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Welcome To 2020 !!

✶Happy New Year! ✶ Bonne Année! ✶ Frohes Neues Jahr! ✶ Щасливого Нового року! ✶ Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! ✶ с новым годом ✶ Sretna Nova Godina! ✶ Feliz Año Nuevo! ✶Feliz Ano Novo! ✶ Buon Capodanno! ✶ Gott Nytt År! ✶ Godt Nyttår! ✶

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# #2020

Happy New Year!

Here's a little Miles Davis to help you ring in the New Year :-)
(it's not quite 2020 as I post this, but in some parts of the world 2020 is already here ! )

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Saw the movie " Cats " this afternoon.

Despite being panned by the critics, I enjoyed it! Thought the dancing, choreography, costumes, & set design to be creative, artistic & original. Couldn't understand the story line (what the heck is a "jellicle" cat anyway??). Ian McKellan was miscast, and the scenes with Jennifer Hudson were a little overly disconsolate (why so sad??); but then again for a musical - thought it well done!

What do critics know anyway. ;-)

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Should I see the stageplay before watching the movie?

Merry Christmas to all. We have our traditional Christmas this evening. Santa comes in the morning with a few nicknacks for the stocking. And then at 7 am the 32 pound turkey will go in the oven,,,,with all the family coming over,,,,:)

@KornKob : I can't even imagine what a 32lb turkey looks like! (the biggest I've ever cooked was 19lbs). How do you get it in the oven??! Merry Christmas day to you and yours! :-)

Lol.. It was big. It kind of stuck out the end of the pan but it cooked very nicely. The tricky part was to bring it in and out once in a while to baste it(5 times) Everyone had a wonderful meal. The interesting part was it was grown by our neighbour who bought out non-gmo poultry feed.


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1.) Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2.) Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3.) If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it o... show more

Santa Baby

The incomparable, one and only, Eartha Kitt Christmas List (as only she can sing it)

1. sable
2. '54 convertible; light blue
3. yacht (It’s really not a lot)
4. The deed to a platinum mine
5. duplex
6. And cheques
7. decorations bought at Tiffany’s
8. Ring (I don’t mean on the phone)

YouTube: Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby (Audio) (EarthaKittVEVO)

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the deed to a platinum mine
Who needs a silly little diamond?

@Nathan V " Diamonds are a girl's best friend.." don'tcha know.. ;-)

For a moment, I thought it was a spotted Zebra:)

Christmas Music...

Some of the Christmas music in my collection'

I've since expanded (and gotten rid of a few) my repertoire of Christmas music since this photo was taken.

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From top to bottom:

1.) A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi
2.) Raffi's Christmas Album, Raffi
3.) Christmas Cocktails, Ultra-Lounge, vol 1
4.) Christmas Cocktails, Ultra-Lounge, vol 2
5.) Jingle Bell Jazz, compiliation, var
6.) Jingle Bell Swing, compilation
7.) Christmas Through The Years, Louis Armstrong
8.) Christmas Songs, Diana Krall (I don't know who gave this to me. I've since gotten rid of it)
9.) Christmas Jazz, the Appaloosa Collection ;-)
10.) Roomful Of Blues, Roomful of Christmas
11.) The Nutcracker Suites Nos 1&2, Tchaikovsky
12.) Traditional Christmas Classics, MCA records
13.) Concerto Pour Harpe, Haendel

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We have a number of favorites that we play each year including old records of German Youth choirs. But our recent must listen is an album sung by a female quartet put out by a local group and is just beautiful. The singers include Sylvia Tyson

@KornKob : Oh, neat! Hadn't heard of this one. Always liked Sylvia Tyson. Years ago, she hosted a program on the CBC called "Touch The Earth" showcasing Canadian folk singers and musicians. It's where I heard Stan Rogers for the first time!

Christmas Is Coming..

“ Oh, bring us some figgy pudding...”

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Ohh,, yes it would be a magic stick. It can make you laugh or smile any number of ways:)

Or these:

25 years later, still popular with kids (and we still have ours ;-) )

Coming soon to Montreal!!

Carrières de Lumières (Light Festival), in Baux-De-Provence, FR
Featuring the works of Vincent Van Gogh-- illuminated like you've never seen before!

#Music by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, "Vltava", from Má Vlast (My Homeland).


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Remembrance Day

at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month...

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"They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them
~Laurence Binyon

#Canada #RemembranceDay #war #WarandPeace #veterans
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