Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Crazy Carols

posted by Aunty Cindy aka Loucinda McGary

On the 9th Day of Christmas my cabana boy gave to me
A post by Aunty Ciiiiindy!

Sorry, but it's December 21st, the shortest day of the year and only 4 more days until THE BIG DAY and Aunty is so far behind she can't even see the tunnel, much less any light at the end of it!

ACK!!!

This happens to me every year. I start off the month of December with great intentions and the next thing I know, it's less than a week until Christmas and I have NOTHING done! I wish I had the excuse of a looming deadline, or even a Dreaded Day Job, but I don't. I just have a difficult time getting into the spirit of the season...

Perhaps I need a bit more SPIRITS of the season... So pass the eggnog and Aunty has a little quiz to exercise our brains.

Back in the day, Aunty toiled away in the Land of Bureaucrats. Unlike romance writers, who strive to create clear and entertaining prose, all good Bureaucrats write to confuse and complicate. For example, instead of the Twelve Days of Christmas, a good Bureaucrat would call it The Dozen Festive 24-Hour Intervals.

Here then are the titles of some familiar and beloved Christmas Carols after the bureaucrats rewrote them. See how many you can figure out!
  1. Embellish the interior passageways
  2. Diminutive masculine master of skin-covered percussionistic cylinders
  3. Obese personification fabricated of compressed minute ice crystals
  4. Natal celebration devoid of color
  5. Move hitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their belief
  6. Small municipality in Judea southeast of Jerusalem
  7. Nocturnal time span of unbroken quietness
  8. Delight for this planet
  9. Frozen precipitation commence
  10. To decry matriarchal osculation of Yuletide anthropomorphism (Aunty's personal favorite)
How many do you recognize? Or maybe you can come up with some alternate bureaucratic titles of your own. Please share!

The 12 Bandita Days prize will go to a randomly chosen commenter.

101 comments:

mariska said...

:)

Linda Henderson said...

Okay, here are my guesses.
1. Deck The Halls
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. Frosty The Snowman
4. White Christmas
5. O Come All Ye Faithful
6. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
7. Silent Night
8. Joy To The World
9. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.
10. Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Jane said...

Hey Aunty Cindy,
Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I recognize Deck the Halls, Little Drummer Boy, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Silent Night.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

You got the GR, Mariska!

Hope you have plans to keep him busy today, I think he may have had a bit too much holiday spirits lately! ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WOW, Linda!

9 out of 10, WTG!

Do you have any you can share with us?

AC
sipping on her egg nog martini

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Jane!

Thanx for the bday wishes! And BIG THANX to all who commented on Jo's post on the 18th. I had a GREAT birthday sailing the high seas, and then having dinner with all my family, including my niece who was born on my birthday 26 years ago! We hadn't celebrated together in a long time so it was TONS o' FUN!

AC

Pissenlit said...

AHAHAHAHA!! I figured them all out but OMG, I couldn't stop laughing at number 10...that was hilarious!

Okay, here's mine...

Uncastrated male swine's upper body part musical composition.

gamistress66 said...

okay, I came up with the same as Linda for the 1-9, 10=clueless (it's too late for me to have to think that much) so hope 10 was the one she was off on :) Always have hated lhaving to read legal & tax documents for just his reason. Think I'll just stick to numbers :)

Happy holidays :)

Minna said...

I'm still about half asleep, but I'd say Natal celebration devoid of color is White Christmas.

mariska said...

HI AC !!

i'm sorry, the baby was crying and still till now. i can't think of anything :)

well. i guess it's because i don't celebrate Christmas either *grins*

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

ROFLOL, Pissenlit!!!

I think I'll need a few more egg nog martinis before I hazard a guess on yours!

CABANA BOYS! Refill Aunty's glass, pronto!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Gamistress,
Yes, it was 10 and it's a doozy! I used to work with lawyers and I can totally see one writing that. :-P

It's getting late for me too, so check back in the morning. I will.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Minna,
You're absolutely right! Natal celebration devoid of color is White Christmas.

AC

Anna Campbell said...

Mariska, congrats on the chook!

Cindy, I just LOVE it!!! What a fun post. I think I know the osculation one but I'll wait to see if I'm right!

Linda Henderson said...

I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus?

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Mariska,
Hope the little one has settled down now.

If there are no Christmas Carols playing in your neighborhood, can I come visit??? They started playing them here the day after Halloween and I am SICK SICK SICK of hearing a few of them. :-P

AC

Cath's Chatter said...

LOL
What great alternative titles you came up with, my mind is currently wine addled so cant think of any myself but I did recognize
Joy To The World
White Christmas
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Cath
cbcowley@gmail.com

Tawny said...

LOL I had fun guessing these, AC!!!

Tawny said...

Uncastrated male swine's upper body part musical composition.

OMG ROFLMAO

I have no idea on this one yet, but I'm laughing like crazy just reading it!

PinkPeony said...

Hola Loucinda!
These are great. Post them to your FB/Twitter!
I didn't peek at anyone's answers..

1. Deck the Halls
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. Frosty (I have the 78 record)
4. Joseph w/o the Technicolor Dream Coat
5. Come All Ye Faithful
6. LIttle Town of Bethlehem
7. Silent Night
8. Peace on Earth
9. Let it Snow
10. I Saw Mommy contracting her two orbicular oris muscles with a fat guy in a red suit.

Sheree said...

Ooh! I love all the extra words and (almost) run-on sentences in lab reports! It totally ruined whatever creative writing pretensions I may have had.

My guesses:
Deck the Halls
Little Drummer Boy
Frosty the Snowman
White Christmas
Come All Ye Faithful
Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
Joy to the World
Let it Snow!
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (ooh, this is a good one!)

Gillian Layne said...

Well this was fun! Oldest daughter, boyfriend (of hers! ha!) and I tried to figure them out while we popped our heads out of the door every twenty minutes to watch the lunar eclipse. It's pretty cool.

...perambulate in a winter-tide nonpareil terrain ...

...dowager was smote down by a grandiose antlered mammal...

That's it...time for bed. :)

Sheree said...

The original natal

(hm, not long enough)

SiNn said...

Embellish the interior passageways : Deck the halls
Diminutive masculine master of skin-covered percussionistic cylinders : klittle drummer boy
Obese personification fabricated of compressed minute ice crystals: Frosty the snowman
Natal celebration devoid of color
Move hitherward the entire: white christmas
assembly of those who are loyal in their belief : O Come All Ye Faithful

Small municipality in Judea southeast of Jerusalem : O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Nocturnal time span of unbroken quietness Silent Night

Delight for this planet Joy to the world

Frozen precipitation commence let it snow let it snow

To decry matriarchal osculation of Yuletide anthropomorphism Hark The Herald Angels Sing


have to say tho politically correct is hillariouysgreat post

Janga said...

What fun! I think I have all of Aunty Cindy's originals plus those crafted by bandita buddies..


1. Embellish the interior passageways--Deck the Halls
2. Diminutive masculine master of skin-covered percussionistic cylinders--The Little Drummer Boy
3. Obese personification fabricated of compressed minute ice crystals--Frosty the Snowman
4. Natal celebration devoid of color--White Christmas
5. Move hitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their belief--O Come, All Ye Faithful
6. Small municipality in Judea southeast of Jerusalem--O Little Town of Bethlehem
7. Nocturnal time span of unbroken quietness--Silent Night
8. Delight for this planet--Joy to the World
9. Frozen precipitation commence--
Let It Snow
10. To decry matriarchal osculation of Yuletide anthropomorphism--I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Pissenlit’s
Uncastrated male swine’s upper body part musical composition--
The Boar’s Head Carol

Gillian’s
perambulate in a winter-tide nonpareil terrain ...--Walking in a Winter Wonderland

...dowager was smote down by a grandiose antlered mammal...--Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Sheree’s
The original natal--The First Noel

Mine
Move along a particular course and give a verbal account of [a natal event] on large natural elevations of the earth's surface, esp. those high and steep in form (larger and higher than hills).

A sound intermediate between clinking and ringing made by a hollow body of cast metal, formed to ring, or emit a clear musical sound, by the sonorous vibration of its entire circumference, when struck by a clapper, hammer, or other appliance, producing popular music characterized by a strong beat, the use of the (esp. electric) guitar, and musical experimentation.

A sensible, worthwhile catalogue in celebration of the festival of the nativity of Christ, kept on the 25th of December. Also, usually extended more or less vaguely to the season immediately preceding and following this day, commonly observed as a time of festivity and rejoicing.

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Laurie Faelan said...

Deck the Halls
Little Drummer Boy
Frosty the Snowman
White Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
Joy to the World
Let it Snow
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

My guesses for Gillian's are:

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Grandma was Run Over by a Reindeer

And my attempt:

plural pronoun received information by the auditory sense from elevated celestial beings


This was fun!

Helen said...

Well done Mariska have fun with him maybe he can help settle the baby.

Whoo Hoo Aunty Cindy what a fun post although I am brain dead at the moment having just got home from work and I tell you it was not fun there today :( I really need to retire.

I have got everything bar the wrapping done and of course cooking the pork and turkey then the vegies and gravy and the custard to go with the pudding LOL.

I have read everyones answers well done Guys

Have Fun
Helen

Laurie Faelan said...

A sound intermediate between clinking and ringing made by a hollow body of cast metal, formed to ring, or emit a clear musical sound, by the sonorous vibration of its entire circumference, when struck by a clapper, hammer, or other appliance, producing popular music characterized by a strong beat, the use of the (esp. electric) guitar, and musical experimentation.

Jingle Bells?

Laurie Faelan said...

occupancy of a open receptacle in another direction that holds sustenance for barnyard animals

LOL. This is addictive and it's long past my bedtime!

Maureen said...

I had the same problems this year of doing very little until very late. The problem for me was that my son was away at college and it didn't feel like Christmas was coming until I brought him home this past Saturday. I really enjoyed your titles and figured some of them were:
Deck the Halls
Little Drummer Boy
Frosty the Snowman
Little Town of Bethlehem

Gannon Carr said...

Hilarious post, AC!

Here we go:

1. Deck The Halls
2. The Little Drummer Boy
3. Frosty The Snowman
4. White Christmas
5. O Come All Ye Faithful
6. O Little Town of Bethlehem
7. Silent Night
8. Joy To The World
9. Let It Snow
10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Ha Ha!! Love it!)

Deb said...

These are funny! I guessed #1, #2, #4-9. Looking at the others' lists and rereading the post, I can guess the others now.

How about this one? One's Heartfelt Feelings of the Seasonal Cold and Atmospheric Conditions. Tony Bennett sang it---a long time ago when he could still sing.

Donna MacMeans said...

What fun AC - You must have been a politician in a previous life!

While the carols have been on certain radio stations since before Halloween, I've avoided same until this week. Must say the songs about the romanticism of snow only works in you're not slogging through it daily. Winter wonderland my derriere.

Dina said...

well that teested my thoughts this early mourning, I guessed most of them, it was interesting. :)

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

These are such a hoot, AC! And I love all the extras that have been tossed out by others. Gets my brain to working this morning.

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Well I got them all except the last, I knew it had to do with Mother or Mommy but had to look everything else up...LOL

A tinkling, hollow metal musical instrument,cup-shaped with a flared opening, stoned.

Single requirement for yuletide gratuity is dual vanguard enameled projections for prehension and masticating.

Christie Kelley said...

AC, I love those song titles! I think I know all but two. What a fun post!

Kirsten said...

You all are so creative! AC, I am ROFLMAO this morning -- off to post on Twitter. What a great blog!

MsHellion said...

• Embellish the interior passageways: DECK THE HALLS
• Diminutive masculine master of skin-covered percussionistic cylinders: THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
• Obese personification fabricated of compressed minute ice crystals: FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
• Natal celebration devoid of color: WHITE CHRISTMAS
• Move hitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their belief: COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
• Small municipality in Judea southeast of Jerusalem: O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
• Nocturnal time span of unbroken quietness: SILENT NIGHT
• Delight for this planet: JOY TO THE WORLD
• Frozen precipitation commence: LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
• To decry matriarchal osculation of Yuletide anthropomorphism: I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS

Janga said...

I love these--reading them and guessing them.

Laurie’s
plural pronoun received information by the auditory sense from elevated celestial beings—Angels We Have Heard on High

Diana’s
A tinkling, hollow metal musical instrument,cup-shaped with a flared opening, stoned. I think this is the same as my #2—Jingle Bell Rock

Single requirement for yuletide gratuity is dual vanguard enameled projections for prehension and masticating.—All I Want for Christmas Is my Two Front Teeth

Suzanne Ferrell said...

OMG AC!!! You're making my brain work this close to Christmas?!? LOL, they were great!

I have to confess I didn't get them all until Linda's second posting of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". Great job!!

Nancy said...

AC, welcome back!

I love these song titles. Having toiled for a time in a bureaucracy, I can SO relate.

I'm way behind, too, and it appears to be chronic with me, as well. We're worse than usual, though. The dh has yet to print the first card, though he did carve the linoleum block last night.

I have most of my shopping done, which means minimal remaining time in the outpost of Dante's Inferno that is the mall at this time of year. One sortie, first thing in the morning and before the crowds become huge, should finish the list.

Is anything wrapped, though? Hah! Of course not. The tree is up, has been for a couple of days (late, again), but there is not one thing under it.

Maybe tonight.

My carol suggestions:

Extra-terrestrial beings generating sound at great altitude

Ilex opaca and hedera helix

Woman risks ignition of stable

A triad of wandering rulers

MsHellion said...

The 288 hours (observed in 24 hour increments) of the annual festival of the Christian Church

Supreme Being give repose to lighthearted courteous, noble males



Incidentally, we have a parody of the 2nd song here on the RWR blog. :)

runner10 said...

This is way over my head.

Maureen said...

Love the business people! We have carols on the Revenge! With rum!

What a great list and I think I got them all... ;-)

Janga said...

I think I'm officially addicted to these.

Nancy’s
Extra-terrestrial beings generating sound at great altitude—Angels We Have Heard on High?

Ilex opaca and hedera helix—The Holly and the Ivy

Woman risks ignition of stable—Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella

A triad of wandering rulers—We Three Kings

Hellion’s
The 288 hours (observed in 24 hour increments) of the annual festival of the Christian Church—The Twelve Days of Christmas

Supreme Being give repose to lighthearted courteous, noble males—God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (And I promise if you visit the pirate ship today, you’ll never hear this carol the same way again.)

TerriOsburn said...

This is so fun! Y'all are way too good. I don't enough big words to keep up. :)

I started shopping early this month which is something I NEVER do. Now most all the shopping is done and the bottom of my tree is FILLED with presents. Hopefully, they'll still be in good shape when people get to open them. My cat seems to think they are all for him.

To eat.

Yes, we do have a twisted carols theme going on the Revenge this week. A little more *base* than AC's elevation of the titles. LOL!

TerriOsburn said...

Janga - You've named some carols I've never even heard of! LOL!

Blodeuedd said...

My brain is totally not working, must be a translation thing from my part, at least so I am hoping

Nancy said...

Hellion--The 12 Days of Christmas?

Nancy said...

Janga, you got mine. :-)

Nancy said...

Laurie--Away in a Manger?

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Morning All!
(Aunty rubs sleep from her bleery eyes)
Glad to see you are all enjoying the retitled carols. Yes, my #10 was I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. This is my fave of the lot. However, I have a few more posted over on my Aunty Cindy blog (www.auntycindy.blogspot.com) and my Fave of those is: the quadruped with the vermilion proboscis.

Gotta get over to the Revenge and check out your carols. A friend made me a mix tape once of "alternate" Christmas songs and I'm SURE some of yours were on their. The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen, maybe? I LURVED that one!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Tawny,
I had the same reaction as you over Pissenlit's title! Glad someone guessed it coz I'd have NEVER figured it out.

Is it too early for egg nog?

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Pink,
ROFLOL on your answer to #10!!!

Must stumble on over to Twitter after I visit the Revenge...

AC

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Nancy:Ilex opaca and hedera helix

The Holly And The Ivy

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Cath,
No worries on being wine addled. At least you have an excuse! ;-)

Have some egg nog... CABANA BOYS! Get Cath and Aunty some fresh glasses!

AC

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Janga:Move along a particular course and give a verbal account of [a natal event] on large natural elevations of the earth's surface, esp. those high and steep in form (larger and higher than hills).

Go Tell It On The Mountains

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Sheree,
All those awful lab reports stood you in good stead, coz you got all the correct answers! :-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

GOOD ONES, Gillian!
I must add those to my list for next year.

Did you enjoy the eclipse? It was too cloudy here to see anything. :-(

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Congrats, Sinn!
You got all but the last one. Have some egg nog and take another guess. ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WTG, Janga!

I'm sooo glad you knew The Boar's Head Carol! You really do NOT wanna know some of the mutterings I heard amongst the Cabana boys trying to guess (tusks were involved)!

And I LURVE your Jingle Bell Rock! Must keep that one for next year...

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Laurie,
GREAT WORK! You got everything correct and I LURVED your Angels We Have Heard On High. That is one of my favorite carols of all time!

Glo-oooo-o-oooo-o-oooooria!

AC
shutting up (much to everyone's relief)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WOW Helen!
You are super organized! Wish you could fly over here and HELP ME! I need any help I can get. ;-)

Better yet, can I come over to Oz for a warm and sunny holiday?!?!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

CUTE, Laurie!
Away in a Manger -- I remember singing that in a Christmas Pageant when I was in grade school. :-)

Maureen, glad your son got home for the holidays with you. Don't blame you for not being in the spirit until he got there.

Gannon, WTG! ALL correct!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Tony Bennett, Deb?!?! Did he sing something besides Left My Heart In San Francisco?

Let it Snow?!?!

My brain is on overload... MORE EGG NOG, Cabana Boys!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I'm with YOU, Donna.

Snow is nice to look at, as long as I don't have to go out in it! I'm glad it never snows here. ;-)

Dina, glad you enjoyed my little brain exercise!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Trish, your brain is working in the morning?!?! Then you are MILES ahead of me, Bandita! ;-)

Christie, I'm not surprised you figured most of them out. You're a smart cookie!

Cookies.... YUM!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

ROFLOL, Dianna!!!

I LURVE your "...Two Front Teeth" MUST write that one down to pass along!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Glad you liked the post, Kirsten!

And WTG, Hellie! ALL CORRECT!

Janga, you are a WHIZ at these! Talk about a smart cookie...

(Aunty sidles toward the kitchen, hoping Joanie has been baking)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Sorry to make you think, Suz! Here, have an egg nog. ;-)

Thanx Nancy, good to be home though I wish I was still in the sunny weather. Glad to hear I'm not the only one running so far behind the pack on my holiday prep. But you are still AHEAD OF ME!

LURVE your Holly & Ivy! Must put that one on the list for future use.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Don't worry about it, Runner, have some egg nog! Cabana boys!

Maureen/Chance and Hellie, I'm going over to the Revenge NOW! The mention of rum was the deciding factor...

AC

Deb said...

Tony Bennett's rendition of "I Love the Winter Weather"... More egg nog is right. Love that stuff.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Terri,
CONGRATS on doing your shopping EARLY! Come and help me with mine??? PRETTY PLEASE??? And what's a few kitty tooth marks among friends, right Joanie?!?!

LOVED the parody of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen on the Revenge! You wenches are soo creative. :-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

No Worries, Blodueded!
Have another egg nog! And Maureen/Chance has a lovely recipe for Bailey's and Rum...

*HIC*
AC

BJ said...

OMG-this post is too funny!
Tell the Cabana boys you need a lift to the end of the tunnel....no one should be walking after all that eggnog anyways...LOL
Love what you did to the carols...number 10 is the best :0)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Suz, you seem plenty awake to me! You are rippin through those titles.

And Deb, I vaguely remember hearing that song... Or else I've had too much egg nog...

AC

TerriOsburn said...

AC - I have to drive to Knoxville Thursday to drop off kiddo. I'll just keep going and be there around New Years to help you shop. :)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

GREAT IDEA, BJ!

The Cabana Boys can help me. BOYS! Boys?!?! Can't imagine where they've gone.

Glad you enjoyed the post, BJ. :-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

COME ON OUT, TerriO!

We'll celebrate your birthday in San Francisco!

AC

TerriOsburn said...

You have NO idea how tempting that is. LOL!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE these!! I'm going to print them out to read over at my parents' house on Christmas morning. Y'all are so creative!

flchen1 said...

Hilarious, AC! Happy belated birthday, and hope it was a wonderful one ;)

Congrats on the GR, Mariska!

Pat Cochran said...

Hi, Aunty, Belated Birthday Greetings!

1. Deck The Halls
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. Frosty The Snowman
4. White Christmas
5. O Come All You Faithful
6. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
7. Silent Night
8. Joy To The World
9. Let It Snow
10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa
Claus

Cybercliper said...

ack!! Not enough sleep! I was up and outside every 30 minutes from midnight to 2:30 am trying to see that durn eclipse. Things were going just great until right at the big moment, one of Texas' famous coastal fogs roll in right on time to do a curtain call on my big moment. Bummer - I was so looking forward to seeing the red shadow.

Even though I couldn't guess but one or two of them, that was still pretty fun and I could have never figured out the "uncastrated male swine" one... :-D

catslady said...

Those were fun!! I'm way behind (the most ever). Tree went up on Sunday and I had a huge party but I don't have half my gifts yet (YIKES).

chey said...

Hope you had a great Birthday Aunt Cindy!
Well, I got Deck the Halls and O little town of Bethlehem.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

UGH! Just returned from some shopping. No, I'm not done... I absolutely could NOT bring myself to enter WalMart. :-P Maybe tomorrow...

Andrea, glad you enjoyed them. I confess I didn't write all of them. Some were gleaned from others, just like the GREAT additions we've had today.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Fedora, my birthday was WONDERFUL! Saw my brother and ALL his kids and grandkids. I'll have to post pictures on Facebook.

Pat, WTG!
You got all of mine correct. Hope your holiday is fantastic! Now have some egg nog.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Cybercliper,
Sorry you didn't get to see the eclipse. The weather was very uncooperative here too. :-(

Glad you enjoyed the song titles!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Catslady,
Congrats on getting your big party organized. Hope you had fun, and glad you enjoyed the titles. I'm still less than half done too. ACK!

More egg nog! MORE RUM!!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Chey!

I had a lovely birthday, just can't believe I'm sooo darn OLDE! But I keep hearing that it beats the alternative. :-P

Yup, you got two of the titles. Have some egg nog!

AC

Louisa Cornell said...

Pissenlit !! The Boar's Head Carol ? I didn't look to see if anyone answered it yet.

And Gillian !! It is never officially Christmas until I hear Grandma Got Runned Over By A Reindeer!

These are all fantastic!

And I promise you, Aunty, if I didn't work there I would NOT venture into Walmart until after New Year's!

Virginia said...

Have no clue what they are, way to go Linda. I know the feeling of being behind though. I have been trying to get everything ready for Christmas for the past two weeks and I am not half done. I also have problems getting into Christmas. Not sure what my problem is, just don't have the time right now, to much going on. I haven't had the time to do the blogging much anymore.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Louisa,
Believe me, I was having sympathy pains for you having to be there everyday when I passed by that H*LL HOLE on the way home!

Hang in there, Kiddo, only 3 more days.

And I'd have NEVER guessed the Boar's Head one if someone else (Janga?) hadn't come up with it. We have such a creative bunch here in the Lair!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Sit back and relax with me, Virginia! We'll sip a little egg nog and have Sven and Lars massage the kinks from our necks and shoulders.

AHHH! Nothing says Christmas like a nice massage... Who CARES if the holiday shopping doesn't get done?!?!

AC

jo robertson said...

Hilarious post, Cindy. I love those "alternate" titles created by obfuscating (LOL) bureaucrats!

I think I got them all!

Thanks for my day's laugh.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Jo-Mama,
Obfuscation is the name of the game in government service! Glad I could provide a few chuckles in the midst of all the holiday madness. ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

BIG THANX to everyone who came out to play today! It was tons of fun seeing answers and the truly fabulous rewritten titles you all created!

I'll post the 12 Bandita Days winner tomorrow evening.

Happy Holidays!

(Aunty lifts one last martini glass of egg nog) :-)