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Trivia Question

Which famous Christmas carol, written in 1941, contains the lyrics "pa rum pum pum pum"?


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I have a nostalgic, sentimental soul. It's one of the reasons why I love the Christmas holiday season, and one of the reasons I was drawn to the editor's position at Good Old Days magazine almost 11 years ago. I could hardly believe there was an entire magazine dedicated to preserving the stories of life, love and laughter from long ago. I was instantly charmed by it.

Now, as my favorite season of the year rolls around, I am awash in sentimentality. Not only are the holiday sights and sounds reaching out to take my hand and skip with me back to my happy childhood, but I am also readying for a big life change. At the end of this year, I will be moving on from the editor's position at Good Old Days and lending my assistance to my husband's business.

I will miss interacting with subscribers from all across America. I will miss reading your stories about growing up in a time of innocence, hard work and family values. And I will miss sharing some experiences from my own Good Old Days in editorials and in this newsletter. But I am confident that Good Old Days magazine will continue on successfully, sharing sentimental stories of life, love and laughter far into the future.

Happy holidays, best wishes and farewell my Good Old Days friends! Stay tuned to the magazine for more information. I know you will be as welcoming to the new editor as you have been to me.

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Mary Beth Weisenburger,
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Mary Beth Weisenburger has been with Annie's since April 2011. She has 25 years of experience in the marketing, advertising and publishing fields. In addition to her job as editor of Good Old Days, she has been writing a family humor column for over a decade. She and her husband, two college-age kids, two dogs and various other critters live on five acres in the country, where she enjoys reading on the back porch, refinishing furniture, feeding the birds and digging in the dirt of her perennial gardens.


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Trivia Answer

Carol of the Drum or Little Drummer Boy (as it was later retitled). The song was written by Katherine K. Davis. In 1951 the Trapp Family Singers recorded a version of the song. However, it was the 1958 version recorded by The Harry Simeone Chorale that made the song so instantly recognizable.

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