For some reason my wife thinks it’s hilarious that I can arch one eyebrow and say, “Argggghhhhh” convincingly. Naturally, she makes me dress like a pirate for Halloween (in dreadlocks, a Captain Jack Sparrow hat, and a T-shirt that says, “I’m a Pirate”). She really gets into International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) and pirate jokes like, “Why couldn’t the little kid go to the pirate movie? Because it was rated Arrgggghhhh.”
Given those predilections and my mild annoyance with the holidays, I was somewhat amused to run across a story on the Wired website about pirate Christmas carol lyrics.
There’s even a Pirate Santa Christmas book! HO, HO, ARRGGGGHHH!
I took a moment (well, actually quite a long time…needed to do some procrastinating) to scour the vast sea of videos on YouTube for some Pirate Christmas performances. Here are a few of the better ones.