• Michelle

    Holy crap, was your Grandpa Rob standing in line behind me at the Jo Ann Fabrics in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey today? I didn’t think there was anything worse than being stuck in the world’s longest checkout line being held hostage to Christmas carols—but now I’ve experienced being stuck in the world’s longest checkout line being held hostage to Christmas carols while the person right behind me beats a goat in time to the music. NO ESCAPE.

  • Linda

    Just what I needed while I was dining at the pity party for one today. Thank you so much! Kicked my ass right out of it. Happy Holidays you wonderful people you.

  • http://www.speakbettergrammar.com Vander Kitten

    @GC (#87): Back off. It’s Christmas and a really cute kid just gave us new words to old favorites. Get over yourself.

  • Beth

    Leta’s video is awesome! Thanks for the fabulous holiday cheer. Great way to end the work day and start the vaca with the fam.

    Have a holly, jolly Christmas…

    Tumblers of bourbon cheers from the Nation’s Capital!

  • Maria from NJ

    She is beyond cute and I absolutely love the princess dress. May you and your family enjoy the best of the holiday season and I look forward to what comes our way once you’re back online. Thanks for all of the laughs in 2008 and also for making me give more thought to some issues you wrote about.

  • http://zenmommasgarden.blogspot.com/ Zenmomma

    Now I’m left to wonder who the hell Rudolph is going down on in such mystery.

    Merry Happy and a Joyous Everything Else!

  • JennC

    Too stinkin’ cute.

    Happy Christmas, Blurbodoocery. Hope it’s a good one.

  • Ellen

    “You’ll go down in mystery…” Hahah! She is so cuuute!

  • http://www.princesseemma.com/ Emma

    Merry Christmas Heather, Jon, Leta, Chuck & Coco!

    Hope you have a wondeful Xmas and a safe and happy new year!

    Emma xxx

  • TwirlyGirlie

    Merry Christmas to you too, sweet Leta!! Hope Santa brings you everything you want!

  • http://www.kristinjoiner.com/622 Kristin

    She is too cute for words! That pesky baby’s got a lot to live up to :)

    Merry Christmas all of you!

  • http://www.modadimagno.etsy.com Lori Magno

    Internet, Merry Christmas. Perhaps we will go down in mystery.

    Video of the year in my book – all those Christmas carols sung in a princess dress to boot!

    Cheers Armstrong family and also to those who love and support you.

    -Lori in Boston

  • Kay

    Oh she is so adorable I can’t stand it! I think there’s a big mystery surrounding Rudolf too, why is his nose shiney? And how was it able to shine through the fog? It must have been very bright and that could explain why the other reindeer didn’t like him, I don’t think I’d like to be around anyone with a nose so bright that it could shine through the fog at night! Well, Merry Christmas Dooce and family!

  • Nel

    oh please. you don’t fool me with your woes. you know you love being pregnant :)

    happy holidays

  • http://date-with-kate.blogspot.com Date With Kate

    Soooooo cute! Have a happy holiday with your family!

  • JenKC

    My 3-year-old jumped up onto the couch next to me and exclaimed “Is that me?!” As if she knew the words to any of those songs…

    Merry Christmas Leta (and you too, Heather!)

  • http://vorilee.typepad.com Deva

    It is so amazing to me how much Leta has grown. I have been following your blog since she was six months old, and now BabyArmstrong (like Stretch! Only cuter!) is on the way! I wish you and yours only the best this holiday season.

  • Doug

    I say we have a princess Christmas special!

  • Hope

    She is just too cute. A Christmas Medley in her Princess dress and all! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.dinkycast.com Jen

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Leta dressed in a princess dress to sing the internet Christmas songs. It makes my heart explode with joy and my entire body pray that I can have a little girl some day.

  • Shannon

    Merry Christmas Armstrong family!

    PS: Can I borrow Leta’s dress?

  • http://heidirenee.blogspot.com Heidi Renée

    I wish they made Sleeping Beauty dresses in adult sizes. Leta is too cute.

  • http://asianmommy.com/ Asianmommy

    Merry, merry Xmas!!

  • Stacy

    Merry Christmas to the Armstrongs.

  • Ann

    Completely adorable! And the ability to sing in several keys, all at the same time? Genetic, right.

    Thank you for this. First time I have smiled today.

  • http://www.sugarloafcottage.blogspot.com Suzanne

    Awww… too cute! Great video. Merry Christmas to the Armstrongs from the Armstrongs.
    (I married to a John as well!)

  • Jen

    OK, laughing out loud! Shouted out with gleed! Go down in mystery! And I also loved that all of the other reindeer used to laugh and call his name. Ha ha ha!!

    I can’t wait until my 2 year old reaches the singing fun Christmas songs age. Complete with “new” lyrics!

    Merry Christmas, Dooce and family!

  • http://papernapkin.typepad.com Sheryl

    Merry Christmas to everyone over there, buried in the snow, ho ho ho.

  • http://gallilife.blogspot.com/ sarah g

    Oh My God she’s cute! My ovaries are screaming “Have one, Have one Now!”
    Please Heather, keep writing anything about how miserable it is.

    Merry x-Mas

  • Kathryn

    She is totally adorable. Merry Christmas Armstrongs!

  • Holly

    OH MY goodness. She is so adorable. When did she get so old!? I’m impressed she can remember that many lyrics, and love how she filled in the rest of the verse once you prompted her.

    We’ll go down in mystery with the reindeers!

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://scrappinjenny.blogspot.com Jennifer

    I think I just died from cuteness.

    Have a very happy holiday!

  • April Smith

    Merry Christmas! We hope that it is filled with cheer.

  • http://heyeugene.livejournal.com noeudpap

    Merry Christmas to you too Leta!! :) And to your parents!

  • http://www.klg221.blogspot.com kerry

    I don’t have sound on my computer at work but I could tell what she was singing :-)

  • http://www.wheresmydamnanswer.com Kristy – Where’s My Damn Answer

    Darling :-D . Internet Merry Christmas … I love it.

    … how on earth can you still have snow with that child running around spreading Christmas cheer?

    Certainly she would melt it alllllll away.

  • http://www.abraleahstamps.blogspot.com Abra Leah

    She is such a doll! :) Have a great Christmas, family and all!

  • Amber

    That’s the cutest thing I’ve seen in a good long while. Merry Christmas Leta & the Armstrongs. I hope your holiday goes down in mystery!

  • Mac

    The best of Christmases to the Armstrongs. Leta’s Medley is the perfect finale for the gifts you share with us all year long. Let your hearts be glad.

  • meredith

    Awww! That’s two little kids who’ve serenaded me today, the first being in the Post Office where a kid in front of me in line sang “Rudolph” for everyone while her mom was buying stamps.

    Merry Christmas to all you Armstrongs, and thank you, Heather, for giving me lots of somethings to smile about over this past year.

  • http://lifespatula.blogspot.com Spatula

    Young Miss Leta has such a mischievous face! And very intelligent eyes. I fully buy that this girl is trouble, start to finish :-)

    Happy holidays and a wonderful, joyful, fruitful and multiplicious New Year to the Dooce clan! Heather, I know you are all about the puking in Real Life, but in your Daily Photo you look stunningly beautiful and you totally do glow.

  • http://sardonnica.blogspot.com Sara

    Haha!! I loved this message. Our snowstorm was roughly 6 inches I think in Detroit. I got buried. Yay! lol. Have a good Christmas!

  • Tanya


    I love how the first one is completely like performance art. And Merry Christmas back atcha, all 5-1/2 of you.

  • http://www.lulusaysit.com Lulu


  • kellie

    cutest. video. EVER.

  • Tanja from Germany

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to the Armstrong family!
    Thanks for this website! Its great!
    All the best for you!

  • Heather M.

    Merry Christmas to you Armstrong Family.

    p.s. Leta is too cute!

  • Natalie

    That video was adorable. Thank you for posting, my holiday is already brighter!

  • cate

    that was genius. the last minute was the best part.
    wishing you lots of health and happiness now and in all of 09!

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    Of course this MUST be done in the Disney Princess costume!

    (But if I’m not mistaken, she’s wearing Princess Aurora’s outfit, so she has good taste at least.)

    I think the last 5 seconds are my favorite. “You’ll go down in mystery! … Internet, Merry Christmas.”

    In mystery indeed. Very cute. ;)

    Happy holidays to you and yours!