Ghost Stores for Christmas Eve Eve
INTERESTING STUFF – 26 December 2015

Merry Christmas, Everyone - 2015

Here it is Christmas Day again. Every damned year I say to myself, “Huh? Didn't we do this just last week? Of course, only old people say things like that. If you've got any little kids around you know they think it's been about 10 years since last Christmas.

For the past several years, we have celebrated here with Penelope Keith. Today marks the fourth annual appearance and I intend to keep doing this each Christmas until something comes along that delights me more.

Penelope_keithIf you are a TGB newcomer this year who is not British or Australian and may not know who she is, there is a bare bones biography of Keith at Wikipedia. And here is some more information from 2013 when she was made a dame for her charity work in the New Year Honours list that year.

The even shorter version is that she is an acclaimed actor and comedian, primarily in television but on the stage too. You can see excerpts from some sitcoms she has starred in at YouTube.

Bottom line: she is a funny woman. So, here is Ms. Keith's justifiably famous version of The 12 Days of Christmas. No video, just audio, and I promise it is worth every minute.

Happy Christmas, everyone, and enjoy.

Penelope Keith - And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree



Thank you for reprising this. I'd forgotten about it. Ms. Keith's straight reading style is just the kind of dry British humor I love.
May I take this time to wish you and all of your readers Ronnie, a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Now where did I put that Chinese takeout menu.

Merry Christmas, Ronni!

Thank you for the Penelope Keith item. I never missed an episode of her in To The Manor Born! The links to her other works on You Tube are great. Now I can see more of this great comedian ... great for adding some Merry to my Holiday.

And a Merry Ho Ho to you, too.
May all your days be Merry and Bright.

Thank you, dear Ronni! Penelope Keith is always a treat ... as are you.
All my very best wishes to you and to all your contributors and readers for the rest of this year and for the coming year.

She'll always be Margo to me. Love her dearly. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Thank you Ronni.

Wishing you a happy new year!

To you, Ronni, I hope you're relaxing and taking the holidays off.

To you and all with whom I share morning coffee with most mornings here while reading (or so I imagine...) - may we all have a 'good enough' 2016.

You might have to come to Seattle next year (I have a free guest room for you). Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) does a 'Fiddler on the Roof' sing-along with kosher Chinese food buffet on Christmas day. I've never gone, but it always sounds like fun! May 2016 bring health and happy adventures for you, Ronni, and all of your readers!

I have admired and enjoyed Dame Penelope Keith's work for many, many years -- from "Good Neighbors" to "Executive Stress" to "To the Manor Born." I wish that all her work was available for us to watch and enjoy, but BBC just will not release it to the general public.

Hope your holiday is peaceful and relaxing and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Just played Ms. Keith's creation for our Christmas Day guests. Thought they would love it, and they did! Happy Holidays to Ronni and all the TGB readers.

What they all said. Penelope Keith--FABULOUS. You--FABULOUS.

Merry Christmas to all who read here!

Dame Penelope's piece should continue as a tradition on your blog, please, Ronni. Thanks!

If you enjoyed the Penelope Keith reading you might also like Joyce Grenfell another English comedian, author and actress

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