Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We've had lovely weather here for the last week or so . . .

When I say lovely, I mean it hasn't snowed in over a week, and while it gets really cold at night, we've been able to go out and do a bit of Christmasy sight seeing.

We went down to the Plaza the other night and they were lighting luminarias all around the square. There was even a group singing Christmas Carols. I love the feel of this season!

That said, it seems that our good fortune has ended (weather wise that is),

But that's OK, we've done our Christmas shopping and are getting everything ready to go in case we get snowed in again.

So of course I started looking through my Christmas music, because for me, it just isn't Christmas without my favorite music.

Now a lot of people say they don't like Christmas music. While I admit that some of it is a bit stale, there is such variety out there that if you just look and listen hard, I'm sure you can find some for almost every taste (and if you don't, then FINE!).

But I love Christmas music.

So this afternoon, we sat down to enjoy our good fortune. The Christmas lights are up, our tiny tree is all decorated, we have heat and we have each other, what more could we want?

Then I take a look at my Christmas music selection, and I am SHOCKED, I mean really flabbergasted. Somehow I have omitted Johnny Mathis from my Christmas repertoire!

Now if you have a spot in your heart at all for music of the season, I'm sure you'll agree, the Merry Christmas by Johnny Mathis album is THE Christmas album of all time. For me, it just isn't Christmas without the honeyed tones of Johnny,

What to do?

Well, silly me, I'm on the computer most of my life and I've never bought any music online! I start looking around and realize that Amazon is selling MP3s at a pretty reasonable price and I can have them in just the time it takes me to click a mouse . . .

So for the quite reasonable cost of $7.00, Terry and I are sitting inside, watching just the lightest hint of snow start to fall. The rig is toasty, we have groceries, our Christmas tree is just beautiful and WE'RE LISTENING TO THIS

I hope all of you have the Happiest of Holidays and are looking forward to 2009.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Kate! I will have to look for Johhny M.