Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
My posts this month are going to reflect the holiday season. We’re now into our 3rd week of December. I can’t believe how time flies!
This week my sister, nephew and favorite daughter (good thing I have only one…lol) came out to decorate Christmas cookies. It was a lot of fun! When the kids were small, I’d bake tons of them for us to decorate and they’d all do a few here and there and then it was me….alone…with at least 40 cookies to frost and make beautiful. I have to admit that it was a lot nicer having help. As for my sons, they weren’t interested in playing along. What you going to do? Can’t force them, but maybe next year…right? 🙂
Anyway, while we were decorating and laughing and talking, my husband put on some Christmas music. There is nothing like listening to Christmas music. It puts me in that certain place or mindset I guess, one I can’t really explain 🙂 I find it so mellow, relaxing and peaceful. Makes me think of events from my childhood, past times with family and friends…I run the whole gamut of emotions depending on the song playing.
Now I admit there are times throughout the year that I will even crave a good Christmas song. I’ve been known to ‘sneak’ in some Christmas music in the middle of July, in my car, with the windows rolled up tight while I drive into work. Shhh…I know the secret is safe with you. 🙂 Sometimes I just need that mood…the mood Christmas music puts me in that I really can’t totally describe.
There’s such a wide variety of songs…White Christmas by Bing Crosby (love it)…I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus(this always make me sing along)…Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (I can still remember the first time I heard this…lol)…Here Comes Santa Claus (the holidays aren’t complete without listening to this one a few times). Then of course other favorites like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad, Little St. Nick….oh the list can go on and on forever with all the great Christmas music out there.
But I think we all have a favorite. One that we’ll stop short to listen to every word, jump up to dance with the beat, sing along, or one that comforts us, gives us that soothing feeling that overtakes you and causes a smile to appear, or even hush those around you so you can hear every note. For me that song is Silent Night. I don’t know what it is about that song, but it really affects me!
Which brings me to…Drum roll please! Today’s Friday Fun Facts question…
What is a Christmas song that really touches you deep inside…makes you happy? Melancholy? Reflective? Soothes your ruffled feathers after a long day out fighting the crowds in the mall? LOL..I think we all have at least one…what’s yours?
Can’t wait to read your comments!