Thursday, December 11, 2014

So You Think You Know Your Christmas Carols. Put Your Holiday Savvy to the Test


It’s that time of year again. Christmas carols are on most radio stations, featured in elevator Muzak and played throughout most malls, but do you really know your Christmas carols? Apparently many people mishear the traditional songs. Do you have the holiday expertise sort out these messed up lyrics?

  1. See the grazing mule before us, fa la la la la la la la la…
  2. Later on we’ll perspire, as we drink by the fire…
  3. Olive, the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names.
  4. Yet in thy dark streets China
  5. Dawn we now our day of peril…
  6. Joy to the world! The Lord has gum…
  7. With a corncob pipe and a butt and a nose…
  8. Here we are, as in olden days. Happy golden rays, up yours…
  9. You’ll go drown in Listerine…
  10. O tiny bomb, O tiny bomb…
  11. Good King Wences’car backed out, on the feet of Steven…
  12. He’s making a list of chicken and rice…
  13. Get dressed, ye married gentlemen…

Make your guesses in the comments. You’ll get full marks if you can fix the line and tell me the title of the carol it comes from. Later today or first thing tomorrow, I’ll post the answers.

Happy playing and Happy Holidays.

Sources
abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/10-misheard-holiday-songs/story?id=20867242


7 comments:

  1. These are really funny and had me singing. When I was a girl and learned the Hail Mary, I thought it was Hail Mary full of grapes (as in the fruit of thy womb, whatever that was).

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    1. Funny, but I could see how a kid would think that. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Sorry, I'm too busy giggling to guess. Some of these are way too cute to be accidental.

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  3. So You Think You Know Your Christmas Carols.
    The Answers.


    1. See the grazing mule before us, fa la la la la la la la la… is really, “see the blazing Yule before us,” and it’s from Deck the Halls.
    2. Later on we’ll perspire, as we drink by the fire… is really, “Later on, we’ll conspire as we dream by the fire,” and it’s from Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
    3. Olive, the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names is really, “All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names,” and it’s from Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
    4. Yet in thy dark streets China… is really, “Yet in the dark streets shineth the everlasting light,” and it’s from O Little Town of Bethlehem.
    5. Dawn we now our day of peril… is really, “Don we now our gay apparel,” and it’s from Deck the Halls.
    6. Joy to the world! The Lord has gum… is really, “Joy to the world. The Lord has come,” and it’s from Joy to the World.
    7. With a corncob pipe and a butt and a nose… is really, “With a corncob pipe and a button nose,” and it’s from Frosty the Snowman.
    8. Here we are, as in olden days. Happy golden rays, up yours… is really, “Here we are as in olden days. Happy golden days of yore,” and it’s from Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
    9. You’ll go drown in Listerine… is really, “You’ll go down in history,” and it’s from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
    10. O tiny bomb, O tiny bomb… is really, “O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum,” and is from O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree).
    11. Good King Wences’car backed out, on the feet of Steven… is really, “Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen,” and is from Good King Wenceslas.
    12. He’s making a list of chicken and rice…is really, “He’s making a list and checking it twice,” and it’s from Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
    13. Get dressed, ye married gentlemen… is really, “God rest ye merry gentleman,” and is from God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.

    Thanks for playing and Merry Christmas!

    Sources
    http://www.metrolyrics.com/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas-lyrics-katharine-mcphee.html
    http://german.about.com/library/blotannenb2.htm
    http://www.41051.com/xmaslyrics/santatown.html
    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/alyaj/godrestyemerrygentlemen.html



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  4. I'm too late not to see the answers, but those were hilarious.

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  5. Oh, these are terrible. I'm sorry i missed it last week. This is one test I would have aced! ☺

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