52 PM »
Still warm weather here but, somehow, my Christmas Cactus still knew it was the right time to start blooming.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #127 on: December 16, 2015, 12:14:25 PM »
Still warm weather here but, somehow, my Christmas Cactus still knew it was the right time to start blooming.

I think it's the light.  Mom puts hers in a closet.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #128 on: December 16, 2015, 01:42:27 PM »
I've loved the music in this commercial since I was a kid but it's too damn short and the sentiments leave something to be desired.


So over the years I've been searching for tracks that have that same outdoor, fresh-snow feeling and the best I can come with is this, which, if you ignore the stupid baby, isn't too bad.

Not usually into New-Age stuff but if anybody knows any others in a similar vein I'd be grateful.

Nice K_Dubb. Are you familiar with Mannheim Steamroller? They have new age style Christmas music- some is very old style, some is more kitschy, but some might be similar to what you're looking for.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #129 on: December 16, 2015, 01:48:13 PM »
This one is a classic song and they use effects to simulate a winter wind towards the end of the piece, at about 4:33..

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« Reply #130 on: December 16, 2015, 01:56:00 PM »
Here's a special ornament for pye for starting this thread.  Christmas cheers, sweetie darling!  May everyone give you La Croix!  ;D

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #131 on: December 16, 2015, 02:32:59 PM »
Wish I had this one in real life.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #132 on: December 16, 2015, 02:34:41 PM »
Here's a special ornament for pye for starting this thread.  Christmas cheers, sweetie darling!  May everyone give you La Croix!  ;D

Aww- RGG- thank you! It's lovely people like you who bring out my sweet side...sometimes more pickled than sweet... Christmas cheers to you, too- sweetie darling!  :-*


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #133 on: December 16, 2015, 02:49:45 PM »
Saw this fellow live a number of years back.  And in a shopping mall, too.  lol


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #134 on: December 16, 2015, 03:31:12 PM »
This one is a classic song and they use effects to simulate a winter wind towards the end of the piece, at about 4:33..


Gorgeous stuff, thank you!  And before anybody judges me I had Finnish heavy metal thrashing their way through the nisse-polkka cranked up to 11 last night.

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« Reply #135 on: December 16, 2015, 03:38:33 PM »

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« Reply #136 on: December 16, 2015, 03:55:45 PM »
and for the Swedish /Welsh in us... light the candles on the Christmas tree and listen to Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales"



cheers!

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« Reply #137 on: December 16, 2015, 03:58:38 PM »

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« Reply #138 on: December 16, 2015, 04:05:08 PM »
"Would anyone like anything to read?"

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« Reply #139 on: December 16, 2015, 04:22:02 PM »
One of the most popular Finnish Christmas songs



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« Reply #141 on: December 17, 2015, 10:18:08 AM »

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« Reply #142 on: December 17, 2015, 12:48:36 PM »
Here's a festive ornament to commemorate the return of MST3K.  :D

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« Reply #143 on: December 17, 2015, 01:56:49 PM »

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« Reply #144 on: December 17, 2015, 02:01:07 PM »


Now that's a nice vid. that combines song and photos.  Also, that Absolutely Fabulous vid. was something else.  Had never seen it before and I loved it.   :)

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #145 on: December 17, 2015, 02:12:55 PM »
Well, now that the cards are showing up in the mail, here's one for Pye and all my good friends in the Winter Holiday thread.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #146 on: December 17, 2015, 04:02:13 PM »
Well, now that the cards are showing up in the mail, here's one for Pye and all my good friends in the Winter Holiday thread.



Christmas cheers, sweetie darling! Thank you for the vintage card - I adore collectables. Just remember when shopping- make sure everything is expensive and gorgeous!  ;) ;D

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #147 on: December 17, 2015, 04:26:57 PM »


Thanks!  Good re-creation of possible pre-Christmas Yuletide sentiments.

You sent me off in search of any surviving music or poetry from pre-Christian time and there's absolutely nothing, apart from some suggestions that holly and ivy and themes of light and rebirth in some old carols predate later Christian content.  It's a tragedy that literacy and the Church came hand-in-hand in northern Europe; we lost so much old stuff.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #148 on: December 17, 2015, 04:30:40 PM »
Well, now that the cards are showing up in the mail, here's one for Pye and all my good friends in the Winter Holiday thread.



Thanks Gins, here's my 60s-vintage star, of which I'm inordinately proud:


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #149 on: December 17, 2015, 05:53:07 PM »