Sunday, December 23, 2007


Hello all you weary carolers. The CBs have been going from blog to blog singing traditional, non-traditional and sometimes even funny Christmas carols in an attempt to inject some fun and frivolity into the festive season.

The sideboard is loaded with beverages from cocoa to hot toddies, with eggnog and punch thrown in for good measure. All of the cookies and treats that came in the mail are laid out for you weary carolers to sample. I've even included some of my Toblerone fudge.

Gather 'round the fire. Have a toast. And know that no matter where you are in the world, who you're with or how well we know each other, you are welcome at my table.

Peace on earth, goodwill toward' man, and like I sang this morning on a hilltop with my dog,"let the sun shine in."

Regardless of what you celebrate this holiday season, my wish for you is joy throughout all that you do.



  1. Boy the food and beverages are great after all that traveling and singing. I got lost from the group I think.


    God rest ye merry Cherry Bombs
    Let nothing you dismay
    Remember Christ your Savior was born on Christmas Day
    To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray
    Ohhh tidings of comfort and joy
    Comfort and joy
    Ohhh tidings of comfort and joy.

    Merry Christmas Sheryl. Enjoy the snow and all the joys of the season

  2. You know, I said I was going to bed, but I have to come wish you Merry Christmas, CMS!

    And it seems to me you asked for some peace and quiet, so here you go:

    "Silent night, holy night!
    All is calm, All is bright
    Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
    Holy Infant so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace,
    Sleep in heavenly peace."

    Someone else will be along in a while to finish.

    Peace and joy!

  3. I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
    Just like the ones I use to know
    Where the tree tops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.
    I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
    With every Christmas card I write
    may your day be merry and bright
    And may all your Christmases be white.

    I called on Bing to sing that for you personally. Isn't his voice heavenly. Yuck Yuck I made a pun, just like Grandpa.

    Merry Christmas sweetheart.

  4. Anonymous12:33 AM

    Silent Night, Holy Night, Shepherds quake, at the sight. Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing "Alleleuia! Christ the Savior is born", Christ the Savior is born!

    Merry Christmas and thank you for the lovely picture and all the tasty treats.

  5. Anonymous9:16 AM

    Fa lala fa lala fa la laaaa!

    Merry Merry!

  6. Well, I'm no Cherry Bomb...but I couldn't resist adding to the cheer!

    Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away.

    Christmas is here, bringing good cheer, to young and old, meek and the bold.

    Ding dong ding dong, that is their song, with joyful ring, all caroling.

    One seems to hear, words of good cheer, from everywhere, filling the air.

    Oh how they pound, raising the sound, o'er hill and dale, telling their tale.

    Gaily they ring, while people sing, songs of good cheer, Christmas is here.

    Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
    Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

    On on they send, on without end, their joyful tone to every home.

    Ding dong ding...dong. (Carol of the Bells)

    Felice Navidad to Miss Keziah and all you CBs wherever you may be!

  7. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Frosty the Snowman
    Was a jolly happy soul
    With a corncob pipe and a button nose
    And two eyes made out of coal

    Frosty the Snowman
    Is a fairytale they say
    He was made of snow
    But the children know
    How he came to life one day

    There must have been some magic
    In that old silk hat they found
    For when they placed it on his head
    He began to dance around

    Frosty the Snowman
    Was alive as he could be
    And the children say
    He could laugh and play
    Just the same as you and me

    Frosty the Snowman
    Knew the sun was hot that day
    So he said let's run
    And we'll have some fun
    Now before I melt away

    Down to the village
    With a broomstick in his hand
    Running here and there all around the square
    Saying catch me if you can

    He led them down the streets of town
    Right to the traffic cop
    And he only paused a moment when
    He heard him holler stop

    Frosty the Snowman
    Had to hurry on his way
    But he waved goodbye
    Saying don't you cry
    I'll be back again some day

    Thumpety thump thump
    Thumpety thump thump
    Look at Frosty go
    Thumpety thump thump
    Thumpety thump thump
    Over the hills of snow

  8. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Still out singing and wanted to stop by to wish you and the family a most beautiful Christmas season.

    While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around,
    And glory shone around.

    All glory be to God on high,
    And to the earth be peace:
    Goodwill hence forth from heaven to men
    Begin and never cease!
    Begin and never cease!

  9. Merry Christmas, CMS! All that snow you described on your last post just boggles my mind. Maybe you could try snowshoeing as a type of exercise!

    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    We wish you a Merry Christmas
    And a Happy New Year!

    May you have lots of smiles and hugs this Christmas and in the year to come.



  10. And I forgot to say, what a beautiful picture you have at the top of your blog! It really made me catch my breath when it opened up. Thanks for sharing!

  11. CMS, thanks for the Christmas caroling! My computer crashed the other night (I think at McB's site) and I have not had access to a computer since then. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and take care of yourself.

    Fa la la la la la!

  12. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Well look at that, there's still some of that fudge left. Hmmmn, guess I'm supposed to sing for my supper? Since it's the fifth day of Christmas, I suppose this is the line to sing:


    Whoops, didn't mean to shake the chandelier there. That was a bit louder than I meant. Still, nice acoustics in this place.

    And Merry Christmas!