Di (aka Pensitivity101) hosts Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. As Christmas is just two days away, Di is asking about Christmas carols and songs.
What were these carols about?
1. Away in a Manger — This is about taking a vacation and, due to a mixup by the travel agent, the only place in town available for the family to stay for the night was a horse barn.
2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing — This is a mondegreen, or a misheard lyric. It’s actually about two teenage boys, Mark and Harold, who have voices like angels when they sing.
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem — This is the official song for the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and it is sung at the beginning of every town council meeting.
4. Silent Night — This is about a man who has suffered from tinnitus in both ears for years, and then one night, like a miracle, the ringing in his ears suddenly stopped and he experienced his first truly silent night in decades.
5. While Shepherds Watched — This is the sad tale of a bunch of shepherds who watched one of their fellow shepherds have sex with a ewe.
What were these songs really about?
6. Mistletoe and Wine — This is a song about how a mother responded when her child asked how he was conceived.
7. Jingle Bell Rock — This is a song about an erotic dance move made by a stripper named Jingle Bell.
8. Walking in a Winter Wonderland — This song is about a guy who lost control of his car during a snowstorm and got stuck in a snow bank. He abandoned his car and walked home that wintry night.
9. Santa Baby — This song is about what the mother named her child that was conceived as a result of mistletoe and wine. (See #6 above.)
10. Frosty the Snowman — This was the original working title to a song that was eventually recorded by Fleetwood Mac and featured the late Christine McVie as lead singer. It was renamed “Over My Head” before being released. The song’s opening lyrics are “You can take me to the paradise/And then again you can be cold as ice.”