Click to go to other BBHQ pages
  privacy | contact us | FAQ | member services | BBHQ newsletter | this week’s essay | site nav | mobile?
BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 12/14/15

BBHQ
The Second Week of Christmas


BBHQ
December 14, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Maybe the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we donít quite know how to put our love into words.
   ~ Harlan Miller

BBHQ

Links here are good only for the week of December 14. After that... is anybody's guess.

The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

BBHQ

Click the picture for the
BBHQ Monday Morning Upper.

It's Ray Stevens... performing a cute Christmas video.


BBHQ


Coming Soon to a Home Page Near You:

Beginning Monday evening, we'll offer a different Christmas-related video on the Home Page at WWW.BBHQ.COM -- right up through December 25.

Below are screen shots of some of the videos we will offer.







BBHQ


'Tis the Season:

Next to sharing and giving, Christmas music is the best part of the season. Today we begin sharing our collection of lyrics to traditional and boomer-era Christmas songs:

A Cradle in Bethlehem - Nat Cole
Adeste Fideles - Traditional
And So this Is Christmas - John Lennon
Angels We Have Heard On High - Traditional
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional
Away in the Manger - Traditional
Blue Christmas - Traditional
(The) Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) - Nat King Cole
Carol of The Bells - Traditional
Caroling, Caroling - Traditional
Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) - Bing Crosby/Eddie Fisher/Rosemary Clooney
Deck the Halls - Traditional
Do You Hear What I Hear? - Traditional
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
(The) First Noel - Traditional
Frosty the Snow Man - Traditional
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo and Patsy -- NO! NO! NO!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional
Hallelujah Chorus (from the Messiah) - Traditional
Happy Christmas (And So this is Christmas) - John Lennon
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Traditional
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Traditional
Here Comes Santa Claus - Traditional
Here We Come A Wassailing - Traditional
(The) Holly and the Ivy - Traditional
Holly Jolly Christmas - Traditional
Home For The Holidays - Traditional
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Traditional
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Traditional
I Saw Three Ships - Traditional
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Traditional
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Traditional
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Traditional
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Traditional
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Jingle Bells - Traditional
Joy to the World - Traditional
Let It Snow! - Traditional
(The) Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorale
The Marvelous Toy - Peter, Paul & Mary
Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
Nuttin' For Christmas - Traditional
Oh Christmas Tree - Traditional
Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Traditional
Oh Come Emmanuel - Traditional
Oh Holy Night - Traditional
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem - Traditional
Oh Tannenbaum - Traditional
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Traditional
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Traditional
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Traditional
Silent Night - Traditional
Silver Bells - Traditional
Sleigh Ride - Traditional
Snoopy's Christmas - Royal Guardsmen
Still, Still, Still - Traditional
(The) Twelve Days of Christmas - Traditional
(The) Twelve Gifts of Christmas - Alan Sherman
We Three Kings - Traditional
We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Traditional
What Child is This? - Traditional
White Christmas - Traditional
While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks - Traditional
Winter Wonderland - Traditional

You can find them all in the Lyrics Section of our Music Room.

This Week with the Chicowitz

Merry Christmas, Y'all!

At Christmastime, Santa often shows up wearing shorts. Sometimes he comes across the bay on water skis.

Folks, this is not Christmas!

They say you get used to it -- a couple winters down here in Florida, and you do not miss the days of Christmas past.

They are wrong.

Some of my fellow southerners appear not to have the... culture that is befitting the season. Here, for instance, is a lovely display in a front yard:


Aw, how sweet... the baby Jesus, surrounded, lovingly, by Mary and Joseph. Why, it nearly brings you to tears.

But when you step back and see it in context....


Yeah; it is exactly what it looks like.


You gotta' wonder what are these suburban hillbillies are thinking!!



Click below to read the entire essay:


The BBHQ Joke of the Week

This week we offer a few holiday eating tips:

I hate aspects of this time of year. Not for its crass commercialism and forced frivolity, but because it's the season when the food police come out with their wagging fingers and annual tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining 10 pounds.

1. About those carrot sticks. Avoid them. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnogaholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later then you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other peoples food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Remember college?




Have a great week! We'll share the fun again next Monday.

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ

Click to buy the book:
BBHQ

Click here: Advertise in our newsletter




BBHQ Newsletter Archives

01/05/15
01/12/15
01/19/15
01/26/15
02/02/15
02/09/15
02/16/15
02/23/15
03/02/15
03/09/15
03/16/15
03/23/15
03/30/15
04/20/15
04/27/15
05/04/15
05/11/15
05/18/15
05/25/15
06/01/15
06/08/15
06/15/15
06/22/15
06/29/15
07/06/15
07/13/15
07/20/15
07/27/15
08/03/15
08/10/15
08/17/15
08/24/15
08/31/15
09/14/15
09/21/15
09/28/15
10/05/15
10/12/15
10/19/15
10/26/15
11/02/15
11/16/15
11/23/15
11/30/15
12/07/15
12/14/15
12/21/15
12/28/15
01/11/16
01/18/16
01/25/16
02/01/16
02/08/16
02/15/16
02/22/16
02/29/16
03/07/16
03/14/16
03/21/16
03/28/16
04/04/16
04/11/16
04/18/16
04/25/16
05/02/16
05/09/16
05/16/16
05/23/16
05/30/16
06/06/16
06/13/16
06/20/16
06/27/16
07/04/16
07/11/16
07/18/16
07/25/16
08/01/16
08/08/16
08/15/16
08/22/16
08/29/16
09/05/16
09/12/16
09/19/16
09/26/16
10/03/16
10/10/16
10/17/16
10/24/16
10/31/16
11/07/16
11/14/16
11/21/16
11/28/16
12/05/16
12/12/16
12/26/16
01/09/17
01/16/17
01/23/17
01/30/17
02/06/17
02/13/17
02/20/17
02/27/17
03/06/17
03/13/17
03/20/17
03/27/17
04/10/17
04/17/17
04/24/17
05/01/17
05/08/17
05/15/17
05/22/17
05/29/17
06/05/17
06/12/17
06/19/17
06/26/17
07/03/17
07/10/17
07/17/17
07/24/17
07/31/17
08/07/17
08/14/17
08/21/17
09/04/17
09/11/17
09/25/17


  Click to go to other BBHQ pages
  privacy | contact us | FAQ | member services | BBHQ newsletter | this week’s essay | site nav | mobile?