Friday, November 30, 2007

day thirty, 30 days of thanks

wow, have i really reached day 30? where did the time go? In my opinion, tomorrow is officially the kick off day (for me anyway, i know it's started already....) for me to play Christmas music. I admit it, i love Christmas music! and i really tire of people complaining about having to listen to it during the holiday season (usually it's store clerks who have to listen to it constantly, so i might have to cut them some slack!) i like to put it on in my studio on my XM radio (the Holly station) or i carry Christmas CD's in my car. As soon as i get up in the morning, i like to turn on the stereo and play Christmas CD's while the kids are getting ready for school. I feel that music is key to memories (along with smells). I have fond memories when i hear certain holiday songs that my mom played when we were little. For years, i tracked down all the music we use to listen to (now happily on CD"s) and those songs are now incorporated into my children's memories. Here are some of the CD's we listen to (warning - some of these are old and maybe not familiar to you). Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band - Christmas Album, The Andy Williams Christmas Album, John Denver & The Muppets, Ray Conniff - We wish you a merry Christmas, A Patridge Family Christmas Album, Nat King Cole , Squirrel Nut Zippers - Christmas Caravan and the all time favorite - TSO (Transiberian Orchestra) - and luckily i've gotten to see them twice now!

6 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about Christmas music. We always listened to the Osmonds' Christmas Album. Go ahead and laugh. It's okay. It's a dorky album, but it's my holiday memory.

    Around here, we listen to Christmas music a lot, even though my husband is Jewish. He said to me a few years back "Christmas is my favorite holiday." I asked why and he told me, "The music." So besides Andy Williams, The Partridge Family, and Elvis, we listen to A Charlie Brown Christmas as well.

    This reminds me, I guess I should put up our tree today.

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  2. I love Christmas music. My parents bought a lot of over the years. I know several of those you mentioned:) One of my favorite songs is White Christmas. I always dream of having one thats for sure. Hope we do this year. It snowed while I was away but then a storm came so the snow is gone again.

    I got back today btw. from the Netherlands. Pretty exhausted. Just thought I'd check up on your blog and see what you where up too:) I'll be back as soon as I have time tomorrow or monday and read the posts more properly.
    And then send an email:) I got lots of stuff to tell and I am curious how your art sales and art courses have been.

    Take care and speak to you soon!

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  3. I LOVE Squirrel Nut Zippers!

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  4. I am going to see the transiberian orchestra on Dec. 28th!!! Can't wait! I love Christmas music too!!! Charlie Brown Christmas is one of my favorites and my favorite show is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! Love this time of year!-Sandra

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  5. I must admit to having the Brady Bunch Christmas Album... :)

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  6. I love me some Christmas music too! I'm feeling a bit better now, very much missing crunchy, real textured food. I have indulged in lots of milk shakes though!

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