My Favorite Things (2011)

I LOVE Christmas songs.  In fact, I love them so much that I listen to them year round.  As a kid, I remember sitting in the pews at church and browsing through the hymn book, singing Christmas songs one after another in my head.  I also enjoyed watching videos of Christmas songs sung by contemporary artists on television, including The Sound of Music‘ s “My Favorite Things,” which has become a holiday favorite.  Last year, I changed the lyrics to this classic to fit some of my favorite (anime) things.  Here is a new lyrical arrangement, focusing on some of my favorite anime from 2011.

Fam and Giselle flying over the skies;
A little white devil in mascot disguise;
A NEET detective to a teddy bear clings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Last Exile Fam the Silver Wing
Art by 英佑

Childhood friends reunited by a ghost;
Nervous Shu pulling a void from a host;
Cross Game volume 5 all tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Guilty Crown
Art by ふぁらぐち@ついった

When the boss bites,
When the kids scream,
When I’m fighting mad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Mami Madoka
Art by *Sumi*

Witches and apples and chompin’ on Mami;
Begging for Takanashi plus Inami;
Rin matures like flowers rising in spring;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Art by poporon2

Chihaya making karuta look cool;
Himari’s dead so she can’t go to school;
Yay, Anna and Shu! What an innocent fling;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Himari Mawaru Penguindrum
Art by ワカ

When the kids cry,
When the bills come,
When my wife is mad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.


Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

11 thoughts on “My Favorite Things (2011)

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I’ll take credit for the first, but I can’t for the second – that’s all wordpress. 😛

    1. I’m glad you read this because I know you’re a big Inami/Takanashi fan…I’m loving the recent episodes that are again focusing on them!

  1. Bahahaha, this post cracks me up! (I also love the drifting snow…how’d you do that?!) You are quite the comical and gifted lyricist!

    I’m familiar with almost everything on your list of favorite (anime) things, except the white devil in mascot disguise… clarify, would you? :p

  2. I love this! I sang your lyrics to myself as I read, and chuckled more than once. I wish I understood every anime reference you made, but I was happy with the ones I did recognize.

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