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

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

The very next day you gave it away :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 6

"Now I know what a fool I've been, but if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again." My very own "guilty pleasure" (though I do not feel guilty about it, no, not one bit) holiday song. You know you have on, too - what is it? My senior year, it was early … Continue reading The very next day you gave it away :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 6

If you want it :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 5

"A very merry Christmas, and a happy new year. Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear.” My mother used to have this box of 45’s she kept tucked underneath our dinosaur-size stereo system. She rarely played them, always claimed to prefer her albums, complained about having to set that little clip into the … Continue reading If you want it :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 5

Then call it a day :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 4

"I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas, and then, baby, I'm through. Four more weeks that couldn't make any difference, except maybe to you." The holiday season has always been important to me, a time of year that I clung to hoping to somehow turn into something perfect and clean and beautiful and unrealistic, … Continue reading Then call it a day :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 4

I’m dreaming :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 3

"I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones i used to know. Where the tree tops glisten, and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow.” Wistful and soothing all at once, this rendition of the holiday standard is just what was needed on this rainy, rather stressful Monday morning. So many … Continue reading I’m dreaming :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 3

I wish I knew how to break the spell :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 1

"C'mon baby, I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside." 'Tis the season for many the stressful things, rushing around with too many destinations and not enough time, and of course, the never ending lists and temptations to overspend, with not enough money either. … Continue reading I wish I knew how to break the spell :: Holidays-by-the-day :: Day 1