Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 21 of 25

I'm hoping to be around snow while I'm up north for Christmas... in honor of that, Snow from White Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 20 of 25

There's something about Nat king Cole singing this that makes me wish for a cozy home with a warm fireplace, drinking a cup of tea or cocoa and watching snow gently falling to the ground...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 19 of 25: For Me

Over the last few years, this has become my favorite Christmas carol...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Today on this rainy day…

-I wish for my comfy bed, for my copy of A Christmas Carol.
-After I finish reading it, I wish I could watch the George C Scott version.
-I wish for my new crafting things to be here today instead of tomorrow so I could play at home with them.
-I wish for my biggest mug filled with my favorite tea and just the right amount of honey.
-I wish for one of those days we used to have when my former roommates and I lived together and we got to be bums and sit around in pj’s and watch dumb movies.

It sounds dreamy right now…..

Day 16 of 25: James

Have you ever listened to James Taylor croon out Christmas songs? It's an expierience...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 15 of 25!

I love Meet Me in St. Louis. A lot. I watched every Christmas for years with my mom and then for a while my best friend lived in St Louis so we jokingly made referrences to the movie... It's something I enjoy and in my mind, no one can sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas quite like Judy Garland. But I wanted to share this clip with with you even though it's a bit longer because I crack up at the scene after Judy sings when her little sister runs downstairs and outside to kill the 'snowpeople' they made that day. It's really a kind of touching moment, but still it makes me chuckle... =o)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 13 of 25: Christmas Carol Part VI

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ending to Scrooge. A musical version of A Christmas Carol. ENJOY!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 12 of 25: Christmas Carol Part V

There were not a lot of options on youtube for The Ghost of Christmas Future, this has to be THE FUNNIEST!!! My friend R and I were laughing our way through it... I'm sure when my aunt acted in a play in high school as the Ghost of Christmas Future, she did a much better job. haha =o)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 11 of 25: Christmas Carol Part IV

Now, this is my favorite version of A Christmas Carol, and I suppose that makes me biased... but this is definitely my favorite Ghost of Christmas Present:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Day 9 of 10: Christmas Carol Part II

I'm having my second Christmas celebration this weekend and we're going to watch multiple versions of A Christmas Carol. In getting ready for that, I'm going to share with you all the story of Dickens great novel in several short clips. Yesterday you got to see how greedy Scrooge was, today how Scrooge was visited by the ghost of Jacob (and Bob!) Marley!! Here they are from The Muppet Christmas Carol!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 8 of 25: Mr. Magoo

I've always enjoyed Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol! It's such a fun cartoon =o) Here's a scene towards the beginning of the movie... maybe with all of the different Christmas Carol's out there, we'll watch most of the 'main' scenes in the next 17 days ;o)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 7 of 25: Better Late Than Never

There is a Christmas movie called This Christmas. It came out a couple of years ago, and I really like it!! Here's a clip from the movie... Chris Brown singing the title song...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 4 of 25: The Town Where I Live

In honor of 'roommate' Christmas tonight (in which all four of us celebrate together) I'm posting a video of a house in the town where I live. This house is pretty close to mine and it will most likely be the first stop when we go out to look at Christmas lights tonight. I love the house on Hamilton and I was hoping that it would be going on Thanksgiving night so I could show my parents in person when they were here for Thanksgiving, but instead, Dad and Mom, here's what it looks like =o) Maybe I'll try to take my own video tonight so you all can see a different song this week =o)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3 of 25: Handel's Messiah

George Frideric Handel, they say, wrote the Messiah in 24 days! Pretty intense considering the effort it must have taken. It is based on the Bible from the prophecy of Christ through His birth and future Glorification! I used to go with my parents every year to watch it performed at a church in the Chicagoland area and one year I watched my best friend perfom as a soloist in it at Moody Church in Chicago!

The story goes that when King George II saw the Hallelujah Chorus performed he was moved so much that he stood up for the entirety of it and when he stood, all that were there stood with him. So it's now a multi-century old tradition to stand when you hear... This video of the Hallelujah Chorus has gone completely viral and I know millions have seen it, but I think its worth watching again and hearing about Jesus. My King of Kings and Lord of Lords. HALLELUJAH indeed!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2 of 25: Happy Hanukkah!

I know, I know... this is supposed to be a blog of Christmas and all that that entails, but I couldn't let this golden opportunity pass me by. This song can get stuck in my head for days at a time, but I still love it!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1 of 25!

Well, here it is! 25 days of Christmas videos!!! Are you excited? Well, I am. I do enjoy Christmas music and movies... especially some of the older movies. Like Christmas in Connecticut. Have you seen it? It's one of my personal favorites! It's about a sailor and a writer and a crazy chef and then there's the determined boss and the annoying architect. Let me explain... no... there is too much... (you'd get that if you'd seen the movie) So go see it already! Here's a snippet to warm up to...

Wordless Wednesday