This blog has been around long enough now – there was a first, tentative appearance in 2004 - that some traditions have been formed.
At U.S. Thanksgiving last month, there was the fifth annual rendition of Arlo Guthrie's epic monologue, Alice's Restaurant.
So it is only fair that today, for Christmas 2017, I have for you the sixth annual playback of Penelope Keith's marvelous reading – as Miss Cynthia Bracegirdle – of And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree: A Cautionary Tale for Christmas Showing That it is Better to Give than to Receive.
In the comments on the Christmas 2015 post, the writer, Brian Sibley, left a note for us about the recording:
”You might like to know that I wrote this piece and that it was first broadcast on the BBC (Radio 4) on 25 December 1977.
“You can hear the original recording on my Soundcloud page here. You can read the script here.”
That's enough intro – here is the wickedly funny Penelope Keith with And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Whatever you celebrate this time of year, Ronni, Crabby Old Lady and Ollie the cat thank you for the fine community you create and sustain here all year every year and we wish you a big, fat, bright red