'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'. Yes, it is a very sad song. But I like haunting melodies. I studied voice for six years and this is one of those melodies that does not require any wild vocal range. Be prepared, I cry every time I hear Judy sing this. And I really like Frank Sinatra's version, too.
On a brighter note, I also like 'Jingle Bell Rock'. I still remember being at my Grandmother's house, American Bandstand was on, and everyone was dancing to this song. Strange how that memory remains with me 50+ years later.
My Favorite Christmas Movie:
'The Christmas Story'. I watch this at least once each holiday season. I enjoy it every time even though by now I know the movie inside and out. It just has that wonderful homey feeling of a family who did not have much but had a great love for each other.
My Favorite Christmas Cookie:
Right. Pick one cookie I couldn't live without at Christmas? Hmmm.... Maybe ginger molasses. Maybe chocolate chunk. Nowadays, I only make cookies at Christmas time. Otherwise, I would be eating cookies for breakfast everyday. Here is a pic from last year's cookie baking. (This year's are still in the freezer.) The molasses are at top center.
My least used Christmas gift EVER!
OK, I am just throwing this in here because yesterday I got out a Christmas gift that has been sitting in the box for over 30 years. Never even opened. And I am sure some of you can relate to unused gifts and have maybe even re-gifted them (oh shame).
It is a camera tripod labeled 'Made in the USA'. Now that's old, lol. My husband bought it for me when I was taking lots and lots of photos of the kids and our travels.
I always thought it was too much trouble to bother with setting up. But now that I am older and my digital camera is soooo sensitive to motion, I decided to open the box and use it. I took some pictures that are way better than those I had already taken. I even replaced one of the photos on my blog with the new shot.
With all the cleaning and sorting I have done around here, I am amazed that it never got donated or sold in a garage sale. This just may become one of my favorite Christmas gifts ever, lol.
My Favorite Christmas Decoration:
The tree. I used to have a live tree. My husband and I even went to a tree farm one year to pick one out to be cut down. And every Christmas I would get sick. Turns out my mold allergy would go into overdrive. So, we bought an artificial tree.
I am now on artificial tree number four. The first one just got old and worn. The second one took up too much room. The third one wasn't bad but it was not pre-lit and the cost of buying new lights versus the cost of buying a new tree on sale was a deciding factor in getting a tall and slimmer tree with lights. Here is this year's tree: