G’day, boys ‘n’ girls, and stand up and cheer the winner of our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest!
Our winner is…. Lydia! She posted this rendition of Joy to the World on Dec. 9, and that day it got 44 views. We still don’t know the name of the children’s choir that’s singing it, but whoever they are, it’s lovely.
Lydia, you have won an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever. It hasn’t been published yet, but it will be soon.
All of us together raised a joyful noise unto the Lord, this Christmas season. And if there are still some Christmas hymns you’d like to hear, all you’ve gotta do is ask for them.
This is Byron the Quokka looking forward to the next contest…
(Sorry, didn’t mean for the picture to turn out anywhere near that big!)
Happy New Year, everybody! Byron the Quokka here, with Series VI of Acme False Facts. Aunt Feezy gave me a set for Christmas–I’m afraid she thought the facts were real: us quokkas are trusting souls–and I can hardly wait to impress all the other quokkas with my new-found bogus knowledge!
Without further ado, here are my favorite False Facts, so far.
*Benjamin Franklin invented the cell phone in 1771, but lost interest in it when there was no one to call.
*In 1951 President Mickey Vernon attempted to appoint his horse, Shorty, to the United States Supreme Court. This led to the discovery that he wasn’t really the president, but the Senate confirmed the appointment anyway.
*Kansas City was originally in Japan, but relocated in 1869.
*Ancient astronauts discovered Play-Doh on Mars and brought it to earth in 502 B.C.
*A centipede named Nobody’s Fool won the Kentucky Derby in 1963, but his victory was disallowed because he used too many legs.
I could do this all day, but I won’t–I’ve got a Christmas carol contest to administer.
Remember! Stand up straight, shoulders back, look ’em in the eye, and speak with unshakeable confidence! And you’ll have a future in politics.
In case you hadn’t noticed, our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest is still running, and will run till Jan. 6, next Monday. So if you haven’t entered a carol yet–well, why not?
So we have this hymn request from SlimJim, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. I hope you like this performance by Amy Grant.
Requested by Jeremy: Here’s another old familiar Christmas carol sung by a melody I’ve never heard before–The Holly and the Ivy, sung by the Norwich Cathedral Choir.
By the way, the carol contest is still on and the leading carol is still on top with 44 views on the day it was posted. Can you beat that?
Phoebe requested this, The First Noel, so I picked this rendition by the King’s College Choir, at Cambridge.
As for the carol contest, the leading carol has 44 views; that was 12 days ago, and no one’s come close since.
Only four days left till Christmas!