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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2015, 07:06:51 PM »
I love Phil Spector's Christmas album! One of my faves ever. Chris Isaak also has one too.

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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2015, 07:22:10 PM »
Best Christmas song ever

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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2015, 07:41:46 PM »
Ski Party!



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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2015, 08:01:36 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2015, 08:08:32 PM »
It's never too early to start planning the Christmas dinner, beginning with desert!

http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2013/02/salted-caramel-budino-italian-pudding-parfait.html


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2015, 08:14:21 PM »
Thanks aldous- that brings back memories.  :)

Remember the Andy William's Christmas Specials?



And also the Carpenters, the Osmonds, and later the Mandrell Sisters having Christmas Specials (I want to say sponsored by, or at least featured, Crisco? Or was that Loretta Lynn who did those?)
The specials these days pretty much suck.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2015, 08:26:28 PM »
I love Christmas music, but 'm silly and also love to watch Scrooged every year. 

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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2015, 08:27:42 PM »
No sound obviously, but still pretty cool.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2015, 09:35:54 PM »
Beware the Kallikantzaroi- creatures from a Greek legend.

http://www.newsfinder.org/site/readings/kallikantzaroi_creatures_from_a_greek_legend/


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« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2015, 09:51:46 PM »
I found this on the cake wrecks site. I just want to say "Merry Christmas, Hanukkah peeps!"




Oh how sweet, thanks!


Here's an old Hanukkah tune!  8)

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2015, 10:00:31 PM »
Beware the Kallikantzaroi- creatures from a Greek legend.

http://www.newsfinder.org/site/readings/kallikantzaroi_creatures_from_a_greek_legend/



Have never heard of the Kalikantzaroi.  Violent little buggers arent they?  Thanks for the warning.  I'll be sure to burn incense come December 25.  :)


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2015, 10:23:39 PM »
Have never heard of the Kalikantzaroi.  Violent little buggers arent they?  Thanks for the warning.  I'll be sure to burn incense come December 25.  :)



I suspect it's from working hard all those months and having it all undone while they're on vacation.  ;)

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2015, 11:12:36 PM »
Have never heard of the Kalikantzaroi.  Violent little buggers arent they?  Thanks for the warning.  I'll be sure to burn incense come December 25.  :)



That's a new one on me as well, and it might explain why Pastafarians wear colanders on their heads. I have a friend who's an official clergyperson in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, so I'll have to ask her about that.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2015, 11:51:41 PM »
This thread is great fun, pye!  Thanks!

Here's one I grew up with, and which became a Christmas classic on local kiddie shows for three decades, although nobody has ever been able to explain why.  Cheers!


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« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2015, 12:38:30 AM »
You are so welcome, RGG- I'm just happy that everyone is having a good time. Thanks for sharing the video- I've never seen that one before.  :)





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« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2015, 12:57:24 AM »
Christmas in Japan!


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« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2015, 01:58:04 AM »
Italian Christmas tradition of "La Befana"

http://www.italian-link.com/pages/labefana.shtml



Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2015, 07:38:45 AM »
My second favorite on the Phil Spector Christmas Album



I agree with Juan regarding the best Christmas song ever. Wonder if I could do a Christmas themed Velvet Heaven? I'm going to work on that!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 11, 2015, 10:57:19 AM »
A clever and easy way to make a custom Christmas garland- you can go for a country look or Victorian or change the color scheme for Chaunnika.


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« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2015, 12:50:52 PM »
A little more music.  Nice place you've got here.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2015, 01:05:40 PM »
This never gets old:



Before there was Bellgab, there was the Island of Misfit Toys...



Great thread, pye. Thanks and Yuletide greetings!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2015, 01:17:24 PM »
Sunday is St. Lucy's Day, celebrated in Sweden and much of Scandinavia as a secularized, light-in-the-darkness sort of holiday, with some beautiful sentiments.  The season is still called "Jul", or Yule, there for reasons that have been lost to time, though one of the names of Odinn has been suggested.  Here is one of the most popular songs, a translation I think is mostly accurate:



Jul, Jul, shining Jul,
Glows over white forests,
Heavens are crowned with glittering lights,
Glimmering ribbons in the houses of God;
Songs that are sung from age to age,
Eternal longing for light and peace.
Jul, Jul, shining Jul,
Glows over white forests.

Come, come, sacred Jul,
Lower your white wings
Over the strife's blood and alarms,
Over the sighs of mankind,
Over the generations who go to their rest,
Over the young whose days hurry past.
Come, come, sacred Jul,
Lower your white wings.

Today we're making the saffron buns called lussekatter whose golden extravagance (put all the saffron you can afford in them!) and mysterious shapes are full of symbolism.  The saffron flavor is strongest if you make them a day or two early and store in a plastic bag.

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« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2015, 01:40:41 PM »


All I want for Christmas is a Mexican wrestling masků

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« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2015, 02:40:20 PM »
I always watch Santa Claus Conquers The Martians - clearly the worst movie ever made.  Here's the trailer


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2015, 02:57:03 PM »
Great thread, pye. Thanks and Yuletide greetings!

I'm the one who should be thanking all of you for making this a fun place to visit. A happy Yule to you too, UC and to the whole vaguely loveable bellgab family.  :-*

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2015, 03:04:08 PM »
We all watch The Hogfather on Christmas Eve at my house.


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« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2015, 03:20:04 PM »
POLL...anyone not like fudge? Who prefers fudge with nuts? Or just plain?

Now I wait for the jokes about the fudge packing guild... ::)

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2015, 03:46:14 PM »
POLL...anyone not like fudge? Who prefers fudge with nuts? Or just plain?

Now I wait for the jokes about the fudge packing guild... ::)
I like fudge with nuts.  My daughters prefer it without.  Whew, missed that land mine.