Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 2)

No holiday celebration chez Meimei is complete without a few entries from Barenaked Ladies, whose snarky takes on Christmas classics are always welcomed… at least by myself and my siblings, knowing that my parents would be horrified at what they might hear if we’d played these around them.

First, their now-iconic take on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We Three Kings.”

And here’s their version of “I Saw Three Ships,” which makes over the old chestnut into one of the happier songs for the holidays. (Too bad there’s no live video of this, but this is my favorite version of all – next to Sting’s, which keeps faithful to the original text.)

Love, Stella

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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