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Where the tree tops glisten,
And children listen
Children listen? Who's children? Where? I don't believe it....
"Go Tell It on the Mountain" - I remember years and years and years ago when a friend of mine and I sat in my bedroom with this song cranked. We were just belting out the lyrics and laughing our behinds off.
"Feliz Navidad" - It is just really not the holiday season until I hear this song. It goes back a long way for me. This year, Sweet Pea recognized it the second time she heard it on the radio. "Mom! That's Fah-leese Nah-vee-dah!"
"The Chipmunks" - A favorite of mine since I was a kid, and now my kids enjoy it, too. Theodore asking for a "hooola hooop" cracks me up every time.
"Jingle Bells" - Last night, we attended Sweet Pea's school holiday program. A group of about 20 four year olds sang a few songs. They did a great job with all of the songs, but when they got to "Jingle Bells," each of the kids sang a little bit louder and a little bit more animated. I'm guessing out of all the songs they sang, "Jingle Bells" was their favorite. Maybe because they each had a bracelet full of jingle bells as a prop for the song.
"White Christmas" - Always hits me in a bit of a tender spot. Before he passed away in 1980, my grandfather taught me how to play "White Christmas" on the piano.
"Sleigh Ride" - A whole lifetime ago, I worked at KMart as a cashier during the holiday season. Some of the speakers with the piped in music were located right over the checkout lanes, and the looped tape they had had "Sleigh Ride" on it. Just one Saturday shift guaranteed you would hear that song at least 10 times. I went through a time where I just couldn't stand that song. Now, it's one of my favorites.
What holiday songs "speak" to you? Which ones are special to you? Do you have a favorite?
We finally got the kids over to the mall to see Santa tonight. It all went a lot better than you'd think it would go with half a million people with their kids at the mall trying to talk to Santa four days before Christmas.
Don't know if you're on the naughty or nice list?
Hmm... maybe I'm a little TOO MUCH into the holiday spirits.
What do you think?