12 Years of Christmas

Posted: December 23, 2015 in family, Holiday, My Tunes
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My wife and kids are quite creative.  The list of ideas and mediums they have worked with (mostly played with!) would take a few articles to cover them all.  One of the coolest things we used to do was to hand make small Christmas Cards that we would send or give to family friends and co-workers.  We made quite a few every year.  Sometimes we would make glass ornaments, sometimes fold-out decorated trees.  Scarfs and matching hats.  Each one unique.  They became collectors items in their own little way.  One of my favorites was an audio Christmas Card.  Everyone received a recorded cassette.

My studio has always been open to our kids.  They can play drums or percussion instruments, keyboards and if careful a guitar or two!  We would record often, starting when they learned their “A,B,C’s.  So we decided we would write, sing and record a song. The idea of doing the 12 years was brilliant as we had been doing this for twelve years and there is a popular song about the 12 Days of Christmas.  As you will hear we may have plagiarized a bit in this recording.

We had a great pet cat at the time and his full name was Tasmanian Devil,  but we called him TazMo and later Taz.  He loved to curl up in the cool bathroom sink and hang out. Some other lines will describe the type of card we sent or a piece of the original song, but I think you will get the idea.

Whatever your politics, Wherever you call home, Whomever you love, and Whenever you are able, take care of yourself and your family, have a safe holiday and a great New Year.

Comments
  1. niasunset says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Love, nia

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  2. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

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  3. How terrific it is that you have a studio right in your home and that your children can take advantage of that. Love it when music can be a family affair.

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  4. David Kennedy says:

    Have a very merry Christmas, brother!

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  5. Nicodemas says:

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  6. JC says:

    Merry Christmas…

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  7. tracihalpin says:

    What a kind and loving thing to do. And it’s a great example for your children. Happy holidays!

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  8. The Bioman says:

    Peace Brother and may the dark sun of Switzerland make you feel the need to smell the cheese and not the Gran Canaria islands they call the Spanish Algarve since it is about as foreign as a Spanish wholesale mixture of sort. I will explain: It takes alot of time but I know you shall be gratified with the end result. So here goes – if it takes a one dollar coin to see the end, then it takes a two dollar bucknote to taste it (up your nose) and it takes a three-dollar note to see that it is a false economy to be there in the first place (Venezuela) and therefore it needs alot of time to be aware that it is the end of the time for the cocaine head and the start of the time for the cannabis brain. Cheers!

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  9. IsyLLiS says:

    What a lovely heart-warming post! I love hand-made cards. And so nice of you and your wife to do this 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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