A merry Christmas to one and all….

Time to shut things down for a while on this end, boys and girls. And I can’t think of a better way to seranade us into the holiday weekend than these fine gentlemen …..

– Jay Bookman

303 comments Add your comment

Logical Dude

December 23rd, 2011
1:12 pm

The video does not do his voice justice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75R7X5JjwGY

Philip Webb: Opera Singer singing “Oh Holy Night”

getalife

December 23rd, 2011
1:26 pm

What a crazy year.

obl, daffy and lil kim are history.

OWS will prevail in 12.

Happy Holidays!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog

Matti's High-Test Nog

December 23rd, 2011
1:28 pm

Merry Christmas to you too, Mr. Bookman! And to the rest of you here on Bookman’s Island of Misfit Toys: Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy Winter Holidays!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-qkL8ydEe0

Bill Orvis White

December 23rd, 2011
1:31 pm

After seeing this post’s entry’s heading, I’m in shock and still cannot leave my shed right now.
Merry Christmas/Amen,
Bill

josef

December 23rd, 2011
1:43 pm

For those in the Middle East…the world’s oldest Christians and in the language of Baby Jesus..
May peace be upon you…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIwPBD2KB9U

Mick

December 23rd, 2011
1:43 pm

Hey Merry Christmas jay bookman and blogging company.

bill orvis

Every good man needs a shed :lol: Merry Christmas…

Mick

December 23rd, 2011
1:46 pm

AmVet - Merry Xmas and a Preposteous New Year

December 23rd, 2011
1:51 pm

markie mark

December 23rd, 2011
1:55 pm

Merry Christmas, Jay….be safe….

Peadawg

December 23rd, 2011
1:57 pm

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year! Be safe! Eat lots!

See all you crazy sons of bitches next year!

:)

Tom Middleton

December 23rd, 2011
1:59 pm

And Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jay. And here’s a Beatles’ song left over from last week that I think appropriate to the season. Hey, better nate than lever…lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4p8qxGbpOk

And thanks for all you do, sir – for putting up with us and letting us post on your most-excellent blog. Peace always…

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
2:05 pm

josef

December 23rd, 2011
2:09 pm

So, just what is Jewish Christmas…from our friends at PBS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VfChLAADS8&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL5C8DB30C05D0DC84

and what does it mean…a pretty good interpretation in words and music from the modern day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yZ1zxtbOJE&feature=related

Midori

December 23rd, 2011
2:15 pm

that last thread was “interesting” to say the least.

jconservative

December 23rd, 2011
2:20 pm

Schubert’s “Ave Maria” has been my favorite for decades.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bosouX_d8Y

stands for decibels

December 23rd, 2011
2:22 pm

Merry Christmas, and happy fourth night of Hanukkah, Bookmaniacs.

Tooling around in the warmth of this December day, I thought this version of a classic, covered by Blondie, might be kinda fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98z_neAUXE

Newtpewt

December 23rd, 2011
2:29 pm

Don’t forget “Happy Kwaanza!”

josef

December 23rd, 2011
2:31 pm

ZamVet

“Perhaps he was dictating…” :-)

Jm

December 23rd, 2011
2:35 pm

Halleleiua

Mick. I just went surfing. Nice waves. The weekend before Christmas. That trips me out.

0311/1811

December 23rd, 2011
2:41 pm

I highly recommend this Christmas movie just out !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXnLtOHiTk

Thomas

December 23rd, 2011
2:42 pm

The Bank Around the Corner

Go see this story on the NY Times page. The FDIC is funded by our (taxpayer) money. It is the way things should be.

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
2:46 pm

jconservative–From the same page as your selection is this updated version of Ave Maria by Beyonce. Worth a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRLfwwlJs6o&feature=related

One and all

December 23rd, 2011
2:48 pm

Why thanks jay. :)

Merry Holiday to you too.

Daedalus

December 23rd, 2011
2:53 pm

Merry Christman, Happy New Year, but most of all,

GO DUCKS!

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 23rd, 2011
2:59 pm

Well, Merry Christmas everybody tho I’m afraid it won’t be very merry around the trailer this year. We just learned that the missus sister Maggie died. I never told you much about Maggie because we had a falling on. When we were visiting her a couple years ago she tripped and fell on me. Danged near ruint me. I was out of work for two weeks. See, Maggie always made the missus look like the runt of the litter. Maggie tipped the scales at 575 lbs. I never spoke to her after that.

Anyhow, I figured it was bad news when the fire & rescue people came to get her out of her house. It took 12 men inside and 12 men outside to pass her thru the double window that they had to take out because she wouldn’t fit thru the door.

By the time she died she was just a shell of herself. She barely weighed 460 lbs. They said something about the weight on her breathing as the cause of death. Anyhow, let that be a lesson to you jokers that think getting the right number of hot dog packages and bun packages is more important than what you shove down your gullet. They could be sending a platoon for you one day.

Of course the missus is all broke up and I know I’ll barely have room for that big slice of coconut creme pie after the turkey and ham.

I just hope that when you return from your Christmas break you’ll be more civil to each other on this blog. Of course I also hope to see the pigs flying around.

godless heathen

December 23rd, 2011
3:27 pm

Whatever each of you may celebrate, best wishes to all this holiday season. And be careful out there. We want each member of this crazy mix back to carry on in 2012.

I’m about to go gather the yard bird eggs and make a little nog.

td

December 23rd, 2011
3:51 pm

Merry Christmas to all my liberal friends on this blog. I hope Santa brings all of you more then a lump of coal. May God bless each and everyone of you and please Lord touch my liberal friends souls so that they may wake up and see the light. Amen

Grapedrinkisha

December 23rd, 2011
4:04 pm

“…can’t think of a better way to seranade us into the holiday weekend…”

Excellent stuff, made my day! Thanks Jay. Looking forward to a New Year of many snarky drive-by posts. your guuuurl, Grapedrankisha

Beverly Fraud

December 23rd, 2011
4:12 pm

I do not, at any time, recall asking Santa to put erasers under my Christmas tree.

In addition, I categorically deny knowing any teachers or administrators who asked Santa to put erasers under their trees.

stands for decibels

December 23rd, 2011
4:27 pm

I highly recommend this Christmas movie just out !

Scout, you’re all right sometimes, did I ever mention that?

For the record:

1) I actually SAW that movie in a theater as a wee lad, and

2) the folks at Mystery Science Theater (you may already know this) included it in their canon…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yaR0qM7JE

ho ho ho.

stands for decibels

December 23rd, 2011
4:29 pm

td @ 3.51, ditto to all my conservative friends on this blog.

May the birth of love that we celebrate every Dec. 25 touch you and yours.

stands for decibels

December 23rd, 2011
4:35 pm

I never told you much about Maggie because we had a falling on. When we were visiting her a couple years ago she tripped and fell on me.

J-Nix, you know what would be the best Christmas ever?

If you would admit that you read that and thought it was funny.

stands for decibels

December 23rd, 2011
4:39 pm

Don’t forget “Happy Kwaanza!”

I didn’t; however, it’s still three whole days off–seems a bit premature.

(as do–not to politicize this thread or anything–greetings of “Merry Christmas” a week in advance.)

Bella Napoli

December 23rd, 2011
4:39 pm

Santa

December 23rd, 2011
4:53 pm

Coal for Jay.

(just kidding) :)

out of the blue

December 23rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Daedalus

December 23rd, 2011
2:53 pm

As an alumni I’m 100% behind you on the “go ducks”!

And for all comes somethings out of the blue!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEU891seU7M&feature=related

Bella Napoli

December 23rd, 2011
4:55 pm

josef

December 23rd, 2011
5:07 pm

SFD

In the spirit of the season, he’s getting better but still has a long way to go…he should take lessons from Bill Orvis…I got a smile out of the “we had a falling on…” though the “g” sorta blew it, and then he had to go and ’splain it…he’s tryin’, though, bless his heart… :-)

stands for decibels

December 23rd, 2011
5:09 pm

I got a smile out of the “we had a falling on…

Dude, you just made my day.

Later, all!

AmVet - Merry Xmas and a Preposteous New Year

December 23rd, 2011
5:09 pm

I know that all of the votes are not in yet, but so far, my choice is Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.

Tom, at 1:59, ditto.

For the Christmas rock and rollers…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLwYAzNAndI&feature=related

Jm

December 23rd, 2011
5:14 pm

Merry Christmas to all our servicemen and women

And to those coming home from Iraq. Welcome home and thank you for your service.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 23rd, 2011
5:35 pm

Have a happy Holiday to all…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSgEDKjmT5o — Won’t be the same without the Big Man…rest in peace!

Soothsayer

December 23rd, 2011
5:42 pm

Soothsayer

December 23rd, 2011
5:46 pm

Mary Elizabeth

December 23rd, 2011
5:54 pm

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and spiritual blessings to any others who celebrate God’s grace to us on Earth during this joyous season of the year. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless us all – every one.

Old Timer

December 23rd, 2011
5:57 pm

Merry Christmas to all our servicemen and women

I’ll join you on that. Actually, the loneliest Christmas I ever had was as a just-turned 18-year-old in a barracks at Camp Lejeune, NC. I was just a kid away from home for the first time on Christmas day. While the rest of you celebrate the season with loved ones, please give a thought to all the 18- and 19-year-olds in service and away from home for the first time during Christmas.

josef

December 23rd, 2011
6:01 pm

To one and all from Ga-go-no a-yv tla gv-qua-do-di yi-gi

DA-NI-S-TA-YO-HI-HV!!!

and sends this especially for you, Duk-sha-nee…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkwlR6EnOps

josef

December 23rd, 2011
6:07 pm

THULSA

And from our Little Romany Princess to you and your mom’s family…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi5DDnYzd6E&feature=related

Paulo977

December 23rd, 2011
6:08 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 23rd, 2011
6:09 pm

Well, thank you and the Unmentionable, josef—I think. I barely read English, so you know I can’t read injun.

Road Scholar

December 23rd, 2011
6:12 pm

td: “…please Lord touch my liberal friends souls so that they may wake up and see the light.”

You mean cons have a soul?!

Sorry I couldn’t resist. To td and all out there, have a blessed week, and may next year be better than this one. Eat,Drink, and…watch football! NBA… what’s that?

td

December 23rd, 2011
6:13 pm

Jay,

I am happy the AJC let you off a little early today so that you could go and enjoy Christmas but man I wish you would have been around a little longer to write a blog about how the Obama justice Department has approved the new districts lines in the state. It would have been a great blog with some great conversation my friend for the next several days.

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
6:26 pm

Mary Elizabeth

December 23rd, 2011
6:29 pm

Paulo977@1:10

I just read your words and heard your song for me at l:10 this afternoon, Paulo. Please know that I wish you “all the best,” also, not only during this beautiful season of the year, but during the coming year.

For all -
During this season of giving gifts, as a Christian, it occurs to me that God’s greatest gift to us all was his son, Jesus Christ, and the spiritual wisdom he taught and embodied.

josef

December 23rd, 2011
6:33 pm

PAULO

Thanks! I liked that…

and on our trip around the world, two from down home…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDpdPDewdkE&feature=related

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EtbHXP0z-w

AmVet - Merry Xmas and a Preposteous New Year

December 23rd, 2011
6:46 pm

From the sublime Shoshoni to the ribald Ru Paul. Awesome, jonix.

ME, beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPmijD6jqHs&feature=related

josef

December 23rd, 2011
6:48 pm

Bruno

:-)

But this is more a season’s greeting for me and my kind…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bZibL-NC4M

0311/1811

December 23rd, 2011
6:55 pm

bman

December 23rd, 2011
7:08 pm

anyone up for $180 pair of Air Jordon shoes?

Peadawg

December 23rd, 2011
7:10 pm

You payin’, bman?

josef

December 23rd, 2011
7:13 pm

…so, how did this tradition get started? I’ll tell you. I don’t know. But…it’s a tradition and because of our traditions, each and every one of us knows who he is and what G-d expects him to do…”
–Reb Tevye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JZcKtiOjig

bman

December 23rd, 2011
7:16 pm

Mary Elizabeth

December 23rd, 2011
7:17 pm

AmVet@6:46

Thank you, AmVet, and I hope you have many blessings during this beautiful season and throughout the new year.

This song’s for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AIRBpW1drE&feature=related

Soothsayer

December 23rd, 2011
7:19 pm

josef

December 23rd, 2011
7:23 pm

ZamVet

Just in case you forgot we’re Christkillers… :-)

AmVet - Merry Xmas and a Preposteous New Year

December 23rd, 2011
7:25 pm

Mary E, love it. That record had a very personal and profound effect on me as a teenager. And still does.

Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men.

But must admit, I like the Porky Pig just as much!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEfGeOcQiQM&feature=related

Soothsayer

December 23rd, 2011
7:28 pm

Yeah, josef! You guys really focked it up big-time! What were you thinkin’? If you hadnt’ done that everybody would have probably forgotten about him by now, right?

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
7:31 pm

Brosephus

December 23rd, 2011
7:33 pm

Gotta get a Christmas shout out in too!!! A Christmas classic with an old school twist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vF3cRi8bkA

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 23rd, 2011
7:37 pm

Well, here’s a Christmas song from a band that was popular back when I was a young pup. I hope little Saint Nick is good to all of you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSynDh_K0EE

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
7:37 pm

Brosephus

December 23rd, 2011
7:46 pm

Bruno

What’cha know about this one heah???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMj4Q6EVOW0

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
7:48 pm

This song was inspired by the Cellist of Sarajevo, Vedran Smailović:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHioIlbnS_A

josef

December 23rd, 2011
7:50 pm

Bruno

Yeah, but then we wouldn’t have gotten this great piece of music, He wouldn’t've come to America and we wouldn’t have this masterful performance thereof…it all works out in the end…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_VARtvgGBY

josef

December 23rd, 2011
7:54 pm

BRUNO

@ 7:48

Oy! Great minds…I had that one pulled up and was getting ready to link…something, wasn’t he?

AmVet - Merry Xmas and a Preposteous New Year

December 23rd, 2011
7:55 pm

Brosephus

December 23rd, 2011
7:56 pm

Bruno @ 7:48

Two thumbs up!!!!

Mary Elizabeth

December 23rd, 2011
7:58 pm

AmVet@7:25

Bob Marley’s “White Christmas” – Very nice, AmVet!

Goodnight, all, and a fond greeting to you, josef, as I leave for the evening!

Brosephus

December 23rd, 2011
7:59 pm

Got one more and I’m out. This one made me go crank up the cd player..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcQJj7d18eA

Catch y’all later…

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
8:00 pm

Brosephus, loved the Clarence Carter. Some Freddie King for everyone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i2wypLkWkY&feature=related

Jm

December 23rd, 2011
8:05 pm

Corzine gave obama the max

Trying to buy himself a treasury seat before MF Global blew up? You decide.

(Obama has since returned the dough)

josef

December 23rd, 2011
8:11 pm

ME

And a Merry Christmas to you and yours…

granny godzilla

December 23rd, 2011
8:24 pm

spent the afternoon with the grand zillettes overdecorating cookies.

there’s enough sugar and sprinkles on the kitchen floor for a dance company to do a soft shoe number and the dogs have a sugar buzz too….

may you all have such bliss this holiday.

love and merry christmas to you all.

granny godzilla

December 23rd, 2011
8:30 pm

redneck convert you wonderful man

one of the christmas rules at our house is when that song comes on we are required to stop what we are doing and dance.

anyone under 18 is a backround singer and must do “trees”

“…with a half a dozen reindeer and a Rudy to lead…”

step two three, grape vine, turn.

Bruno

December 23rd, 2011
8:33 pm

granny godzilla

December 23rd, 2011
8:37 pm

oh and

Merry Christmas Jay, thanks for your patience over the years.

Got Snickerdoodles?

Soothsayer

December 23rd, 2011
8:46 pm

This just in:

Election results President Obama – 99%
Mitt Romney – 1%

Democrats sweep House races

Democrats sweep Senate races

Kamchak

December 23rd, 2011
8:51 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 23rd, 2011
8:51 pm

redneck convert you wonderful man

Well, good to see some people on this blog know goodness when they see it, Granny. A Merry Christmas to you and all the Zillettes. And please give special attention to that grandson. Before you know it they’re all growed up and treating you like you’re on your last legs and can’t hardly make it to the bathroom without help,.

AmVet - Merry Xmas and a Preposteous New Year

December 23rd, 2011
8:52 pm

Holy our journey and holy our love
That takes us to find and adore Him
And blessed the baby that sleeps in his bed
And wakes on this first Christmas morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNjSaO2zH9A

md

December 23rd, 2011
8:53 pm

A little holiday Cheer:

“The Holidays are here and the 6th grade teacher doesn’t know what to do with the class on the last day. It’s about one hour to the final bell.

She comes up with a little game for the 6th graders. She’ll state a well know comment from a famous person and the first to name the famous person gets to go home early.
Little Johnny is all excited. He knows that he’s the smartest person in the class and he’ll get the first answer and go home early.

So, the teacher says, class tell me who said “Four scores and seven years ago…” before she could finish, little Sarah shouts out, “Abraham Lincoln.”
Very good Sarah, you can go home…. Have a nice holiday.

Little Johnny is upset. In his mind she should not have been given the point since she didn’t raise her hand. But, the next one is his.
Next, the teacher asks, class tell me who said “I have a dream…” again before she could finish and before Johnny could get a breath, little Nancy shouts out, “Martin Luther King.”
Very good Nancy . You can go home. Have a nice holiday.

Johnny is really upset now. He’s fuming and doesn’t like these girls getting the best of him. The next one is his, no doubt about it.

The teacher turns back to the class and asks, tell me, who said “Ask not what….” Again, before she could finish, and just when Johnny was starting to yell out the name, little Emily shouts out, “John Kennedy.” Very good Emily, you can go home now. Have a happy holiday.

While the teacher was saying goodbye to Emily, Johnny was ready to burst! He couldn’t stand it anymore. He pounds his fists on the desk and yells out, “I WISH ALL THESE BIT**ES WOULD KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT!!”

Startled, the teacher turns to the class and demands, WHO SAID THAT??
Quickly, Johnny stands up and says, “Herman Cain! Can I go home now??””

Recon 0311 2533

December 23rd, 2011
9:01 pm

AmVet, posted a very beautiful Christmas song. Merry Christmas to all and may this joyous season bring Peace to all of you. God Bless.

Curious Observer

December 23rd, 2011
9:11 pm

A 400+ year-old poem to commemorate the occasion from a man who was hanged, drawn, and quartered for the crime of being a Roman Catholic in England:

THE BURNING BABE.
By Robert Southwell

As I in hoary winter’s night stood shivering in the snow,
Surprised I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow ;
And lifting up a fearful eye to view what fire was near,
A pretty babe all burning bright did in the air appear ;
Who, scorchëd with excessive heat, such floods of tears did shed
As though his floods should quench his flames which with his tears were fed.
Alas, quoth he, but newly born in fiery heats I fry,
Yet none approach to warm their hearts or feel my fire but I !
My faultless breast the furnace is, the fuel wounding thorns,
Love is the fire, and sighs the smoke, the ashes shame and scorns ;
The fuel justice layeth on, and mercy blows the coals,
The metal in this furnace wrought are men’s defilëd souls,
For which, as now on fire I am to work them to their good,
So will I melt into a bath to wash them in my blood.
With this he vanished out of sight and swiftly shrunk away,
And straight I callëd unto mind that it was Christmas day.

1595

md

December 23rd, 2011
9:16 pm

Bruno……good TSO at 7:48. Saw them again this year on tour, always a good show. Always liked the good voices on the various female leads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQNirj6lbGY&feature=related

godless heathen

December 23rd, 2011
9:24 pm

and don’t forget the real reason for the season – retail sales.

md

December 23rd, 2011
9:28 pm

And always enjoy the raspy voice of Tommy on this one……the Springsteen of TSO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_PTZRg8CVQ

And for any old Alice Cooper fans out there, yes that is Al Petrelli on guitar………

md

December 23rd, 2011
9:32 pm

A Merry Christmas to all…………have fun.

geo

December 24th, 2011
12:08 am

“obl, daffy and lil kim are history”. Well getalife, be sure to thank him for the economy, the under-employed, and the drone he gave to Iran.

larry

December 24th, 2011
6:28 am

Just want to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my fellow Bookimanics . 2011 was an interesting year and 2012 promises to be more interesting.

Again, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Bud Wiser

December 24th, 2011
6:47 am