Those hard, cold mean streets of NYC and what they can do to people . . . .
Happy Festivus everyone!
That female Santa looks more the part than the male. He needs to put on a few pounds and white up the beard. Merry Christmas Patti!
They can work on that for next year! Thank you Beth, Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you, Patti! Warm wishes to you.
Thank you so much Pierr, you keep warm!
Very New York Santas! Happy Christmas to you too, Patti.
I think they had had a long day of it! Christmas wishes to you Meredith!
this is perfect – frame & song !!!
It helps that I heard the couple before I saw them! Thank you Pat!
did I mention that I love this band and this classic tune:
“The aural antidote to Christmas tinsel and sleigh bells!” This song has me “weepy” and laughing at the same time, it has such an emotional mix to it for so many different reasons. Thank you so much for this Pat and Christmas cheer to you!
sending my best wishes! stay warm!
Thank you Inge and warm wishes to you!
Perfect. One of my favourite Christmas Song and your photo is great. May I add a link, for your interest. The story behind the song “Fairytale of New York”: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/dec/06/fairytale-new-york-pogues-christmas-anthem
Merry Christmas to you
Stefan, that was such an entertaining read, thank you so much! And Happy Birthday wishes to Shane MacGowan for Christmas Day, what a constitution that man has! Merry Christmas Stefan!
Reblogged this on tomwisk and commented:
Merry Christmas for all of us who have overdosed on canned holiday music and fake cheer.
We have to stay strong Tom and walk away . . . you can do it!
(Thank you for the re-blog!)
Thanks Patti, reblogged for all of us who are about to go bonkers with carols and Santas, not to mention eight gazillion Christmas movies that are supposed to tug at our heartstrings.
Not much longer now Tom, and soon it will all be . . . Super Bowl mania! Unless I have forgotten something else in the meantime . . .
OK Patti – your post is SO much more in season! Have a good one!
But it all began with the best intentions! Best wishes to you Lyn for wonderful holiday cheer!
looks cool and merry christmas
Cool and heated! Thank you Joshi and best wishes to you!
Found this through bluebrightly’s comment. Love it!!!
So pleased you did, thank you Gunta! Bluebrightly’s views are always so good aren’t they!
It’s not Christmas without this song! Such a perfect photo for it, as well! Happy Festivus to you, as well!
Thank you Alison, it’s the one Christmas song which keeps it real for me. I am not allowed to have an opinion (i.e. complain!) about the regular overdone Xmas playlist because then I get put in the grinch corner! Hope you had a fun time and best wishes for next week!
Thoughts of the “feats of strength” spring to mind. In lieu of a present, I have made a donation to “the human fund” in your name.
Merry Festivus dear Patti.
Lignum, that is so kind of you and what a wonderful idea! Thank you so much and best of Festivus wishes to you!
I hope you & your family will have a fine end of December!
Thank you Frizz and all best to you and your family!
I wonder, if you will be on Times Square tomorrow evening –
at least I’ll publish a Times Square picture tomorrow
(with naked guitar cowboys)!
Thank you Frizz, I shall look forward to your picture of Times Sq, with the naked cowboys, tomorrow. That is as close to Times Sq at New Year that I am ever going to get!
Indeed, this song is simply perfect😉 Your image is telling stories, Patti! Pure life! Christmas is a time full of different emotions, good ones and bad ones. Well, to be quite honest, I’m not going to celebrate this year. I just want to enjoy a relaxing moment with a part of my family, my dog, my friends, tons of food and good movies. That’s it😉
I wish you a lovely Christmas, Patti!
Anette, I hope your Christmas (sounds perfect) was everything you wanted it to be and of course not just for Christmas!
Ha, ha, brilliant – superb shot. Have a great break, Patti! And a happy new year!
Thank you Richard and Happy New Year to you!!
I started crying immediately…sounded, at first, at bit like Tom Waits…and then I realized who it was. What a marvelous Festivus gift for us all. Thank you Patti. You are a cherished blogging buddy!
What Shane MacGowan, and Kirsty MacColl, can do to a person. And at such a time of year they manage to get to the heart of it without the artifice which drives most of us crazy, and to tears! But then sometimes it’s good to cry, as indeed I almost am with the kindness of your words, thank you so so much Christine and wishing you all the best for 2014!
It looks like Mrs. Clause is giving Santa the what’s for.
I like the idea of Mrs. Clause having tattoos on her wrist.
You have it one Allan, she was definitely giving him what for! I’m hoping they kissed and made up!
THe happiest Festivus to you too Patti! I love what you do and look forward to each of your posts, but so sorry I have no real Festivus complaints;)
Thank you Elena and I so look forward to this year’s tree trunk carving! Festivus cheer to you and your family for a wonderful New Year!
It has been a gift to have met you through this big WWW. I have enjoyed
your presence at my blog and whenever I visit here. It’s always exciting to see your creativity.
Blessings to you and your family during this magical time of year, Patti.
May your hearts be overflowing with love.
Issy & AL xoxoxo
Wishing you, Al and your family so much of the best Issy! Thank you for your kindness and generosity. It is always such a pleasure walking down memory lane with you while having fun in the now! Take care!
Love, love, love this song!
it’s a song that gives true meaning to the “hopeless romantic” don’t you think?
Absolutely. And what a stunning photograph – all of yours are!
I adore your photos, not to mention the voices you give them!
Grumpy Santas, how brilliant..hehe love them – did they give each other a little kick with their big ole boots?
They kept their distance, as indeed did I and as cold as it was I didn’t need her hot temper to keep me warm!
Wickedly awesome photograph & a perfect tune! Happy holidays to you and your family!
Something for everyone in this season of goodwill! Thank you so much Mark and best wishes to you and your family!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you Annie and hoping same for you! Safe travels and Happy New Year to you!
I’m late here for Christmas wishes but not too late to wish you a brilliant 2014 full of joy, serenity and a few positive emotions!
PS: nice photos and moving songs, thanks.
You are very kind, thank you so much Robert! Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2014!
Miami Dolphins playing the Jets right now-we gotta win !
Which “we” Carl?
Carl, Rex get’s to keep his job!
So refreshing Patti, thanks! Just catching up now, so it hit the spot. May your creative eye run wild in 2014. And long may we share the results! All the best to you and thanks for the memorable glimpses of NYC this year.
Thank you so much Philippa and wishing same for you! Perhaps you can bring your creative eye and easel to NYC with you on your next adventure!
Nice thought Patti! I love ‘your’ city. Probably a sketchbook next time although it is so difficult to stand still there, unless on a ferry or in the park. And even then I am too much agog to work!
Philippa, let your eyes be the lens, take the shots and put it all together at the end of one of your brushes. You can do it!
I wish you all the best and lots of creativity for 2014, Patti !
Here’s to creativity and inspiration, for which I thank you Geert for yours!
I love this post May 2014 be a very happy one for you and your family, Patti!
Paula, thank you so much and same best wishes for you!
Thank you Pat. May the New Year bring you good fortune and happiness.
Thank you Tex and wishing same for you. Should be an interesting year!
Love the band and the song. I’ve seen Shane MacGowan live twice. The first time it was awesome, the second time, about 1 1/% decade later, it was mostly sad… That man is in a bad shape!
Here’s an alternative take on “A Rainy Night in Soho”: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/a-rainy-night-in-soho/
They did well!!
It must have been so much fun to see him in the early days and a miracle to see him in the later days!
Not sure if miracle is the word I would use to describe it… Unfortunately it was more pathetic than miraculous.
NY is a fairytale ..head to toes..I know it’s almost end of Jan..but…Have a great 2014!Octavian
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