We all have our own favorite holiday songs to begin the season of celebration. There are new songs; there are old songs; there are remakes of old songs, and a bunch of simply silly holiday songs. Does anyone remember Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?
There are radio stations that only play Christmas music this time of year in addition to the many sources that enable you to stream Christmas music and various Holiday playlists. I have a Christmas playlist that I add to my phone each December, and then remove once December twenty-sixth comes.
Even when it is not Christmas, I have always had a deep connection with music. It calms me; it speaks to me, and it guides me. My favorite songs are always connected to what I am going through during this time of my life, whether it is good or a bad time. My Christmas favorites are no different each year.
When certain songs begin to play, I am reminded of when my girls were little. Before they woke up or at least before I told them to come to the tree, I always lit the tree lights, grabbed my coffee and cookies and turned on the Christmas music all to set the stage.
As I listen to the songs, I can remember what Christmas is really about. I do know that it is not the presents given or received, but sometimes I can get lost in the season and the meaning. Music can remind me, teach me and strengthen me for the chaos.
In the words of The Partridge Family’s My Christmas Card To You, circa 1972, “May all your days be happy with a joy that never ends; may peace and love surround you at Christmas time and all the whole year through.”
Let the season begin with music.
All through my day, no matter where I go, or what I do, I am always looking for the good. I try to find the good in people, in the world, in my life or even just in my day.
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