Monday, December 2, 2013

Musical Monday: Your Christmas Song

Ok, I kind of checked out there for a week or so... sorry about that.  I went down to Palm Springs for Thanksgiving and got a little caught up in the sun and relaxation.  To be fair, this was the really the first time since we bought the place a year ago that we actually spent the whole time playing and not working!  But enough of that...

I did finally respond to your comments on my last post- I have really begun to love the back and forth of the comment section, on everyone's blog it seems.  And I am now ready to jump back into the fray.

So, without further ado-
It's Musical Monday!!!  The feature that appears here with some regularity is back today!

Today's theme is Christmas songs.  Some are great.  Some are annoying.  But what I want to really get at today is that ONE Christmas song that really hits you.  The one that when you hear it, then it's really Christmas time.  So, today, I'm asking for your active participation.  Hit me up in the comments and tell me what your song is!!!

For me that song is Dan Fogelberg's 'Same Old Lang Syne'.  Until I hear it, I usually don't feel like the Christmas season has really arrived.  It always takes me by surprise when I hear it come on the radio and it always makes me stop and listen.  It has to be spontaneous and coming through the radio or it doesn't count for me.  As an example:  last year I was putting up sun filtering curtains in my Palm Springs condo and 'Same Old Lang Syne' came on and suddenly I wasn't in the desert trying to block out sun that comes blaring into the windows at 6:30am;  I was watching snow turn into rain.  Like most of my holiday memories, this song is so very bittersweet.  I just love it.  It encapsulates so many of my feelings about Christmas time.

So now you...  What's YOUR Christmas song?  Or if not Christmas, then what holiday music does something magical for you???


  1. I love this song.

    Pick one? Just one? I really can't. I love Christmas carols. I like the spiritual ones like O Holy Night, What Child Is This, The Little Drummer Boy, and the one I posted on my blog for this most recent battle, Do You Hear What I Hear. But, I also like the fun ones like Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, White Christmas, I'll Be Home For Christmas, and even Santa Baby. Plus TONS MORE. I love Christmas!!!

    1. I'm curious not so much one favorite, but which song really makes you feel like Christmas has arrived. Maybe one that makes you really feel 'in the moment'.
      It is interesting that you seem to enjoy the truly traditional types of Christmas music so much. I'm glad this is a season so filled with music you love!

  2. Point of Grace has a old Christmas album that is my absolute favorite. Not so much their newer one, but I blare the old one.

    1. Nice pick! I like seeing what makes people tick and Christmas music that really works for someone is always interesting.

  3. It's a tie between White Christmas and The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.

    1. Nice traditional choices. I can almost see a warm holiday evening filled with friends and family when I think of those songs.

  4. Dear Jasmine
    Your vacation place must be a good retreat and a chance to get in the sun. It sounds wonderful. And curtains, you homemaker, you. I just got material for curtains for my son's apartment over his shop. That is my place when I now go to Bozeman.
    Holy Moly, Time to drag the plastic tree from the attic again. LOL No, I'm not that bad but I'm never very sentimental about anything. Survivors don't have time for sentiments as they are too busy surviving. Ha My all time favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bell Rock.... I sing it all year. Other's that I like... Santa Baby, Marshmallow World, Rock'n Round the Christmas Tree and Run Run Rudolph. All great dance tunes and I've used them in many Christmas programs.
    Your favorite tune.... I've never consciously heard it. I only know the old ones and those with a beat.
    How's your baby chihuahua? I have to dash and take Cody in for her shot so her lic can be renewed. 2 expenses I don't need.
    Take care

  5. I'm all about Christmas carols right now! If I had to choose just one, "Oh Holy Night" tugs at my heartstrings.


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