Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sunday Funnies

Wizard of Oz Bloopers: Here's a little compliation of some of the bloopers that appeared in the finished version of The Wizard of Oz in 1939. The video is very blurry, but the mistakes it points out are very interesting--most people (myself included) probably have never noticed these, but I am going to look for them on my DVD the next time I watch the movie. It's still one of my very favorites!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas, Baby Jesus! Welcome!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mary, did you know?

Mary, Did You Know

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Did you know
That your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Did you know
That your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby
You've kissed the face of God

Mary, did you know?
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
And the dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Did you know
That your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know
That your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the Great I Am

When I first heard this song on the radio a few years ago, they were playing the version by Kenny Rogers from his album, "The Gift"-- the lyrics touched me so deeply, and my eyes still well up whenever I hear it. It's on my Playlist--you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on it--luckily, I found this on their website, as the album was out of print and I couldn't find a copy anywhere a few years ago. I don't know if that's changed or not, but I think the words in this song are very powerful, and although I've heard a few other performers sing them, somehow the version by Kenny Rogers (with Wynonna Judd) still has a profound effect on me.

Monday, December 22, 2008

TMTA - "Christmas"

Here is my little ATC entry for this week's TMTA challenge . . . I wish the glitter on the trees and the angel's wings showed up better--it's very pretty in person! Happy Holidays to you all!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Santa Claus"

"Santa Claus" is a curious little silent film I found on YouTube--it was made by a British filmmaker named G.A. Smith in 1898. Check out the British Film Institute here; they offer some interesting old clips to watch.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Image Freebie and Questionnaire

I found this questionnaire on Denise's blog, Bless This Mess, and thought it would be fun to answer the questions:

She says, “Cut and paste and throw down the Christmas Gauntlet on your own blog space with your own answers, if you dare to share!!!!!”

1.'Tis the Season to be? Frazzled!
2. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper.
3. Real tree or Artificial? Usually real, but we do have an artificial one. A couple of years ago when I told my one of my sisters we'd bought a fake tree, she about had a heart attack! We've only used it twice. I love the smell of a real tree!
4. When do you put up the tree? Oh, pretty late--usually about a week before. I can't get it together before then!
5. When do you take the tree down? About a week after New Year's Day.
6. Do you like eggnog? I love it--especially heated with a little rum in it on a chilly night--yummy!
7. Favourite gift received as a child? Oh, my gosh--I remember this Christmas well--I went to parochial school for 12 years, and one year, 3rd grade, I think, I wanted a nun doll. I still have her!
8. Hardest person to buy for? My husband. He never wants anything!
9. Easiest person to buy for? My grandchildren.
10. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.
12. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Well, I don't really have a worst--I've always received nice gifts from family and friends . . . however, I do remember one year when I was young, we exchanged gifts with cousins for a few years, and one year my aunt gave me a dictionary for Christmas. I was incredibly disappointed, especially since she gave my sisters toys, but, as it turned out, I used that dictionary over and over for years and it became very important to me!
13. Favourite Christmas Movie? Heidi, with Shirley Temple
14. When do you start shopping for Christmas? About 2 weeks before—told you I was late!
15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, never.
16. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? Turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, the whole works!
17. Lights on the tree? Yes.
18. Favourite Christmas song? O Holy Night and White Christmas.
19. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Usually home, sometimes travel.
20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes . . . Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen . . . and Rudolph!
21. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel.
22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? When I was growing up, we opened gifts after church on Christmas Eve. Then we opened our Santa presents and stockings on Christmas morning. I carried on that tradition with my own children.
23. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? All the commercialism. I dislike it very much.
24. Favourite ornament theme or colour? I don’t have a favorite. I love it all!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A visit from the grandchildren I don’t get to see so often.

Monday, December 15, 2008

TMTA - "Lamps"

This week the theme over at TMTA is lamps. I found this vintage picture in one of my files and noticed that, in the scene, Santa is carrying a lamp to light the way; I love the little angel leading him. I attached the picture to some Christmas scrapbook paper and added some glitter and stars and a little "warm wishes" stamp.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Funnies-It's A Wonderful Life

Here's a happy ending to a wonderful old movie--this clip is long, so you can "fast forward" by moving the little button to the right, if you want . . . this is one of my very favorite movies in the whole world--I never get tired of seeing it. Happy Sunday!
(Pause my music at the bottom of the blog!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ten on Tuesday - On Wednesday!

This week's list for Ten on Tuesday is "Favorite 10 Holiday Songs" and, as usual, I'm running behind due to other commitments. Here's my list . . .

1. Silent Night
2. Ave Maria
3. White Christmas
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. The Chipmunk Song
6. Theme from A Charlie Brown Christmas
7. The First Noel
8. The Coventry Carol
9. Auld Lang Syne
10.Oh, Holy Night

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Think Monday, Think ATC

Here's my little ATC for this week's theme of "RED" at TMTA!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Funnies - Christmas Vacation

Here's a funny clip from a CLASSIC! Thought I'd pick Christmas movies this month . . . pause my music at the bottom of this page before you watch it! Enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Share the Wealth - Christmas Images

Here are a few images from my collection; I found these copyright-free on the Internet a couple of years ago . . . enjoy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Busy As A Bee!

(Click on my photo to see the bee up close! I took this in my backyard a couple of years ago when my lilacs were in full bloom!)

Sorry I've been so busy with trying to put our new house together the past 3 weeks, and having lots of family over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and teaching part time, that I haven't posted much. I'm trying to get a room in our house set up as a craft room, but haven't even finished emptying boxes in there, yet. I'm getting organized, though . . . busy, busy!