Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

1) According to a marketing research firm, this song is both one of the most played and most hated songs of the season. Do you like it? It seems like an easy question, but it's not. On the one hand, it's a stupid song, overplayed and badly sung. Yet back in the 1980s, when it was new, it brought my favorite uncle a lot of joy. I miss him a lot this time of year.

2) In this song, Grandma's troubles start when she drinks too much eggnog. Do you like eggnog? No, though it's bearable when it's spiked.

3)  In the song, Grandpa recovers from losing Grandma by drinking beer and playing cards with Cousin Mel. Will you be celebrating the holidays with cousins? Nope

4) When did you most recently drink a beer? Was it in a bottle, a can or a glass? Bottle

5) The lyrics refer to "pudding of fig." In "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," the carolers demand figgy pudding. Yet despite its popularity in holiday songs, Sam has never tasted fig pudding. Have you? Nope

6) Thinking of holiday sweets, would you prefer a gingerbread cookie or slice of pumpkin pie? Gingerbread, every time!

Hot, isn't he?
7) This song was recorded by a duo named Elmo & Patsy. It occurs to Sam that she has never met anyone named Elmo. How about you? Any Elmos in your life? The first Elmo that popped into my head is Elmo Lincoln. I learned about him when I was reading about author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Elmo Lincoln was the first Tarzan, back in the silent 1918 movie.

8) Do you need snow to get "into the spirit?" It helps.

9) Random question: Are you going to get/have you gotten a flu shot this year? Yes, and so far, so good. Barely a sniffle!


  1. So there IS someone who didn't think of Elmo from Sesame Street!

    Sorry about your sad uncle memory. I had a whole memory thing going about the song, but then I got the blue screen of death on my computer before saving the post, so... meh. It's gone.

    And what KIND of beer was in your bottle???

    Are you in the Keys yet???

  2. You are right about eggnog being good only when it was spiked with run, I used to like to use spiced rum.

  3. I always get a flu shot. I'm exposed to so many germies, it's a must! This year we even have cases of Pertussis (whooping cough)! Egads!

  4. Oh yes, that Elmo is very hot! And, egg nog does taste best with a little rum. ;-) Since you loved your Uncle a lot, he's probably closer than you think.

  5. I'd forgotten about Elmo Lincoln. The only Elmo I'd ever heard of was on Sesame Street.

  6. My dad use to find that song funny too.

  7. Oh my that Elmo is interesting looking! I miss a lot of my family this time of year. It was my Grandmother's favorite holiday.

  8. Anonymous4:34 PM

    i got a flu shot too but sadly it doesn't do anything for stomach flu which i think i have a little bit of right now. boo!

    have tons of fun on your holiday retreat! :)

  9. Yeah, that Tarzan is hot all right!

  10. I figured out how to make gingerbread cookies that are sugar free. It's not the same as the full-blown molasses cookie but, I am grateful.
    I enjoyed your posts that come after this one. I know what you mean about the 'pill'.


Sorry about adding Comment Moderation, folks. But look at the bright side, at least I've gotten rid of word verification!