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Lessons and Carols | Manolo for the Big Girl

Lessons and Carols

Let’s be honest. I think we all know that my favorite lesson is “never carry anything heavier than a twenty dollar bill” and my favorite carols are the ones pictured below:

Carol Burnett Carol Channing

(I will never NOT love Carol Channing. Y’all don’t even KNOW)


Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I’m still not in the holiday spirit. I’ve done all the preparation; I’ve mulled the wine, I spot-cleaned my muff, I went on walk through Austin’s beloved Trail of Lights which turned out to be like the Bataan Death March except with less war crime and more kettle corn, and I even did a test run of my new Christmas shoes on the church carpet so I don’t do a face plant in the nave, because it’s all fun and reindeer games until the fat girl buys it in front of the bishop.

(Also, what says “Let’s celebrate the Birth of Our Lord” better than a pair of tiger-striped sequined Manolos? NOTHING, THAT’S WHAT.)


I’m not in the Christmas spirit now, but at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow I will be, because that’s when the Lessons and Carols service broadcast live from Kings College, Cambridge will begin.  3 p.m. CMT, so if the spirit so moves you, adjust your clocks accordingly and tune in for some grade A, hyper-potent holiday cheer.

2 Responses to “Lessons and Carols”

  1. Twistie December 23, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Oh Plumcake, my darling, your taste in Carols is exquisite.

    Carol Channing won my heart in Thoroughly Modern Millie when I was six. She has it still, forty years later. And as for Carol Burnett…I think my love for her can be summed up in one phrase:

    //Why thank you, Rhatt, I saw it in the window and I just couldn’t resist.//

  2. ChloeMireille December 29, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    My favorite Carol is actually Carole King. How can you not love a woman whose pretty much written every song ever?