Archive for December, 2010

Meet Mr. Frosty Bottlecap : )

Meet Mr. Frosty Bottlecap : )

Our winter wonderland

Our winter wonderland

*THIS* is snow that should mess up rush

*THIS* is snow that should mess up rush hour!

Good, cold winter fun!

Good, cold winter fun!

Too tired to even open all her gifts!

Too tired to even open all her gifts!

Christmas snuggle bug

Christmas snuggle bug

Fa la la, la la, la la, la la!

Christmas in the post-War United States

Image via Wikipedia

OK, so even two days before Christmas, you really don’t want to hear me sing.  But, before I head out to do some last-minute shopping, I thought I’d share my 3 favorite Christmas songs with you.  In no particular order, here they are, and as a little Christmas gift to you, I’ve even included YouTube links, so you can enjoy them right now, if you’re so inclined:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings — performed by Barenaked Ladies & Sara McLachlan:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGVNzgUxE-g

Mary’s Boy Child — performed by Boney M:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m7R_ummj94 

Mele Kalikimaka — performed by Jimmy Buffett (please don’t ask me why the image says Greetings from Florida, when the song is all about Christmas in Hawaii):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xE-XghNZ30

Also, if you’re wondering what my Grinch-y side thinks, my 3 least favorites (intentionally without links) are:  1.  The Christmas Shoes (there’s nothing Christmas-y about larceny or dying mothers), 2.  The Hannukah song (I just think it’s obnoxious), and 3.  Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (my grandma’s birthday was Christmas day, and I miss her terribly.  I could never hear this song without thinking of it really happening, which would really be horrible).

Finally, for the record, Jim has too many favorites to list (and I don’t know which ones he’d put at the top), but Veronica’s favorites are:  Here Comes Santa Claus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1CD5kgdmI), and Dominic the Donkey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgrUFT9bsQ4).  Sabrina’s is Rudolph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvD9TkNlk_I).  Awwwwww.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas, and I’d love to hear what your favorite Christmas songs are.