Cats Chase Congressman Into Alligator Pond

Wouldn’t you know it? I just couldn’t find that video, just the headline. I’ve left it up there because it’s such a nice headline.

The point of the video is to suggest that two cats are more fun than just one. But two iguanas probably aren’t.

‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear’ (Joshua & Jeremy)

Before my head explodes, courtesy of flaming computers, here’s a carol which I hope will calm me down–It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, performed by our dear friends and esteemed colleagues, Joshua and Jeremy.

I love this hymn. One of my earliest memories: I’m sitting on Uncle Bernie’s lap, and this carol is playing somewhere in the house.

By Request, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ (Bing Crosby)

We have another request for Good King Wenceslas, this one from Michele Dumas. Let’s try Bing Crosby’s rendition.

The annual Christmas Carol Contest is open to all, enter as often as you like–don’t be bashful, don’t be shy, step up and let those carols fly.

Naughty Critters

Our furry friends do a lot more than just cuddle. They get up to mischief.

Keep your eye out for the squirrel in this video. He has just made a discovery that will revolutionize the construction and furnishing of squirrels’ nests.

By Request, ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’

Well, whatever else I do today, I’ve posted three Christmas carols for our contest and we have done our bit for the Christmas spirit–glory to God in the highest!

Nominated by Phoebe: Angels We Have Heard on High, by the Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana.

By Request, ‘Unto Us a Child Is Born’

We have this request from Thewhiterabbit–Unto Us a Child is Born, from Handel’s Messiah… via Isaiah 9:6. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

We have one more carol coming up… Everybody, vote with your views.

By Request, ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ (Bing & Bowie)

We’ve been around the track together often enough for me to know that this is one of Ina’s favorite Christmas carol videos–David Bowie and Bing Crosby, and The Little Drummer Boy.

The carol contest is in full swing now; enter, all, while ye may!

Wild & Crazy Kittens

It took me a while to confirm that there are five kittens in this video: hard to count them when they’re going full-throttle. I wish I had that much energy!

What would you do with it?

Run all around and bounce myself off the walls, of course! What else would you do with it?

By Request, ‘On Jordan’s Bank’

This is not a Christmas carol, but it is sort of an Advent hymn, so I’m letting it into the contest

Requested by Phoebe–On Jordan’s Bank, sung by the St. Edmondsbury Cathedral Choir.

‘I Saw Three Ships’ (Nat King Cole)

Hey, what happened to our carol contest? No entries this morning.

Let me post this, then–I Saw Three Ships (On Christmas Day), sung by Nat King Cole. This is one of my favorite Christmas carols, even if it’s not exactly a teaching tool (you can’t sail a ship to Bethlehem, it’s too far inland). There are a couple of grand versions of it on YouTube.