I Hate Those Kinds of People

JudgeReadBookDon't like reading

I mean it’s like I hardly know you but I don’t like you:

DislikeYOu

After all:

evilpeopledontread

I mean, what’s the focus of your living room? Your bedroom? Like seriously:

house without books horace mann

heading-banner11970857801243195263Andy_heading_flourish.svg.hi

For more book filled posts, go to When I Get Into a Novel

For more on Lemony Snicket, go to The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries

Fr more on Horace Mann, go to A Sad and Lonely Place

For more quotes, go to Keep Moving Forward

christmas-flowers-banner

Now to end on a happier note, today’s carol is A Holly Jolly Christmas. This song was written by Johnny Marks in the early 1960s, and was sung by Burl Ives in the Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-00

This is one of the top 25 holiday songs written by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers).

It was #30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1998, and #5 on the holiday chart in 2011.

I just love how sweet the song is as we are wished a holly, jolly, and wonderful Christmas.

christmas-flowers-banner

For more Burl Ives, go to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

For more Christmas carols, go to You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-00

I just found this book the other day in the library that is a reprint of the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story published in 1939. The story was cute and more fleshed out than the song, but not exactly like the movie (featured above). Whatever the differences, it reminded me of how much I used to love the Christmas Carol and film as a child.

It started as a simple marketing scheme, but quickly became a sensation. First the booklet in 1939, a song in 1949, and then a stop-motion Christmas Special in 1964. I just love it. Rudolph is a character we all can connect to as at one point in everyone’s life they have been picked on or bullied, and like Rudolph, we need to realize that we too contain special and useful traits.

namesacceptselfShrek

So let’s hear it for Santa’s best reindeer, Rudolph.

christmas-flowers-banner

For more on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, go to 25 More Films of Christmas

For more Christmas Carols, go to When I Get Into a Novel