ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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12-16 CHRISTMAS 1966

On this day in 1966, The Beatles released “Everywhere It’s Christmas” to their fans in the United Kingdom.

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.   – Charles Dickens

Seven records were released to the fans at Christmastime from 1963-1969 with all seven compiled in 1970.  The Beatles’ Christmas records were spoken and musical messages to members of their official fan clubs in the U.K. and the U.S., meant to appease fans whose letters, due to their sheer volume, were not being answered in a timely manner.

I’d love to reply personally to everyone, but I just haven’t enough pens.  – John Lennon

An example of the messages include one to “loyal Beatle people”, along with skits, Christmas carols, and original compositions.  “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” appeared in edited form on the 1967 record and eventually gained an official release in 1995 as part of The Beatles Anthology.

Credits are as follows:

John Lennon: vocals, bass drum
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano
George Harrison: vocals, acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr: vocals, drums, tap dancing
George Martin: vocals
Victor Spinetti: vocals, tap dancing
Mal Evans: spoken word

Of the seven recordings, in my humble opinion this one is the best.  It’s the wacky, zany, wonderful stuff of Beatlemania!  Others tried to duplicate their sound, but their music was the sound of the 1960’s.

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.   – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas (1966): Unlike previous years, there is no Tony Barrow script to follow. The Beatles came up with a pantomime idea and open with a short piano tune called “Everywhere It’s Christmas,” followed by some group harmonies where they sing something called “Orowaynya.” After that, there is a series of humorous skits, sound effects and even yodeling. Then there is another piano tune called “Please Don’t Bring Your Banjo Back” followed by a reprise of “Everywhere It’s Christmas.” The British sleeve has colorful artwork designed by Paul McCartney. It was issued in America on a one-sided thin vinyl record similar to a flexi-disc and a postcard without the artwork. Time: 6:40

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It’s just a little piece of rock history (and childhood memories) all wrapped up in the Christmas season.  ❤

If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift, may I suggest a new devotional book by Lucinda Berry Hill?  Everyone needs a new devotional book to begin the new year!

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Click on the link below to order your copy!

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000952694/A-Second-Cup-with-Jesus.aspx 

 

 

 

 

WORK LIKE A DOG DAY

TL 8-5 WORK LIKE A DOG DAY

The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.  – Vidal Sassoon

https://youtu.be/xR6j32R87gE

Go to You Tube today and listen to the Beatles sing “Hard Days Night”.  Watch the movie too if you want to.

WORK LIKE A DOG DAY is a day to show appreciation for those who carry more than their load, and work like a dog.  Why do we say that?  I’ve watched my dog and he seems to spend a great deal of time sleeping or eating.  Really, on this day, be the shining example of promptness and productivity with a positive attitude and a smile!  Who knows, it might inspire everyone around you to be as enthusiastic.

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.  – J.G. Holland

What will you do for those hard-working people in your life?  My husband recently treated me to a chair massage!  He noticed that I was spending a lot of time typing and suggested that it might be time for me to get my tired, achy muscles massaged.  I appreciated not only the massage, but the fact that he noticed how hard I work on this blog to bring my readers the best possible material and inspiration every day.

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.  – Author Unknown

Maybe the breadwinner needs a well deserved rest this weekend.  Breakfast in bed at about 10 am on Saturday might hit the spot.  Fix all the favorite breakfast foods and serve them with a single red rose – voilà!!!  Instant appreciation!!!

Hmm…  some people really DO take their dogs to work – and they work!

http://youtu.be/DSbgIPBMA5A

How cool to have dogs on a college campus!  I think that is great.  There are people and dogs in our world that do more than the others.  We celebrate today the dogs who work for the police, for blind people, for people with diseases like diabetes and the wonderful people who train them.

http://youtu.be/csCNmPDLADc

Some dogs really DO work like dogs – then there’s my baby…  he just loves me unconditionally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  That’s hard work…  I think my baby needs a bone.  ❤

CASEY (10)
My sweet angel