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Christmas Time
« on: November 19, 2019, »
Well.... here's the first this year.  Celtic.  Might want to go Full Screen


https://youtu.be/JG3l-OBdcPI


Someone sent this to me.  I found it on YouTube so I could show you.  The one that was sent to me had the lyrics to read.



Celtic Thunder
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Bringing together their affinity for a great popular song with outstanding live performances, Irishmen Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Paul Byrom, Ryan Kelly and Scotsman George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder pay homage to cherished holiday favorites on their DVD Celtic Thunder – Christmas. Offering a holiday celebration for all the family, Celtic Thunder Christmas features all-time favorites such as ‘Winter Wonderland”, “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” and “Let It Snow”, original compositions such as “Christmas Morning Donegal”, “Christmas Overture” and of course the Celtic Thunder fan favorites the a cappella “Amazing Grace” the poignant “Christmas 1915” and the Gaelic version of “Silent Night” amongst others. Celtic Thunder – Christmas is a diverse mix of international and Celtic holiday classics performed as always with the Celtic Thunder magic

Celtic Thunder - 'Christmas 1915'
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1915 on Christmas Day
On the western front the guns all died away
And lying in the mud on bags of sand
We heard a German sing from no man's land
He had tenor voice so pure and true
The words were strange but every note we knew
Soaring or the the living dead and dammed
The German sang of peace from no man's land

They left their trenches and we left ours
Beneath tin hats smiles bloomed like wild flowers
With photos, cigarettes, and pots of wine
We bult a soldier's truce on the front line
Their singer was a lad of 21
We begged another song before the dawn
And sitting in the mud and blood and fear
He sang again the song all longed to hear

Silent night, no cannons roar
A king is born of peace for evermore
All's calm, all's bright
All brothers hand in hand
In 19 and 15 in no man's land

And in the morning all the guns boomed in the rain
And we killed them and they killed us again
At night they charged we fought them hand to hand
And I killed the boy that sang in no man's land

Silent night no cannons roar
A king is born of peace for evermore
All's calm, all's bright
All brothers hand in hand
And that young soldier sings
And the song of peace still rings
Though the captains and all the kings
Built no man's land
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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, »
Twas the night before Christmas, on Milton it fell.
The machines were all down, their workday went well.
The Holiday had started, forgetting their plight.
Workers were singing, as they walked home that night.

At night, they went sleeping, snug in their straw beds,
while visions of meat, food, and pudding, danced in their heads.
And Mother in her kerchief, and nude I still sleep.
I count the women, forget them fool sheep.

When out of a dream sleep, I awoke in my bed.
A vision of Miss Margaret, that female, I dread.
I walked to the window, I stared at the snow.
Once mad at that woman, I’d forgotten, Why so?

She had seen me at work, in my cotton domain.
I shouted at workers, calling out someone’s name.
I ran after the worker, while he tried hide his pipe.
I held him by collar, and gave him a swipe.

Still at the window, I saw Margaret Hale
A vision exquisite, waiting under the veil
When what to my wandering mind did appear
I knew I did love her, but she was not here

My passion now seething, I had been alone
My heart will be broken, for her it be known.
I gazed from the moon, to the glistening snow,
I thought this is Christmas, I feel I must go.”

I rallied at midnight and dressed myself nice.
I bundled real warm, against the snow and the ice.
I noticed that the driver, of the train that I caught,
looked like Father Christmas, with pink cheeks, I thought.

The train left on time with its bell and its smoke.
I knew the driver must be some happy old bloke.
By the time I found London, near broke was the dawn,
with horses and driver, a sleigh would be drawn.

“I say, aren’t you the driver I had on the train?”
He said nothing to me, but ruffled his rein.
He called me by John, before a word could be said
“It’s a bit too early, we’ll ride ‘round here instead.”

I fell back in my seat, as our sleigh took to flight
I marveled and mumbled looking left and then right
“Where are you taking me? And what is your task?”
“I am giving you a gift for which you have asked.”

“Bloody hell, and tomfoolery, no gift do I need.
Take me down now, with your sleigh and your steed.”
“I think you were headed for a home in this city.”
“You daren’t know where, and that t’is a pity.”

The bright lights came rushing, as the horses, they dove
Rooftops were nearing, but to a doorway, he drove.
I thanked him; stepped out, still shaking from cold
“The house on the left, and Merry Christmas behold!”

I stood and I watched, as he flew out of sight
What a curious old man, and what a great night.
Dauntless was I, as I rapped on the door’
Margaret knew not, the broken heart that I wore’

She gasped as she saw me, covering her mouth
“I just thought I’d visit on my way to the south.”
“Please. Come in, get warm,” she said with a sigh.
As I watched a small tear fall from her eye.

“Merry Christmas, Miss Hale,” I said holding my hat.
“Perhaps I’m intruding: I can easily come back.”
“Oh no, you are here. I have longed for this meet.”
“I am here all alone, please do take a seat.”

“Where are my manners, your hat I must take.”
“I’ll take your coat, too.” Margaret started to shake.
“Sholto, the grandson, is who aunt sees this day.”
“I’m glad to see you, There’s an abundance to say.”

“Christmas is a day full of merriment and cheer.”
“Mine’s been quite sad, until you appeared.”
She sat down beside him, aware of his scent
Her heart started racing, next to this wonderful gent.

“One night looking heavenward I wished on a star.”
“John Thornton, I aspired, and now, here you are.”
“Odd you should say that, I awoke to you, too.”
“In my dreams and my arms – that’s when I knew.”

“I knew that I’ve loved you, when you turned me away.”
“In your own home; with complaints to convey.”
“How could you speak and still steal my soul?”
“I’ve wandered alone, and time took its toll.”

“John, I’ve never forgotten my words said in haste.”
“The words of rejection which I should have embraced.”
“My dear you were new, to these ways of the north,
“Our culture was strange, but you learned it henceforth.”

John pulled her to standing, while wrapping his arms
Around her warm body with all of its charms
He gazed at her face, then into her eyes
Kissing the tip of her nose, had started her sighs.

John held her quite close to his strong beating chest
And kissed her most deeply, and firmly he pressed.
Her breast and her breathing, both needed much more.
He’d wait for the day, until she wanted to soar.

“John, I dearly love you as you probably can see.”
“My passionate woman, will you come home with me?”
“This day will live forever as our perfect Christmas,
“But let us not talk for there is more I will kiss.”
gsbohn


(this needs help)
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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2019, »
Merry Christmas to everyone!

I like that poem, Genie!

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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2019, »
Genie the poems are great!!!
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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, »
LOL

Busy day, yesterday. Today, it's just lazying about ...

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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, »
Oso,

Did you ever get your Titanic on your front lawn?


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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, »
Yes we did!  I’ll try to post the photos I have from our Halloween display.  I’m not even sure if I can with this new site...but I’ll give it a go.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0MH7d-7HqHlCODeaPqv5G7pBQ#San_Diego,_CA

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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, »
I almost choked to death laughing, especially the painting. 

That was a fabulous effort.  Did anything light up.  Are there any youtube videos on this?




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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, »
I almost choked to death laughing, especially the painting. 

That was a fabulous effort.  Did anything light up.  Are there any youtube videos on this?





Here are a few photos taken at night.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0zC2uZ11F1tBYOM-m0NSUovsQ#San_Diego

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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2020, »
OMG....  that was so terrific ... and lots and lots of detail.

Did you have cars stopped out in front of your house?  Did it make it into any newspaper?

Maybe people just expect too much from you Californians.  I think that's the best one yet that you've shown me.

The AFTER-Life Preservers was priceless.

You two should enter the Rose Parade.




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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, »
OMG....  that was so terrific ... and lots and lots of detail.

Did you have cars stopped out in front of your house?  Did it make it into any newspaper?

Maybe people just expect too much from you Californians.  I think that's the best one yet that you've shown me.

The AFTER-Life Preservers was priceless.

You two should enter the Rose Parade.






Most of the work was my hubby.  He spends most weekends of the month of October creating his masterpiece...lol

We live at the end of a culdesac in suburbia, so we don’t get a lot of people driving by our house.  You’d have to search out our house to find it.  Everyone in our neighborhood knows though, so everyone comes by throughout the month to check on his progress. 

We don’t have many young kids in our neighborhood either, so we don’t get many trick-or-treaters.  Of course that doesn’t stop my hubby from buying way too much candy...
https://share.icloud.com/photos/0dUqEbb0Z8Vf2zT2bMM-u9eKg#San_Diego,_CA

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Re: Christmas Time
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, »
Where did he get the female clothing?


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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, »
Where did he get the female clothing?



At first I was thinking about my hubby wearing female clothing...

Lol!  Most of the clothing was purchased at Goodwill and Salvation Army.