One of the Christmas songs that I really like is called: Santa Claus Is Back In Town by Elvis Presley.
It’s a bit different from the usual cheesy Christmas songs. And apparently some people thought it was rather shocking when it came out in 1957.
Here are some of the lyrics.
Well, it's Christmas time pretty babyAnd the snow is falling downWell you be a real good little girlSanta Claus is back in townGot no sleigh with reindeerNo sack on my backYou're gonna see me coming in a big black Cadillac
Kia Ora, in Stick News today an actor in Austria sliced his neck open when he cut himself with what was supposed to be a blunt knife.
Mary Stuart is a play based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. One of the characters in the play, Mortimer, commits suicide. On Saturday an actor called Daniel was playing the part of Mortimer in a production in Austria. The suicide scene was supposed to feature a blunt knife, but apparently, someone forgot to blunt the knife. After slicing his throat, Daniel collapsed on stage with blood spurting from his neck and the audience clapped. They didn’t realize he was acting until he failed to appear to take a bow at the end of the play. Daniel was taken to hospital, where he was given stitches and he returned to act in the play the next day. Police are now investigating the incident and haven’t ruled out the possibility of a conspiracy.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 12th of December. Kia Ora.
The Daily English Show went up to the ski village today. We stopped in at the Niseko Safety Information Center and did an interview with one of the members of the Niseko Patrol team. That’ll be on Monday’s show. We also went had a look at the Yurts. This is Niseko Yurt Village with flash. And without flash. This is Seicomart – otherwise known as the center of the universe in Hirafu. And this is Australia House, the place where we had a coffee the other day.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is blunt. lacking a sharp edge or point
This word is most commonly used to describe knives. The opposite of blunt is sharp. This knife is kind of blunt … which is good, it’s supposed to be blunt. This knife is supposed to be sharp, but it’s also kind of blunt. I should sharpen it.
Why did Santa put his bed into the fireplace? Because he wanted to sleep like a log.
※log ＝ 薪 sleep like a log ＝ ぐっすり眠る
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What’s your favourite Christmas song?
Sarah What’s your favourite Christmas song? お気に入りのクリスマスソングは？