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Saturday 9: Santa Baby


Thanks for helping out with Holidailies, Saturday 9!

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Madonna refers to Santa as "baby," "honey" and "cutie." What's the most recent endearment someone called you?

Joe calls me "Baby" several times a day.

2) At the top of her list are a fur coat, a new convertible and a yacht. If you could receive any of those luxury items, which would you choose?

Definitely the convertible - preferably a 1961 red and white Corvette.

3) She would like to decorate her tree with ornaments from Tiffany's. Do you have a favorite holiday ornament or decoration?

Yes! Our Ovi raising the Stanley Cup ornament. He's currently at the top of our tree.

4) "Santa Baby" was written in 1953, before electronic payments. While her wish list includes blank checks, a 2017 survey revealed that 51% of consumers felt check writing was "a pain." Who received the last check your wrote? Who most recently gave you a check?

Ace Electronics got the last check we wrote. They repaired our 25-year old CD player and it's as good as new! I think the last check we received was from our health provider, who refunded an over payment.

5) Madonna has been a successful singer for decades, and 1985's "Into the Groove" is her top-seller. What's your favorite Madonna song?

I'm not really much of a Madonna fan, but I'll say Papa Don't Preach.

6) Madonna was born in Bay City, MI, and traveled to New York City to find fame and fortune. When she first arrived, she supported herself by working at Dunkin' Donuts. What's your standard DD order?

Two cinnamon donuts and a medium black coffee, unless they have salt bagels. Then it's a toasted salt bagel with veggie cream cheese.

7) The only Christmas card Sam has received so far this year is from her dentist. Have you received many cards this year?

Not yet, but I'm expecting more in the next couple weeks.

8) Will you wrap many presents? Or do you prefer to use gift bags?

Oh, I'll wrap presents.

9) Madonna recorded "Santa Baby" to benefit The Special Olympics. Here's your chance to plug a cause or organization that's near and dear to you.

Mighty Writers, an organization based here in Philly whose mission is to teach kids to write with clarity and purpose. Since the pandemic struck, they realized that "you can't think or write with clarity if you're hungry." So they have been distributing lunches, and boxes of food, and diapers, and more, all the while continuing their writing classes virtually. Check them out - they're doing amazing work, and the kids - excuse me, the writers - are truly mighty.