Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here are some presents for you!

For those who like Christmas carols, here’s a collection of public domain carols sung by an assortment of LibriVox volunteers:

http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/

For the audio-book lovers, here’s a great collection of short Christmas-themed works — poems, stories, essays:

http://librivox.org/librivox-2006-christmas-short-works-collection/

(Don’t miss Henry playing Father Christmas in the Cornish Christmas Play!)

And here’s an oldy-but-goody — LibriVox’s first version of A Christmas Carol, recorded a year ago:

http://librivox.org/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens/

We had a wonderful day. Henry woke up at 6, opened his “open me now” present (Yoshi’s Island for DS), played for ten minutes, and fell back asleep until after 9, so we had a blissfully late start to a long and lovely day. Henry gave me two new Tony Hillerman novels and John Hodgeman’s “Areas of my Expertise” which I’ve been wanting for a long time. I started reading it already and it’s just about the funniest thing I’ve ever read. Dan gave me a delicate necklace of little square topazes set every 1.5 inches on a very fine white-gold chain. It looks like a little chain of stars, kind of. I adore it — it’s feminine but not girly. And Dan picked it out for me himself! Oh, and March of the Minis for my DS Lite — super-fun game! And a little 2g USb flash drive which should come in handy. OH! And a CD which I LOVE — “Across The Western Ocean” by John Roberts and Tony Barrand. I heard one of their songs on my Pandora folk music station, looked up the CD, heard some samples, and added it to my Christmas list. It’s soooo good!

And Santa brought the whole family a Nintendo Wii (scroll down to Dec. 17 for the full story), which, at the time of this post, has been in use almost constantly for over 12 hours. It’s THAT MUCH FUN! Henry and I must have played tennis together for a couple of hours, spaced throughout the day. That’s our favorite of the sports games, though baseball is fun too. We can be on the same team in tennis, which makes it more fun. He and Dan started Twilight Princess and have both gotten pretty far. I’ll start my game tomorrow maybe. If you have a Wii, and I know you, or you’re a nice homeschooling family or some other non-creepy person(s), email me your Wii’s number and we can exchange Miis :)

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4 Responses to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Marloes Schoonheim

    Hello, just wanted to thank you for reading chapter 7 of Alice in Wonderland for Librivox. The teaparty is one of my favorite chapters and you read it really well. I’ve just discovered librivox and hope to listen to many more books. Interesting how reading books brings me, a Dutch woman living in Taipei, to your blog!

  2. kara

    Hi Marloes, I’m glad you enjoyed the teaparty :) Happy listening!

  3. Kathy

    Wow, Santa came through! And you were a very good elf, Kara, I read the entry about standing outside in the cold at 5 a.m.

  4. Gina

    Sounds like you guys had an awesome Christmas. I did as well, but haven’t updated my LJ about it yet. We haven’t talked in ages, I hope you are well, and I hope we talk soon!


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