Yesterday I was supposed to have a Tupperware party, but no one showed up except my friend Mel.
Not even the Tupperware lady herself.
This would be why I do not host parties of this sort. It never ends well.
So with a couple hours on my hands I decided to create my holiday music list and Mel & I talked about what to get ‘the kids’ for Xmas. We get gifts for one another’s kids plus another friend’s kids, making 7 children between the ages of 3 and 8. I’m getting the 3 year old a Melissa & Doug cupcake decorating toy & all the other kids get card games. I picked out a few like Slamwich & Wig Out.
Then it was onto the music.
I currently have almost 250 holiday songs. These include 8 versions of Silent Night, 5 of Away in a Manger and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and 3 to 4 versions of practically every thing else.
Why so many?
Well, my taste in holiday music varies from year to year. Some years I like beautiful, meaningfully sung music like this
Some years I like toe tapping celtic type music
And some years I want some head banging rock music
I seriously love my Twisted Sister Twisted Christmas album.
This year’s playlist is designed to get you moving. I want toe tapping & headbanging plus stuff you can just sway and dance to. I don’t want meaningful this year.
So far I have Barenaked Ladies, Blackmore’s Night, Run DMC, the Kinks, Casting Crows, Jars of Clay, Sting, Burl Ives (of course) and a bunch of people I have never heard of from an assortment of compilation albums online & off.
Mayhem was dancing his feet off last night to my favorite so far this year. I wish the flip video had been charged.
What sort of Christmas music are you listening to this year?