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Winterfest in July Bingo 7

Title: Red is the Color of the Season
Prompt: Dominick the Donkey
Fandom: original
Characters: Luigi, mention of Bernd, Amber, Tino, & Minky
Word count: 399
Rating: PG
Summary: Luigi sings one of his favorite Christmas songs while wrapping presents…
Genre: slice of life
Author’s notes: Thanks go out to my beta, Kat, for pinking this for me and coming up with a title.Please note Amber & Minky belong to her
Author’s note 2: “Dominick the Donkey” was written by Ray Allen, Wandra Merrell, & Sam Saltzberg.

Luigi hummed Christmas songs softly to himself as he wrapped his presents. Just like he did every year, he bought the family red underwear. He chuckled while he wrapped Bernd’s present. One year, he had gotten Bernd’s and Amber’s presents mixed up and Bernd wound up with the lacy, red panties intended for her. What was even funnier was they both were delighted with their gifts, so he made a point of giving them what they liked, much to Wolfgang’s annoyance.

“Hey! Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw… It’s Dominick the donkey….” he sang. “Chingedy ching, hee-haw, hee-haw…The Italian Christmas donkey.” Luigi hummed and sang, “La la la-la la-la la la la la… la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da!”

When Bernd was little, he and Luigi used to sing the song together. Luigi’s grandson, Valentino, also sang with them. Even though Tino had married and moved out of the house, he still called home every day of the Christmas season to sing it with him. Bernd did too, and it warmed Luigi’s heart whenever he did, as he would gather his kids and they all sang to Nonno “Wee-Gee.”

Luigi finished wrapping Bernd’s present. He put a gift tag on it, before setting it aside to wrap Amber’s. When hers was done, he wrapped the one for his old friend Wolfgang and so on. The last one to wrap was Mishka’s. Like Amber she was not a girly girl, but he still wanted to get her something nice. So he spent a long time on her gift, finally settling on a red, satin teddy and tap pants set.

As he wrapped it, he sang. “Santa's got a little friend… His name is Dominick. The cutest little donkey… You never see him kick… When Santa visits his paisons… With Dominick he'll be… Because the reindeer cannot… Climb the hills of Italy… Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw… It’s Dominick the donkey….” he sang. “Chingedy ching, hee-haw, hee-haw…The Italian Christmas donkey… La la la-la la-la la la la la… la la la-la la-la la-ee-oh-da!”

Singing and humming to himself, Luigi put all the presents together in a bag to take over to Wolfgang’s for his Christmas and Hanukah party. He could not wait as he had fun every year. “Now where did I put my ugly sweater…?” he mused out loud to himself as he went to get ready for the party.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 26th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
In my head he is horribly off key and I've never even heard this song so I don't know what it's supposed to sound like. I just KNOW it probably doesn't sound like what he's singing.
Nov. 26th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
Probably! XD In the one school I worked in my manager had a bunch of Christmas songs she'd play every year & this was one of the songs. It was so fun, that it used to stick in my head whenever I heard it, so I decided to write about it. :D

Here's the song so you can hear it:

Edited at 2016-11-26 09:07 pm (UTC)
Jan. 19th, 2017 12:28 am (UTC)
Oh Luigi. This is so him. And I am sure this is one of those things that makes Wolfgang agree with Amber's nickname of Herr Letch (though we all know that is not Luigi's intent here XD).
Jan. 19th, 2017 12:39 am (UTC)
Yeah... ;P Yeah? I'm sure it is too. XD (Yup! :D)
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