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Christmas Music: Part Two

Christmas music

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

I hope you are having the best Christmas ever my friends.

Enjoy some music and don’t forget the reason for the season.

Mark Lowry: Mary Did You Know:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXmfkFoX-PE

Michael Buble: Cold December Night:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGpvLR-XKcA&list=PLdakRkpsmtJE_kafGRK4QwjAF2u2TaHvN&index=12

Anthony Burger:  Hallelujah Chorus:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUBpff5zrV4

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Music Monday: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

TSO

Good Morning, Just a few days till Christmas. This is a group that The Kid” and I listen to while we are opening presents. It’s not your typical Christmas music but fun to listen to if you like lots of electric guitars and drums.

I hope you have a great day.

TSO: Wizards of Winter       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWBjl-jPcVM&list=PL17C986CA3CEED034&index=39


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Guest Writer: Jennifer-Christmas Time Is Here

Photo by: holiday.filminspector.co

Photo by: holiday.filminspector.co

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year.

If you grew up in the 70’s, you probably recognize those lyrics from the beloved A Charlie Brown Christmas movie.  This simple song by Vince Guaraldi melts my heart every time I hear it.  It is not so much the little cartoon (though it is a great story of the true meaning of Christmas) that makes me wax nostalgic, but just the memories of a simpler time.

I have always been a pretty simple person.  I prefer Vanilla ice cream over Razzle Dazzle Berry Crunch.  I have worn the same fragrance for 10+ years.  I still have the comforter that my mom bought me in high school.  I use Ivory soap.  You get the drift.

The sound of those Peanuts kids singing the sweet Christmas song takes me back to when Christmas was just Christmas, not the fast-paced hoopla it is today. Our holiday was not jam-packed with extravagant parties, excessive shopping, and over-the-top decorating that began even before the Thanksgiving turkey left the table!  The song always brings to mind my own little family, my huge extended family, my church.  All those traditions we just called Christmas and did them out of love for Jesus and each other.

Photo by: lambfood.blogspot.com

Photo by: lambfood.blogspot.com

My mom and dad did a fabulous job of “Keeping Christ in Christmas” even before it became a thing!  Not one gift was ever opened on Christmas morning until Dad read Luke 2.  We had one Christmas record that contained only carols.  No “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” was ever heralded in our home! The entire holiday revolved around praising Jesus and helping others to do the same.  In a very real way it mimicked the very first Christmas where the angels, shepherds, and wise men worshiped Christ, the newborn king!  I am so grateful to my parents for instilling in me, that simple approach to this time of year.

I have so many other memories of Christmas, yet the simple ones remain my favorite.  My Aunt Brenda’s pumpkin cookies, Aunt Jane’s old fashioned decorations, Grandma Sherman’s house every Christmas Eve.  I can still hear the laughter, smell the ham, and feel the excitement of seeing all my cousins!  Christmas Eve was definitely crazy and loud, yet still quaint and…simple. The Christmas story was always read. A Charlie Brown Christmas was always watched by some of the kids.  Lots of hugs and “I love you’s” exchanged.  Lots and lots of simple happiness and cheer. Just the way I like it.

By Jennifer Michael

I am so glad Cousin Jennifer has decided to write another post for us. Thank you Jennifer for being a guest writer. I enjoy your perspective and writing skills. Can’t wait till the next one.

Leave your comments to let Jennifer know how much you have enjoyed her post. Let her know you want more.


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Music Monday: Gayla Peevey-Christmas

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Here’s a fun song to start the week. Have a great week. Sorry if this song gets stuck in your head.

 

Gayla Peevey – I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmjp5P23nA&list=PLyn1b86Ad_a5sgiXKIyLwB2WIxQGndU9q


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Contest!!!! 12 Days Of Christmas- Your Way

12 days of ChristmasHere’s a challenge for all my readers. I want you to make up your best 12 Days of Christmas song.


Here are the rules: nothing rude, crude or overly distasteful. Make it kid friendly, no cuss words please. If you can’t sing it front of a 7 year old, please rethink your lyrics. It can be themed or just all over the place like mine.

Get the kids involved and have a fun night.

I and a few friends will be the judges. There will only be ONE (1) winner.

Entries must be e-mail no later than the 19th of December. One entry per person please.

The winner will receive 3 Greeting cards (Blank inside) and a free 8×10 Photo print I have taken (at random).  AND…I will post your song on my blog (with your permission).

The Winner will be announced on Music Monday the 21st of December.

Enter your rendition of the song along with your name and add your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner. My blog e-mail: motherofnecessity1@gmail.com

On your mark, get set ….write.

 I want to thank, my brother for the great idea and for helping with some of the lyrics. He’s a nut and I love him.

Thanks mom for your contributions. I was able to complete this madness with your help. Love your ideas.

Thanks to “The Kid” for helping me remember the tune when I was trying to get these silly things to match up to the song.

Enjoy and sing it loud.

Mother of Necessity’s version of the 12 Days of Christmas

                                                                              On the first day of ChristmasGet Happy
my true love gave to me:
A Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the second day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the third day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
4 Angry Birds
3 Little pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

Kevin Bacon
On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
And A Partridge Fam-iii-leee


On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
7 Bridges Road
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
8 Elves A Cleanin’
7 Bridges Road
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
9 Kitty Lives
8 Elves A Cleanin’
7 Bridges Road
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
10 Little Indians
9 Kitty Lives
8 Elves A Cleanin’
7 Bridges Road
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
11 Herbs and Spices
10 Little Indians
9 Kitty Lives
8 Elves A Cleanin’
7 Bridges Road
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee

last supper
On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
12 Disciples Dining
11 Herbs and Spices
10 Little Indians
9 Kitty Lives
8 Elves A Cleanin’
7 Bridges Road
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon
5 Million Dollars
4 Angry Birds
3 Little Pigs
2 Chocolate Turtles
and a Partridge Fam-iii-leee