This thread, and it’s mention of “Orien Tar” made me think of my own Christmas Carol mess-ups as a child. The most notable was how I butchered “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
I was a child growing up in Green Bay during the late 80s/early 90s, when Lindy Infante was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
I thought the words to the first line Latin version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” were not “Adeste fideles, laeti triumphante” but “Adeste fideles, LINDY INFANTE!”
Although, that could describe a gathering of Packers fans in the late 80s/early 90s (O come all ye faithful, not joyful and triumphant, but coached my Lindy Infante), it wasn’t a version I should have been singing. My parents got a kick out of it.
What Christmas songs did you not understand? How did you sing them wrong?