Tuesday, December 08, 2009

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Are you in the Christmas Spirit yet? On the first day of December I was thinking about everything I had to do for the holidays and getting a major headache. But then we had the Advent coffee at our church and sang beautiful Christmas carols. That always gets me into the spirit of Christmas.

I said “we sang”, but even though I love to sing I didn’t embarrass myself. When I was a kid, my brothers and I went to a Catholic school. All the kids at various times sang in the choir. There were a couple of us who couldn’t sing. A nun christened me and another girl the hummers. And we were the best hummers, she said. So I’m still a hummer. I only sing when no one is listening.

My dh is an exception. When we put up our Christmas tree, it was cold. My hubby’s nose was slightly red from going in and out of the house so much. I started singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, inserting his name for Rudolph. He didn’t think that was funny, but you have to sing when you’re putting up a tree, even if you can’t. Right? He said if I didn’t stop the dogs in the neighborhood were going to start howling. They didn’t. We got the tree decorated without incident, except he wouldn't stand by it when I took the photo. Now we’re ready for Christmas, except for shopping, cooking and all the other stuff.

To add to the spirit it snowed. Yes, it did. Right here in Texas. Beautiful snow flakes looked like confetti falling from the sky. It wasn’t cold enough to stick to anything but it was pretty while it lasted. A winter wonderland. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening… Tis the season, and yes I’m singing.

Silent Night is my favorite Christmas song. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas is another, and O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, Little Drummer Boy and so on. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree is a fun-get-you-in-the-mood one, as is Jingle Bell Rock. What is your favorite Christmas Song? One that gets you into the spirit of Christmas.

This is my last post for 2009. Happy Holidays everyone!! Let the Christmas spirit ring. Rockin’ around the Christmas tree…. (It’s really good you can’t hear me)

And a Happy New Year!!!!

Linda
http://www.lindawarren.net/
Skylar’s Outlaw – Jan 2010

16 comments:

Leigh Duncan said...

What a beautiful tree, Linda! Love the poinsettas and the red berries. It's the perfect tree for a festive holiday!

CC Coburn said...

Your tree is GORGEOUS Linda. Can you come and decorate ours?
I'm getting in the mood for Xmas by listening to Dean Martin singing, Baby it's Cold Outside - which it is! There are too many lovely Christmas songs and carols to name a favorite. But "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow" is on my mind right now as I watch the white stuff falling.
How lovely for you to get some snow in TX even if it didn't stay around from long.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Linda!
CC

Estella said...

Beautiful tree.
My favorite Christmas song is Silver Bells.

Linda Warren said...

Leigh,
Thank you. I love poinsettas and started putting them on the tree.

I'm looking forward to a festive holiday.

Merry Christmas,
Linda

Linda Warren said...

CC,
Merry Christmas to you and yours, too.

It's a good thing the snow didn't stay around. Texans don't iknow how to drive in snow. There's always lots of wrecks.

I bet it's beautiful in Colorado. Enjoy it.

Linda

Linda Warren said...

Estella,
Thank you. Ah, I love Silver Bells, too.

Happy Holidays,
Linda

Marcie said...

'Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas' is my fave song. It's so peppy and gets me in the spirit.
I also love 'O Holy Night' - especially when David Phelps sings it. wow.

Linda Warren said...

Hi Marcie,
I like the preppy fun ones, too. Christmas should be a fun time.

I heard Carrie Underwood sing O Holy Night and, wow, she did an amazing job. It gave me goosebumps.

Merry Christmas, Marcie.
Linda

Nicole S said...

Beautiful tree! As soon as the tree goes up it gets me into the Christmas spirit. The sing that gets me into Christmas is It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas by Bing Crosby.

shelley galloway said...

Merry Christmas, Linda!

I can't sing well at all. Even at church my husband kind of laughs at me. He sings beautifully.

But I do absolutely love Christmas songs. My favorite is the Carol of the Bells (or whatever it's called)

Linda Henderson said...

My favorite holiday song has always been O Holy Night. I get chills every time I hear it.

Linda Warren said...

Nicole,
Thank you. I love anything Bing Crosby sings, especially White Christmas. Yes, when the tree goes up I get that feeling, too. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Merry Christmas,
Linda

Linda Warren said...

Shelley,
A kindred spirit. My husband can sing, too, but I can't carry a tune in a bucket. LOL

Carol of the Bells? I'm not familiar with that one. But the title sounds lovely.

Merry Christmas,
Linda

Linda Warren said...

Linda,
I do, too. There's just someething about that song. I think I just love Christmas songs.

Have a wonderful Christmas.
Linda

Marcie said...

Merry Christmas Linda!!

I would have loved to hear Carrie's rendition of O Holy Night. Some performers just can't pull it off.

Linda Warren said...

Marcie,
You are so right. Some performers can't pull it off. I was surprised she sang it so beautifully.

Enjoy the holidays and the music.
Linda