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Sunday, November 13, 2005

"The Strength Of Ten Grinches... Plus Two"

Looks like Christmas is coming early this year. I saw someone in the neighborhood putting up lights yesterday; I was thinking that this is too early -- the Halloween lights are just barely down. Then, I was channel surfing, and saw that TNT was showing "The Grinch That Stole Christmas" (the real one).

That's still one of my favorite shows. I have the thing basically memorized (having read the book to the kids literally hundreds of times over the years... it was one of their biggest requests). I still love the first appearance of "little Cindy Lou Who, who was not more than two". I feel an unashamed joy when they come to one of my favorite lines. And I still get the shivers when the Who's start singing:

"Fah who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas,
Come this way!

Fah who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas,
Christmas Day.

Welcome, Welcome
Fah who rah-moose
Welcome, Welcome
Dah who dah-moose
Christmas day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp

Fah who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas
While we stand
Heart to heart
And hand in hand..."

Only 43 days until Christmas!


Blogger A.A.G. said...


11/13/2005 7:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Friday is still the day of transition for me. Anything before that is just marketing. On black friday, I mount a 4 foot plastic Santa on the tool box in the back of my pickup truck. A 75 watt converter that plugs into the cig lighter provides the power to light it up. It's great in holiday traffic, and you can find the truck in a crowded parking lot. (Anyone around Manassas, VA the last 2 years might have seen me.) I can't wait, but I still need to wait for Thanksgiving turkey to get cold first. lest we forget the importance of that day in the rush.

11/14/2005 6:51 AM

Blogger ninme said...

Okay Bubbles, you can't keep blaming these things on your wife.

If I had a neighbor putting up lights this early, I think I'd rake all my leaves onto his driveway. Or, if I had one, I'd have my kid do it, so the guy wouldn't just get pissed and make me rake them back.

Black Friday is when the lights go up, I agree. The Seattle Nordstrom (the main one) has (or had, I haven't been down there yet) up big signs in their papered-over windows that the Christmas displays wouldn't be unveiled until after Thanksgiving, because We at Nordstrom believe in keeping the Christmas spirit in the Christmas Season, or some line like that, which made me want to will all my earthly possessions to them.

11/14/2005 8:15 PM


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