Proche, mais aucun cigare

“Blue Christmas” was never my favorite Elvis Christmas song (Silver Bells was), so I’m not especially partial to it. But there’s this young Canadian singer named David Thibault who comes close to sounding a bit like him.   In fact, il est vraiment très bon pas aussi mignon.  (translation: he’s really quite good.. just not as cute :).

*on a side note, I had to resurrect my French speaking skills recently when interacting with an official in Montreal. It was fun, but daunting, too.   In Canada, there are two national languages and children learn both in school.  I didn’t start French class till around grade 6, but nowadays, kids start much younger and many are fully bilingual. Neat, hey?

Passez une bonne journée, mes amis! (Have a wonderful day, friends!)

Proche, mais aucun cigare = Close, but no cigar 😉

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16 thoughts on “Proche, mais aucun cigare

  1. Came close!

  2. Salut David, merci beaucoup. Vous avez seulement seize ans? Oh MJ, you have captured my heart with this one. I had an ESL student recite this for “extra credit” just a week ago. French becomes you. I want to hear more. My favorite: Georges Moustaki who passed away this past May and Nana Mouskouri, both Greek but who handle French beautifully. Oui, très proche, très proche.

    • Would you believe I’ve seen Nana Mouskouri perform at least 3 times in Saskatoon? I remember seeing her with Mom as well as Harry Belafonte (hubba hubba). For little prairie kids, I got to see quite a lot.

      I wish my French was better, but I rarely get to use it .. so it was quite fun to introduce myself and give my call back # all in French. I did it correctly b/c Sylvain returned my call 😉 MJ

  3. Really close!

  4. WHAT? That’s crazy how much he sounds like Elvis! But you’re right… there was only one King.

  5. cooper

    J’ai pris quatre ans de cours de français à l’école secondaire. Je me souviens des morceaux de la langue, mais pas assez pour son raisonnable.

  6. Never mind Elvis and the French language – I’ve found someone else whose favorite Christmas song was “Silver Bells”. I’ve been trying for two years to do a Christmas post involving that song and its role in my life, and haven’t been able to pull it together. I’ve just decided to make another run at it.

    I have heard the young man, and he’s quite good. But you’re right – he’s not The King. 😉

    • Well .. have to say, not my favorite Christmas song, just one of my favorite Elvis songs :). I also love his version of “Oh Come all ye faithful” and “If everyday was like Christmas.” Come to think of it, he could have sung “Happy Birthday” and my socks would have rolled up & down 🙂

      I will look forward to your post on “Silver Bells” – that song makes me think of me, my aunt Irene, my sister J and my cousin Deb – all 5 of us piled into the GMC pick-em-up truck and headed to town to get some “boughten” items 🙂 MJ

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