O, Holy Night (1967)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This beloved carol takes its lyrics from a French poem. What else can we thank the French for?
My understanding is that they were somewhat helpful during our Revolutionary War. I'm not much of a Francophile so I can't really think of much else. I don't like their food, or their people. Or much else. I would like to see Versailles someday, though.2) How well do you know "O, Holy Night?" Without looking up the lyrics, could you sing along with Ella?
Yup. I could. It's one of my favorites to listen to, but I would never try to sing it. You need a stupendous voice, which I don't have.3) In order to get this record into stores in time for Christmas 1967, Ella had to record this in late July. So let's reverse that. Now that it's Christmastime, what do you miss most about summer?
HEAT! Though, not missing it tremendously yet. It really only got cold in the last couple of weeks.4) Sam is crazy about the open toed pumps she'll be wearing to holiday parties, but that means she needs to get a pedi. Will you be at a salon between now and year-end?
Nope. I don't pedi between mid-October until mid-April.5) Will you be consuming any egg nog this holiday season? And if you do, will it be spiked?
I have some in the fridge, but I doubt I'll be spiking it. I actually prefer it plain.6) Thinking of holiday cuisine, what's your favorite Christmas cookie?
I like 7-Layer Bars and home-made fudge.7) Sam knows she will get a bottle of red wine from her boss, because that's what he gives his staff every year. Is there a gift you can count on receiving?
Beast received his booze from a former client yesterday. The bottle is empty. I was at work all day. I just posted on Facebook that it's just a shitty idea to send people booze. Give 'em a free meal at a nice restaurant instead. No one needs booze. Me, I'd better get my Sour Patch Kids in my stocking.8) What one gift would you most like to receive this year? Do you think anyone will get it for you?
The outlook is distinctly not good for getting what I really want this year. It looked far more likely last Wednesday.9) This time of year is big for charitable fundraising. Here's your chance to plug a cause or organization that's near and dear to you.
Just help someone besides yourself. That's all I ask.