Saturday, December 25, 2010

Yeah, I Be Jumpin' On Santa's Sleigh, too!

A Bahamian Christmas Carol
(sung to the tune of "Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire")

Tourists roasting on the ocean's beach,
White sands warming up their toes,
Surfside drinks are always in reach
Dissolving all of their thoughts of snow.

Everybody knows pineapple juice and some coconut,
With some rum makes a tasty island brew.
There will be parties here and some over there, but
Don’t forget to visit Junkanoo.

But wherever you may find yourself on this day,
Be it in temps from 80 to -42,
Its been said many times and in many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you.

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However and wherever you celebrate,

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 

33 comments:

  1. Beauteous! Thank you and enjoy your day!

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  2. Cheryl: You're very welcome and enjoy your day, too!

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  3. Great poem. And nice fitting of "from 80 to -42."

    Merry Christmas.

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  4. Frank: Thank you. It was kind of hard to figure out fitting island terms.

    I hope it isn't that cold up there but, hey, it is Canada after all and what would Christmas be without snow! (I really do miss it.)
    ;-)

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  5. That's a great poem! I love it. I wish I were there toasting my toes.

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  6. That's IT! Next year I'm coming to your house for Christmas, Double O!

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  7. Reffie: Thanks! When the sun is out, it does warm things up. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Boom Boom: If I ever get this place back into shape, you'd be more than welcome to come down! It has been, however, unseasonally cool these past three winters but I'm sure it beats the hell out of Rochester. Ooooh! And we have a wheelchair you know, just in case!
    ;-)

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  9. Merry Christmas Dozo! I hope you had a good one, surrounded by loved ones, presents and rum! :-)

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  10. Nicky: Same to you! I hope you and your family had a good one. We don't do the presents thing - there is only two of us here, but we do the other thing, usually bourbon and merlot!
    ;-)

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  11. How very creative of you ... Happy Holidays from Bend Oregon!

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  12. Helen: Hello and Happy Holidays to you too! (I think I mentioned awhile back that your backyard was almost identical to my old house - I love the memories, especially with the snow!)

    Thanks for your comment, and thanks for visiting.
    ;-)

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  13. LOL! Yep, I actually sang it. Man, would I like to be on a toasty warm beach with an umbrella drink right now.

    Happy New Year!

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  14. Jayne: So would I - it went down to 44F here last night with lots of wind. It's still cold and windy - I think we even have a wind-chill factor!

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  15. I think you should record that song! Happy holidays, Dear Double O. And watch out for elves!

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  16. Linda: Happy Holidays to you too. It's been so flippin' cold the last couple of days, I think I'd better be looking out for penguins instead!

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  17. I'm late. Hung over. Can I still have a Merry Christmas?

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  18. BonyMike: It seems you missed it altogether. That's what happens when those pesky birthday parties get in the way, but I think you were pretty merry throughout it anyway!
    ;-)

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  19. Happy New Year
    I enjoy reading your posts ,its like each word is felt within ,very amazing feeling



    http://soulwanderingsoul.blogspot.com/

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  20. Betcha: Thank you and thanks for dropping in. I'm not much of a poet, though. Welcome to bloggerland!

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  21. Found your blog via Boom-Boom, Nicky, Mike & Linda.

    Merry BELATED Christmas!

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  22. meleah: Welcome and thanks for dropping by!

    Merry (Belated) Christmas to you, too! And, if I don't see you before, Happy New Year!

    ;-)

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  23. Came over from Jayne's world to say hello. Thanks for the poem. We waited for the lunar eclipse - set the alarm - and it was too cloudy to see a thing! I can't wait another 472 years. Bummer. Thanks for your pics!

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  24. IWW: Hello and Happy New Year! Yep, it was cloudy over most of North America but a blogging buddy in Colorado got a break and was able to see the eclipse too - we were 'chatting' about it at the time; it was rather cool. The next total lunar eclipse happens in about 19 years, but the next winter solstice one won't occur for another 472 years, so you'll have another chance!

    Thanks for dropping in.
    ;-)

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  25. I'm located more along the lines of the -42 locations, but thanks for making your point.

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  26. Sandra: When I lived near Belleville, Ont. we had temps down to -40, plus wind chill in the winter. Me and my ex always laughed at the average winter temp of Churchill, Man.: a steady -43 usually. Be thankful you don't live in Churchill!(?)

    Happy New Year, my dear!

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  27. Hey, Double 0... it's me again. How's the new year been treating you so far? Keep that wheelchair handy because you never know when I might darken your doorstep!

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  28. Boom Boom: Happy New Year! Sounds like your sick and tired of the snow already. The wheelchair is handy, but it's under a pile of linens and stuff. You'll have to give me two months notice to tidy up (read: MASSIVE HOUSEWORK!) So, are you planning to break your other leg?
    ;-)

    I've got visitors from Germany - they are staying at Murphy's condo - and have been keeping me busy with shopping and stuff. Yesterday they pulled a "Murphy" - they locked themselves out of the apartment! They grabbed the wrong key when they went out. Oy!

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  29. Yeah, I could use some of that about now.

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  30. Alice: It's actually been a bit nippy here, but warming up and hopefully it will stay that way for the remaining winter. We hope.
    ;-)

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  31. Definitely my kinda Christmas tune.

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  32. tattytiara: Hi, and welcome! Thanks - glad you dropped in!

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  33. Greetings, Happy Monday! Blessings…

    Friendship Awards, Enjoy!
    Your poetry is unbeatable, share it at our week 19 potluck today..
    Thanks for the support, You Rock!
    xxx

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