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.
- Rusty Cutlas performing We Wish You a Pirate Christmas
- Captain Bogg and Salty singing Santa is Walking the Plank
- A Pirate’s Christmas from Greg Jones
- Spencer recites Arrr, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
- Pirate Santa from Zach and Eric
- Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew with A Pirate Christmas
Your wife is a woman of great intellect.
Except for that one big mistake:)
What a great way to celebrate being a grumpy Santa Claus! Of course it doesn’t help that your 50th birthday falls this year on January 17!!!
Your littlest sister,
Thanks a lot. You get a lump of coal. How much younger are you?
Aaarrrrrggggh and a Very Merry Christmas to ye and yours too… and a bountiful New Year… May ye find many a ship to plunder my friend…
Same to ye, matey!
Finally someone else with good sense……Spending money we do not have to buy things from our capitalist friends to give to people we hardly ever see …then the gifts show up in a yard sale next spring. Or in the case of the fruitcake, we know there is only one fruitcake that makes the rounds from house to house….take John and me out of the rotation…Agrhhhhhhhh!!
John, you weren’t at the annual Peaceful Valley Christmas Caroling, just saying.
That’s because I didn’t know any of these songs!
Is that a parrot on your shoulder, or are you just happy to see me? Happy holidays all.
Now I know why all the crazy pirate songs/sounds were coming out of your office. I thought you were taking a pirate training course or something??? Too funny. Pirates ROCK!
John, ye scurvy scallawag, you’ll be a-needin’ to take a gander at Arizona Science Museum’s current exhibit o’ “Real Pirate” treasures & history. Aaarghhhhh.
Did you decide to become a Pirate before or after you learned to sail?
Oh great, now everyone is going to be asking me about THAT story!