November 2015 Random thoughts

NaBloPoMo (11/2015) – Day 28: Starting things off with Dominick and Suzy

For some weird reason, I’m really tired tonight and I can’t quite get my brain working enough to write a meaningful blog post. I know…it’s not like many of my others are all that meaningful. But at least I had a thread of an idea swimming through my brain. Tonight…not so much.

But here’s one thing that happened today:  Christmas season officially started in my world.

It’s after Thanksgiving, so Christmas music was removed from the banned list. Over the past few years, I’d started listening before Thanksgiving, but after Halloween.  This year, however, I decided to make sure the turkey got his time. So, today I fired up my music library and made my Christmas playlist…then put it on repeat.

The first song I played – the one that really starts the Christmas season for me – was “Dominick the Donkey” by Lou Monte. That song totally gets me in the Christmas spirit because it was a favorite of my grandmother’s. (See my post about it HERE.) Another I make sure to have on my playlist is “Suzy Snowflake” by Rosemary Clooney because that was a favorite of mine when I was a kid.

After that, everything is up for grabs. I’ve got Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, more Rosemary Clooney, Idina Menzel, Pentatonix, Kelly Clarkson, Kristen Chenoweth, Amy Grant, Celtic Woman, Katherine Jenkins, and so many more. Sure songs get repeated, but they are done by different artists with different arrangements…so they all seem new and different. I just put the playlist on “random” and start baking!

What about you? What’s on your holiday playlist? Share in the comments below. Maybe you’ll let me in on something I’ve not heard yet.

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