And with that it's time for the Fifteenth Sluggy's Boring Blog Giveaways for 2020!
Here's a short little Giveaway to end this Dumpster Fire of a year. You only have a few days to enter this one so don't delay!
This is one of my many favorite Christmas tunes. Though not a traditional carol written for the season, it comes from a 1944 film, "Meet Me in St. Louis", about a year in the life of the Smith Family of St. Louis Missouri in 1903. Any nostalgic subject matter was popular here in the USA during World War II and this film starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Marjorie Main among others was a smash hit back then.
This song was written for the film by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. In this clip, Esther(Garland)is trying to comfort little sister Tootie(O'Brien)who is upset about a possible move by the family from St. Louis to New York.(Spoiler Alert-the Smiths don't end up moving and all attend the St. Louis Fair of 1904.)
*Incidentally, the film was directed by Vincente Minnelli and this is when he met Judy Garland and fell in love with her. The couple was married in 1945.
Let's take a look at what is in the Giveaway Box this month.........
On a Genealogical note if you are into that sort of thing--When Judy was 18 she had a brief affair with one of my cousins, Songwriter Johnny Mercer(8th cousin 2 x removed on my maternal grandfather's line)while she was waiting for fiancé Songwriter/Musician David Rose to get a divorce from Comedienne/Actress Martha Raye.
Close up shots of these goodies..........
From all the VALID entries I receive I'll pick a winner at random and the winner has 48 hours from when the post goes live to contact me with their full mailing address.
In your entries I'd like to hear about your plans for Christmas if you have any. Real vs. Fake tree? Do you bake for the Holidays and what...pies, cakes, cookies or ? What's your favorite treat to eat at Christmas? Any family traditions you like? Any family traditions you'd rather not? lol Just leave a comment about anything Holiday related really.
If you are on my Giveaway emails list just leave a comment and your name(with last name initial please)to enter. If you aren't on the Giveaway emails list make sure you leave your email in your comment OR email me your email privately after you leave a comment(my email is in the side bar area under "About Me").
I'll leave this giveaway open until December 19th Saturday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. On December 20th, Sunday, I'll draw the winning entry and post the Winner. If you are the Winner please let me know if you'd rather me mail it ASAP or wait until after Christmas to mail to give the shipping employees a little break. ;-)
*Please note these rules*
I'll post the name/ID of the winners on this blog on and those persons have 48 hours from the time stamp on that post to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page, as well as on my side bar).
Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only. As the cost of postage to foreign countries has gotten too high I am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US. These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies. I pay for it all(the cost of items given away and the postage to mail it all)out of my own pocket.
If you're not a registered Blogger User with YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION on your User page, please put your email addy in your comment or email me your email addy privately when you leave a comment so I can get a hold of you. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one make sure your email info is linked to your profile.
So let's get this Giveaway started. Good luck to everyone!!!