'Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer! And being that Mother Nature is currently threatening the first real snow/freeze of Winter for my area, it seemed like a decent time to share some Mandela Effects associated with Christmas!
I'll be sharing two today — one a classic Christmas carol and the other a popular children's book by Dr. Seuss.
In my final Mandela Effect (ME) quiz of the Con[CERN]ing the Mandela Effect series, I asked the following question:
Fill in the blank. In the traditional Christmas carol 12 Days of Christmas, there is a repeated mantra throughout each segment of the song. "On the 'X' day of Christmas my True Love ______" What is the ending for that sentence in each segment?
Also, in my parting thoughts post for the series, I threw in a bonus question:
What is the title of the famous Dr. Seuss children's book about a Grinch and Christmas?
Were the lyrics to the song as you remember them? What about the book title? I'm throwing these together, because the video highlighting some residual evidence features them both and they share a theme. This video is by YouTube content creator, MoneyBags73:
Starting with the Christmas carol, Twelve Days of Christmas, according to its Wikipedia page, there have been a handful of variations of the song. This isn't exactly uncommon, but it appears that the original (and most of those iterations) use "sent" over "gave" for their lyrics — "gave" being what many recall the lyrics always being. However, it does state that "gave" was the primary lyric used in North America and is likely why so many remember it being sung that way. I still find it odd that all other versions use "sent", but it was completely unfamiliar to me.
The Dr. Seuss situation, though, is a bit more interesting with the residual evidence provided in the video. At least to me. Many recall the title of the book as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, rather than How the Grinch Stole Christmas. When thinking on it, unfortunately, both sound familiar, so it isn't a very good example for myself. When first hearing about this ME citing (a year ago), I believe I was leaning towards The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, but now they both seem to just blur. I'm sure there are plenty of others out there who are more Christmas fanatics than I that may be affected by this potential change.
We have one more Mandela Monday before the end of the year and I contemplated pushing this one back until then, but I was really feeling the urge to share these examples. I'm hoping I won't forget in the next entry to express it, but just in case (and given the theme)...
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Are you a Christmas fanatic? How do you remember the lyrics for Twelve Days of Christmas? Have you heard both "sent" and "gave" used? Are you a Dr. Seuss fan? If so, what do you recall the book about a Grinch and Christmas being titled? Why do you think there are the discrepancies? What do you think about the residual evidence provided?
Have you found any different residual evidence associated with the subject matter above?