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A Holly Jolly Christmas…


What exactly is a “Holly Jolly Christmas?  What is a “Holly Jolly” anything, for that matter?

I know the record of a “Holly Jolly Christmas was recorded in 1965.  The song, which makes little sense, since there I no definition of what a Holly Jolly Christmas, get stuck in my head at this time of the year.  The song was written by a Jewish guy named Johnny Marks, the same guy that wrote the lyrics for “Rudolph the Red-Nosed,” “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and that classic Christmas song everyone knows and loves (?), “Run, Rudolph, Run.”  All kidding aside, they do add to the joy of the season.
That said, The Nancy and I have spent the last couple of days with The Nancy’s mother in a hospital room.  My favorite mother-in-law of 2011 took a bad fall and broke her right femur and is on the mend, albeit, not without a little confusion of her part.  We are pleased, given the severity of the break, and even with the confusion she is encountering, she does not seem to be in a lot of pain and appears to be content.
We hate for The Nancy’s mom to be in this state at this particular time of the year, but such is a part of life, and this too will pass.  Even with this going on we got to spend this morning with the grandchildren as they had their Christmas today since their nurse mother has to work tomorrow.

Life goes on, life is good and we are looking for this to be The Best Day Ever, The Best Christmas Ever.

Still, the question at hand goes unanswered.  It is one of life’s little mysteries.  What the hell is a Holly Jolly Christmas?

And that is all I have to say about that…

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