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Why my Christmas tree is still up

The Christmas tree is still up at my house. I can find a million reasons not to take it down each year. This year, my justification is this: I put it up later than usual, so it should stay up longer. On this bitterly cold January night, I’m the only one still awake. Snow is […]

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On the 2nd day of Christmas – Silent Night (part 2)

Technically, today’s song is entitled “Stille Nacht”, which is German for Silent Night.  Growing up in the very German town of New Ulm, Minnesota, we used to sing the German version of this Christmas standard in elementary school. This is part 2 of Silent Night because this selection, also, is instrumental.  Well, there is some […]

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On the 3rd day of Christmas songs – Silent Night (part 1)

As a writer, I’m very “into” words.  When it comes to music, it’s usually all about the lyrics for me.  Yet, today’s song can move me to tears, and it’s completely instrumental.  Maybe it’s because I already know the words, and they play in the back of my mind even as I listen.  Or maybe […]

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The 5th day of Christmas songs – Straight No Chaser

It’s Wednesday, and we need some fun to keep us going, right?  This version of  a Christmas classic went viral on YouTube a few years ago, and it’s not hard to see why.  It makes my top 12 list for creativity and amazing a cappella sound.  If you liked the TV show “The Sing Off”, […]

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8th day of Christmas songs – Charlie Brown time

So…today’s selection is nothing out of the ordinary or unusual, but it is my favorite traditional Christmas carol.  Plus, it’s featured in one of my favorite Christmas shows, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” On a side note (unrelated but ironic and funny), my great-grandfather’s name is Charlie Brown.  For the record, he looked NOTHING like the […]

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It’s all about the Baby – 9th day of Christmas songs

No one is more surprised than me to see Family Force 5 make my top 12 Christmas songs (and absolutely no Switchfoot on the list…I must be going insane!).  But seriously, my daughter Emma introduced me to this song last year, and I really like it.  I even had the pleasure of seeing FF5 perform […]

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On the 10th day of Christmas…we rapped!

  You can’t help but smile when you listen to the ETW (End Times Warriors) song, “Can’t Spell Christmas Without Christ”.  Not only does the song have a great message, but the definitely dated sound (late 80’s) adds to the charm. Can’t Spell Christmas Without Christ Lyrics: we were chillin in the mall (yeah right) […]

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TFK on the 11th day!

The countdown to Christmas continues, along with the tunes! It’s Thursday, which is traditionally coffee date day for my 14-year-old daughter and me.  The way we see it, by Thursday we are tired and need something to look forward to in order to keep us going.  Plus, a little caffeine doesn’t hurt either.   I […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas…in song

To make up for my lack of blogging lately, I’m going to attempt to blog once a day from now until Christmas.  I’m making it easy on myself (I mean, come on, it is a busy season!) by sharing a list of some of my favorite Christmas songs. As a friend and I were sharing […]

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