No matter what day you mark it (day after Thanksgiving, Advent Sunday, December 1st), it’s time to pull out the Christmas music and start the advent celebration! I have an assortment of items to get you started! Continue reading
Ugh… I remember walking into a Walmart BEFORE HALLOWEEN and seeing Christmas trees up and decorations scattered throughout the store. It seems to happen earlier and earlier every year. I suspect soon we’ll mark the first day of school as the day you put your Christmas decorations up or something.
Don’t get me wrong, Christmas, and the entire advent weeks leading up to the day we celebrate Christ’s birth, is my favorite time for more. I affectionately say that Christmas lights are like Jell-O… there’s always room for more. I have two solid playlists now that will run for weeks during this season to keep my spirits high and my mind contemplative.
But let’s give Thanksgiving it’s due. It’s a time to take a step back, reflect on the abundance of blessings we have, both large and small. Enjoy your family, enjoy some food, and let it linger beyond that single day into a small “season” of it’s own until December. That’s all. Thanks for listening. Continue reading
As mentioned the other day in my Christmas advent music post, here’s a collection of my favorite 12 songs (and renditions) for Christmas. Click the links for details on each song, or just fire up the playlist and start listening!
- O Tannenbaum – Vince Guraldi Trio
- Sleigh Ride – Harry Connick Jr.
- Merry Christmas Baby – B.B. King
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Manhattan Transfer
- Carol of the Bells – David Benoit
- Jingle Bells – Mannheim Steamroller
- Wizards in Winter – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- What Child is This? – Third Day
- Perry Saves Christmas – Phineas and Ferb
- Jingle Bells – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
- Little Drummer Boy – Audio Adrenaline
- O Holy Night – Point of Grace
For you non-Spotify folks, here’s the GrooveShark playlist:
Joyeux Noel a tout le monde!!!
Here we are! Advent season is here again! To say I’m a fan of the season is putting it rather mildly. I broke my own rules this year and put some Christmas lights up on the house as well as got the Christmas music going early this year. Speaking of music, if you’re looking for some, I have a few places you can look.
A double post today, and we’ll start getting nestling into the winter night with Jingle Bells by Mannheim Steamroller. This is a lovely group that has been around forever and does a lot of nice synthesizer work, amongst other things.