Holiday Music. Wait Which Holiday?

This will be my last post of 2010. 

I am going to take a break from blogging to do what dad's do this time of year: eat cookies, watch football, construct children's toys and playsets from instructions written in a foreign language, use an entire roll of gift wrap trying to wrap the Mrs.' presents and the final products looking awful, etc.

I'll be back in early January. 

In the meantime, I offer this...
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Setting: A Hallmark gift store at the local shopping mall. 

The family is browsing the Christmas decorations, while our special little guy "Luca" is interested in a holiday display on the wall.

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SLAMDUNK: What are you doing Luca?

LUCA: I listening to "Halloween Course".

I looked at the musical Christmas ornament in front of our energetic boy and saw that it was a tribute to Clark Griswold plugging in his outdoor holiday lights--a scene depicted in the comedic film Christmas Vacation.



SLAMDUNK: Hmm.

Curious, I pushed the tiny button on the ornament and was provided with music.  Yes, the "Halloween Course" or better known as the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

SLAMDUNK: Oh yeah Luca, I like that "Halloween Course" as well.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

45 comments:

Bob G. said...

Slammdunk:
Love the Griswold house w/ music...

We'll catch 'ya on the flip side.
In the meantime:
May you and your family be blessed with all the joy and wonder that Christmas brings.
May your house be filled with happiness and properity for the coming year.
And may all YOUR teams win over the holidays.

Merry Christmas...and a very happy New Year.

lom said...

Have a good holiday

Audrey Allure said...

Adorable story :)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!

Lt @ squadcartheology said...

Wishing you and the Slamdunks gang all my best. Merry Christmas, and a prosperous 2011.

Elena said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

suz said...

Merry Christmas!

Brian Miller said...

hehe...have a wonderful break...and a very merry christmas!

Hilary said...

Ha.. too cute. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.

Lydia K said...

Have a great holiday and enjoy those cookies!
See you in the New Year!

Community RN said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Slam!!

Hope to see you in the new year!1

C. RN

Abigail said...

What a sweet family moment you shared with us. Thank you for giving us a bit of a window into your family life.

I pray that your Christmas is a blessed time for you and your family.

Suzanne said...

Have a happy holiday. See you next year!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Have great Christmas and New Year, SD. :D

Ann T. said...

Dear Slamdunks,
I also with you a very happy and blessed Christmas. We'll see you in the New Year.

Thanks for all the great stories this year.

Love to you and your family,
Ann T.

WomanHonorThyself said...

enjoy your time off Slam..hugs to the family..HAPPIEST HOLIDAYS my friend~!:)

J. J. in Phila said...

Cute story. :)

Merry Christmas, Slamdunk, to you and your family.

Kimi said...

Thanks for a wonderful journey through 2010--your blogs have been great reads. Enjoy your Christmas holiday and may 2011 bring you better blogs ahead : ).

hot girl said...

Merry christmas !!

RD said...

We had a flash mob in the down town square, 2000 people came to sing Handel's Messiah a few days ago.

Merry Christmas,
RD

Grigore Roman said...

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S ! ! !
Thank you for visiting my blog and for all your comments, H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S to you and your Families,
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S to EVERYONE ! ! !

Kell said...

I hope you have a merry Christmas! And a happy new year, of course!

terri said...

He KNEW that it was called the Hallelujah Chorus? Impressive!

Merry Christmas and enjoy your break!

Brian Dodd said...

Slam Dunk,

You were kind enough to comment on my post 8 Tips On Surviving Dysfunctional Families During The Holidays. I just wanted to circle back and see how it went.

Thanks,
Brian

tattytiara said...

Halloween Course - that's too funny. Enjoy your holidays, and we look forward to having you back in January!

A Doc 2 Be said...

Haha - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

"Halloween Course" - /giggle

presious said...

Slam Dunks,

I do remembe those days with my ex-husband. He'd stay up half the night so the kids can play immediately the next morning. I even remember those days with my own stepfather.

It is so worth it for the kids! Have fun...lol! I can only imagine how tedious that must be...and oh the fun!...lol!

Happy Holidays to you and yours :-)

Amy Sullivan said...

Enjoy your time with family!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

haha, aw, she was trying!! I adore your little interactions with your children and their peers, you always seem to capture the little intricacies that make up their thought process. I hope you enjoy your time off!!! I look forward to hearing from you in January! Enjoy your Dad time, I know I needed mine around this time of year! :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks for this fun glimpse into your wee one's life. You're a good dad and husband; may the Lord honor you for that.

Blessings,
Jen

Stephanie Faris said...

I was wondering what he meant by "course!" I thought he was saying, "Of course."

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year! Enjoy the time with your family!

MONICA-LnP said...

Merry Belated Christmas SD!
Have a wonderful time with your family.
HAPPY NEW YEAR,see you next year.Monica

Selma said...

Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2011.

Creepy Query Girl said...

cute! Hope you had a fantastic holiday!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Merry Christmas & a happy new year to you :)

maggsworld said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. See you in January. Maggs

joanny said...

May this Holiday Season and every moment that follows be filled with much joy and a reason to celebrate your life. Happy New Year.

Hope Mrs Santa was good to you, and all your favorite teams won...

cheers,
joanny

Clara said...

Lovely post Slam!
Have a happy new year, and may you and your family have endless days of happiness, health and harmony! And some money too, a bit of that is always welcome! ;)

Momma Fargo said...

Very cool! Love Luca! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

secret agent woman said...

Very cute. Although I find myself wondering why in the world anyone would want one of those things in their home.

Hope you had a good Christmas and happy New Year.

torn blazer said...

Happy New Year to you and your family...hope yor head is above the snow

torn blazer said...

Happy New Year to you and your family...hope yor head is above the snow

LisaF said...

Little boys. Gotta love 'em.

Happy New Year to you and yours. I'm very glad to have found your blog this year. I enjoy your posts and comments on mine.

Dawn Simon said...

Sweet story! I hope you and your family had a fabulous Christmas! :)

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