Christmas Gifs, Pics, and Songs

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

It’s been two months since my last post, as work and life got in the way of my blogging. Hope everyone is doing well!

I’ve been playing again with some of the templates in Photo Lab, making myself giggle by dropping in some of the Richard pics on my phone. (Sorry, I can’t remember where the pictures came from or who made the templates on Photo Lab but would give credit if I could.) Poor Proctor looks mighty cold there…

This one of the somber, proper Mr. Thornton made me laugh the most…

We’ve been decorating the house, and I have a couple of new friends out front…

Even my dog is wearing his festive gear for the holiday, courtesy of his groomer at the doggy salon…IMG_4098 (2)We went to the annual German Christmas market on the first day without rain in a while. The market is really good, with lots of crafts and trinkets and, of course, food!

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I was trying to find a good version of one of my favourite Christmas carols, “Oh Holy Night”, and came across this live-in-studio version..

What a voice! I guess I haven’t been listening to country radio much or I would probably know her. (Just for the record, while I love “Hallelujah”, it is definitely not a Christmas song.)

Another of my favourite Christmas songs is “Little Drummer Boy”. My mother always hated it — something about the pa-rum-pa-pum-pum’s — but I’ve always found it quite poignant. Here is a wonderful version sung by Jennifer Nettles with Idina Menzel.

I hope each of you has a wonderful Christmas and/or time with your family.


22 thoughts on “Christmas Gifs, Pics, and Songs

  1. Sue Hi!!!! Missed you !!!!
    I love Little Drummer Boy for the pa rum puns pums!!
    Your tree looks beautiful and the outside additions and your doggie always adorable!
    All my love to you and your sons and husband for a terrific peaceful quiet holiday season and Happy New Year! I hope 2020 brings you much joy good health and success in all areas !! 😘❤️

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    • You know, I was going to say that there would be no drama, since it’s just my family of four, but then I went and burned the stuffing when I was heating up the bread, as my hubby was at the stove trying to help… a bit of drama ensued, but luckily the convenience store on the corner had more bread and bacon. Said husband was good enough to go and buy it. All was good in the end!

      Hope your Christmas and Hanukkah were drama-free!


  2. What a lovely post, somehow this made me feel more Christmassy than anything else this season (I’ve been a bit of a Grinch this Christmas). It’s good to hear from you again. 😊 Hope the holidays were good for you and your family!

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    • Thank you… I’m glad! You know, I used to enjoy it more when the kids were small. It’s hard, too, when our families don’t live near us. It was a nice celebration, though. Hope you enjoyed your celebrations and I’m glad to hear your vertigo is getting better.


  3. Sue – I’m wishing you a much belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Your decorations were lovely and your dog is so adorable. I took my blogging reading break during December – you’re right, sometimes life just says, “take it slower baby!” WOW – yes, Jennifer’s voice… WOW, I still have chills! I wish you the best in 2020 :-)!

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