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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday nine..where's Grandma?

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Saturday 9: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (1979)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) According to a marketing research firm, this song is both one of the most played and most hated songs of the season. Do you like it?
I think it's a horrible song.

2) In this song, Grandma's troubles start when she drinks too much eggnog. Do you like eggnog?
I do.

3)  In the song, Grandpa recovers from losing Grandma by drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel. Will you be celebrating the holidays with cousins?
No, because almost all my cousins are very scattered and some I haven't seen for years.  I only have a few left.  I will be celebrating with our nieces and their children who are all second cousins, and their parents.  We dress up:
An unreasonable facsimile of our holiday attire. lol

We feast a lot, laugh a lot, and play a game called LRC with quarters before exchanging small baskets of goodies.  It's really fun.

4) When did you most recently drink a beer? Was it in a bottle, a can or a glass?
I drink NAB, from a glass or the bottle. 

5) The lyrics refer to "pudding of fig." In "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," the carolers demand figgy pudding. Yet despite its popularity in holiday songs, Sam has never tasted fig pudding. Have you?  I've tasted it once, and despite the excitement of  getting to have some, I didn't like it much at all.

6) Thinking of holiday sweets, would you prefer a gingerbread cookie or slice of pumpkin pie? 
A Pie always is always going to win with me contest!  
SOURCE Betty Crocker

7) This song was recorded by a duo named Elmo & Patsy. It occurs to Sam that she has never met anyone named Elmo. How about you? Any Elmos in your life?
There were never and Elmos, though I did know an Eloy, and old neighbor's brother.  Cool name.

8) Do you need snow to get "into the spirit?"
My Christmas spirit depends on family, and it's been slowly declining through the years.  Next year I'm celebrating Yule instead.  Seems more appropriate, given what I know now.

9) Random question: Are you going to get/have you gotten a flu shot this year?
We both got a flu shot in October.  We get one every year.  Having flu isn't a good thing for anyone.  Hope you all got yours.


  1. Your holiday tradition sounds like so much fun! And I'm glad you don't have to worry about the flu. Being laid up for a week is such a drag, esp. if it's avoidable.

    1. Yule is more, should I say, spiritual to me because, on the whole, it's very ancient and puts a person in tune with deep rhythms in life.

      Also, I wish you didn't have to worry about flu season because the shot itself is so bad. But as long as others around you can stave it off with shots, it's just a little safer the for you.

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    1. Isn't it cool? :-)
      I watch it every day. There are lots of them up now, even some hilarious "how to's" have been made with comments like, "I cried when the second log caught fire"
      Life can be so much fun when we share our kookieness. Lol

  3. I haven't decided yet if I will drive to NJ to be with my brother and his family yet.

    1. It's a long drive and then you have to drive home again. I wish you a Merry Christmas where ever you are that day.

  4. I used to play a card game called "65" with my cousins...with quarters. Sadly, both of those cousins are dead now and I don't really know any of my other cousins.

    1. I'll have to look up that game. And my cousins are scattered to the wind, and my favorite one has long since passed away, too. Let's lift a glass to our dearly departed this year.

  5. What do you know now? Just curious.

    1. I've known for a long time, we aren't celebrating any birthday. I finally gave in and layed it to rest this year. It's become such a circus.

  6. I just found a yule log video on Netflix. I watched it for about a minute too. I bet they are fun for parties.

    1. It is a lot of fun for parties, or if you just want a nice crackling fire to read by. One on YouTube lasts a humongous four hours!


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