Commentary

Sing it: ‘Boreal Ice Crystal Homo Sapien’

Neighb or Grove because light travels faster than sound that some people appear really bright until you hear them speak.

Okay, everybody needs a Christmas quiz to stay alert through all the rush. So it is with a message of “Merry Christmas” to each of you that this is extended.

Christmas Song Quiz

Think carefully and you will probably be able to come up with the real name of each of these Christmas songs:

1. Colorless Yuletide

2. Castanea Seed Vesticated in a Conflagration

3. Singular Yearning for the Twin Anterior-Incisors

4. Righteous Darkness

5. Arrival Time: 24 Hours/ Weather Conditions: Cloudless

6. Loyal Followers Advance 7. Far Off in a Feedbox 8. Array the Corridors 9. Lilliputian Male Percussionist

10. Monarchial Triad

11. Nocturnal Noiselessness

12. Jehovah Deactivate Blithe Chevaliers

13. Red Man en Route to Borough

14. Frozen Precipitation Commence

15. Proceed and Enlighten on the Pinnacle

16. Antlered Quadruped Valentino Namesake with the Vermilion Proboscis

17. Query, Regarding the Identity of Juvenile

18. Delight for this Planet

19. Give Attention to the Melodious Celestial Beings

20. The Gross Square Root Festive Twenty-Four Hour Intervals

21. Jocund Elderly Martyr Lacking Five Cent Pieces

22. Expect My Arrival at My Domicile for Yuletide

23. Tintinnabulation Hollow, Cup-Shaped Metal Instruments

24. Perambulating in a Terrain of Stupefaction from 12/21 to 3/19

25. Oh Diminutive Hamlet of Israel South of Jerusalem

26. Hallucinating About an Ivory Yuletide in the First Person Narrative

27. Metallic Element AG Cup- Shaped Musical Instruments

28. Oh Yuletide Tall Woody Plant

29. I Witnessed Maternal Parent Osculating Bewhiskered Male in a Carmine Ensemble

30. Female Ancestor Experienced Collision with Rangifer Tarandus

31. Boreal Ice Crystal Homo Sapien

32. To This Place Advances the Personification of the Spirit of Christmas

—bc—

Okay, we’re all busy. You got almost all of them but, here are the actual titles:

1. White Christmas

2. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

3. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

4. O Holy Night

5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

6. O Come All Ye Faithful 7. Away in a Manger 8. Deck the Halls 9. Little Drummer Boy 10. We Three Kings

11. Silent Night

12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

13. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

14. Let It Snow

15. Go! Tell It on the Mountain

16. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

17. What Child Is This?

18. Joy to the World

19. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

20. Twelve Days of Christmas

21. Jolly Old St. Nicholas

22. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

23. Jingle Bells

24. Walking in a Winter Wonderland

25. Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem

26. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

27. Silver Bells

28. Oh, Christmas Tree

29. I Saw Mommy K issing Santa Claus

30. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

31. Frosty the Snowman 32. Here Comes Santa Claus

—bc—

This clever quiz, as you might expect, is attributed to a school librarian, one Mary Criox Ludwick of Thomas Haley Elementary in the Irving ISD. Texas Library Association distributed it to school librarians, including Willie Owens of our town, who shared it with me.

bill@rockdalereporter.com


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