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Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:12 am
by Betty Felon
Dear The Nicest and Best-taste-in-music-having Board on the Internet,

Merry Christmas! I bear gifts!

First, the perfect answer to the question "What do you want for Christmas?"

And secondly, the most precious and lovely version of a holiday standard I've heard in years:Goldfrapp's version of Winter Wonderland

I hope you enjoy these presents, and that your holidays are full of cookies.

love,
betty

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:10 am
by Flyn
in highschool, I took ASL from a pretty unqualified teacher for a while, but the one thing that stuck with me over the years was the fact that she made us learn some christmas songs in sign language and she translated "winter wonderland" into "white rain dirt plain".

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:05 am
by No You Are
Happy Festivus, all!!!

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:32 pm
by Betty Felon
I sent these cards out this year. And this one is for you guys.

Image

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:30 pm
by Sally
haha! Flyn that's so funny!
And Betty I love that card... I know so many people that would love that!

I don't post much here, but I enjoy all the discourse and witty banter that goes on here.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and General Well Wishes to all. And to all a good night!

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:58 pm
by grant
Here: I wrote this three years ago, but I still like it...

Christmas Trees and the God of Yule.

Don't forget the reason for the season!

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:43 pm
by sour29
Thanks Betty. Loving the card -- is that a really, really, really big tree, or a micro-small Apatosaurus?

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:16 pm
by Betty Felon
It's wonderous brontosaurus! And Pluto is a planet! The end.

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:22 pm
by Betty Felon
grant wrote:Here: I wrote this three years ago, but I still like it...

Christmas Trees and the God of Yule.

Don't forget the reason for the season!
Awesome present! I am going to disseminate this, hope you don't mind.

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:29 pm
by LoveSickJerk
Wonderful presents from all!! I wish I had something else besides warm thoughts, and wishes for a happy, safe & healthy remainder of 2008. That'll have to do. Happy Holidays!!

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:11 pm
by Betty Felon
Recipe: Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients

* 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
* 2 cups light brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
* Pinch ground cloves
* Pinch salt
* Bottle dark rum
* Boiling water

Directions

In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately.


Yummmmmmm. Unsalted butter is not ALWAYS punishment.

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:37 pm
by ChadyzGroove
anyone have some rad holiday song suggestions?
i just found out dismemberment plan had a christmas song along with death cab so if anyone has some suggestions that would be awesome

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:55 pm
by Betty Felon
Other than the Goldfrapp I posted at the top?

Fleet Foxes have wintery themed tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQRS40OKNE if you like them and don't find claymation mushrooms creepy creepy.

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:36 pm
by leigh
ChadyzGroove wrote:anyone have some rad holiday song suggestions?
i just found out dismemberment plan had a christmas song along with death cab so if anyone has some suggestions that would be awesome
well... there is the Long Winter's "Christmas with you is the best" and of course, Harvey Danger's "Sometimes you have to work on Christmas."

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:55 am
by grant
Screw that.

ROCK

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:17 am
by Betty Felon
grant wrote:Screw that.

ROCK
lol. Dee Snyder looks like a drag queen impersonating a drag queen.

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:57 am
by Flyn
The prosecutors wouldn't have had a case if Dee hadn't left that guitar pick in her cleavage. Like some spiders and insects, cold weather can force Twisted Sisters indoors; the number of cross-dressing band home invasions has skyrocketed lately.

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:07 pm
by leigh
grant wrote:Screw that.

ROCK
or if you'd like a little roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZhoF9Isf0o

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:18 pm
by Flyn
Image
from a simpler time. 2006, I think. Merry X-mas everyone!

Re: Underneath the Tree

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:30 pm
by sour29
I saw this picture show up on my Facebook feed, and I didn't even make the connection. Embarrassed, much? But great photograph! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!