Tuesday, December 05, 2006


As posted previously, I LOVE Christmas and seasonal songs are a wonderful part of the holiday mix. And of course CHILDREN are another element that make this season so special. Well, when you put these two together, you can get some beautiful results...but more often than not, some FUNNY results, as well! :D

I remember that my brother Edward used to think as a child that the famous "three kings" were from a place called "Orientar". Of course, he was not the only one in our family who misheard lyrics. I thought for the longest time that the patriotic song we learned in kindegarten went like this: Our country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of the ICEE! Yes, getting one of those frozen treats from a convenience store was a BIG deal to me!

Over on the Five in a Row Family Room forum, there's a thread going on about other misheard lyrics. They made me smile and added even more cheer to my holiday season. Hope it does the same for you!

Suz in Frogpond shares this story about one of her children:

[Here's] darling daughter's current rendition of "Silent Night" - "Silent night, Holy night, All is calm, all is bright, Round young version of mother and child, holy infant so tenderly mild. Sleep in Heavenly peace. Sleep in Heavenly peace." Best of all, she'll argue with you that SHE'S right!

Suz also relates this ancedote:

We had dd's dance concert last night. (She's in a Christian dance company.) The littlest ones were dancing "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and while we were backstage before the show, one of the tiny girls was sitting on a bench in the dressing room practicing her "song"........get ready for this one...
O Come O Come Emmanuel,And prance on Captain Israel....

Tricia O heard her 5 year old daughter singing about "a cartridge in a pear tree."

Must end for now and do some stuff around the house, will add more to this later! :)

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