Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas Card list

Hymer Trimming

Arthur White

Chris Mars

Wee Viv

Chris McR

Di Wright

Mayor Daseby

Mary-Ann Bright

Ant Mayall

'York' Chris

Mrs B. White

Christmas punnery! There are doubtless many versions of this (although, oddly, I couldn't seem to dig any up on the Web). I think I first saw this done in The Goodies' Christmas Album, circa 1975. This is a hastily concocted version of my own. Longer and better variations are certainly possible - but I rather like this because it does include a few names of people that I've actually known (not the Mayor, obviously, but some of the others).

Jollymerryhollyberry and all that!


gary said...

Ha! Mayor Daseby is brilliant! Could be a band name.

Froog said...

Ah yes, whatever happened to the Band Names competition? I should try advertising it again in the New Year.

Swordsman said...

For some bizarre reason, I have that list memorized:

Emma Dreaming
Arthur White
Chris Muss
Jess Likedee
Juan Swee
Hugh Sterno
Wendy Treetops-Glissen
Ann Chilled-Wren
Liz Anne
"Two Ears" Laybelle
Cindy Snow
[Emma Dreaming
Arthur White]
Chris Musswit
Avery Krizz
Miss Carr
Dai Wright
Mayor Dayzeby
Mary-Anne Bright
Anne-May Hall-York-Rhys
Mrs B White

I think it was "Two Ears" that made me remember it. Always wanted to use that as an NPC name in a Western RPG.

Froog said...

Ha! Yes, that's even better. Any idea where that came from?

"Two Ears" Laybelle!