Yaaaay! It’s St. Patrick’s Day! *happy dance, happy dance* I look forward to this day all year with almost as much enthusiasm as I look forward to Christmas. (Maybe even just a little more, but only because it’s less stressful.) Growing up, St. Patrick’s Day was a big deal. If it wasn’t a work day, my dad would wake us up by blasting Irish Rovers songs. Even if it was, his best friend would join us for more Irish Rovers and a supper of corned beef and cabbage. It’s one of my very favorite childhood memories .

As you may have guessed from my last name, I not only boast a little Irish myself, I married into a little more of it. St. Patrick’s Day never got relegated to that sad category of “holidays I used to love.” (Not that many of the holidays I celebrated as a kid did. Actually, I’ve added holidays. πŸ™‚ ) So, to celebrate today with extravagance, I bring you 3 selections I hope you’ll enjoy.

First, one of my favorite funny songs. Hopefully it won’t offend anyone. This particular song makes fun of the rift between Catholics and Protestants that’s caused so much trouble in Ireland. It is both musical and mirthful, so it serves as my “official” MMM video this week. Don’t forget to visit the other MMM participants by clicking here or on the blue smiley to the right. And don’t worry. If you don’t have time to visit them all, I leave the link up until the end of the week.


This next video features the Irish Rovers in Ireland. It ends with my favorite Irish folk song. (If you don’t count Be Thou My Vision, which is more of a hymn.)


And last, but not least, if you haven’t already seen it, here’s the VeggieTales short on St. Patrick. It’s a nice (though somewhat snarky) introduction if you don’t know much more about him than that he has a holiday named after him and the Irish are crazy about it.


Thanks for joining me in my celebration! I hope you have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day, whether you’re orange or green. πŸ™‚