I hate to be a whiner, but a coupla things are putting a damper on my holly jolly spirit. First of all, deflated Christmas lawn ornaments are depressing. My neighbor's lawn looks like someone went to the North Pole, massacred the citizens and left carnage strewn about. Santa deserves a burial. One of my neighbors has an inflatable sleigh and snowman. The sleigh is in the process of delfating, so it looks like the reindeer is kneeling before the snowman, worshipping him. It's just disconcerting, that's all. Every deflated scene seems to have its own weird, sad little story. Gives me that Tim Burton kind of feeling, instead of the appropriate Andy Williams/Perry Como kind of feeling.
Secondly, I can't find my Christmas music, which is basically an amassment of Amy Grant CDs. I do have some Harry Connick and someone else, but who cares about them. I miss Amy! I know they're around somewhere, and I have turned this house upside down, but they're nowhere to be found. I'm thinking of dangling a reward in front of the teenagers to go to whoever finds them first. Of course, this could be fruitless, since the kids could have hidden them in the first place because they have been perturbed in the past when I started listening to Christmas music in October. Plus, they grudgingly learned all the verses and choruses to every single one of her songs because Amy was as much a part of their young everyday lives as sippy cups and car seats.
So I broke down a bought a couple of CDs today, although I felt like a traitor. I would like to find Dean Martin's Christmas album. He's so smooooooth. And handsome. And drunk. He always seemed to have his holly jolly on.
Anyway, I want to share with you a great radio station that streams all Christmas, all the time, Baby: Life Talk Radio. You just click on the "music, news, and special events" choice, (I think it's the third choice down), hit "GO" and enjoy.