I was surprised to discover my wife never heard of it. I remember having a 45 RPM record of it and playing it constantly during the Christmas Season.
This inspired me to concoct one of my e-greeting cards for the year. The picture is from an air war game during last year's Enfilade Convention.
I scrolled through my picture files for other images I could convert to a greeting card. The only other picture that struck my fancy was this image from the same file of my friend Dean's First Battle of St Albans game.
Now it is a bit anachronistic, because the carol, Here We Come A-wassailing, wasn't composed until 1850. But I I thought it'd be funny to have this band of knights signing a "road trip" Christmas carol, instead of some bloodthirsty fight-song.
And finally, here's a picture of my siblings and I. Despite the fact it was taken during our mom's funeral I love this picture, especially since it was the last time we've all been able to get together.
Since we looked like a team of professionals, I thought paraphrasing a line from Die Hard would make a great opening line.
Best wishes to all of you this Christmas Season and throughout the New Year!
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."