Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

A Christmas Carol … with an Apostrophe?

Most of our traditional Christmas Carol gifts recall events of the past year, most obviously “I Saw Three Ships,” which celebrated Felicia’s arrival in the family. The 2012 Carol borrows from two big trips that the Girls & David took without Mommy, who had to work. We missed her in the Eastern Sierra (where we visited the “Mammoth ROCK“) and the Redwood Coast, where we saw thousands of incredible old-growth Coast Redwood TREES along the Avenue of the Giants.

2012-12-23 11.50.16 2012-12-23 12.06.23 The ornament for this year features a “Tree” on one side and a “Rock” on the other, each framing a picture from that particular trip.

It’s also been a while since David was featured on the ornament, unless you count the backside of his head, which was intentionally obscured by another famous tree holiday carol, O Tanenbaum in 2010. This year, he’s right there among the big trees.

To get the full effect, enjoy the song in the background as the ornament rotates in this video:

2012-12-23 04.01.38 from David Keller on Vimeo.

Rockin Around The Christmas TreeRockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958, and has been covered by many others artists over the years.

Past Christmas Carol gifts:

2011: Most Wonderful Day of the Year
2010: O Tanenbaum
2009: Frosty the Snowman
2008: The Race That Long in Darkness Pined
2007: Away in a Manger
2006: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
2005: What Child is This?
2004: I Saw three Ships
2003: One-Horse Open Sleigh (Jingle Bells)
2002: A Sweetie Goose in a Pear Tree (12 Days of Christmas)