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Baptist Trainfan
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Perhaps not Hellish enough - but does anyone else find that the familiar Christmas carols have simply become worn out for them?
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Nurse! Orfeo's out of bed and doing It again! Nurse!

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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This one might help you. We had the nine lessons and carols in the local cathedral. This was one of the carols, in honour of Jesus birth, easily the best were the two Cree songs. There's something very moving about drumming and singing, which is clearly an act of worship.

Honour song. Big River is in northern Saskatchewan.

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
Perhaps not Hellish enough - but does anyone else find that the familiar Christmas carols have simply become worn out for them?

Yes. A couple of days ago on this thread (The Huron Carol).

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Kelly Alves

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As per the thread title.

I love Elton John. Love. Him. Could pour him on my pancakes and eat him up.

"Step into Christmas." Kill the man. Kill. Him. Dead.

[ 22. December 2016, 23:54: Message edited by: Kelly Alves ]

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Up to a few years ago, if we arrived at the in-laws two days before Christmas we would hear Handel's Messiah at least six times. That still wasn't enough for my late father in law, but it taught me all I needed to understand about aversion therapy. He wasn't actually raving bonkers, but a lot of people might have been forgiven for thinking he was.

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Christmas music, especially carols would be fine if it was restricted to live performances and only in the week of Christmas.
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quote:
Originally posted by Palimpsest:
Christmas music, especially carols would be fine if it was restricted to live performances and only in the week of Christmas.

I agree with you up,to a point, but this time of year seems to excuse people doing crap live performances who at any other time of year certainly wouldn't get away with it.

In most shopping centres you'll see groups of people singing Christmas carols badly, invariably in unison and often hopelessly out of tune while a few others hang around with collection buckets. Of course, you can't say they're crap as it's all for "charidee".

For extra [Projectile] points, have kids from the local primary school singing badly, in unison and out of tune while the adults stand around saying "aren't they wonderful? Isn't it lovely".

No they aren't wonderful and it isn't lovely. Just because they're kids doesn't excuse them for being crap

[ 23. December 2016, 06:52: Message edited by: Spike ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Palimpsest:
[qb]In most shopping centres you'll see groups of people singing Christmas carols badly, invariably in unison and often hopelessly out of tune while a few others hang around with collection buckets. Of course, you can't say they're crap as it's all for "charidee".

They don't get it do they. Do something worthwhile for charity and I may give something worthwhile (depending on the charity, LRP tells me off for over giving). If you can't be bothered to do something well I won't be bothered to pay. (I also get told off for walking past.)

You want to raise money? Do something well.

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quote:
Originally posted by balaam:

You want to raise money? Do something well.

I prefer that you do something worthwhile (and well). I am not making a donation to support you in a five-mile walk, or bike ride, or whatever. The energy you put into walking a marathon (and closing down major roads on a Sunday morning) could be put into actually helping someone.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
quote:
Originally posted by balaam:

You want to raise money? Do something well.

I prefer that you do something worthwhile (and well). I am not making a donation to support you in a five-mile walk, or bike ride, or whatever. The energy you put into walking a marathon (and closing down major roads on a Sunday morning) could be put into actually helping someone.
Isn't the idea that that's what they do with the money they raise on the walkathon or whatever? If they could get you (us) to part with our dosh to help them do that without the stunt, they would do so. But for some reason the stunt is required to raise the money.

[ 23. December 2016, 19:26: Message edited by: mousethief ]

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We used to have a sponsorship thing with the children's school that was based on how much better they got at swimming - proved by the number of lengths completed in the challenge at the end of the outdoor swimming term.

1. Money raised for good cause.
2. Children without funds could nevertheless raise money from sponsorship.
3. It required improvement of a skill that could be measured in the final challenge.
4. Because of (3) it meant even the most tentative, nervous swimmer could raise a decent sum.

I agree about half-arsed carol singing: we had someone in the local town caterwauling to a backing tape and I was delighted to see and hear someone go up and give them £20 with the instruction "That's for Crisis - now stop offending me and everyone else and stop singing."

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quote:
Originally posted by Pine Marten:
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Originally posted by Penny S:

I missed an opportunity to sing 'while Shepherd's Watched' to 'Cranbook' aka 'On Ilkley Moor Baht'at' last night, which I regret.

We shall happily be singing this on Saturday at the Richard III Society carol service at Fotheringhay [Smile] . I look forward to it every time...
Glad to hear they still do it! It's some years since I've managed to get myself to Fotheringhay for that.

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
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Originally posted by balaam:

You want to raise money? Do something well.

I prefer that you do something worthwhile (and well). I am not making a donation to support you in a five-mile walk, or bike ride, or whatever. The energy you put into walking a marathon (and closing down major roads on a Sunday morning) could be put into actually helping someone.
Isn't the idea that that's what they do with the money they raise on the walkathon or whatever? If they could get you (us) to part with our dosh to help them do that without the stunt, they would do so. But for some reason the stunt is required to raise the money.
Yeah. I thought the idea was to raise money for good causes. I must be thick. I've even put money into collection tins when the only thing going on was someone standing there shaking the damn thing. [Paranoid]

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Well, since I know it's everyone's favorite on this thread, and also as a tribute to one of 2016's departed, I guess I'll just post this holiday classic for your audial enjoyment.
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I've always hated Little Drummer Boy, and anything by Bing Crosby, but for reasons I can't explain, I didn't mind the combination of them and David Bowie.

Not one of my favourites, but not one that made me want to kill dead things ... [Devil]

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How can you kill a dead thing?

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quote:
Originally posted by Anselmina:
How can you kill a dead thing?

It comes alive around November 24th every year.

I hate much of what Christmas music pours into the air but with Spotify I can curate what I breathe in myself.

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