Ah Christmas month. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. *Sips hot chocolate* Ahhh… Now to run from the Cliché police.
Here in Argentina it’s almost summer. So I’m actually sipping on a cold Coke. *Sips* Ahhh… they are both Christmas related. One is a standard. You want something hot and your kids can’t dink coffee so you whip up some hot chocolate for both you and them. Coke, according to urban legend, gave a good deal to our perception of Santa, But that’s not true. The red suit dates back to a few 1885 Christmas cards. And the jolly, fat appearance comes from Twas the Night Before Christmas. To boot, the full red-suited, bearded, jolly image was popular in new york way before 1927 according to the New York Times. Coca-cola just took all the credit because they spread the image.
So freeze on a fresh Coca-cola, or scald your throat with hot chocolate as you swerve about town trying to get to the stores. As you bang your head against the wheel because you remembered you forgot a important item you may hear a tune playing in your head. The radio is on. You stop and listen to Deck the Halls. For the 30th time. And you wonder “Where did we get all these carols for Christmas and new years?” Wonder no further! I’ll be giving 31 carols that you probably have heard and wonder this a full history.
From God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. To Auld Lang Syne. And all in between! Every day a new post so stay tuned this holiday season. And have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. *Knock Knock*. Huh? I’m not expecting anyone. Who could it be? Who is it?
“Cliché police! Open the door!”