Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Favorite Christmas Carol

My dearest friend and genealogy blogging colleague footnoteMaven has arranged for the Annual Choir of GeneAngels to contribute their favorite Christmas carols.

Rather than simply print the lyrics or perhaps look for an audio or video clip, I opted to go one further and record an inspired interpretation of Winter Wonderland. What inspired me I don't know - just plain silliness, too much caffeine or a commitment to finally figure out how my webcam worked in terms of recording video. Please be advised that there is a good reason why I blog through the media of writing and not video. I have a face made for radio and a voice which could cut glass. I haven't sung in I'm not sure how many years so if neighborhood dogs come running or your own pets start shrieking you'll know why.

Note to footnoteMaven: I hope the surgery went well. And please don't bust your stitches by watching this and laughing too much.



Disclaimer: this video was made at 1:30 pm on a workday afternoon. There was no alcohol consumption involved, I had not been huffing Lysol under the kitchen sink nor were any animals harmed during the production. Sometimes you just feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't.

And towards the end the video seems to freeze but the audio continues on. I'd like to think that my webcam was just overcome with the stunning beauty of my holiday raiment and my voice.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

16 comments:

researchingoconnells said...

Thomas, too darn funny! Great job...

Whitney McKim said...

LMAO!!! I honestly thought that my co-workers were going to think I'd gone loony off all the holiday food near my cube!!

This was great! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to be expecting some more rousing renditions of re-worked holiday classics now. I think this calls for a series!!

Suzy said...

Super Hilarious! Made my day! Thanks

Joan Miller said...

I LOVE it!! Bravo, bravo!!

Greta Koehl said...

Love it, love it, love it! And you can too sing! The awesomest carol of all....

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

Oh Thomas! That is sooooo GREAT! I had to listen three times and I am still laughing! My nephew is here with me and he thinks it is hysterical(he is 9)too. Thanks for the great laugh, you are awesome. I would like to see someone top that one! Merry Christmas to you! (My nephew is still saying "that guy is so funny, he is hilarious" Now he says "that is not a Christmas Carol, but that is so funny."

GrannyPam said...

Thomas takes the cake, the third place award, the second place award, and the first place award.

Thanks, the funniest thing I've seen in ages.

If you weren't trying to be funny, sorry......

Jasia said...

Bravo Thomas! I actually enjoyed your Christmas carol very much. I thought it was very clever and delivered beautifully. What a nice voice you have!!! I don't know how you kept a straight face though. I couldn't have done it that's for sure.

The thing about the dogs barking... I'm sorry to have to say this but you did make my dog bark and whine just a bit, LOL!

Renate said...

Ha! Now you know you CAN sing!!! Good job... and funny!

Carol said...

But, you told me I was your favorite Christmas "Carol". Sheesh!

You have a great voice. I had a good giggle. Thanks!

footnoteMaven said...

Thomas!

The balls, the singing; OMG I loved them both!

While the balls were green the singing was not. Preserved forever thanks to the wonder that is the internet.

I think this may have been the best post by a GeneaBlogger in 2009.

-fM

Midge Frazel said...

You know, it is really too bad that you have such a shyness problem. LOL

I love the way that you never run out of ideas to make us laugh. Like really being able to sing, that's a real gift. Thanks for this...

Cuz, Midge

Randy Seaver said...

Ah, another entry for the Best of the Genea-Blogs - maybe for the year. Best video? Nice necklace too.

Next up - Deck the Balls with Love for Holly... or insert your favorite name.

Pictures, we want pictures too.

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt said...

This will never be topped in the geneablog world! Riotously funny, yet your voice is really good, so it's enjoyable, too, in a topsy-turvey world kind way. L. O. L.!!!

Sheri said...

OK now I want you to do "Santa Baby" with me. You sing and I'll dance. LOL

You're the best Thomas!

Miriam said...

Thanks for the laugh, Thomas! I needed it!