Christmas Countdown: 5

Santas bothAfter an analysis of Santa’s physical parameters, we’re still curious about the Claus. Does Santa, in fact, have claws? They would certainly help with chimneys. A question of quite some interest is: Does Santa have sex (in the biology class sense)? If so, ♂ or ♀?

The Way-Back link is to Santa: Man or Woman? It’s my only small claim to fame on WordPress — it’s the only post I’ve had Freshly Pressed! (How ironic it wasn’t a piece I actually wrote. It’s another fax or email “share” from the neolithic era of technology.)

And now, more music…

Let’s kick it off with another try not to dance selection from Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton:

Keep the party going with more Sheryl Crow (Eric will be back tomorrow):

Take it down a notch with some Robin Trower:

And finally end bringing Sheryl Crow back to the stage:

For forth and spread beauty and light.

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11 responses to “Christmas Countdown: 5

  • dianasschwenk

    Hey Merry Christmas Smitty even though the visual of Santa ‘doing it’ temporarily through me for a loop!
    Diana xo

    • Wyrd Smythe

      That was its intended purpose! To make you go: Yikes! or: Ewww! or: Haha! or even: HoHoHo! 😀

      Sometimes I want to make people think, but The Christmas Countdown is all about feelings!

      • dianasschwenk

        and by through, I of course meant: threw. Egads!

      • Wyrd Smythe

        Huh! I must have been “hearing” your “voice” when I read — it went right past me. Works the other way, as you demonstrated (so thank you for that 🙂 ); I do it all the time: swap homonyms! Roll and role get me constantly. So do Plain and plane.

        A strange one that gets me constantly — and computer programmers type these two words a lot — is date and data. Sometimes seems like no matter which I meant, I type the other one. D’oh!

        It says something interesting about how our brain stores words. The ones that sound alike apparently are stored in a way that makes it easy to “grab the wrong one.”

      • dianasschwenk

        Yes, that definitely happens to me two, I mean to, egads TOO! 😉

  • reocochran

    I am smiling at this post, full of magical, musical and scientific analysis, too. Definitely ‘true to form,’ on this one, W.S. May you go forth and enjoy a special season and happy new year, 2015.

  • E.D.

    great song, not heard it before. Thanks. 🙂

    • Wyrd Smythe

      Musical Notes:

      The first one, Merry Christmas Baby, is an American R&B Christmas favorite from 1947. Both Chuck Berry and B.B. King have covered it, and yesterday’s Christmas Countdown post features the Bruce Springsteen version. I like the Springsteen version a lot, but the Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton version? Sublime!

      While I’m on the subject, the second one, Run Rudolph Run, is another Christmas favorite from America’s modern musical past, but from the rock ‘n’ roll genre. It goes back to 1958 (R&R being younger, of course, than R&B). It has a 12-bar blues pattern that links it to an earlier American music era. The same song is sometimes recorded as Run Run Rudolph.

      Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem is an old Christmas standard, of course. Robin Trower is a 1960s musician, but his musical interests go back to blues.

      Blue Christmas is another American standard. It goes back to 1948, but is as well-known as it is due to the Elvis Presley version in 1957. Here again I love the Sheryl Crow version most of all!

      (You’ve given me a great idea: adding Musical Notes (pun intended) about the music selections to the comments! So Thanks and Happy Christmas!

  • ~ Sadie ~

    🙂 I am so happy I decided to take the time to go back & read these Christmas Countdown posts!! Am loving all the music you are sharing!! Eric Clapton is like one of my all-time favs, I really like Sheryl Crow, but what I enjoyed the most was this tasty little Robin Trower piece . . . had never heard that before that I can recall, really nice!! (yes, big Trower fan, too ☮)

    • Wyrd Smythe

      Yeah, I really liked these! As with all rock-n-roll-loving guys my age, I’ve always had a crush on Crow, and Clapton… well, he’s God with a Guitar! 🙂

      The Trower piece was new to me, too. Found it searching for good Christmas music and added it to my list of “Good Ones” immediately. Very, very tasty, indeed!

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