I won’t bore you with details from my horrific holiday weekend (can you say Barforama III?). We did have a great Thanksgiving with our families and Doug was thrilled that dinner was served only 15 minutes late. How’s that for proper planning, eh?
So, in lieu of those details, I’ll share my love of music, especially Christmas music. I am a musician (a flutist) and love most music with the exception of rap, country, opera (oh I loathe opera, well, except Mozart’s) and some piano concertos. I love Christmas music the most I think. We have a digital channel here in Maine that plays “Songs of the Season” all day long and right now it’s of course Christmas music. It’s the only time of the year I leave the tv on for long stretches of time, as it’s so much easier than changing CDs every 40 minutes or so.
I prefer “traditional” Christmas music. By that I mean what I grew up listening to, so NOT Mariah Carey or any of the newer artists belting out Christmas songs. Julie Andrews, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, or anything classical. I have a great choral CD that I love to listen to, as well as a James Galway CD that is just beautiful. I grew up listening to my mom’s $.95 records put out by Bridgestone or Firestone on our record player, and hearing those again in my own home brings back such happy memories of decorating the tree (after my father wrangled on lights swearing like a sailor) or making cookies with my mom as I got older. There is something soothing about them. Just don’t ask me to listen to Silent Night. It’s my least favorite of all Christmas songs.
My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night” and I like it sung by The Lettermen (anyone else have the Reader’s Digest two cassette set as a kid?) best. Now I’ll ask you~what is your favorite Christmas song?