Thursday, December 7, 2006

My First Thursday Thirteen...YIKES!!

And I thought this was gonna be easy...

I really need to get into the Christmas spirit after the past few days (work has been a living hell - it involved federal inspectors - enuff said). So here's a list of my thirteen favorite Chrismas carols:

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - the lyrics to this song are insightful, and the melody is absolutely my favorite.
2. Away in a Manger - my grandmother taught me the words to this when I was a small child. I love to hear children singing this - it makes the true meaning of Christmas a little clearer.
3. Go Tell It On the Mountain - this is one of my favorites at midnight Mass.
4. The Christmas Song - of course, only the Mel Tormé version will do.
5. White Christmas - gotta have Bing Crosby singing this.
6. O Come All Ye Faithful - I learned the lyrics in French to Adeste Fidelis in high school - still sing it every year and can't figure out how I remember this but can't recall how to diagram a sentence...
7. Jingle Bells - my father sang a version that had the same melody but involved shotgun shells and Grandma's Chevrolet.
8. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Anne Murray's version gives me chills.
9. Winter Wonderland - I remember my sisters listening to the Johnny Mathis version when I was a kid, but I prefer the one by Perry Como.
10. Here Comes Santa Claus - another one my dad used to sing to me.
11. The 12 Days of Christmas - why is it I always get the lords a'leaping and the pipers piping days mixed up?
12. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - my grandad's name was Rudolphus - I could never figure out why they named a reindeer after my grandfather...
13. Silver Bells - always makes me think of NYC at Christmas.


Oops - this just in...may I call it the TTA? (Thursday Thirteen Addendum)


* 1. Schizophrenia -- Do You Hear What I Hear?

* 2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Kings Disoriented Are

* 3. Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas

* 4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

* 5. Manic -- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets
and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees

* 6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

* 7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an
Open Fire

* 8. Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm
Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

* 9. Attention Deficit Disorder --- Silent night, Holy oooh look at
the Froggy - can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

* 10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, JingleBells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ...........................................................................


busy91 said...

LOL! The last bit is great. As far as the 'real' songs, I love them all. I love Christmas music. Happy TT.

Bond said...


see now.. that was easy!

welcome to TT

Dixiechick said...

LMOO!!! I love that last one... totally hilarious....

For the real song... I love all of them... Actually, I love all Christmas songs.

Happy TT! Mine's up!

Anndi said...

Great lists..

Pia.. I read this at the best possible moment.. brilliant. Thank you for making me howl with laughter!

Piacere said...

Busy: TY for visiting - come back soon!!!

Bond: I did it - I did it!!! I be bloggin'!!!

Dixie: I think I might start singing the ADD carol - I'm always totally scatterbrained at this time of the year...

Anndi: Molto piacere!!! Glad you enjoyed the list!

TopChamp said...

Hello - nice to meet you!

I'm so excited about Christmas - and love the midnight service down South - but this year I'm not going home. Will have to try to find a church that will allow at trumpeter to parp along with their carols up here.

O come o come emanuel is a beautiful carol.

Piacere said...

topchamp: Nice to meet you, too. Thanks for stopping by - I'll be sure to visit your spot very soon! Merry Christmas!!

Dana said...

Those are hilarious!