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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #190 on: December 25, 2011, 12:28:30 am »
Thank you, John.  No 'bah humbug' for me.  By chance, I heard a lovely reading of 'A Christmas Carol' tonight on the radio, read by Jonathan Winters.  He had distinct voices for all the characters.  I had also forgotten how short the story actually is. 

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #191 on: December 25, 2011, 08:03:40 am »
"From All of Me to All of You."
Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul!


(Did everyone watch this at 3pm this afternoon??   ::)  )




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Oh we sat there, in front of the TV, grandma, ma (thats me  :laugh:), pa and the two kids....22 and 17.....and we enjoyed every minute of it. We missed when Walt himself stood on the mantlepiece, wishing us Merry Christmas but that was taken away many years ago so....
Christmas starts with Donald himself!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #192 on: December 25, 2011, 01:40:59 pm »
Thanks for the Dickens reading.

This has been a good holiday season except of course for my sister's tantrum.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, happy Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa to others and of course, it was a great Solstice and Saturnalia earlier.

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #193 on: December 20, 2014, 06:49:08 pm »
One thing that irks me about the holidays is, I'm afraid, a personal problem:

I'm terrible, just terrible, at coming up with ideas for gifts for people until Christmas is practically breathing down my neck.  >:(

I don't know if this is a guy thing, or if this is specifically an inherited/learned behavior that I got from my father. (In days long ago he used to drag me to the mall on Christmas Eve morning to find something for him to give my mother.  ::) ) But I'm still terrible at it until it's almost too late.  >:(

I'm almost as bad thinking up people who might enjoy receiving a Christmas card. This morning I kind of got overwhelmed thinking of people from church who have been kind to me, or who are not in good health and might appreciate an unexpected Christmas card. These folks are all local, so there is hope they might receive a card by Wednesday, but, sheesh, why couldn't I think of doing this two weeks ago, when there was plenty of time?  ???
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #194 on: December 20, 2014, 07:24:29 pm »
Thank you, John.  No 'bah humbug' for me.  By chance, I heard a lovely reading of 'A Christmas Carol' tonight on the radio, read by Jonathan Winters.  He had distinct voices for all the characters.  I had also forgotten how short the story actually is. 

Happened on your post, thanks so much for posting, which sent me running to google...sometimes I love the internet...


Jonathan Winters' "A Christmas Carol"
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/25/midday1
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #195 on: December 20, 2014, 11:47:34 pm »
Happened on your post, thanks so much for posting, which sent me running to google...sometimes I love the internet...


Jonathan Winters' "A Christmas Carol"
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/25/midday1

Sweet!  Thank you so much for finding this.  I had another listen tonight. 

"There's more of gravy than of grave about you."  :)

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #196 on: December 21, 2014, 04:58:59 pm »
"There's more of gravy than of grave about you."  :)

"You may be ... a fragment of an underdone potato."  ;D
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #197 on: December 21, 2014, 05:16:39 pm »
"You may be ... a fragment of an underdone potato."  ;D

Is that a quote from A Christmas Carol?
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #198 on: December 21, 2014, 09:18:06 pm »
"You may be ... a fragment of an underdone potato."  ;D

IT's called a seed potato...it's this part that makes the new plants!
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #199 on: December 21, 2014, 09:25:33 pm »
Is that a quote from A Christmas Carol?

Yes!  When Scrooge encounters the ghost of Marley, he says"

“You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”