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Xmas carol

Posted by: Dissol

Tagged in: Xmas , Christmas

Dissol

To me, spending the month of December in somewhere like South Africa, or the UK, indeed much of the Western World, is like having a taste of what it would be like to live in a single party, dictatorship.  Same songs everywhere (everywhere, meaining everywhere public - malls, shops, offices, hospitals, stations, airports), same "uniforms", same exhortations.  Everyone is forced to join in.

But there are some good bits.  I do enjoy having the whole immediate family under one roof again.  I do enjoy the parties with friends.  But the whole thing is nicely summed up by the American mathematician, satirist, and one time musician, Tom Lehrer.

Christmas time is here, by golly
Disapproval would be folly
Deck the halls with hunks of holly
Fill the cup and don't say "when"
Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens
Mix the punch, drag out the Dickens
Even though the prospect sickens
Brother, here we go again

On Christmas Day you can't get sore Your fellow man you must adore There's time to rob him all the more The other three hundred and sixty-four

Relations, sparing no expense'll Send some useless old utensil Or a matching pen and pencil "Just the thing I need, how nice" It doesn't matter how sincere it Is, nor how heartfelt the spirit Sentiment will not endear it What's important is the price Hark the Herald Tribune sings Advertising wondrous things God rest ye merry merchants May you make the Yuletide pay Angels we have heard on high Tell us to go out and buy

So let the raucous sleigh bells jingle Hail our dear old friend Kris Kringle Driving his reindeer across the sky Don't stand underneath when they fly by
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the new james rond
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written by the new james rond, December 26, 2011
Merry Christmas Dissol. Hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

For me it’s not so good. Fell down the garden stairs and injured my right ankle. I still can’t walk properly and it’s very painful. And the last few days I had the most terrible flu or something.

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