25 Days Of Christmas Music: Day 11

Hello, Vixens!!!  Welcome back to the countdown.

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My tree from 2016.  Charlie Brown is with me every year.

Do you remember the 1988 book “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum?  Great sentiment about how life really never changes, just our reactions to  it.  Well, Charles M. Schulz taught me about the people I would encounter in my life:  the mean one (Lucy), the smart philosopher (Linus), the everyday, insecure person hoping to get noticed (Charlie Brown), the sloppy one (Pig Pen), the musician (Schroeder), the one who follows the beat of her own drum (Peppermint Patty), the who who is always letting his imagination run away from him (Snoopy) and the ones who always need a little extra help (Woodstock, Sally).

I must admit it took a while for me to understand these personalities represented real life, but I am so happy I grew up with these characters.   To this day they comfort my soul, make my heart happy and make me feel safe.  It does not feel like Christmas to me until I watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and hear the gang sing these two Christmas songs.

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Courtesy Charles M. Schulz

The Peanuts:  “Christmas Time Is Here

The Peanuts “Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing”

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing some things that I love with you   🙂

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!

 

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Christmas Song Countdown #9

Hello, Vixens!!!  Welcome back to the countdown!!!

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I will admit this is not a great song.  Musically it leaves a lot to offer and the singing is, well, terrible.  And I could have produced it better despite the fact that I have never produced a record in my life.  And the video is one of the cheesiest ever made.

So why is it on the countdown, you ask???

BECAUSE IT’S FUN!!!

And funny.  To listen to and to sing.

One of the best things about the Christmas season is the traditions.  So when they are gone, it leaves a void and a bittersweet feeling that can be hard this time of year.

My cousins and I use to sing this to my grandmother on Christmas Eve while we were opening presents.  I may not remember what I received, but I remember the singing.  And my grandmother’s face as she laughed with us during the chorus.  I miss those Christmas Eves because I miss her so much I ache.  Incredibly big sigh.

Elmo & Patsy:  Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing some things that I love with you   🙂

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!

wreath