Happy Holidays, everyone! And a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Today’s content will be short, given the circumstances, and kind of silly.
Who among us hasn’t taken a good Christmas carol and, in the spirit of travel, stress, family antics, or other circumstances, warped it to fit their given situation? If you haven’t, good for you for keeping the carols intact and leaving some part of the holiday spirit sacred. If you have (like me), good for you for being flexible and creative! Anyway, I have done this MANY times (probably every year, to some extent). Here, I present the two for which I have well documented records . . . the first because it was posted on Facebook and, as we have proven, Facebook is eternal. The second is this year’s kooky creation borne out of keeping myself sane during holiday travel.
We’ll start with the first (of course):
My university alma mater gave us two days off between the end of classes and the start of finals as official “study days.” These were commonly referred to by students as “dead days” or “dead week” even though it wasn’t a whole week. My freshman year, I was still enthralled by the concept, wary of my first college finals week, and it was forecast to snow. This happened as a result:
We did not, sadly, get a white dead week. Not even a flurry.
As you likely know, however, I’ve had quite my fill of snow since I moved to Minnesota. That’s an important distinction in this year’s rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” which I sang to my mother over the phone during my layover in Houston . . .
It wasn’t a good gift. I’m a terrible singer.
I’ll be home for Christmas.
You can count on me.
There’s no snow, but don’cha’know,
There’s presents under the tree.
Christmas Eve’s tomorrow.
I’m so close I could scream.
I’ll be home for Christmas,
And not just in my dreams.
Well, there you have it! A quick and quirky content piece for the holiday season! Again, Happy Holidays to everyone! I’ll be back next Tuesday for New Year’s!