Movie #24: The 12 Days of Christmas – 2019

My six-year-old laptop strains to do videos. No dedicated graphics card. Not enough memory (I know how it feels). Not enough power (Likewise). But if I use mostly photos, as opposed to videos, I can still squeak one through. And it turns out I have (cough cough) a few photos.

Last year I wrote about seeing Christmas Day as the start of something new for us, just as it’s the start of the 12 Days. This video has no secret message, no hidden agenda. It’s just a fun take on a song that’s sort of run its course with me. At least, it was fun to make, largely because it’s another way of sharing my delight in so many things, and I hope you enjoy it too.

May the delight of Christmas be with you and yours, all year round.


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20 Responses to Movie #24: The 12 Days of Christmas – 2019

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  2. John Whitman says:

    Isabel – the video is great and here’s a challenge for you. Can you find and get a picture of a partridge in a pear tree?

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      John – πŸ™‚ I’ll keep it in mind. First task I guess is to find a pear tree . . .

      • John Whitman says:

        As I was typing my reply it also occurred to me that finding a pear tree might be the hardest part of the exercise. Having thought about it a bit I realize that I have seen partridges in various types of trees such as apple, wild apple, wild cherry, choke cherry, beech and alder to name a few; but I have never seen a partridge in a pear tree. That may be because there was only one pear tree on the entire farm when I was growing up, and that pear tree didn’t survey Hurricane Hazel in 1954 or maybe it was Hurricane Edna in 1956.
        Nonetheless, I think a modern day picture of a partridge in a pear tree would be a great picture.

        • Isabel Gibson says:

          John – πŸ™‚ I have seen a partridge only once or twice, and never in any kind of tree, much less a pear. I agree it would be a fine photo.

  3. Jim Robertson says:

    Excellent video, great collection of images

  4. Sid Dunning says:

    Very nice Isabel. Of course I like the bridges and the birds are nice as well.


  5. barbara says:

    Your admitted, “…it’s another way of sharing my delight in so many things” is what keeps me reading your blog. πŸ˜€

  6. barbara says:

    The pictures went by so FAST…but I really think you are getting the hang of taking pics!! For sure.
    You could really make a calendar of some of these categories. First rate stuff. Birds, bridges, and GE-OM-I-Tree (finally got it!) esp.

    Safe travels and keep it all coming!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – Again, many thanks. When I make videos to showcase photos or tell a story, I allow a minimum of 3 seconds. This song has the line changes coming at just over 1 second, so it *is* a bit of a blur.

  7. Tom Watson says:

    My vote for #25 movie of the year is the latest Star Wars. Hmm…not quite that good actually.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Thanks for the (implicit) advice. On the “Don’t See” list along with “Roma.” πŸ™‚ I can reciprocate by adding “Bushwick” (an independent [and pretty much incoherent] movie on Netflix) to that list. Don’t click on it!

  8. Wonderful photos! Fun presentation! Quirky imagination! You show everything in this video. Thanks for spreading great cheer.

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  10. Internet problems until today — but it was well worth the wait to be reminded of all the delight you have brought into my harried life this year. Joy begets joy.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – πŸ™‚ You’re right. It gives me joy to know that *you* en-joy-ed it. May your New Year be just exactly as harried as you choose.

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