You must be Round John Virgin?

December 20, 2010

Blog Guy, somebody told me you’re working on a book.  I presume they meant you’re READING one?

Nope, writing one. I’m doing serious academic research into a fascinating subject.

christmas carols 490

I’ll probably be sorry I asked…

Have you ever wondered about the people mentioned in Christmas Carols? We sing their names every December, but who were they?

You mean like Jesus? We do know who he was.

BRITAIN/No, I mean the more obscure folks. Like Mary Gentlemen. You know, “God rest ye, Mary Gentlemen…” What do you suppose her story was?

Oh Lord. I don’t like where this is going.

And that Harold Angel guy. “Hark, the Harold Angel sings…”

You’re a real dimwit, Blog Guy.

BC-ARTS-SCROOGEAnd what’s up with Solomon Stillness?  “The world in Solomon Stillness lay, to hear the angels sing…”

I have to get out of here right now.

And that Don Ouinou dude really fascinates me!

Oh no. Don Ouinou? As in…

As in Don Ouinou our gray apparel. Gray? I mean, why aren’t you wearing red and green for Christmas, Don? What’s up with that?

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Top: Performers sing Christmas carols, known locally as “Kolyadki”, in the village of Obchin, Belarus, January 13, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Right: Choristers sing during a Christmas carol service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, England, December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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Have you researched Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer yet? Or Dominic the Donkey? Dont leave the animals out!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

This reminds me of “Our father who art in heaven, Howard be thy name.” I could never figure out if the Father was just Art in heaven and Howard everywhere else.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

When I was a kid, we used to sing “Willie the Cross-eyed Bear” in Sunday school and church.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Man, I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard just from reading the title of an article. So awesome. On a slightly related note, I know a woman who as a kid thought there was a letter called ‘elameno’ which came right before ‘p’.

Posted by mrisinger | Report as abusive

Article title is indeed genius. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Don’t forget Olive, the other reindeer.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Olive. Love it, Cam….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Thanks BG, but I can’t take credit for it. It’s the title of a made for TV animated movie, “Olive, The Other Reindeer” (1999), a cute kids story. One of the characters is, indeed, Round John Virgin.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Can someone tell me what El was doing? Was she teasing the sheep or short sheeting the shepherds? Why did the angels have to keep saying “No, El! No, El!

Yes, I do need my donut for the day…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I can help you there, Onedoor. I believe No El was written about a public transportation outage in Chicago.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

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