Friday, December 23, 2005

come back on January 1st!



So everything is wrapped and ready to go. I always splurge on nice wrapping paper and bows at Christmas. I start putting my presents out the day that the tree is up. To me, they are part of the decorations.



I'm enjoying a house full of family and also this magical time of year. That is something I want to be PRESENT for. Which is why I am going to excuse myself from any new blog entries until January 1, 2006.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!



Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time...



The moon is right
The spirits up
We’re here tonight
And that’s enough
Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime

The party’s on
The feelin’s here
That only comes
This time of year

Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime

The choir of children sing their song
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding ohhhh
Ohhhhhhh

Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime

The word is out
About the town
To lift a glass
Ahhh don’t look down

Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime

The choir of children sing their song
They practiced all year long
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong
Ding dong, ding dong

The party’s on
The spirits up
We’re here tonight
And that’s enough

Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime

The moon is right
The spirits up
We’re here tonight
And that’s enough

Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime
Simply having a wonderful christmastime

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Christmastime


Paul McCartney › Wonderful Christmastime


Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Christmas Quotes & Quips



Hopefully all the visitors to my quotes and quips blog already know about my
Quotes & Quips website

but just in case... here is your personal invitation to visit me online!

Lots of quotes and quips sorted by theme all for free! Here are my Christmas quotes and quips as seen on my website:


Christmas Quotes:

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens

It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the
knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One!
- Charles Dickens


Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
- Sir Walter Scott

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
- Sunshine Magazine.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring-not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
- Clement C. Moore

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of
Christmas which is love.
- Ada V. Hendricks

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
- Santa Claus

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
- Kin Hubbard


Christmas Quips:

Celebrate the Season

Remember the Reason for the Season

Come let us adore Him

Away in a Manger

Wise men still seek Him

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Peace on Earth

Family and Friends are the true gifts of Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Santa, "I want it all!"

Christmas makes Memories

Believe

We Believe

Oh Christmas Tree

Deck the Halls

Waiting for Santa

Santa Baby! Hurry down the chimney tonight!

Dear Santa,

Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads

Down through the chimney with good St. Nick!

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Jolly Old St. Nick

There's no place like home for the holidays

Have a holly jolly Christmas

Merry "Kiss"mas!

Let's meet under the mistletoe!

Holiday Fun

Beat the Christmas Rush!

Yuletide Carols

Christmas Wishes

Tiny Tots with their Eyes all Aglow

Make the Season Bright

Tree Trimming Time

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Glad tidings

Plaid tidings

In the spirit of giving

Dance of the sugar plums

The more the merrier

Dashing all the way!

Making spirits bright

Baking up a storm

Dancin' and prancin'

Christmas Mrs. (Or Misses)

Jingle all the way!

Happy Holly Days

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

A Christmas to remember



Be sure to check out my scrapbook blog for some Christmas scrapbook ideas.




Whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year, I wish you a happy one!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Little Drummer Boy



This has always been one of my favorites!

Little Drummer Boy: Lyrics
Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.


Info about the song from
http://www.carols.org.uk/little_drummer_boy.htm

The words and music to the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy was composed by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone in 1958. The lyrics of Little Drummer Boy consist of no less than 21 rum pum pum pum' - a major part of the song and therefore presenting an apparently easy task for the lyricist! However, Little Drummer Boy has been a huge hit for several artists. The most notable rendition was created by the most unlikely combination of Bing Crosby and David Bowie. This version of Little Drummer Boy was a massive hot for the artists and was in fact Bing Crosby's most successful recording since the legendary White Christmas.

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Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

We Wish You a Merry Christmas




We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Information on the origin of this song from
http://www.carols.org.uk/we_wish_you_a_merry_christmas.htm

The author and composer of We Wish You a Merry Christmas cannot be traced however it is believed to date back to England in the sixteenth century. The tradition of carollers being given Christmas treats for singing to wealthy members of the community is reflected in this Christmas song - We Wish You a Merry Christmas! Over the years the fashion for figgy puddings mentioned in We Wish You a Merry Christmas has faded. But for the curious, the recipe consisted of the most important ingredient which was of course figs together with butter, sugar, eggs ,milk, rum, apple, lemon and orange peel, nuts, cinnamon, cloves and ginger! Not dissimilar to the modern day Christmas Puddings!

Happy Caroling!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, December 09, 2005

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer



Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer info from http://www.carols.org.uk/rudolf_the_red_nosed_reindeer.htm

“The famous Christmas song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started life as a poem created by an American advertising executive called Robert May. He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed by Department Stores at Christmas! Working as an Advertising Executive Robert May had a natural flair with words and was able to compose the Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer poem which was specifically designed to appeal to children. This marketing ploy was a massive success and approximately 2.5 million Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
poems were given away in the first year of its publication! In 1949 the singer Gene Autry recorded a musical version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer composed by Johnny Marks.

I will testify that Rudolph has been a "marketing success" in our home also. My daughter adores Rudolph and at this time of year she watches all the shows about him over and over again!

Happy Holidays!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Deck the Halls



Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our gay apparel.
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

See the blazing Yule before us.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Follow me in merry measure.
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
While I tell of Yuletide treasure.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Fast away the old year passes.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Hail the new ye lads and lasses
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Sing we joyous all together.
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la
Heedless of the wind and weather.
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Christmas Quotes & Quips from Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Santa Claus is coming to town



"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list,
Checking it twice;
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

With little tin horns and little toy drums
Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Goodness sake

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming
Santa Claus is coming to town


Remember to call on your favorite holiday songs for great titles and quotes to use on cards or on scrapbook layouts.

Happy December!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

December is here!





If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on you hand a Turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate'er you do.
- Unattributed Author, December,
in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371


December drops no weak, relenting tear,
By our fond Summer sympathies ensnared,
Nor from the perfect circle of the year
Can even Winter's crystal gems be spared.
- Christopher Pearce Cranch, December


Shout now! The months with loud acclaim,
Take up the cry and send it forth;
May breathing sweet her Spring perfumes,
November thundering from the North.
With hands upraised, as with one voice,
They join their notes in grand accord;
Hail to December! say they all,
It gave to Earth our Christ the Lord!
- J.K. Hoyt, The Meeting of the Months


In a drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy brook,
Thy bubblings ne'er remember
Apollo's summer look;
But with a sweet forgetting,
They stay their crystal fretting,
Never, never petting
About the frozen time.
- John Keats (1), Stanzas


In December ring
Every day the chimes;
Loud the gleemen sing
In the streets their merry rhymes.
Let us by the fire
Ever higher
Sing them till the night expire!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


In cold December fragrant chaplets blow,
And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.
- Alexander Pope, The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 77)

When we shall hear
The rain and wind beat dark December, how
In this our pinching cave shall we discourse
The freezing hours away?
- William Shakespeare, Cymbeline
(Arviragus at III, iii)


The sun that brief December day
Rose cheerless over hills of gray,
And, darkly circled, gave at noon
A sadder light than waning moon.
- John Greenleaf Whittier, Snow-Bound


Assorted quotes from GIGA USA


Happy December!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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