Tuesday, December 14

fM's Tradition of Blog Caroling: 12 Days of Christmas...the Canadian version!

While I've already submitted my blog carol (The Huron Carol) previously, I couldn't help but include the Canadian version of the Twelve Days of Christmas! ;-)

"On the late-night sketch-comedy program Second City TV in 1982, the Canadian-rustic characters Bob & Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, respectively) released a version on the SCTV spin-off album Great White North, in which the gifts included eight comic books, seven packs of smokes (cigarettes), six packs of two-four ("two-four" is Canadian slang for a case of 24 bottles of beer), five golden tuques, four pounds of back bacon, three (pieces of) French toast, two turtlenecks, and a beer in a tree. (They did not get past the eighth day. Bob wanted to include a dozen (12) doughnuts on the twelfth day.)" [courtesy of Wiki]

Also, if you want another (though a little more kid friendly) Canadian version, there is a children's picture book written by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Werner Zimmermann called A Porcupine In a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas. Check out Mr. Zimmerman's blog for some of his sketches from the book, which includes Canada at her best (porcupines, moose, beavers, Mounties, Tim Hortons doughnuts, hockey and more!) ;-)

I love everyone's choices so far - and lots of lovely "silent" singing! ;-)



Greta Koehl said...

Kooroo-koo-koo koo-koo koo-koo! Take off, eh. Love it.

Jenn said...

I had to post this - it's a classic! ;-)

TCasteel said...

Bob & Doug McKenzie are a hoot, eh?
Thanks for the smiles.
Therea (Tangled Trees)