Tuesday, December 6, 2016
‘Tis the season for all things Christmas! Seasonal music, however, seems to ring out at my house even in the summer. Not by me but by my oldest. She loves Christmas music! I do too, but I typically save those tunes for the day after Thanksgiving through the day after Christmas. During those dates . . . well . . . the louder the better. After those dates the holiday music is shelved for the next eleven months.
Since we are in the midst of the Christmas season I thought this would be a good time to ask about your favorite Christmas songs. But, if I am going to ask you about your favorite Christmas tunes, I figured I should share one of mine.
One of my all time favorite Christmas songs is Silver Bells.
I’m glad you asked.
As a young kid I remember my mother sitting at the upright piano in our living room and plunking the keys while my brother and I kept rhythm by banging on a few pots and pans. Around the holidays she’d sing Silver Bells. When she got to the chorus my brother and I would echo her. Typically we lagged a few beats behind, but that didn’t matter. From my viewpoint our makeshift kitchen kettle band was a smashing success! Needless to say, every time I hear Silver Bells my mind floats back to those days of my mother at the piano accompanied by the sibling duo pan band and our delayed backup vocals. I can’t help but smile as I relive a few memories from days gone by.
It’s your turn. I’d love to hear about your favorite Christmas songs. Feel free to share in the comment section below.
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