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Christmas at Granny’s and A Few Other Tidbits

Vintage Santas on Mantel

My Handpainted and Vintage Santas (part of a more extensive collection)

Finally stopped the backbreaking work of cleaning up from the Great Oak Tree Disaster long enough to put up some of my Christmas things.  No way I’ll get it all up this year, since it normally takes me the better part of two weeks to display everything I’ve collected over the years.  But I AM, by golly, gonna have both of my big trees and some of my Santa collection out.  I started on Tuesday and promised myself that whatever wasn’t up in a week would go back into the attic for next year.

I confess, I’m a Christmas Fantatic, loving every minute of the season, and all the family, friends, ceremonies, rituals, decorations, and hoopla that goes with it.  The whole season makes me happy.  And then there’s the music, which starts for me the day after Thanksgiving.  While others are out fighting crowds at the store, I’m listening to my many Christmas CD’s and starting my decorating.  I’m usually done by the 7th, but as I say, I’m running behind this year.  Still, today, Andy Williams, my all time favorite Christmas singer,  is serenading me as I trim my blue and silver living room tree. 

What about you?  Do you decorate?  Are you more of a Scrooge? Do you like Christmas carols and seasonal music?  What are your favorites? 

For me:

Favorite Carol:  Carol of the Bells, followed very closely by O Holy Night

Favorite seasonal song: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells

Favorite Christmas CD’s: Any by Andy Williams, The Carpenters, Mel Torme, Mannheim Steamroller, and so many more, including lots of Celtic music.

Favorite decorations:  Santa Clauses (I have over 300 of them, from one inch tall to life sized)

Christmas dinner: Turkey, definitely (ham for Christmas Eve)

Christmas dessert: Pumpkin Pie

Gift Exchanging, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas morning, early, with just the lights of the Christmas tree to see by.

Do you like to drive around your neighborhood to see the lights?  YES

What traditions are special to you and your family?

Let me hear from you.  I’d love knowing what happens at your house!

Merry Christmas, Everyone! 

Carol of the Bells:

Hark! How the bells, sweet silver bells
All seem to say, “Throw cares away.”
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer
To young and old, meek and the bold
Ding, dong, ding, dong, that is their song,
With joyful ring, all caroling
One seems to hear words of good cheer
From everywhere, filling the air
Oh!, how they pound, raising the sound
O’er hill and dale, telling their tale

Gaily they ring, while people sing
Songs of good cheer, Christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!

On, on they send, on without end
Their joyful tone to every home
Hark! How the bells, sweet silver bells
All seem to say, “Throw cares away.”
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer
To young and old, meek and the bold
Ding, dong, ding, dong, that is their song
With joyful ring, all caroling.
One seems to hear words of good cheer
From everywhere, filling the air
O, how they pound, raising the sound
O’er hill and dale, telling their tale

Gaily they ring, while people sing
Songs of good cheer, Christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas!

On, on they send, on without end
Their joyful tone to every home.
Ding dong ding dong…
Dumm…..

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