Monthly Archives: December 2010

Puzzle 24

HAPPY NEW YEAR as the last puzzle of the year I’d like to end with a bang. 3… 2… 1… wait first: You go to a New Year’s party. You are early and things just got set out. You go … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: DECEMBER 31: Auld Lang Syne

By the time you’ve read this It’s probably past new year’s day. HAPPY NEW YEAR! This song is, possibly, the oldest song in popular use. It was written by Robert Burns in 1788. It is normally used at new years … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 30: White Christmas

“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, The recording made by Bing Crosby of this song is THE best-selling single of all time. It has sold … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 29: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Nope… Too obscure… No way! *Sigh* I have one carol left for the new years category, Auld Lang Syne, but that’s going to be for new years eve. So I’m out. Nope, nada. I’m forced to get into the hit … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 28: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

It was written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, and was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show in November 1934. It became an instant hit with orders for 100,000 copies of sheet music the next day and more … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 27: O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel is a translation of the Latin text (“Veni, veni, Emmanuel”) by John Mason Neale in the mid-19th century. It is a metrical version of a collation of various Advent Antiphons (the acrostic O Antiphons), which … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Countdown: December 26: Good King Wenceslas

I like this song. It was based on a legend of “saint” Wenceslas. How he and his page went to give food and wood to a poor man in a blizzard at night. Legend tells how when his page was … Continue reading

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