Friday, November 28, 2014

We're All About That Moose...

Every Christmas our family, along with my siblings and their families, gather at my parent's house for food, fellowship and fun.  Several years ago, my mom started a tradition of having us all play bingo together for silly prizes.  Each year the loot gets a little larger and more outrageous.  But one staple we can always count on is the Moose - a candy dispenser (a flick of the tail bring a treat) and grand prize for cover all.  Later, the winner's name is etched onto a plate and fixed to the moose.  However, since my sister moved to Colorado, it has been a few years since we've all been together.  This year her family joined us for Thanksgiving.  The kids really had a great time hanging out and playing together, but it wasn't a turkey that held the spotlight...

So much so...I decided to express it in song by creating a parody of Meghan Trainor's hit "All About That Bass"

Because you know we're all about that moose,
'Bout that moose, no turkey
We're all 'bout that moose, 'bout that moose, no turkey
We're all 'bout that moose, 'bout that moose, no turkey
We're all 'bout that moose, 'bout that moose
Yeah it's pretty clear, we ain't no chess pros
But gram can call it, call it like she's supposed to do
'Cause she's got that spin spin that all of us chase
All the right primes in all the called spaces
We see the wound-up-kids eyein' that pile of loot
We know that stuff ain't great
Come on now, call it out
If you got bingo bingo just raise 'em up
'Cause every card you play may win you
A stuffed Webkin or a top
Yeah, now gramma she told us don't worry about your card
She says, hey I got a lot'a more prizes just hold on tight
You know Grif wants the toy Thor-figure, Olivia candy bars,
Jack, if that's what you're into
Then go ahead put it on
Because you know We're all about that moose,
'Bout that moose, no turkey
We're all 'bout that moose, 'bout that moose, no turkey
We're all 'bout that moose, 'bout that moose, no turkey
We're all 'bout that moose, 'bout that moose
We're bringing moosey back... 

every year.





Steve won a batch of Brian's "apple pie" moonshine.

Hayden tries on his prize for size.
Happy girl
Brian - holds his excitement in.
Jack won a Browning Christmas stocking but decided it made a better hat.
Jack and his booty.


Griffin won -- he'll be taking his prize back to CO., but he'll
be bringing moosey back next year.

2 comments:

  1. What fun. I love all the crazy traditions families come up with. Until my grandmother died, several years ago, there was a misshapen teddybear candle that would always end up wrapped and under the tree for someone. It would get regifted every year. No one used the silly thing, the whole point was just to be able to choose who got it the next year. But I have no idea who gave or received the FIRST year.

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    1. That's hilarious. I love hearing about funny traditions. Thanks for sharing and stopping in. Happy Holidays!

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