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Where did Auld Lang Syne come from?

The Origin of Auld Lang Syne

One of the biggest traditions we have for the new year beside setting resolutions or goals is that we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Yet why do we sing this particular song? That is actually a easy story to tell

There was a big time band director by the name of Guy Lombardo and in the 20’s he started playing this song at the stroke of midnight. And he kept it up till his death in 1977.

Yet the song didn’t stop with his passing. The song is actually several hundred years old and originated in Scotland. It was orginally ment as a farewell song. Often played at Graduations and funerals. This is because the song actualy means Old Long Since. In other words for the god old times.

So as you go out tonight to celebrate making it around the sun one more time. now you will know that the song you sing is more about that last year was not that bad and there were times to be remembered. Those memories though good or bad are what make you. So drink a pint and enjoy, but get home safely so get a ride home don’t drive. There are way to many amateur drunks, who are going to be out tonight. So be safe have fun.

To everyone, I wish you peace love and happiness. Next year is going to be fun, and I want you to be along for the ride.

If you are wondering if are they just repeating the same words over and over? Well pretty much sort of in a way. but not really so here are the lyrics with the scottish words and the english translation.

You can have a strange family but these folks are still important to your world

Survive The Difficult Family Members

Hey, it’s Christmas time, If you haven’t’ noticed yet! You had thanksgiving fly by and it reminded you exactly why you hate family functions. Yeah, something happens each year. You have subjected to the blatant back handed complements from the drunk aunt who has the self-delusional thoughts that she is in charge of everything. Then your odd uncle who believes you are still 8 and wants to wrestle after drinking a 12 pack. While you …

We All Have That Dysfunctional Family

There are times that family get togethers can be a bit on the nerve racking side. We all have that moment of uncomfortable interactions wiith the family. Maybe it is later in the party and a few of the members have had way too much to drink or you just have a co-dependant realationship that is obviously gone way too far. So Today we are pocking fun at the family disasters that happen at least once each christmas.

So now that you see that your family isn’t the only one have a great christmas and a safe new year.

Here is a video of 10 strange christmas traditions

Odd Christmas Traditions

You know how I was saying that there are some new Christmas Traditions you can partake in? Well, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the older more unique christmas traditions found through out the world.

Yeah Everyone has heard of Krampus and that sounds like it would be a fun event to attend with all these scary dudes walking around leaving candy or sticks in peoples boots. While at the same time smacking random people with switches.

There are other traditions especially in Catalonia where they have a dude who is Taking a load off of his mind called The El Caganer which mean the Shitter! Then there is the Christmas Log which is a log with a cartoon face the poops out presents for the kids! Yippee!

So sit back and enjoy this short video made by INSH as they show you some other odd traditions. Now I am going to go watch my donald duck shows.

Listen to a Christmas classic in a new slightly depressing light

Christmas Carols in a Minor Key

The power of keys. I never understood what the key of “whatever” meant and what the changes to the key scale did to a song. The Guys at Classic FM must have understood that I was thinking this and shared it out for everybody to enjoy. Is a song lifting or is it a funeral march? The Key is what is important. I am not a music major so I will let you witness it yourself have fun.
Merry Christmas!

Some traditions you can have for your family Christmas

14 Christmas Traditions For Your Family

Hey, Christmas is just around the corner. Thanksgiving dinner is still warm and the leftovers are still being consumed. But it is now time to start thinking of the most wonderful time of the year. Yet not just Christmas itself but I want you to think of traditions, especially if you have young kids. These traditions stick with them and become an incredibly important part of their world and how it operates. That is why …