On the 12th Day of Christmas

In Communication, Music, Networking, News on December 24, 2012 at 10:12 am

QuiEntertainment Baby

capital Well technically, it’s not the 12th Day of Christmas, unless I started my celebrations on December 12th — and I didn’t. I started my Christmas celebrations on December the 1st, but that hasn’t stop me from singing the traditional song with replacement lyrics. Very non-traditional lyrics (in fact), but I love them. Actually, the lyrics belong to Garrison Keller. Do you know him? He has an awesome LIVE RADIO VARIETY SHOW that I listen to on Sunday mornings via NPR radio.

I was born in the 70’s so not exactly the “radio era”, but I’ve always had a strong appreciation for radio variety shows. In the 10th grade I remember finding an AM station that aired old variety shows at night. I listened religiously and set my heart on reviving the art of radio listening. I still hold that charge. I’m still working on it, but until I carve out my own niche of radio variety shows, please enjoy Garrison Keillor with me, and his version of The 12 Days of Christmas. Use your imagination as he names each gift given to him on each day. Laugh at the sound effects that amp your imagination line for line. Without further ado click here and enjoy the variety show:

The 12 Days of Christmas

…On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

12 plumbers humming,
11 bikers skyping…
10 snorers sleeping…
9 ladies chanting…
8 amazing children…
7 Swanson women…
6 geezers playing
5 onion rings,
4 extroverts…

3 frenchmen…
2 squirrel nuts…
and a partridge apparently.

Applaud! Applaud! Applaud!

If you’d like to learn and enjoy more of Garrison Keillor beyond NPR, please feel free to visit his website:

Listening to radio variety shows really gets the mind involved. However, if you’re a visual person, feel free to tune into his YouTube page as well: A Prairie Home Companion.

Me? I’m the EXTROVERT in the song, and I’m feeling quite good.
I’m Qui
Wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS in your radio variety hood.

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