Tag Archive | Christmas Music

Feeling Blessed

As I sit here reading other’s thoughts through their blogging… I feel so blessed

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I have my family close… most watching TV… resting…

I have a little Granddaughter  ( 18 years )… that comes to spend the night on T-W-Th… between working late at United Parcel Service and going to college at U of L …

Easier than driving all the way to her home which is in another little town South of us…

Having her makes me feel complete… a Grandmotherly feeling that Mom’s and Grandma’s will understand…

Love runs deep with Grandchildren… ( I have a total of three )… she’s the oldest… u21182167

We’ve eaten…

Talked a little…

and kinda went to our own spots…

We just do what we feel comfortable doing… x17717566

It’s so quiet… except for the occasional Christmas song I play on my computer…

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but, Celine Dion has a voice that reaches me…

http://youtu.be/51bO1CVPWRA    So This Is Christmas

http://youtu.be/4RWA3T9i4c8      The Christmas Song

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I have two things that give me pleasure… in a simple way…

Soft music… and Candlelight… with a lite scent… vmo0839

So, this time of year has me smiling a lot!…

Now, my mind is wandering to my cup of hot tea… Nothing too sweet… but, just warming to my body… k6616465

I hope you are enjoying your evening…

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Mr.Williams…You Will Be Remembered…

Memory…

I too, have to pay some kind of tribute to one of my favorite singers

Andy Williams… passing away at age 84… this week…

I stopped to think of how old I was… compared to him… He born in 1928 and me in 1949… 21 years difference… So, yes… I probably had a small crush at that time on this handsome guy singing just to me on the small black and white  TV screen in our living room…

I was probably around 12-13 years of age when I was enthralled with his wonderful songs of… Moon RiverDays of Wine and RosesBorn Free …Love Story  and my favorite Christmas song… It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!…

I couldn’t wait for his show to come on… His specials were amazing to me… especially the Christmas ones… dressed in sweaters … singing with all that artificial snow  falling all around … his lovely family

And when he introduced the Osmonds to our little TV set… I was hooked again…

Donny and little Marie … Singing their little hearts out… It was so fun!…

I was able to go watch one of his Christmas specials here in Louisville… and I enjoyed every minute of it!…

You left a lot of Happy Memories for people of my generation, Mr. Williams

God Bless!

http://youtu.be/flm4xcOyi     (Andy Williams : Moon River)

http://youtu.be/Yz2pLXKmiV4Co    (Donny & Marie)

“A Wonderful Time of Year!”

As the Holidays are approaching…I begin to want to listen to what I call, “Christmas Music” … I know the radio will play a wonderful variety from December 1st through Christmas Day non stop… and I just love it!… We play it at home… in the car … and hum along as we hear it in the stores… We play our favorite CD’s as we put up the tree …bringing back memories of so many “Christmases long, long ago”… My favorites being Winter Wonderland… “White Christmas”…”Let It Snow” … I’m very traditional as far as singers go…Bing Crosby’s  “White Christmas”… Burl Ive’s “Holly Jolly Christmas”… Elvis Presley’s   “Blue Christmas” Perry Como’s,  “Beginning to Look Like Christmas”… but, my favorite of all times is anything by Andy Williams … especially, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… I remember watching Andy Williams on TV when I was quite young ( 1959-1971)… I think I liked him because he sang with such enthusiasm… and his Christmas Shows with his family and friends felt like you were getting ready to sit down and have dinner with them… Snow coming down , sleigh bells ringing , happy faces, dressed in holiday sweaters ... and those wonderful voices singing one Christmas carol after another… With the added addition of the “Osmonds”… Donny and Marie … It made me happy!… After many years I finally was able to attend one of his Christmas Shows right here in Louisville… To see him in person and listen to all those wonderful Christmas songs… I felt I was walking in a Winter Wonderland” … and feeling that it was the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” … “Is it time to put up the tree?” 

“My Kids!”…
We had the most wonderful Christmas program at our school… It was  the “Dare to Care” program …collecting canned goods/non-perishables for the needy… Some of the needy being in our own classrooms… For about a month … little by little we brought in commodities to fill a box designated for these items… We decorated our box with construction paper, wrapping paper, pictures…really, whatever we had in our classroom… Nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars  were collected to buy turkeys and additional items needed to make a nice Christmas dinner also… A chance to let kids know the feeling of “giving”… On the day of the program… candles were lit and the procession of all of the students and teachers walked through the darkened halls to the gym…where a decorated tree and music students were waiting… The heavy laden boxes of collected food items were placed under the lit Christmas treeThe orchestra , the band  and chorus had been practicing their songs and now it was their time to shine…They never let us down… After inspirational speakersclass highlighted skits… the “Christmas Music” began… Renditions of the familiar Jingle Bells, “Frosty the Snowman”  and “The Twelve days of Christmas”  were played and sung with enthusiasm!… and then my favorite…  which brought tears to the eyes of kids and adults alike… The gym grew quiet and voices were lifted up with the words of “Silent Night”… I know hearts were full and taking in the true meaning of Christmas at that time… a “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”