Not only do I look forward to the snow, but I also look forward to what the season brings with it. Nothing looks better than when places are decorated for Christmas with those bright, lively colors: red, silver, gold, blue, green...all the ribbons and festivities.
And that glorious music...some of which I am currently featuring on my radio show (see our navigatiion menu to click onto it). Do I have favorite holiday music? You better believe it!
Nothing, for me, surpasses this one by Doris:
(click on the links to hear the songs)
Harry Belafonte, "Jehovah, Hallelujah"
and "Baby Boy"
Percy Faith, "Hallelujah Chorus" (Handel)
The Kingston Trio, "Mary Mild"
New Christy Minstrels, "Beautiful City"
Frank Sinatra, "Mistletoe and Holly"
The Brothers Four...they could sing the
Christmas phone book! Try this one:
"Go Tell It On The Mountain"
Vince Vance, "All I Want For Christmas"
But, most of all, when I think about Christmas, I think about people and how unusually nice some of them get at this time of the year. (Others are nice all of the time...). It is a time to put away the hard feelings, the depressions, the sadness and get caught up in the blessings that Christmas brings, both secular and religious. Andy Williams summed it up in his big hit, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year but many others do the same thing.
It's a real shame that we can't do the Christmas thing year round; it would make the world a truly better place in which to live. And as we approach this wonderful season, I think of the words of Tiny Tim from Dicken's "A Christmas Carol":
GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE!"