It is hard to believe but the digital Santa on my neighbor’s porch doesn’t lie…there are only 11 days and “x” hours and “x” minutes until Christmas. Or for the more normal folk who operate in merely days, there are 12 days until Christmas. Which makes me want to break into one of my more favored Christmas songs, The Twelve Days of Christmas. But, of course, we are actually in Advent right now, so I have to wait. I’ve got rules about such things.
I do, however, encourage folks to sing this one, “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” which is what Middlest has taken to lisping this past week. Who knew a kiddo could lose this many teeth in just a few short weeks? Short of playing ice hockey, that is.
We are a musical bunch around here and so we all can be found whistling, humming, singing or howling one tune or another throughout the year.
There is no time like the holidays to find your musical side. Because no matter who you are or what holidays you celebrate, there are songs associated with those times of celebration. (Great! Now Cool and the Gang are singing in my head, “Celebrate good times, come on!” Earworm!)
Over the years, Mister Soandso and I have varied our Christmas greetings to friends and families. Many years, I was writing, addressing, and stamping cards en route to wherever we were spending the holidays. We’ve sent Hallmark cards and letters from the perspective of Coral, our old Greyhound. And then we had kids. Which meant we had to restrain ourselves from mailing out long descriptions of their many milestones which are interesting to oh so very few people. The correlating increase in postage meant those greetings went digital.
And two Christmases ago, our holiday greeting turned digital and musical.
I’m not technologically savvy enough to know a less kludgey way to do this, but I hope you will open The Martin Christmas Card.
If you are so inclined, check out just how their dancing skills have improved (or not) over the years. Mister Soandso and I hope to collect many years of these – if you can’t blackmail your kids, what can you do?
Regardless, I do hope each and every one of you is able to find some peace, hope, joy, and love during the holiday season.
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!