[Reprinted ~ Advent Calendar Day 21 ~ Christmas Music from Dec. 2009]
Much of the music I listened to growing up during Christmas time were tunes sung by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and that era of entertainers.
One year for Christmas I received an album of Elvis's and I thought I was hot stuff. I think I listened to that album until I couldn't play it any longer. Was it Christmas music? No, but I had to throw this in!
I enjoyed listening to all of the traditional songs while growing up. My favorite song was White Christmas. Growing up listening to music during the holidays has always put me "in the mood." I especially love listening to Christmas music when I am cleaning or wrapping gifts.
The song I remember most that came out that my family had so much fun with was, "Grandma got run over by a reindeer." We all made fun of the song and even my grandma laughed like crazy when she heard it. I think we all walked around with that song in our heads for a long long time.
Burl Ives, Christmas shows and specials on TV all brought more tunes into our house. I do miss having little ones in our home to watch those programs. I just don't watch TV much, although I have caught a few of the Hallmark Christmas specials this year.
Christmas morning when we open our gifts there is Christmas music playing, it is tradition. That along with "the fire" on the TV channel. This makes it seems like it is really cold outside; hence Christmas time.
My favorite song this year? Holly Jolly Christmas, you can listen here
! And by all means, make sure you all have a Holly Jolly Christmas this year! Enjoy!
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Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer
You and I must have had parents from the same musical era....I grew up listening to those singers, too.ReplyDelete
Holly Jolly Christmas is my all-time favorite! :) I love the old "crooners" Christmas songs as well. Can't imagine Christmas without this music. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday season!ReplyDelete
A blast to the past. Loved all those songs. Also sang Christmas carols at church. My dad did a great rendition of "Oh, Holy Night" (Pronounced "ni-et! a riot) Thanks for following my blog. Coincidentally my post today was about music and singing and the hundreds of songs my grandparents knew by heart. How wonderful to be able to keep all those tunes in your head!ReplyDelete
I can relate to your childhood then!
Thank you for commenting and may you have a wonderful Christmas too!
That is a coincidence! I will have to go and read your post!