This was ACTUALLY supposed to be posted LAST week, as it was Christmas Eve, but, hey, you get to things when you get to them, right?  Enjoy!

Merry Holidays- whichever one you happen to be celebrating, I’m not blogging on that issue again.  The point is simply that I wish you all well, safe and sound with your loved ones happy and near you.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

This week’s song is from my favorite Christmas special growing up.  Everyone has their handful of favorite childhood memories.  For individuals of a certain couple of generations amongst those celebrating Christmas one of those memories may very well include a beloved Christmas special on television: Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Charlie Brown, or The Little Drummer Boy.  For me, I have always loved The Year Without a Santa Claus. Looking back, it makes sense.  The special is a precursor to the person I would later grow up to be: not terribly religious, sentimental and with a huge sense of imagination and whimsy. I mean, come on, Mrs. Claus taking charge?  Two elves named Jingle and Jangle? Mother Nature?   Love this one.

It’s full of really fun music,  the Miser Brothers, “I’m Mr. White Christmas, I’m Mr. Snow…”  Google it if you don’t know the song- awesome.

For your listening pleasure, one of my personal favorites…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlo1kldHjF8

As the song says, if you are too old for Santa Claus then you’re too old for all the things that make life worthwhile.

Santa: I believe in Santa Claus
Like I believe in love
I believe in Santa Claus
And everything he does
There’s no question in my mind
That he does exist
Just like love I know he’s there
Waiting to be missed
Mr. Thistlewhite: I believe in Santa Claus
But there was a time
I thought I had grown to old
For such a childish rhyme
He became a dream to me
‘Til one Christmas night
Someone stood beside my bed
With a beard of white
“So you’re too old for Santa Claus”?
He said with a smile
“Then you’re too old for all the things
That make a life worth while
For what is happiness but dreams
And do they all come true
Look at me and tell me, son
What is real to you?”
Both: Just believe in Santa Claus
Like you believe in love
Just believe in Santa Claus
And everything he does
Wipe that question from your mind
Yes, he does exist!
Just like love you knows he’s there
Waiting to be missed
Just like love I know he’s there
Waiting to be missed
Mother Nature and her two rascally sons: Snow Miser and Heat Miser, 1974

Mother Nature and her two rascally sons: Snow Miser and Heat Miser, 1974

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