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Music Monday — Favorite Christmas Carols Part 3

It’s December.  Time to pull out the holiday music.  I thought I would share my all-time favorite Christmas carols.  I’ve even pinpointed my favorite versions of my favorite carols.  Part 1 of 3.  Part 2 of 3.

Lady Antebellum “Let it Snow, Let it Snow”

Harry Connick Jr. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Michael Buble “Ill Be Home for Christmas”

Point of Grace “Jingle Bell Rock”

Sarah McLachlan “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Lady Antebellum “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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Ornament Exchange Thank You

I signed up for The Reading Fever’s Ornament Exchange this year.  I love all these gift exchanges this time of the year.  I received Diana @ Book Adventures for my partner.  And she sent me a most awesome ornament.

Does anyone recognize this awesome image?   It’s from one of my favorite books: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams!  This ornament has earned a respected place on my Christmas tree.  Thanks Diana!

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Thanks again Diana!

P.S. She wrote me a nice thank you post on her blog.  Check it out here

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Books, Crafting

 

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Music Monday — Favorite Christmas Carols Part 2

It’s December.  Time to pull out the holiday music.  I thought I would share my all-time favorite Christmas carols.  I’ve even pinpointed my favorite versions of my favorite carols.  Part 1 of 3.

 She and Him “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Point of Grace “Carol of the Bells / What Child is This?

Jason Mraz “Winter Wonderland”

Michael W. Smith “Christmas Waltz”

Josh Groban “Ave Maria”

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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Something to Brighten Your Day…

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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Music Monday — Favorite Christmas Carols Part 1

It’s December.  Time to pull out the holiday music.  I thought I would share my all-time favorite Christmas carols.  I’ve even pinpointed my favorite versions of my favorite carols.  Part 1 of 3.

“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby — The classic song sung by the classic singer.  While I prefer Holiday Inn over White Christmas, I prefer this song.

“Blue Christmas” by Elvis — Another classic song by a classic singer.  There are many other versions of Blue Christmas, but I always go back to Elvis.

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings”  by Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan — A fun uptempo mash-up for you.  This is so upbeat I can’t help but feel better after listening.

“The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler — A funny song to enjoy.

“Little Drummer Boy” by Jars of Clay — Another classic song done in a more modern version.

 

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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Music Monday — Counting Crows “A Long December”

One of my old favorite songs.  I can’t not sing along when this song pops up on my shuffle.  It’s a beautiful song.  Plus you get a beautiful video and a live version to enjoy.

Lyrics (my favorite lines in bold): 

A long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin’
Now the days go by so fast
And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven…I wish you would
The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it’s all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl
And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California…I think you should
Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her
And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass
And it’s one more day up in the canyon
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the ocean…I guess I should

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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Music Monday — Third Day “When the Rain Comes”

Here’s an uplifting song for you today.  I hope that every day you feel down there’s some one there to stay with you until the rain passes.  I added an audio track from the album and a live version.

Lyrics (my favorite lines in bold):

When the rain comes it seems that everyone has gone away
When the night falls you wonder if you shouldn’t find someplace
To run and hide
Escape the pain
But hiding’s such a lonely thing to do
I can’t stop the rain
From falling down on you again
I can’t stop the rain
But I will hold you ’til it goes away
When the rain comes
you blame it on the things that
you have done
When the storm fades
you know that rain must fall
on everyone
Rest awhile
it’ll be alright
No one loves you like I do
When the rain comes
I will hold you

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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