Merry Christmas, y’all

Peace, y'all

We’re gonna take a li’l Christmas break for a coupla days, and I hope you do too. Well, of course, after you look at the gifts we’ve got for y’all in this post!

For me, it wouldn’t be the holidays without Benny Grunch and the Bunch doing “The 12 Yats of Christmas” …

And while this is still a New Orleans Christmas classic, the sad truth is that you have to be of a certain age to get most of those references now, in post-Federal Flood days … ’cause most o’ dem places ain’t dere no more …

And, of course, the greatest Christmas song ever.

If you love this song as much as I do, you might want to watch an excellent one-hour documentary on its making, in six parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.

So Happy Christmas, I love ya baby, I can see a better time when all our dreams come true …


7 Responses to “Merry Christmas, y’all”

  1. Wendy said:

    Dec 24, 09 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks so much for posting “Fairytale of New York!” It’s a Christmas favorite in this house. Merry Christmas!


  2. Wendy said:

    Dec 24, 09 at 2:50 pm

    I just watched the documentary. Really good. I loved the comment that Shane MacGowan “is doing well despite extraordinary rock and roll indulgences.” Thanks for posting!


  3. John said:

    Dec 31, 09 at 2:28 pm

    Try this for a New Year hootenany

    Happy New Year

  4. Missy said:

    Jan 01, 10 at 10:06 pm

    The 12 Yat’s of Christmas is a favorite in our family, too, especially for our 8-year-old son (born and raised in northern California, baptized in New Orleans with the Catholic side of the family). We finally had to tell him he had to stop singing it in public when we realized that no one else would a kid singing “a 6-pack of Dixie” funny and it might get him into trouble at his Catholic school. He’s welcome to sing it all he wants at home, though!

  5. Chuck said:

    Jan 02, 10 at 9:19 am

    Aww … thanks for that, John. I miss Kirsty.

  6. marion said:

    Jan 19, 10 at 8:38 am

    Heeyy Chuck…… where are you these days.
    Haven’t been able to get my daily fix.
    I hope everything is alright with you guys.

  7. Chuck said:

    Jan 19, 10 at 12:01 pm

    Oh yeah, I’m just being a lazy bastard. I got somewhat lethargic during and just after the holidays.

    New post today! And lots more to come.