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|12/03/19 - NNHS Newsletter - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus|
always good for us to pause
And think awhile of Santa Claus--
That jolly symbol we revere
When we approach the changing year.
Behind his beard so long and white,
In which our children take delight,
There beats a heart from color free
Which bids all children 'come to me.'”
|- Marshall M. Morgan, “The Spirit of Santa Claus”|
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time for a fun Christmas song.
BONUS - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd (age 13), 1952
|"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" is an American
Christmas song with music and lyrics by
The original recording by Jimmy Boyd on 15 July 1952 when he was 13  reached #1 on the Billboard charts in December 1952, and on the Cash Box chart at the beginning of the following year. The song was commissioned by Saks Fifth Avenue to promote the store's Christmas card for the year, which featured an original sketch by artist Perry Barlow, who drew for The New Yorker for many decades.
The song describes a scene where a child creeps down from his bedroom to see his mother kissing "Santa Claus."
Boyd's record was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in Boston when it was released on the grounds that it mixed kissing with Christmas, ignoring the fact that mistletoe, under which many couples kiss, is traditionally hung in many homes during the Christmas season. Boyd was photographed meeting with the Archdiocese to explain the song. After the meeting, the ban was lifted.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND Howard Williamson (Hampton HS - '63) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18);
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);
07 - Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73) (d. 10/29/17)!
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57) AND Joan Gardner ('63);
10 - John Murden ('60) of VA AND Glen Davenport ('63) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|December 03, 1919 - After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opened to traffic.|
|December 03, 1944 - Greek Civil War: Fighting broke out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.|
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|December 03, 1969 - Guitarist and songwriter Bill Steer was born William Geoffrey Steer in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England.|
other people's sins.”
(01 Mar 1807 - 02 Sept 1898)
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/03/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA AND From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 12/02/19:
|Thank you, Santa Jim - and Sandi!|
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 12/01/19, 7:38 PM:
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 12/02/19, 5:34 PM:
Love this first Norman Rockwell.
Typhoon Regards and Blessings,
Joe Madagan, as I live and breathe! I've never seen this first painting before! Thank you so much, Adonis! You made my day! Richest blessings to you and yours!
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 12/02/19, 9:36 PM:
|~ Wishing You And Yours A
Merry Christmas. ~
Spiritual Christmas Songs
Pentatonix - Mary Did You Know?
Pentatonix - Joy To The World
Pentatonix - Carol Of The Bells
Funny Christmas Videos
Katy Perry - Cozy Little Christmas
Adam Sandler - Chanukah Song
Jack Black Christmas Challenge
A big smile worthy, as they have to pull songs and song flavors out and have to sing them. A good variety and clean. Less than 15 minutes long and guaranteed to bring a little lightness into your life.
Thank you so much, Shari! Merry Christmas to you, too!
From My Friend, Angela, of NC - 12/02/15:
|“People who read the
tabloids deserve to be lied to.”
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#3 in a Series of 19):
|COOL! Thank you, Shari!|
BONUS SANTA CLAUS CRAFT PATTERNS:
Light Bulb Santa
Amanda Formaro's Santa's Belly Treat Cups
Katie Kiter's No-Sew Santa Table Runner
Clay Pot Santa & Mrs. Claus
BONUS RECIPE (Sorry;
not particularly theme-related):
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/02/17:
Teacher: "One day our country will be corruption free. What tense is
Little Johnny: "Future impossible tense!"
|DATES TO REMEMBER:
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http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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Recorded by Jimmy Boyd (09 Jan 1939 – 07 Mar 2009) I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Underneath the mistletoe last night She didn't see me creep Down the stairs to have a peep She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep Then I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Underneath his beard so snowy white Oh, what a laugh it would have been If Daddy had only seen Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night
"I Saw Mommy Kissing
Santa Claus" midi and lyrics courtesy of
at the suggestion of Paul Harty (Bardolph HS - '61) of NC
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Image of Mommy Kissing Santa Claus http://www.thedailyaffair.com/?p=502 - 12/03/11
Animated Santa Heads Divider
Line clip art courtesy of
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Animated Poinsettia courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 12/06/08
Animated Dancing Teddy courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of
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