30 November 2006

The Christmas Carol War

Transcript from yesterday's car ride to the Sam's Club: [C and e are in the car. Radio playing in background. Song is "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."]

C and e: Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, reindeer.
C and e: Had a very shiny nose, like a lightbulb.
C and e: And if you ever saw it, saw it.
C and e: You would even saw it glows, like a lightbulb.
C and e: All of the other reindeer, reindeer.
C and e: Used to laugh and call him names, like Pinocchio.
C and e: They never let poor Rudolph, Rudolph.
C and e: Join in any reindeer games, like Monopoly.
C and e: Then one foggy Christmas eve, Santa came to say, ho ho ho.
C and e: Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you guide our sleigh tonight.
C and e: Then how the reindeer loved him, loved him.
C and e: As they shouted out with glee,

[in unison] C: Whoopee!
e: Yippee! WHAT?! Did you just say whoopee? You're weird.
C and e: Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, reindeer.

C and e: You'll go down in history,
[in unison] C: like George Washington.
e: like Columbus. WHAT?! Did you just say "like George Washington?" You're weird.
[End scene.]

So, who is right? Is it "whoopee" or "yippee?" Is it "like George Washington" or "like Columbus?" Inquiring minds want to know.


Todd said...

Yipee and George Washington!!

Melissa said...


We sang "like Columbus" as kids, but we sometimes shook things up with "like peanut butter."

Also, our reindeers played football, not Monopoly.

erin said...

Yeah, another friend of mine mentioned the football thing. Where did that come from??

emily said...

yipee and columbus

Melissa said...

No idea, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.

Niederfam said...

My votes go to YIPEE! Even my TWO year old know that!! :) AND......Columbus!! :)