THRICE AS NICE AS ONE AND DONE

Boys and girls (or vice-versa), we are on a 3-day roll, and you are in the middle of it: Dec. 4 was Santa’s List Day, Dec. 5 is Walt Disney’s birthday, and Dec. 6 is St. Nicholas Day.

I certainly hope you made it unto Santa’s “good” list yesterday. Not only is it bad if you didn’t, but you’re running out of time to change Santa’s mind before he comes to town:

As for Dec. 5, what would visions of Christmas be like without Walt Disney having contributed to bringing them to life? But frankly, boys and girls, who remembers his birthday, because Walt has been dead for 49 years! Despair not, however, because his body is rumored to have been frozen and put in a vault, like a reel of disintegrating old film, awaiting restoration when science conquers death! Walt Disney, as you know — now that I’m telling you — is said to have been fascinated with death since killing an owl at age seven (referring, of course, to Walt — the owl’s age at the time is not known). Whether it was the same owl who-o-o is seen in this scene is also unknown….but, oh, what a hoot:

That leaves us with St. Nicholas Day, which is celebrated, appropriately enough in light of the above, not on his birthday, but on the day of his reported death, Nov. 6, 343 A.D. As I’m sure you girls and boys have been told, Santa Claus is really St. Nicholas….or, at least (given that he most likely would be too arthritic for the job at his age if he were still alive), his ghost. What better way to close than with a visit from the old boy himself:

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13 comments on “THRICE AS NICE AS ONE AND DONE

  1. ladysighs says:

    I haven’t seen those two videos. Probably before my time. 😉 You can’t do better than those. Ten minutes well spent and just about, almost, well maybe they are getting me into the holiday spirit. 🙂

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  2. mistermuse says:

    What a treat “The Skeleton Dance” is — so creative and imaginative, I had to watch it twice when I found it on Youtube. Even after all these years since it was made in 1929, those skeletons are as fresh and lively as if they had just died yesterday!

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  3. I had never heard of St. Nick day until about 2 years ago, when a coworker filled me in. Have I been under a rock? How long has this been around?
    I’ve always loved the skeleton dance! It always seemed ahead of its time for animation.

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  4. mistermuse says:

    Wikipedia says that in 1994, “The Skeleton Dance” was voted the 18th best animated cartoon of all time, so it really was ahead of its time (IF cartoons can be ranked objectively by voting, but then that’s how politics, Academy Awards, and where my wife & I go out to eat (she gets two votes) are decided, so who am I to quibble). 🙂

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thrice (“Ho, ho, ho”) as nice and (arekhill) 1 and done
      to this good boy bring joy and fun.
      His Santa act was short but sweet,
      but he’d better leave gifts next time we meet.

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  5. Mitch says:

    For many Uncle Walt IS Saint Nicholas. 🙂

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  6. mistermuse says:

    To paraphrase The Bard: That which we call a saint by any other name would still be Catholic or Greek Orthodox, neither of which applied to Walt….but I’m an ex-Catholic, so why should I care what he is! 😦 🙂

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  7. Joseph Nebus says:

    Wait, nobody thought to cut the owl in half and count its rings?

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  8. mistermuse says:

    Apparently nobody gave a hoot….which reminds me of the joke about the wooden Indian who, when a little boy boasted he could cut him in half without a saw, said “How.” (I didn’t say it was very funny.)

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  9. Mél@nie says:

    1st of all: I love Bruce aka the Boss… oh, Disney was an “archer”(Sagittarius) – reckoned to be “the clowns of the zodiac”… 🙂
    * * *
    2nd of all: you may know that in Germany, Austria and the East of France, St-Nick(laus) is far more important than Father X-mas…

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  10. mistermuse says:

    Thanks for the info. I must admit that I’ve never had an interest in astrology, so I don’t connect birth dates with signs. No doubt it makes for interesting trivia, but I’m already so full of trivia that I couldn’t eat another bite. 🙂

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    • Mél@nie says:

      signs have often helped me recall b’days… 🙂 I’ve read and studied some “psycho-astrology” about the characteristics of each sign(man & woman) – quite interesting and useful to figure out and to understand certain things, reactions, facts, deeds, etc… 🙂

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