Blogging Around the Christmas Tree

Well gang, the holidays are upon us.  Time to dig up the old Christmas albums, bring foliage inside and put the lights on the outside, and of course it’s time to start checking the cable guides for all the 1960’s stop motion animation we can find.  Personally, I’m more a fan of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the one animated by Chuck Jones and narrated by Boris Karloff).  And maybe we can spread a bit of peace on earth and goodwill toward men if we can find time.  Oops, I mean goodwill toward persons of indiscriminate sex.  Gotta be PC during the holidays you know.

I love the holidays.  I spent about an hour on iTunes Sunday tracking down all the old Christmas songs my family listened to when I was young .  And to be honest, I never really stopped listening to them.  The Hat I Got for Christmas is Too Beeg will always make me laugh.   And if you know who Yogi Yorgesson is, well you’re awesome in my book.  Also this weekend we got our tree and most of the decorating done. 

I’m really looking forward to some time off from work and to be back in Texas with my family for a while.  I miss them all a lot, but that’s easily remedied by my love of holidays here in the city.  There’s really nothing quite like it.  If you can deal with the throngs of crazed tourists, it’s definitely worth the trouble to take a late night stroll down 5th Ave and through Bryant Park.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season as much as I am so far.  Like we try to remind ourselves every year, don’t get too wrapped up in presents, schedules and parties.  Take a moment every now and again and remind yourself why you celebrate your holiday of choice (and be thankful that you have the right to do so).  It’s a bit cliche, but the best presents really can’t be bought. 

Now let’s party!!

– J

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3 Responses to “Blogging Around the Christmas Tree”

  1. Ali Says:

    Ha! This is the first time in about four years that I’ve seen ANY of the holiday specials–but I saw Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving (twice! Go me!), Miracle on 34th Street, Charlie Brown’s Christmas, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town (which, honestly, just plain awful!).

    I managed to see the misfit toys section of Rudolph. . . wow, that part psychologically screwed me as a child–I want to bring home any ugly or broken toy now!

    I love Christmas!

  2. Jon Decker Says:

    Check my late Christmas post for a link to a great Christmas Album you need to get – (It’s Free)

  3. Ali Says:

    Decker updated? Sweet!

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