This week is dealer’s choice in the mix lounge. Since last time I took that literally, Jen was quite clear: MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MIX TAPE.

Boo loves Christmas music. It kind of strange really. But she can tell the difference between Christmas music and regular music. Thank goodness there is a radio station that has been playing Christmas music 24/7. The minute we hit the car I hear “more music”. If it is anything but Christmas, she shouts “ismass”.

I’m quite proud.

Since I am one of those freaks who hate Christmas shopping but loves the music this has not been an issue. I foresee the issue on December 26th when we enter the car and there is no ‘more’.

Yet with playing the music 24/7 via Pandora and all Christmas all the time radio there are some songs that are just not played enough.

I don’t know what it is about a Hippo for Christmas. It is Abby’s favorite song and it hasn’t been played once!!!!

I love this song by the Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan. The harmony is simply beautiful.

This song, this ONE song I remember being Abby’s age and this was my all-time favorite. There have been many renditions but no one beats Mr. Crosby.

Speaking of Mr. Crosby….What I love about this song is that Ziggy Stardust was on a television show with an icon. Who would have ever thought they would make such beautiful music? An icon did, that’s who. By the way, I haven’t heard this song ONCE this year.

I love Dan Fogelberg. His music was so beautiful and this song, well it speaks to how at this time of year you remember those who impacted your life.

Boo loves this song. Do you call a song a song when it doesn’t have any words? Anyway, I think she likes it precisely because there are no words. The music itself transports her to a place of joy.

This list could be 100 songs long, so I will stop now! Thanks Jen for making me follow the rules.

6 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS!!!

  1. Jessica Sweeney

    Ooh, I love your list! I am a big Christmas music fan, too, and it's definitely not the same without Bing Crosby (who was also my grandma's fave, so he has a special place in my heart). I love the Hippo song and the Barenaked Ladies one (they are awesome), and I used TSO, as well. That Dan Fogelberg one is one of my faves, too. Such good stuff. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, Boo, Abby, and your hubby!


  2. Dana Hemelt

    I love that Dan Fogelberg song, but I can definitely do without the Hippo one. My kids love it too, though! Nice job following the rules this week, Kerri – I think even you couldn't have messed it up this time 🙂


  3. Kristi Campbell

    OMG the last one!!! I love when there are awesome mashups of stuff I like but then love!!! Boo has excellent taste. I'll have to work on Tucker. He has his favorites, but the ones he doesn't know are met with “TOO LOUD” and hands over ears, even when they're not loud at all. Sometimes he says that to me, too, if I dare sing…



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