12.14.2019

saturday 9





The Christmas Song

1) The lyrics mention "chestnuts roasting on an open fire." Do you often eat chestnuts? no, I've only officially had them once but they were freshly roasted

2) There's a reference to Jack Frost, too. Does cold weather help you get into the holiday spirit? oh, hell no!

3) Nat sings that turkey helps to make the season bright. We just had it last month for Thanksgiving. Do you enjoy turkey all year around? Or do you consider it primarily a holiday dish? I do enjoy turkey

4) This song was published as "The Christmas Song," but people often refer to it as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" or "Merry Christmas to You." When you think of this song, which title comes to mind? "The Christmas Song"

5) Nat King Cole had a big hit in the 1950s with "Mona Lisa." The ballad compares an enigmatic woman to the da Vinci painting, which hangs in the Louvre. The Mona Lisa has been called the most instantly identifiable painting in the world. Can you think of another famous painting that you recognize on sight? (Extra points if you include a picture!) Starry Night by Van Gogh

6) Best remembered today as a singer, Cole was also an accomplished composer and jazz pianist. Do you like jazz? I do

7) The only Christmas card Sam has received so far this year is from her dentist. She never sees Dr. Douglas socially. In fact, she hasn't seen him since her annual check-up last March. Have you received many cards this year? not a one

8) When did/will you start holiday shopping this year: Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving/Black Friday, Halloween? Earlier than that? well--for some people I pick things up whenever I see them but I'm struggling with gift ideas for the parentals this year

9) This time of year is big for charitable fundraising. Here's your chance to plug a cause or organization that's near and dear to you. I support the local homeless shelter and the local cancer support group

4 comments:

  1. I see you're feeling very snow passionate this morning. :)

    We've got quite a few Van Gogh fans this week!

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  2. It seems like I am the only fan of surrealism.

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  3. I have been struggling with ideas for a couple of people this year, too. I always like to give everyone that "perfect" gift that shows I really put a lot of thought into it and what they like, but some people are just so tough!

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  4. With my husband's surgery and his inability to walk, plus the fact I've been sick for two weeks, our holiday gift-giving is rather poorly done this year. Everyone will get something but it won't be up to my usual efforts.

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