Finding Something Friday: Name That (Christmas) Tune Finale

And now it’s time to say goodbye to all our jolly tunes!
M-E-R (Arrrrgh, mateys! I’ll miss you!)
R-R-Y (Why? Because I love you!)
C-H-R-I-STMAS!

(Yeah, today’s verse is not one of my better efforts. But the pics are pretty awesome, right?)

Answers: Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Away in a Manger, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas! (And a happy new year!)

Name That (Christmas) Tune, Day 3

Yes, we’re still having fun at the old Hall of Fame,
with our jolly and musical Christmas tune game!

Some of my friends have been oh-so-smart,
and deciphered the songs from my so-so art.

But today’s little songs are really a doozy–
(I like that word ’cause it rhymes with jacuzzi.)

Answers: What Child Is This? and All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth

Name That (Christmas) Tune, Day Two

We’re having some fun at the old Hall of Fame

with a jolly and musical Christmas word game!

Take a look at the cards I’ve posted today–

Can you guess the tune that each of ’em play?

So how did you do? Did you figure ’em out?

(There’s more for tomorrow, so don’t go and pout.)

Answers: Deck the Halls and Noel

Name that (Christmas) Tune

‘Tis the week before Christmas at the old Hall of Fame,

And I found something fun, a jolly word game!

Take a look at the cards that I’m posting each day-

and see if you know the tune it will play.

The art’s not so great, but y’all are great thinkers.

Now don’t peek below, you bunch of old stinkers–

Until you’ve made a guess, or maybe a few.

And happy Christmas to all (and Hanukkah, too!)

(Answers: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow and O Christmas Tree)

Tooting My Horn Tuesday for 12 Days of Christmas Prayer

A few weeks ago, I received a letter from an Adams Media editor that one of my stories would be included in a project called 12 Days of Christmas Prayer. And today, I remembered to look for the e-book, and deck the Halls with boughs of holly! There was my story, appearing on the First Day of Christmas!
I love the story, “Advent at the Hall House.” It originally appeared in a Cup of Comfort Book of Christmas Prayer. And that was swell, to have it published and sitting pretty on the shelves in big bookstores during the holidays. But that’s not why I love that story so much.

I loved those days when the kids could barely read, and we gathered around the Advent wreath to share a few prayers, the kind of prayers that started out with a very holy, “Dear Jesus.” But somehow ended with a discussion of dogs, or firetrucks or what Mommy shouldn’t have said to that man in the grocery store. It’s that kind of a story.
My, that was some Christmas praying. Anyway, I’m sure the rest of the stories are just as wonderful as “Advent at the Hall House.” You can find the e-book here for just a few dollars. It seems like a reasonable price for 12 Days of Christmas Prayer.
‘Tis the season, friends. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!