Aural Advent Calender: Day 18

Reader Pat suggested these 3 minutes of silliness in the comments from yesterday’s post and really, who among us has not sat through a performance that pretty well matches this one? Its generous lashings of earnest and awful combined with a dash of Christmas cheer equals endearing.

If it’s your job to provide the Christmas Day entertainment, there’s an equally magnificent Silent Night you may want to bookmark. Also, be sure to check back on Monday for the Day 22 installment. It’s enough to make the Messiah On Crack that is making the rounds sound like a minor aberration.

The First Noel (or Nowell if you like) is of English origin and at least 500 years old although some people thing it could be up to 900. Kind of like Miss Mussel’s Great Aunt Mabel. *rimshot* Just kidding! She’s not English at all.*

There are nine verses, three of which are not usually sung because of awkward lie/-ly rhymes, non-Christmas content and mention of that seasonal giggle-inducer – the ass.

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