12/22/2008

Christmas Covers

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Re-Post at 12/23/09
Horrible photo, I know, but I wanted to show you what my neighbours house looks like. We have tour buses, cars, police cars, and pedestrians on our street just to see this Christmas display. They do it for charity, I think they are raising funds for Sick Kids Hospital. It is overpowering but not to bad, it's just that when you drive up to the house your blinded by the lights of the display and cars that are parked looking at the house.

Today we finally got our Christmas Tree, Wife picked me up at work (I took a long lunch), we drove north for a hour, whiteouts (for those of you who don't know what that is - a snow storm with strong winds that makes everything white) for most of it. Got to the tree farm, after about 30 minutes walking around in two foot deep snow, we found a tree. (12 ft tall). Some really nice people also picking their tree at the last minute had a chain saw, so they helped me cut it down, drag it back to the shed, and put it up on top of my van. Then we drove back to Toronto, wife dropped me off at work and she took the tree home.

Anyway, not sure I'm going to be able to do another post before Christmas, so I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas songs and covers of it.

Enjoy:

Fairytale of New York = The Pogues w/ Kristy MacColl {buy}
Fairytale of New York = Ron Keating & Marie Brennan {buy}
Fairytale of New York = Stars {buy}
Fairytale of New York = York Scotland Yard Gospel Choir {buy}
Fairytale of New York = No Use For A Name {buy}
Fairytale of New York = Various Artists on Cold Blow These Winter Winds


Just to remind you. December is not always the most joyful month. We lost Joe Strummer six years ago today, and John Lennon 28 years ago. Remember the special people in your life and keep them close.
Enjoy the season, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and whatever else you might be celebrating.

3 comments:

Dale said...

Merry Christmas Mr. Oreo. I didn't know there were any covers of "Fairytale...", I'll check them out in good time. All the best.

a Tart said...

Merry Christmas from Munich this year xoxox! and thanks for the covers, wonderful of you :)

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