It’s hard to escape the fact that Christmas is almost upon us. It is screamed from television, radio, social media and almost any other news or information source.
Over the past couple of days I’ve been searching out my Christmas music. My family don’t share my passion for Christmas music unfortunately so the playing of it is largely restricted to my computer, iPad or the stereo when I am here on my own.
In the past week I have found some wonderful examples of beautiful music that I wish to share with you.
The first one I found was this one of a young teenager from Quebec who sounds remarkably like the King of Rock and Roll. I listened to this with my eyes closed and found the resemblance uncanny.
I have heard the Acapella version of The Little Drummer by Pentatonix and whilst I enjoyed it, the beatboxing (which I find incredible) detracted from this wonderful song. However, if you haven’t heard then click on the link and check it out.
Then this version of Angels We Have Heard on High by Home Free found it’s way into my Facebook feed. I was blown away by this and so I searched for other songs by Home Free and found a clip of them singing my most favourite Christmas song of all time.
Right now as I type this post I am listening to a Christmas mix that I downloaded last year featuring songs from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many of the other crooners. Nothing fills my soul like music.
Today I am spending time cleaning and getting the house in some semblance of order because:
(Excuse the blurred shot. I should shoot on auto when I don’t have my tripod but I was in a hurry and even with the flash it isn’t the best photo lol).
At this time of year, I get so stressed about everything that needs to be done but this year have the added stress of watching our pennies. Nobody has missed out on the present front and the kids will still be spoiled but there are restrictions. We count our blessings that although we are cutting costs, the situation isn’t as dire for us as it is for many others at this time of the year.
Okay, Dean is telling me that I better not pout because Santa Claus is coming to town. I’d better get off this computer and get moving.
So as I listen to Christmas music and clean my home, I am counting my blessings.
I wish the same peace and blessings to you all.