Friday, December 7, 2018

A Word About Holiday Songs




Note: I did not write this but I do agree with it. When looked at from a purely PC view anything can be twisted to fit the opinions of the killjoys who want to strip the joy out of everything. I will enjoy the holidays. I will listen to the old songs. Don't like it? Bugger off!

courtesy of Mary Ellen Crase on Facebook:

So while we are taking 'Baby It's Cold Outside' from the radios... I guess we should take the following off as well:
1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: subjecting minors to softcore porn
2. The Christmas Song: Open fire? Pollution. Folks dressed up like Eskimos? Cultural appropriation
3. Holly Jolly Christmas: Kiss her once for me? Unwanted advances
4. White Christmas? Racist
5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Sees you when you’re sleeping? Knows when you’re awake? Peeping Tom stalker
6. Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Everyone telling you be of good cheer? Forced to hide depression
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Bullying
8. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Forced gender-specific gifts: dolls for Janice and Jen and boots and pistols (GUNS!) for Barney and Ben
9. Santa Baby: Gold digger, blackmail
10. Frosty the Snowman: Sexist; not a snow woman
11. Do You Hear What I Hear: blatant disregard for the hearing impaired
12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Make the yuletide GAY? Wow, just wow
13. Jingle Bell Rock: Giddy up jingle horse, pick up your feet: animal abuse
14. Mistletoe and Holly: Overeating, folks stealing a kiss or two? How did this song ever see the light of day?
15. Winter Wonderland: Parson Brown demanding they get married…forced partnership.
16. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer: Shaming the elderly for their public intoxication while trying to enjoy their golden years after a few drinks on their prescription meds.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Movie Marathon 2018


It's that time of year again!


Here is the list for this year's marathon...we start December 1

Each title is hot-linked with more information about the movie/show

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1 - Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
2 - Eight Crazy Nights (first day of Hanukkah)
7 - Tora! Tora! Tora! (Pearl Harbor Day)
12 - Prep & Landing and Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa and Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (these are all less than 30 min., so I decided to clump them together)
15 - Scrooge

Monday, November 26, 2018

Review: Pagan Portals - Have a Cool Yule: How-To Survive (and Enjoy) the Mid-Winter Festival

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have just finished this book and it is all about the "32 Days of Yuletide" that runs from 17 December - 17 January... I do not know if this is actually a traditional thing because I am always leary of books that claim traditions I have never heard of are "ancient" or "traditional"...but it does sound like fun! So our family is going to do it this year...

Also...IDK what yet but I plan to try to do some fun recipes and maybe a game or two on the blog... #WatchThisSpace


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: The Little Book Café: Amy’s Story

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wonderful addition to an already wonderful series :c)

**This is a repost of this review due to the fact that the star rating was incorrect in my previously published review***

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an omnibus of a series I have previously reviewed...I stand by the previous 3 reviews...a lovely series by the author of another of my favourite series (Millie Vanilla's Cupcake Cafe) :c)

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Review: A Very Lucky Christmas

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another lovely book from Lilac Mills :c) I do love a good Christmas book :c)

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Review: The Chance of a Lifetime: The bestselling feel-good read for the new year

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Review: Christmas at Strand House

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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