Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Carol Countdown: Four Days to Go!

Here is my whoop whoop for fact it's probably the biggest whoopity whoop of the whole year of 2013!

Today is my last day at work for 2 wonderful weeks! Those who follow my blog know that I'm going to spend Christmas with my daughter, Nancy Drew, and her family. That means my two grandkids: Sweetie, who will be 12 next month, and Curly, who is three-and-a-half. I spent a Christmas with them when Sweetie was 5! I've never been there with Curly. To say I am deliriously happy is an understatement!

The two darlin' granddaughters!

I remember when I was a kid and either Grandma (my Mom's mom) would be at our house or we would be at hers. Every Christmas. Whenever we'd leave after a stay, Grandma would stand in the driveway waving and crying.

Now I know why. Fifty years later and I figured it out. Darn it's hard to leave those darlings.

I chose a couple of great Christmas Carols for today. The first one is a Raffi song that I heard when my kids were toddlers. It was so much fun. Back then I played guitar a lot and sang with my kids... a lot. When I went looking for a video, I was astonished to learn that it had been originally done by Mitch Miller. You've got to be my age or older to remember Mitch Miller! He was an accomplished musician and in the 1960s, he had a TV show called Sing Along with Mitch. It was a "community sing." He and his male chorale would sing a song and at the same time the words of the song would show up at the bottom of the screen. It was FUN! First carol today is Mitch Miller and "Must Be Santa." (I also learned the Bob Dylan did a version of'll have to look that one up yourself!

My second is more current. The group, Pentatonix, is an a capella group of five people. They won the third season of the TV show "The Sing Off." I wouldn't know any of this except Nancy Drew. She followed the group through the third season on TV. She and I share a love of a capella groups, so she introduced me to them. When they were out here at Thanksgiving, she showed me a video of them singing "Little Drummer Boy." Fantastic! I know you'll enjoy this one!

God Bless.

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1 comment:

  1. I loved "Sing Along With Mitch"! Thanks for that lovely memory. And the new rendition of Drummer Boy is amazing. The do have a sort of orchestra, but they are singing a cappella, aren't they? Very unique. Thanks for the music. Have a lovely vacation.


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