Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day #11 - It Was Not a Silent Night

I know I had this song on the list last year, but I dont' care. It's one of the most powerful songs that I've heard in years and a song that makes me think even more about Jesus entrance into the world.... It was not a silent night:

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day #10 - Wonderful

My parents played this for me last year. They watched this special on TV and recorded it and really enjoyed this song. Natalie Cole is really just as wonderful a singer as her father, so since it's normally Nat King Cole I put on my Christmas video music list of the year, this year I'm going to put up Natalie:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day #7 - She & Him

Every year I have a Christmas tradition for myself. I buy myself a new Christmas album. This year I picked up She & Him: A Very She & Him Chistmas. I love the sound of Zoey Deschanel's voice. The lovely airy feel and the 1960's vibe she has. I hope you enjoy She & Him:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day #6 - Little Drummer Boy

I think this is the oddest video I've ever seen. It was brought to my attention this year and I can honestly say I never thought I'd ever see Bing Crosby singing with David Bowie. But here it is. Bing and Bowie:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day #5 - Dreaming

Ok, so it's not Beverly Hills and the sun isn't always shining, but it is hard to get into Christmas mode when it's in the 60's (and sometimes raining!). I am, however, dreaming of a somewhat White Christmas (even though Chicago hasn't gotten much this winter yet). I hope your days are merry and bright...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day #4 - Christmas Time

Today is Roommate Christmas! None of us are actually roommates anymore, but we still like to get together whenever we can =o) So in honor of Roommate Christmas day with A, C, and RJ; Charlie Brown's Christmas. Really this is especially for C who really dislikes the music from this movie... she'll have to explain that to you ;o) Merry Christmas C, A, & RJ! I love spending time in the busy Christmas season with you guys!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day #3 - Marley and Marley

I'm reading A Christmas Carol for the first time this Christmas. I've owned the book for several years and it is one of my very favorite Christmas movies (especially the George C. Scott version!). I'm just done with the first chapter which ends right after Scrooge's visit from Marley and I had this song stuck in my head the whole time I was reading it! So here you go, Scrooges visit from Jacob and Robert Marley in a Muppets Christmas Carol!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day#2 - In the Bleak Mid-Winter

Is it just me or does it seem that every year brings a new Christmas song that you seemingly hear everywhere? Not necessarily a brand new song; perhaps something old that just seems to all of the sudden be popping up everywhere. This year, for me, it has been In the Bleak Mid-Winter. Our church choir sang it at our Carols of Christmas program where our Worship Minister shared about how this song was originally a poem that someone wrote music for. I shared the poem below the video so you could really read/hear the words/lyrics. I think it's hauntingly beautiful.... What songs have been following you around this year?

In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Words: Christina Rosetti
Music: CRANHAM (Gustav Holst)

In the bleak midwinter,
frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
water like a stone;

Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold Him,
nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
when He comes to reign.

In the bleak midwinter
a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Angels and archangels
may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
thronged the air;

But His mother only,
in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him,
poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd,
I would bring a lamb;

If I were a Wise Man,
I would do my part;
Yet what I can give Him: give my heart.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day #1 - The Grinch Song

Happy first day of my 12 days of Christmas. I know that technically the real 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas day, but I thought we could all use a little bit of Christmas music and movies and fun to help get rid of a little bit of holiday-related stress ;o) Today's song is for all of my favorite Grinch's this year! haha... I have a lot of coworkers and friends who are very bah-humbug-y this year. For you guys, The Grinch Song:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


I'm sorry for the lack of blogging… I have actually had things to say and do. We've been having some internet issues at the house, but hopefully they'll be resolved with a new router very soon!!