Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Song: Not the Holiday greeting you’d want to receive…

With Emily Woodbury
Our long-time reader and frequent content contributor George Bliss sent us this song and it was not what we were expecting.

I opened the email from Diane, our beloved do-everything staff member who we’d be so lost without (Diane don’t you dare delete this!) [OK. I’ll just cross it out. –D], who had forwarded it to me from George. I had no idea what to expect. The email read, “Christmas Greeting…Sorry, I can’t afford sending cards this year… I recorded this just this afternoon, please sit back and enjoy.” At first, I thought those were George’s words and I thought to myself, “What the heck did George record and send us?” But as soon as I hit play, my coffee sputtered out of my mouth and I laughed through the entire thing. George, I don’t know where you got this, but thank you for sending.

Listen below. It’s not what you’re expecting, but I hope it makes you laugh as much as it did for me. And some advice: If you have a beverage in your mouth right now, swallow it first.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Linda (@guest_106020)
2 years ago

Oh my goodness! Laughing so hard I can’t even see! And Mr. Albert’s comment capped it off, still laughing!

Mike Albert (@guest_106018)
2 years ago

Ok. I started reading the news letter this morning. We just got done safely passing our candy and reindeer food. (A zip lock bag with oats and sparkles) at a Santa Drive by. It was held at a community park in Yardley, PA. During a long lull, I decided to get caught up with today’s news letter. I should have read between the lines and cautiously turn the volume down. Not me! At full loudness on my I phone, I played the song. The piano introduction was beautiful. Then, all of a sudden, the flute started. Birds that were resting in the ground feeding on the reindeer food ( one bag spilt open) and those in the trees suddenly took flight as if some terrible loud bang went off. Santa and Mrs Claus as well as two other helpers looked terrified.
Meanwhile, I was humming along and laughing my butt off.
Thanks George and Diane for sharing with us.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

When the flute started I had to turn the volume down — it actually startled me. 😆 We’re glad you got a kick out of it, Mike. (It’s actually thanks to George, who emailed it to me.) Take care. 🙂 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Cecil Goldsmith (@guest_106005)
2 years ago

It brings back memories of my children’s first band concerts at Christmas.

Seann Fox (@guest_106000)
2 years ago

My dog Wally’s head shot up and he looked at me and said “What the heck is that gawd awful noise?”

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

😆 I had to turn the volume down as soon as it started when I clicked on the link in the email I received from my buddy George in Saskatchewan. Thanks, Seann. Take care, and Happy and Healthy Holidays to you and yours. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Linda Kay Rex (@guest_106014)
2 years ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

I had my volume up a bit too loud and startled my dog and birds. Well worth the scare as I laughed out loud! Thanks for sharing

Drew (@guest_105985)
2 years ago

Good one!

Sharon Boehmer (@guest_105952)
2 years ago

Absolutely LOVED it!!!

STEPHEN P Malochleb (@guest_105891)
2 years ago

It’s the thought that counts. Thank God, not the music.:)

Andrew Kapusta, Jr. (@guest_105883)
2 years ago

OMG, that was great not only my ears are ringing I can’t stop laughing !! Merry Christmas!

Ken Neubecker (@guest_105880)
2 years ago

My brain hurts! (from the flute and the laughing…)

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