Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sing sing song sing a song

My favorite elf was about 5 years old that year.  We were watching "The Grinch" and she came sliding across the couch to snuggle in next to me.  Crossed her arms and looked at me seriously.

"You know, Daddy, they have this stuff now that you just brush into your beard and then you take a shower and all that grey will go away."  They beard was the first to succumb to age color variation, you see.

She was seriously serious.  So I bought a box of that stuff, wrapped it up and put it under the tree for Christmas morning.  From Santa.
And boy did she get excited that morning.  Not another present did she open, my hand was grabbed and off to the bathroom we went.  She applied it with studious care, if not with a concern for 'neatness'.  It was all over the place.  I still have that t-shirt I wore all flecked with brown.
I don't much believe in Santa Claus.... but the love of elves is very very real.

My friend David Barber has posted a couple of his favorite Christmas type songs

So, golllllllleee gee, I thought I would add a couple of my favorites..... so let's all go Caroling&stuff!

and one more....


Unknown said...

I hope you enjoy this silly season my friend. ;-)

Here is another Xmas song for yer collection. Joe Bonamassa doing Merry Christmas baby:

Sherry Peyton said...

Ahh, good story. Memories are the best part of getting older. :) Merry Christmas good friend.

S.W. Anderson said...

The love of elves is precious indeed. And keeping an old, stained shirt is love in return. What a sweet memory.

There's so much nice Christmas music, but I have a tender spot in my heart for Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas."

I hope your Christmas is especially merry and bright — and not overly white with anything that has to be shoveled. ;)

Unknown said...

I forgot to ask...ya gonna get snow dear man?

okjimm said...

Merry Holidays &stuff Dusty.... no snow and the chance for any by Christmas is almost nil.

Sherry.... merry Christmas to you and the Contrarian! A Packer win over the bears will trump a Santa visit any day!!

SW... she is a good elf. and you can never go wrong with a little Bing during the Holiday

Randal Graves said...

Grey means you have experience and exude class! Right?

okjimm said...

A good anti-perspirent means I exude no sweat ;)

Ahab said...

Merry Christmas, Okjimm! And to your favorite elf as well.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Ho, ho, ho! Here is a poem for you:

Have a happy :)

susan said...

That's a lovely elf you have there.

Nice selection of songs too.

Larry said...

I got in here too late to read this before Christmas but I'm glad I finally made it Jim, Wonderful post.

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