Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

On my husband's side of the family alone, we celebrate up to five Christmases between his family and friends of the family he grew up with. I know that kind of stuff can wear people out, but as somone who didn't grow up with a ton of family around, I LOVE it. I love the bustle of aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents and kids and the food and the games and the warmth and the laughter .... it's just all really great. And now we're at my parents' house for the last celebration, where we will actually celebrate on Christmas Day. Cub is sitting on the countertop "helping" my Mom with dinner and the intercoms are playing old Christmas songs from the radio. The Christmas train is set up, the Christmas scavenger hunt, and the Christmas story are all set up for tomorrow night. And I'm sure there will be Christmas pictionary. There's always Christmas pictionary.

(And I really need to go rescue my Mom before Cub throws a licked mushroom into the salad.)

To me, these moments are the epitome of the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". That song definitely ranks up there as my favorite Christmas song (not Christmas carol, but Christmas song).

So, if there are any of you out there reading this, what is your favorite Christmas song? And ... why?

Have a lovely day.


  1. Fave carol: O Holy Night and I especially love when Celine Dion or Josh Groban sing it.
    Fave Christmas song: "Baby It's Cold Outside" when sung by James Taylor and Natalie Cole and "Go Tell it on the Mountain" also sung by James Taylor. It's just such a good old song and I love the arrangement. I tend to love most Christmas songs with the exception of "Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer" and anything along those lines and "Christmas Shoes" Gag - it's just too maudlin and I know I'm in the minority when it comes to that song.

  2. Sounds cozy at your parents' house. Favorite carol: O Holy Night. Favorite song: this year it is Let's Be Naughty by Elliot Yamin (remember him from AI??). It is such a goofy attempt at a sexy Christmas song, and it makes me laugh EVERY time it comes around on the iTunes playlist. I'm sure there is a better choice out there, but I just listened to it a second ago, and I'm still chuckling a bit. ;)

    (Also, Pam, I HATE the Christmas Shoes song. GAG. Why shoes? That's what I always wonder.)

  3. I stumbled upon your blog from another page...

    Favorite Carol- O'Holy Night David Phelps.
    Favorite Secular - All I want for Christmas is You...

  4. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - traditional French carol, from the liturgy of St. James, 5th century, translated in the 1800s. A little morbid and in a minor key - absolutely gorgeous.