Day 4: A Christmas Song “The Favorites”

04/12/2009

Day 4: A Christmas Song- The “Favorites”

I’ve been drawn to the classical Christmas songs like instrumentals and old 1950’s ads.  It feels enchanting, heart-warming and comfortable. In Christmas specials, you’ll find a message that often shows joy and happiness. “The goodness of man-kind”, so to speak. It was often used to bring up the country’s morale in harsh times. (Especially during war-time).

A good example:

Children’s Christmas Music

As a child I grew up watching a million Disney movies, who doesn’t? (^__^)

There was one movie called “Disney Sing-Alongs” on VHS. The Christmas Version had clips from various Christmas Specials. One that I remember quite well is “Dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy”. The colors are soft, along with the animation. A gentle touch that goes well with the music. I am fond of the fairies and the environment in which they dance in. You may notice that the only colors you see are the fairies. As the movie progresses, the scenery sparkles and glows.

Favorite Christmas Songs:

1. “Mele Kalikimaka”- Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters

***My Great Grandmother lived in Hawaii for several years. She was a great influence in my life ♥ During Christmas we would have a fake Palm Tree with lights instead of a Christmas Tree. Everyone would say “Mele Kalikimaka- Merry Christmas”

2. “Let it snow”- Dean Martin

3. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”- Brenda Lee

4. “Für Elise”- Charlie Brown Special

5.  “What’s This?”- The Nightmare Before Christmas

6. “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”- Dr. Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

This concludes another Christmas post! (^__^) Enjoy your holiday music~

Victorian Christmas Caroling

Day 5: Christmas Movie List- “Favorites”

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