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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Similes Game for the Holiday Seasons

Similes Game for the Holidays

If you remember, this game was demonstrated in many film versions of “A Christmas Carol” (Scrooge) where the host says the first part and the contestants respond accordingly. “As tight as a …” Drum - not Scrooge.
So, if you have a large crowd coming for an extended period of time, this may be a fun idea to try this Christmas.

Begin with “As” . . .

ALIKE as two peas in a pod.
BALD as a coot.
BIG as a bus, an elephant.
BITTER as gall, soot.
BLACK as ink, as a coal, as a crow, as pitch, as a chimney sweep.
BLIND as a bat, a beetle, a mole.
BLUNT as a hedge-hook.
BOLD as brass.
BRAVE as a lion.
BRIGHT as a button, a new pin, as silver.
BRITTLE as glass.
BROWN as a berry
BUSY as a bee, a beaver, as a cat on a hot tin roof.
CALM as a millpond.
CHATTER like a jay.
CLEAN as a whistle.
CLEAR as a bell, as crystal, the day, as mud.
COLD as a cucumber, as ice, as a frog, as charity.
COMMON as dirt.
CROOKED than a barrel of snakes.
CROSS as the tongs, as two sticks.
CUNNING as a fox.
DARK as pitch [pitch-dark].
DEAD as a door-nail, the dodo.
DEAF as a post.
DIFFERENT as chalk from cheese.
DRUNK as a sailor, lord.
DRY as a bone, as dust.
DULL as dishwater.
DUMB than a bucket of doorknobs.
EASY as A.B.C., as apple-pie.
FAIR as a lily.
FALSE as hell.
FANCIFUL as modern science.
FAT as a pig, as a porpoise.
FIT as a fiddle.
FLAT as a flounder, as a pancake.
FLEET as the wind, as a racehorse.
FREE as a bird, the air.
FRESH as a daisy.     
GAY as a lark.
GENTLE as a lamb.
GOOD as gold.
GREEN as grass.
HAPPY as a lark.
HARD as nails, as iron, as a flint.
HARMLESS as a dove.
HEAVY as lead.
HOARSE as a hog, as a raven.
HELPLESS as a babe.
HOLLOW as a drum.
HOT as an oven, as a coal, as fire, as hell.
HUNGRY as a wolf, a bear, a hunter.
INNOCENT as a lamb.
LARGE as life.
LIGHT as a feather, as air, as day.
LIMP as a glove.
LOUD as thunder.
MAD as a hatter, as a hornet.
MERRY as a grig, as a cricket.
MILD as Moses, as milk.
NEAT as wax, as a new pin.
NUTTY as a fruitcake.
OBSTINATE as a mule, a pig.
OLD as the hills, as Methuselah.
PALE as a ghost, as death.
PLAIN as day, a pikestaff.
PLAYFUL as a kitten.
PLEASED as punch.
PLUMP as a partridge.
POOR as dirt, a rat, as a church mouse, as Job.
PROUD as a peacock, as Lucifer.
PURE as the driven snow.
QUICK as a wink, as lightning, as silver.
QUIET as a church mouse.
RED as blood, as a fox, a rose, a brick.
ROUGH as a corncob, as a nutmeg-grater.
ROUND as an orange, a ball.
RUDE as a bear.
SAFE as horses, as the bank (of England), as the stocks (stock market).
SAVAGE as a bear, as a tiger, as a bear with a sore head.
SCARCE as hen's teeth.
SHARP as a tack, a razor, a needle.
SICK as a dog, a cat, a horse, a toad, a parrot.
SILENT as the dead, the grave.
SLEEP like a top.
SLIPPERY as an eel.
SLOW as a snail, as a tortoise.
SLY as a fox.
SMOOTH as silk, as a baby’s butt.
SNUG as a bug in a rug.
SOBER as a judge.
SOFT as silk, as velvet, as soap.
SOLID as a rock, the ground we stand on.
SOUND as a bell, a roach.
SOUR as vinegar, as verjuice.
STARE like a stuck pig.
STEADY as a rock, as Old Time.
STIFF as a board, a poker.
STINGY as old Scrooge.
STRAIGHT as an arrow.
STRONG as an ox, as iron, as a horse, as brandy.
STUBBORN as a mule.
STURDY as an oak.
SURE as a gun, as fate, as death and taxes.
SURLY as a bear.
SWEET as sugar.
SWIFT as lightning, as the wind, as an arrow.
TALL as a giraffe.
THICK as hops.
THIN as a rake, a lath, as a whipping-post.
TIGHT as a drum.
TIMID as a rabbit.
TOUGH as nails, as leather, as old boots.
TRUE as the Gospel.
VAIN as a peacock.
WARM as a toast.
WEAK as water, as a kitten.
WELCOME as a skunk at a lawn party.
WET as a fish.
WHITE as a ghost, as the driven snow, as milk, as a swan, as a sheet, as chalk.
WISE as an owl, a serpent, as Solomon.
YELLOW as a guinea, as gold, as saffron.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mixie the Female Reindeer

The Female Reindeer
"A Special Christmas Story"

An original Christmas story for children of all ages!
by Royce A Ratterman and daughter, Tricia, ©  1994

Once upon a time . . . or there abouts . . . 
there was a reindeer named Mixie 

She lived at the South Pole where it is very, very cold! 

Mixie had searched for a quiet place to live in peace all of her reindeer life. 

She was different from other reindeer because she could hear all the high frequency radio and television airwaves. These sounds, which nobody else can hear unless they have their TV or radio on, always entered her thoughts both day and night. 

Mixie had lived almost everywhere on Earth trying to escape the sounds in her mind and consequently, came to understand every language in the world! 

One December night while Mixie was walking on a snow bank at the South Pole, she glanced up into the night sky and noticed a bright, shining red light. 

Being the curious little lady she was she decided to fly up and see what it was - everyone knows that all reindeer can fly! 

When she was high above the clouds she discovered that the red light was the nose of another reindeer named Rudolph. 

He was leading eight other reindeer which pulled a sleigh full of Christmas toys. 

Sitting with the toys was a very jolly fat man with a long white beard dressed in a red suit. His name was Santa Claus. 

Just at that moment those annoying sound waves, which no one else can hear, filled Mixie's head again. 

They were saying that a meteor was heading right toward Santa's sleigh and if any aircraft were in the area to please save Santa and his reindeer! 

Mixie warned Rudolph and Santa just in time for them to guide the sleigh full of toys to safety. 

Santa was so thankful, not to mention all the children in the whole world waiting for their Christmas toys, that he asked Mixie to be part of his team of reindeer and fly next to Rudolph. 

Santa said he'd been looking for another reindeer and knew that her special hearing ability would keep the skies around the world safer for everyone at Christmas time. 

Mixie was so happy to live at the North Pole with Santa's happy family of toy makers. 

The skies are safer and brighter now during Christmas. They get even brighter when Mixie winks at Rudolph and he blushes bright, glowing red all over - not just his nose!