Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Rules and Christmas Clay

GR&DF thank you for the kind comments for yesterdays post. For the past few years we have been putting up an artificial/prelit tree - so the fresh tree is a very nice change. Next year it is back to the artificial one. Alice asked about the exercise I must take to keep my ever so slim figure - slim I aint!! I must confess that a majority of the baked goods and sweet treats I usually send to work with Rico. He works for a large Construction Firm and there are plenty of folks there that will eat up my cooking. I will usually just hold back a slice or a single piece for the two of us - but the rest I send out into the world. The only exercise I seem to get is chasing the who-hounds, dragging the laundry up and down the stairs, slaving away in the kitchen (more fun than slave I must admit) and pushing the vacuum and rug shampooer around, and lets not forget all the finger work that I put in - that TV clicker ain't gonna click itself!!

I wanted to post a snap of the pitiful amount of stitching I have gotten done on Christmas Rules...

Sorry that the linen looks band-aid coloured - it is a bit lighter.

On Friday coming home from work we went over to the Haight and stopped at a great record/dvd store called Amoeba Records. Rico was looking for something and I was along as the driver. While he was off somewhere I went through all the Holiday DVD's and found this...

(sorry for the craptastic snap) This was a total blast from the past. I had no idea that it had ever been released onto DVD. It is from 1987 and the Christmas Special has been stuck in my mind for the last two decades - so very funny!! The DVD also has a Halloween Special and an Easter Special - pretty super for a used DVD!! Here is a clip from the Christmas Special -



A great interpretation of a wonderful old carol. You can find the entire Christmas Claymation on You Tube in three parts. Give it a look - you will not be disappointed.

There you go sports fans - short post today. Thanks for stopping by, do stop by again.

Take care,
edgar

7 comments:

Nicola said...

Good progress on Christmas Rules. Will you be getting it finished for this Christmas?

Your baking in the previous post looks delicious. I daren't try any though as I'm trying to lose some weight before Christmas.

Rachel S said...

Thank you for introducing us to the Claymation Christmas. i don't remember that one, but will look for it now.

diamondc said...

Edgar: I love clamation and have never seen this before thank-you for sharing.
Your progree may be slow but at least you have something going.
Merry Christmas.
Catherine

Kielrain said...

Oh, I loved Claymation Christmas. My favorite were the camals, I think. Wow, it's been years!

Meadows08 said...

I remember that from when I was a kid! Memories...

Alice said...

What a great idea, sending your yummy creations off to sit on someone else's hips. I enjoy baking more than cooking, and I do have three teens that eat it up like crazy... but still too much of it sticks around if you know what I mean.

Christmas Rules is looking very nice.

Joy said...

Edgar, I love your newest start! And I really love your humor.