Thursday, 25 December 2014

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

Mankind received a wondrous gift on this day which is why we, in turn, give gifts at Christmas...

Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst, 1622
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

And talking of gift-giving, there is a seasonal song on the subject that is much loved and spans the dozen days between now and Twelfth Night...


...and, here, a chance to listen again to a vintage radio offering that has earned itself something of a following–––


...And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree

A Cautionary Tale for Christmas
Showing that it is Better to Give than to Receive

by 
Brian Sibley

Starring  
PENELOPE KEITH
as Miss Cynthia Bracegirdle

with
TIMOTHY BATESON
as Mr Graball of Graball, Twister and Fleesum

Directed by John Theocharis
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, December 1977


HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

2 comments:

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

It's 8am Christmas morning and the Children have been up since before 5..the excitement of stockings :o)
Now they have retreated for a nap ..it is snowing, the woodstove is hot and I am having a huge breakfast cup of tea. The painting you share is quite beautiful Thank you and the 12 days of Christmas will be a most enjoyable treat we will all enjoy later today..after we've been on a Good Snowy Christmas walk. Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas from Alaskax

Sheila said...

Thanks for the link, Brian.

Listening to And Yet Another ... has become one of the Christmas traditions in this home!