I hope you all had a great Christmas. I certainly did. But without any Christmas Caroling actually. Nothing against them, but that is just not a very strong tradition in my family. And when you start looking at some of them…they are actually pretty weird. I mean, if I look at ‘On the first day of Christmas’ without holly-colored specs on, I really start to wonder.
On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
Okay, let’s stop right there. First of all, that is 33 extra guests for Christmas diner. Seems a bit inconsiderate. Nobody has enough spare turkey for so many party crashers. And is Christmas not a feast of contemplation, being around the circle of people you love, in a private setting? This sounds like you are sending somebody Slipknot and a bunch of their friends for Christmas. This is going to be a very, very loud Christmas!
9 Ladies Dancing
The only ladies that would fit properly with the Slipknot show, would be the Fuel girls. And I am quite sure, your mother in law, or your own mum, would not approve of them. Even more if you went cheap, and recruited at your local strip club.
8 Maids a Milking
Who the hell drinks milk at Christmas? And there is no time to make cheese…
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
Okay, if you have so many unexpected guests, roasting some extra Swans, and whipping up Geese-egg omelets could be a life saver.
5 Golden Rings
1 engagement ring is considered sufficient by most…but if you have it, flaunt it. Or something like that. This party is in overkill mode anyway.
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
So you have a little aviary to go with the party. Unfortunately, you will never hear their songs cause there is a party going on with a rock-band an girls that dance with fire…but it is the thought that counts maybe.
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
And this one, is really the most puzzling to me. Partridge would make a good Christmas dinner. So why send it up on a tree? Will take a lot of effort to take it down…And if you had sent only the Partridge, and the golden rings, you would have had a niche Christmas dinner, with a girl wearing enough bling to make it a very memorable evening.
So like I said….Nothing against Christmas songs. But some of them, are pretty weird. Let’s face it.
Daily prompt challende (a bit delayed because of the season):