Winter Holiday Thread

Started by pyewacket, December 04, 2015, 12:33:34 AM

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K_Dubb

Quote from: albrecht on December 14, 2015, 05:30:54 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.

Rix Gins

Continuing with Robert's food theme Christmas ornaments.



Here are some ornaments for the domestic critters.

The Snorchlax

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

K_Dubb

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrTYInVzP78

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.

albrecht

Still warm weather here but, somehow, my Christmas Cactus still knew it was the right time to start blooming.

K_Dubb

Quote from: albrecht 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.

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

pyewacket

Quote from: K_Dubb 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.

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpnGgXL5B3g

pyewacket

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..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwlFOx12Nzs

Here's a special ornament for pye for starting this thread.  Christmas cheers, sweetie darling!  May everyone give you La Croix!  ;D

Rix Gins

Wish I had this one in real life.


pyewacket

Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost 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

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!  :-*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMG0C6m9i3E

Rix Gins

Saw this fellow live a number of years back.  And in a shopping mall, too.  lol

https://youtu.be/SX1C5jls65Y

K_Dubb

Quote from: pyewacket 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..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwlFOx12Nzs

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.


maureen

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"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HoxycLmMOk

cheers!


maureen

"Would anyone like anything to read?"




Here's a festive ornament to commemorate the return of MST3K.  :D


Rix Gins

Quote from: pyewacket on December 17, 2015, 10:18:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T0i4akX5a8

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.   :)

Rix Gins

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.


pyewacket

Quote from: Rix Gins 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.



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

K_Dubb

Quote from: pyewacket on December 17, 2015, 10:18:08 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T0i4akX5a8

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.

K_Dubb

Quote from: Rix Gins 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.



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



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