Won’t mean a thing, dear :: Holidays-by-the-day

"You'll be doing alright, with your Christmas of white, but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas." One of my favorites of the more melancholic holiday songs, for some reason this song always reminds me of a scene from the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, when Loretta Lynn first hears, on the radio, that Patsy Cline has … Continue reading Won’t mean a thing, dear :: Holidays-by-the-day

I caught one of your horns :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 12

"And Santa here is faster, this house must be the last now. And we follow Mr. Santa, to the end." I love discovering unusual holiday music, a new something that can be slipped in amongst the traditional and the favorites, both from the past and modern. This song, with its eerie vocals and space age … Continue reading I caught one of your horns :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 12

Then he smiled at me :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 11

"Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum, on my drum." A song that reminds me immediately of my years in parochial school choirs, and also of the holiday special, a favorite of my Grandmother's, that we would watch together every Christmas season. I find myself thinking of my Grandparents so much this … Continue reading Then he smiled at me :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 11

Althought its been said, many times, many ways :: Holiday-by-the-day :: Day 10

"The know that Santa's on his way." There is a special place in my heart reserved for Nat King Cole that has been there since I was a young girl. I would spend the better part of my Christmas vacation at my Grandparents' house, and would help my Grandmother with the decorating, the cookie baking, … Continue reading Althought its been said, many times, many ways :: Holiday-by-the-day :: Day 10

To hear sleigh bells in the snow :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 9

"May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white." A few years back my oldest daughter and I watched White Christmas for the first time. I am not sure what exactly it was about the film, but it immediately became our favorite holiday movie, and one of those holiday traditions … Continue reading To hear sleigh bells in the snow :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 9

It was Chrismas Eve, babe :: Holiday-by-the-day :: Day 8

"I could have been someone. Well, so could anyone, you took my dreams from me when I first found you. I kept them with me, babe, I put them with my own, Can't make it out alone, I've built my dreams around you." There are a few holiday films, and songs, that illustrate the other … Continue reading It was Chrismas Eve, babe :: Holiday-by-the-day :: Day 8

Cause it is my favorite holiday :: Holiday-by-the-day :: Day 7

"Then suddenly we laughed and laughed, caught on to what was happening, that Christmas magic's brought this tale, to a very happy ending! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! couldn't miss this one this year! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! couldn't miss this one this year!" This is quite possibly my favorite holiday song, if nothing else it … Continue reading Cause it is my favorite holiday :: Holiday-by-the-day :: Day 7