Senior Scene December 21,2015

It is only 4 more sleeps until Christmas, and given my schedule I really need 44 more sleeps until Christmas. Having said this, we are just going to have some fun this week.  The holiday season is not always a “happy time” for people, so I am hoping to tickle everyone’s funny bone and give you the gift of a giggle.


The following sentences and phrases are the titles of some Christmas carols you are likely familiar with, however, the titles have been slightly modified.  How many carols can you identify? (I did include the answers below)


  1. Move hitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their belief.
  2. Listen: the celestial messengers produce harmonious sounds.
  3. Nocturnal timespan of unbroken quietness.
  4. Small municipality in Judaea southeast of Jerusalem.
  5. Exalted heavenly beings we have perceived by our auditory mechanism.
  6. Diminutive masculine master of skin-covered percussionistic cylinder.


If those did not make you smile, try this on for size… A father watched his daughter select a very expensive wedding gown for her Christmas wedding. He was overheard to say: “I don’t mind giving you away, but must I gift wrap you, too?”


Finally, a touching Christmas story: Christmas was approaching and Sammy asked his Mom if he could have a new bike. She told him that the best idea would be to write to Santa Claus, but Sam, having just played a vital role in the school nativity play, said he would prefer to write to the baby Jesus. His Mom told him that would be fine.


Sam went to his room and wrote, “Dear Jesus, I have been a very good boy and would like to have a bike for Christmas.” But he was not very happy when he read it over, so he decided to try again and this time he wrote: “Dear Jesus, I am a good boy most of the time and would like a bike for Christmas.” He read it back and was not happy with that one either. He tried a third version: “Dear Jesus, I could be a good boy if I tried hard and especially if I had a new bike.”

He read that one too, but he still was not satisfied. So, he decided to go out for a walk while he thought about a better approach. While on his walk he passed a house with a small statue of the Virgin Mary in the front garden. He crept in, stuffed the statue under his coat, hurried home and hid it under the bed. Then he wrote this letter. “Dear Jesus, If you want to see your mother again, you had better send me a new bike.”

(ANSWERS) 1) O Come, All Ye Faithful 2) Hark, The Herald Angels Sing 3) Silent Night 4) O Little Town of Bethlehem 5) Angels We Have Heard On High 6) Little Drummer Boy

If you are feeling stressed about your gift wrapping this year bring your purchases to the Quinte Mall and have them gift wrapped by our volunteers in exchange for a donation to Community Care for South Hastings. We will be there until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.


Finally, from our “house” to your house, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!