This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Noëlco. Even our name says Merry Christmas!
That commercial is such a classic, there was no way I wouldn’t use it.
So Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours. This is our favorite week of the year, so let’s get right into it. Here’s what we did last week.
The Christmas music extravaganza continued, and I just picked out a few of my favorite Christmas songs. Tomorrow will be all traditional carols to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity.
Les Paul and Mary Ford were the featured artists. There’s some argument about whether he or Leo Fender invented the solid-body electric guitar, but Les was an innovator in so many ways it’s hard to say.
Found an image quote or meme or whatever they’re called that was somewhat seasonal in nature, because it mentioned Santa Claus.
Kat’s assignment was to list six things I loved about winter. I did my best, noting that baseball’s Spring Training (more of a preseason than in years past, when ballplayers made so little they had to get jobs in the offseason) starts around Valentine’s Day (also known as the Feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius). I’m glad I live in a part of the country where winter is short and mild.
Continuing with my one-hit wonder theme, we looked at those from 1977. I left one prominent song out, because I plan on using it as a Battle of the Bands at some point.
Speaking of Battle of the Bands, the winner of our latest “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” was won by The Ramrods over their hero, Duane Eddy. I have one more Battle planned for the song, which we’ll do on New Year’s Day.
Linda’s prompt was “you’ll/Yule/Yul,” giving me a chance to talk about two Yul Brynner sightings we had (Mary had one, I had the other) and to play my favorite PDQ Bach Christmas carol.
Traditional Christmas carols tomorrow, another artist who was popular from 1946-1964 on Tuesday, another pithy one-liner on Wednesday, the one-hit wonders from 1978 on Friday, and responses to whatever prompts Kat and Linda come up with on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. In other words, pretty much the same stuff as always. Plus, I’ll have an announcement about the simulcast blog, The Sound of One Hand Typing FM.
Thanks to Dan, Uncle Jack Connelly, Janet, Mark, J-Dub, Hilary, Annalisa, Eugenia, Cathy, Stephen, Martha, David Webb, BikerChick, Mike, Madam Dreamweaver, Joey, Frank, Jeanne, Annie, Arlee, Alex, XmasDolly, Alana, The Reinvintaged Life, and all the folks that stopped by and left me a “like.”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!