Warning! Christmas Music Ahead

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Byron the Quokka here, folks–and it’s time to get serious. That’s why I’m trying to look serious in this picture.

As much as we’re enjoying our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest, and as much as we want all of you to enjoy it, too, we haven’t forgotten that a Scientist has warned the world that too much Christmas music can make you crazy. Crikey! We don’t want our readers bouncin’ off the walls and yellin’ “I am a captain in the Queen’s Nay-vee!”

Well, we think you can avoid going crazy if you only listen to these carols one or two or three at a time, and then stop and either take a cold shower or run around the block reciting some of the Canterbury Tales.

Or you could just ignore the whole business and listen to as many carols as you please! That’s what I always wind up doing.

I’m Byron the Quokka, and I approve this message!

15 comments on “Warning! Christmas Music Ahead

  1. What??!! Carols… make you crazy?? Well, if that’s true, I’m the Grand Admiral of the Queen’s Navajo!

  2. Canterbury Tales, huh? Okay, Byron, here goes:
    “Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote
    The doughte of March hath perced to the roote….”
    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Here’s my next carol request: “The First Noel” — but for tomorrow, so no one will either go crazy or have to remember the next few lines of the Canterbury Tales, which (come to think of it) could drive people crazy anyway, whether they’re reciting the lines or listening to them over and over.

    1. That should have been “The droughte of March,” not the “doughte.” The mind is willing, but the typing fingers are weak.

    2. One of those typos that slides right past the eye because we just automatically correct it as we read. At least we do if we’re hip to Chaucer’s prologue.

    3. “… and bathed every veyne in swich liquor, of which vertu engendred is the fluor…”

      I had to memorize that in high school–no chore, because I just loved the sound of it. My teacher adored the way I did it. And I still trot it out now and then, ’cause I still love it.

  3. I guess I am certifiable crazy because I listen to Christmas music none stop this time of year, even enjoying the songs about winter time and the coldness of snow, etc. It’s a time of great celebration, Christ our Lord is born today!!!

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