Just wanted to write a quick post to my followers and readers to wish you a very Merry Christmas. If you celebrate something else, enjoy that day as well! Not sure what 2020 will bring in life and on this blog but I can only hope things change for the better.
Enjoy your family and friends and share the love with everyone you see. This should be all year long but I will settle for the reason for the season.
Sorry I don’t have a crazy Christmas story this year. I’ll try to double up next year!
For me, Christmas is a very holy time. It is an important time in my religion. I am a Christian. I don’t subscribe to many of the points of view that others do. I firmly believe we are all here for a reason. That includes those who many Christians don’t think should have certain rights. I refuse to belong to any religious organization that doesn’t think everyone should have those same rights. Nothing will get me to walk away faster from those places than having me sign a contract stating something such as “I believe marriage should only exist between a man and a woman.” That’s not what Jesus was about. He was here to teach us all how to love each other despite all our many faults. His joy is for all of us, not the select few.
Merry Christmas to all my readers, near and far! May you have a joyous and blessed day with family and friends. For those who are spending the day alone, know that you too are loved!
This song has always been inspirational for me around the Christmas season. It reminds me of what it is about, the birth of Jesus. But it started before the birth, when the angel Gabriel delivered a message to a girl named Mary…
This was one of the first Christmas songs I remember hearing on the radio growing up. I was a huge Beatles fan when I was a kid. It took me a long time to actually buy this song but I could always count on hearing it every Christmas season on the airwaves!
For over a decade, the alternative rock band The Killers delivered an annual Christmas song. The 2010 song “Boots” is by far the best! Any song that has “It’s A Wonderful Life” as part of they lyrics is a winner in my book!
Back in “the day” (which wasn’t that long ago), the Special Olympics would come out with Christmas albums called “A Very Special Christmas”. On the third one, which came out in 1997, the Smashing Pumpkins delivered an awesome original!
I have to admit I couldn’t stand this song for many years but more recently it has grown on me. I loved the version in the movie “Love Actually”. But Mariah’s original version is played everywhere so I guess it seeped into my brain!
Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. This song about the harder side of life and love gone bad struck a chord with me when I first heard it several years ago. A beautiful and haunting Irish song with a perfect duet by Pogues’ singer Shane McGowan and Kirsty MacColl is one for the ages!
I think the Otis Redding version of “White Christmas” is the best version of this song. He puts so much of his heart and soul into this song. While we didn’t get a white Christmas this year in Delaware, maybe we will again one year!
Nothing can ever beat the original by The Harry Simeone Chorale. Not only does this song appear in my favorite Christmas special of all-time, the tv version of “The Little Drummer Boy”, but it is also my favorite of the “oldies” Christmas songs!