Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Have yourself a Merry Little......

When My Heart Finds Christmas

I have been a good girl...but I don't know how much longer I can hold out.  Yes, I know that Halloween candy is still finding its way to our hips and thighs, and that election signs are still on the streets, but my Christmas CDs are calling.  I hear them beckoning from the deep recesses of the cabinet....just one song....just one Saturday morning of Christmas music and that's it...then I'll put them away until after Thanksgiving. 

Christmas Album
Every year I go through this same routine.  I can't help it.  There's just something about the opening trumpets on Harry Connick, Jr.'s "Sleigh Ride" that make me get that giddy feeling inside.  And who can resist Elvis' "I'll have a Blue (da dooby doo doo) Christmas".  Every family has their favorite Christmas CD's.  We have a ton of them, and we listen to them ad nauseum from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  No other music shall touch my ears during that time...strictly yuletide joy.

I have apparently passed this sickness down to my daughters.  My youngest, a sophomore in college, routinely listens to Christmas music while studying...year round. She claims it calms her.  Who am I to argue?

So, for now, I have resisted the urge, but with cold weather arriving this weekend, I can feel myself weakening...

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing,

Ring ting tingle-ing too

Come on, it's lovely weather

For a sleigh ride together with you..."


  1. Not there yet Shannon, but I do love Elvis singing anything. I will go into panic mode early in December. Happens every year, I swear I'm going to get started early and then I don't....

  2. Well, I gave up and started full time listening last week. I agree with your dd it is soothing!!! That probably harkens back to when she was little and you made her world perfect, secure and happy.

    Now, you have me jonesing for some Harry! LOL

  3. I love it! You know I only stop listening to Christmas music Jan-March, then it's on again :) I've set up a White Christmas station on Pandora and it's the best! Allows me to hear something besides just the cds I have. It's the moooost wonderful time of the year!

  4. Thanks for posting this, mother. I can vouch that I did listen to Christmas music 2 nights ago while studying for Anatomy... and it totally does work! Even though all of my sisters make fun of me for doing it. :)

  5. I'm not quite ready for Christmas music. I enjoy it, but really only listen in December.

  6. Oh yes, me too! I love Christmas music. It makes my heart fill with happiness and I get bursts of energy from the music.

  7. Love it!! HCJ Christmas is my favorite.

  8. Yep, looking forward to getting mine out sometime soon!