The 12 Canadian Days of Christmas

(Inspired by Ms. Fracas’s …ahem…complimentary blog about Canadians. 

 http://fracas.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/christmas-2010-cartoon-o-rama-8/  )

  1. On the 1st day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, a blog by a very silly goose.*
  2. On the 2nd day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, two strong men
  3. On the 3rd day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, three French foods
  4. On the 4th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world,  four Great Lakes
  5. On the 5th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, five thrilling sports
  6. On the 6th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, six Canadian Idols
  7. On the 7th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, seven artists painting
  8. On the 8th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, eight hockey legends
  9. On the 9th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, nine ladies singing
  10. On the 10th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, ten male musicians
  11. On the 11th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, eleven cool inventions
  12. On the 12th day of Christmas, Canadians gave the world, twelve funny people

 

  1. fracas*
  2. Terry Fox & Rick Hanson
  3. Poutine,  pea soup, tourtiere
  4. Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior (Yes, Mother Hen knows that there are five. Let the USA claim Lake Michigan! We don’t need it anyway!)
  5. Ice hockey, lacrosse, basketball, broomball, Canadian football
  6. Canadian Idols: 2003 Ryan Malcolm, 2004 Kalan Porter, 2005 Melissa O’Neil, 2006 Eva Avila, 2007 Brian Melo, 2008 Theo Tams (So what if you have never heard of them? Apparently we liked them!)
  7. The Group of Seven: Frank Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, Frederick Varley
  8. Sidney Crosby,  Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull,  Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, Maurice Richard, Patrick Roy
  9.  Jann Arden , Celine Dion, Nelly Furtado, k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette,  Anne Murray, Shania Twain
  10. Bryan Adams,  Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, George Canyon,  Leonard Cohen, David Foster, Jeff Healey,  K’naan,  Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young
  11. Canadarm, electric wheelchair, goalie masks, hydrofoil, insulin (as a medical treatment), Jolly Jumper, paint roller, peanut butter, snow blower (naturally), snowmobile, telephone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_inventions
  12. Dan Ackroyd,  Will Arnett,  John Candy, Jim Carrey, Eugene Levy, Howie Mandel,  Mike Myers,  Leslie Nielsen, Catherine O’Hara,  Russell Peters,  Seth Rogan, Martin Short and many more
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2 responses to this post.

  1. 1st, this 12 days totally and completely rocks!! I thought you just rhymed stuff, then when I came to the hockey players I was like wait . . . because I could name three w/o thinking and I’m not Canadian, just an old Red Wings fan. Then I scrolled down and said, “She’s a farking, stone cold genius!” 2nd, I don’t know how you found me, but I am so excited that you did, that you read and that you commented!! What a compliment! I hope to see you again. You’ll be seeing me again here in your nest, that’s for sure.

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  2. Dear Ms. Kim,
    Mother Hen is blushing so much she looks like a Rhode Island Red!
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It is lovely to be appreciated.
    “Genius!” Oh my, MH must go and look in the mirror, a she is sure that her head is getting bigger by the minute. (Not that she is disagreeing with you — but Mother Hen tries to be humble, as people think a chicken should be. It goes over much better!)
    Welcome to the nest! There’s always room for more chicks in Mother’s coop!
    Gratefully yours,
    Mother Hen

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