November 10, 2008

Confession (No I did not eat Sugar!)

I have a confession to make and I hope that you will still respect me, that you won't label me as, "one of those people."  That you will understand, support and maybe just maybe join me.  

So here it is I have been listening to the Christmas music station.  That is right, I'm letting the world know, "Hello, my name is Krissi and I am a Christmas music junkie." 

It started the day after Halloween and has just began to pick up steam.  

My fave play list on my IPOD, Christmas Music, My fave programed station in the car, Christmas Music.  

What I am listening to right now, actually nothing, because Brent is in the room and he will get irritated with me. But if he wasn't believe me I would be fa la la la ing.

I have no idea why but I am really excited for Christmas this year.  We have no money, Brent's job kinda sucks right now. Christmas presents are going to be on the scant and practical side this year.  However, I am really excited for Christmas.

Of course I am looking forward to Thanksgiving.  I have some pies to eat.  But I can hardly wait for the Christmas season to get rolling.

Just a few of the things I am looking forward to:

Christmas Programs, you just have to love your kids singing all those great Christmas songs.

This a video clip from H's program last Christmas.  I can hardly keep from laughing when ever he sings.

Birthday's, what would Christmas in our house be without multiple birthdays.

The Christmas Tree...

I love, love, love (I want to keep going, but three loves seems about enough. However, if you want to put in some more feel free.) our Christmas tree it is full of memories and each year we add to those memories with ornaments for each of the kids and ourselves.  

Something that represents an event, accomplishment, or detail about each person's life.  

S. and I bought our ornament in Hawaii this year.  In fact we bought Brent's in Hawaii too it is a Hula Santa.  When he asked "Why?" I reminded him who paid for the trip and he totally got it. 

 It is fun for us to find the ornaments each year and then relive the whys as we decorate the tree.

Brent's mom did something similar while he was growing up and then gave us the ornaments to us the first year we were married. I'm pretty sure I am going to be way to selfish to give up the ornaments when the kids get married.  Maybe, I will give them one a year.:)

(Wasn't my hubby adorable, he really hates that I have possession of these pictures)

I also love to see how much our kids love the holidays.  It is such a fun holiday for kids they look forward to it year round, they count the days, and they are flushed with excitement all the weeks leading up to Christmas.  It makes me want to be a kid again.

Christmas is just , "The most wonderful time of year." So that being said.  

Ask "the SwimMom" is taking a break for the next few weeks.  Instead, of talking about swimming we are going to be talking about yours and mine favorite holiday traditions, memories and family moments that should probably NOT be posted online. So each Monday I will tag each of you with a story about Holiday moments.

I know your way excited.

So here is the first tag! What are your top five FAVE Christmas songs and or Albums.

PS Brent just left and I am jamming to Sarah M's "Wintersong" My FAVE!


Scott and Stacy said...

Nothing to be ashamed of Krissi, I'm doing it too. We started singing our Christmas music in chior before Halloween and I've been listening to it since. So I'm with you on the Christmas music. How could you not listen to it?

Willow said...

I am abstaining from Christmas music until the day after THanksgiving. Then, I plan to over-indulge until I get sick of the stuff.

Five Favorite Chistmas Songs/Albums

1 Far Far Away on Judea's Plains.
The alto part totally rocks in this hymn, and how many times can you really say that?

2. Where You There? -- A great choral piece.

3. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep (Mary's Lullaby). I have sung this to all the kids when they were little.

4.O Holy Night. Done well, this song is amazing. Done poorly, I would rather listen to an angry cat yowl.

5. Un Flambeax Janet Issabella (Bring a Torch Janet Isabella). We always sang this in my French class. I used to know it in both French and English. Now I only know it is Fringlish, which is far more amusing.

6. The Holly and The Ivy. I have no idea what the words are to this song, but I can humeroo (a technical Brooks' term that is) the tune. Anyone out there know the words to this song?

OOPS, were we supposed to do this tag on our own blogs? I don't have a blog... sorry, you get the long comment instead. ;)

Race Fam said...

I love walking into stores and hearing the Christmas music, it' too fun. I like the traditional songs, Jingle Bells, Holy Night, Away in the manger, Silent Night, and one not so traditional song, the song about the little boy who bought his dying mom some shoes. That one gets me every time.

ashleeeee said...

Okay, I must admit. I'm a Scrooge about Christmas until after Thanksgiving... but this post did make me a little excited for it this year.

As for the Christmas songs... I will have to do that later! I, too, am a Christmas songaholic. The years I was at KWCR I made sure we had Christmas music in the playlist all December long. When I left, I burned all the Christmas songs onto CDs, and I have, like, 15 CDs packed to the limits with music. But, with me being a pre-December Scrooge, I can't get out the Christmas box with the CDs in it until after T-Day.

Okay, okay, okay. This is one of my favorite Christmas CDs. (An actual one, not one I burned from the radio station). "Maybe This Christmas", 2002.

My favorite tracks:
1- Winter Wonderland - Phantom Planet
2- Maybe This Christmas - Ron Sexsmith
3- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Coldplay
4- Blue Christmas - Bright Eyes
6- Happy Xmas (War is Over) - SenseField
8- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Jack Johnson
***!fav! 9- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLaughlan
11- What a Year For a New Year - Dan Wilson
12-Snow - Loreena McKennitt

*Beware of Track 10 - Bizarre Christmas Incident by Ben Folds, I believe it has profanities.

OH OH! And then there's the TranSiberian Orchestra...

Um, okay, I just really need to stop typing now...

abarnes11 said...

The best Christmas song by far is O Holy Night by Josh Groban. Best. Version. Ever. Not ashamed to admit that I cry every single time; well maybe I am a little ashamed to admit that.

Heather Bowles said...

Yeah, I love Christmas, I have been listening to christmas music sense Nov. 1st. as soon as it started on fm100. Mitch about freaked out when he got in the car and heard what I was listening to. HEE HEE I just love all the old christmas songs. I like the new ones to but I just seem to really like the older ones. I only have three more christmas gifts to buy and then I will be done shopping except for names we draw on Mitchs side.

I also have my dads birthday in Dec. and Korbens which is on the 24th YUCK!!!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Willow said...

Brent shouldn't be upset that you have the photo of him with Santa. He should be upset that the 70s were fashionably cruel to all of us.

No worries Brent, there are pictures of me looking just as 70s fashion-tastic. However, I didn't pose with the Big Man... I had an out of control Santa fear.