Monday, 21 December 2009

BLD No. 13

Time for a game of Christmas trivia, yes Mickey you and I are partners.


In the Polar Express movie, what is the first gift of Christmas?

What is the name of the rabbit in the magic hat in Frosty the Snowman?

How much did Lucy charge for a psychiatric session in the classic Christmas TV special ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas?’

What was the most likely reason that The Grinch hated Christmas?

What was the name of the angel in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’


A bell from Santa’s sleigh.

Hocus Pocus.

5 cents please.

His heart was two sizes too small.


*artwork B by Terri Murphy and L by Christian Birmingham


Caio Fernandes said...

these ilustrations are so cute . i loved the dear one so much !!
thank you for give the answers .
i really would have problems to find the answers properly !!

ahhhhhh RENNE !!!! i wish you a fantastic Christimas fron the botton of my heart .
hope you feel all the good feelings i am sending to you now !!

Woman in a Window said...

I want to be that girl
on that reindeer.
How could I not want to be?

Anonymous said...

Clarence is the best. And like Clarence showed Jimmy Stuart, I wanted to let you know, you've made a difference for me in my life, in my own C tango dance.
Thank you for being so articulate and kickass, courageous and honest.
You are inspirational.
Bravely onward.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I only got one answer! Obviously I need a remedial class!

Sarah said...

Good morning hon....for some reason all my comments are missing...I have been here every day though..I have.
I love these three..the second on of course is my magical..I do love the magic. But...Snoopy and Woodstock have my heart!!
How are you today sweet Renee..I have been sending Reiki your way and wrapping my swan wings around you. I love you hon, I do.
Hugs and love, Sarah

Angela Recada said...

Good morning, dearest Renee,

The Grinch always scared me when I was young, but I loved the spunky little Whos!

To this day, whenever I watch "It's a Wonderful Life" I cry a little at the end when Zuzu says, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings." It's so sappy, I know! But I can't help it. It doesn't help that my husband and kids stop whatever they're doing to stare at me, point their fingers and laugh. It's become a holiday tradition. Ho-ho-ho!

I think of you often, dear friend, and hope you are feeling better. Thank you for this BLD.

Hugs and love,

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Dearest Renee, again I am at a loss for words. You are going through hell and yet you still have the heart to write such fun posts. You are so strong, and brave, and selfless. That heavenly crowd watching us run our race and cheering us on (Hebrews 12:1-2) must surely be on their feet with thunderous applause, roaring their cheers by now.

My fervent prayers, other than for a miraculous healing and a beautiful Christmas surrounded by your family, and some real mistletoe for Wahid to lavish kisses on you under, is that if you have not already dones so, you would ask Jesus into your heart and turn your burdens over to Him. That is something no one can do for you. It's a decision you have to make for yourself, and I hope and pray you are not so angry at God--even though you have every right to be--that you turn Jesus away as He stands at the door of your heart, knocking and knocking for you to let Him in (Rev. 3:20).

This world is not our home, and while we are in it, we face a spiritual battle of massive proportions. I don't know if you ever read the Bible, or even have one, but it is my lifeline, and please don't be angry at me for sharing these Scruptures that I hang on to for dear life.

My battles are very different from yours, but they are painful none the less, and when I feel like giving up, I think of 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 that reminds me of the true enemy, and the spiritual warfare we are caught in the middle of as Satan and the Lord duke it out over our souls. And John 10:10 that reminds me that it was never Gods perfect will for us to suffer--it is Satan who comes to deceive us so he can steal, and kill, and destroy. And when I am in the pits and feel I have no strength to go on, I remind myself of Gods unfailing love (Romans 8:38-39), which the devil is trying real hard to deceive me into disbelieving, and the promise in Isaiah 43:2, thet no matter what my senses may be telling me, the truth is that the Lord really is with me as I walk through the waters, and rivers, and fires. Micah 7:8 is what I force myself to quote over and over when I have no strength to do otherwise, and no longer really believe it with my natural mind--"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me."

There is a beautiful story about an Indian youth's rite of passage you can find here if you are so inclined-- It helps see things from a whole different perspective, which is what it's all about as we travel through this journey called life.

Forgive me for being so wordy, and you probably have no desire to wade through such a lengthy comment, which I totally understand, but I would not sleep well tonight if I did not share it and at least give you the choice whether to do so or not.

I love you, Renee, and have shed many a tear for you. With all my heart, I wish there were something I could do to make you healthy again, and make this Christmas beautiful for all of you--especially you and Jackie. And so I just keep raising my fervent prayers and believing that the God who knows the end from the beginning will cause something awesome to arise from the great trial by fire you have been walking through.

studio lolo said...

Oh jeez, I only knew Clarence :(

I can mimic the little girl perfectly though when she says "Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings."
It makes Brian laugh.

Nice to see you posting. I hope the banging has subsided or better yet, stopped.


Ces said...

Good morning dearest Renee. I brought you along with me to work today! Tsup!!!

Annie said...

I only got the Charlie Brown question correct. I am clearly out of the loop :-).
Love you, happy Monday.xoxo

Renee said...


It is a difficult trip dear friend but you can do it.

How are you feeling?

Love Renee xoxo

Micki said...

Love the first illustration, gorgeous!

I failed every question, I will go sit in the corner with a Christmassy Dunce hat on ;)

Micki x

Anonymous said...

great illustrations, and I love the game. Take care. prayers and love, Barb

Deborah said...

Delightful deerie! I love Jimmy Stewart. Swoon worthy man. You are a prayer upon my lips, whispers to God...a Blessed Peacful Christmas for you and your family.
All my love to you, Deb

Michael Rivers said...

Great quiz!! I knew a few of them.

secret agent woman said...

I love those children's classics. That second picture is gorgeous.

Angie Muresan said...

It's a good thing you provided the answers, Renee, because I didn't know any of them. Lovely images. Hugs, kisses and love!!!!

zoe said...

big warm hugs from my family to yours, sweet renee! i hope that you are feeling fantastic!

Bogey said...

Smarty pants!:) I think by now everybody should know the answers to those after watching them for so many years. Ahhh! Good ol' nostalgia. Keep believing in the Magic of Christmas Renee. Here is wishing you brighter days ahead.

Ces said...

I love Christmas! My favorite are the songs, the colors, the lights, the scent, the food and most of all, getting together.

Linda said...

Oh, sure. I didn't even know there WAS a rabbit in that stupid snowman's hat!

Nada for me. Zippo, zilch. Zero.

What's next? Stay away from those reindeer. Don't go there....

xoxo right back at you ;)

Sue said...

Great illustrations again Rene and I'm loving the middle one! So magical looking.

The trivia? Didn't do as well as I should have on (thanks for supplying the answers).

Considering how crummy you are feeling, you are still thinking of us and posting such beauty.

Love you. word verification is "tokes". There is much to be said about the medical benefits of
weed. Weird eh?

Anonymous me said...

Good Morning Renee. ('tis morning here anyway). Yesterday was winter solstice so this morning I drove in to work via stonehenge and stopped to watch the sunrise there. Why am I telling you this? Stonehenge is a place of deep magic and spirituality. I stood and watched the sun rising and thought of you, of Jacquie, of Daisy and some others who also live in my heart. And I wished with all my heart. xx Jos

Oh ... and the only one I got right was Lucy's 5 cents ... I remember that from when I was little! xoxoxox

Bella Sinclair said...

I guess I failed Christmas. I'll just have to keep celebrating until I get it right.

I love watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. Did you know that for the longest time my mother thought Woodstock was a flea?

Did Wahid get the tree up this weekend, darling? Did you sit on the couch all bundled up warmly, barking out orders to get the tree just right?

I'm thinking of you, my dear. xoxo

Karen D said...

Sending you and yours wishes of love and joy at the holidays and sending you healing thoughts also.

Sonia ;) said...

Why the hell did I miss all these posts...I know because my Boss has me doing ungodly roof sketches for the past 3 days...Im off for 4 days yay...I didnt get any of them right..except for the Lucy's nickel sign for Sy8trick 5 cents...LOL


Daria said...

Love the Snoopy picture the best ...