Week Four – Christmas Bliss
28 Our Holiday Media Collections (Movies and Tunes)
One of our favourite family activities over the holidays in snuggling up together under blankets and quilts, by the lit tree, to watch some favourites. We’ve seen them all, and will watch them again and again.
Dad pretty much likes them all, but especially Vacation, and A Christmas Carol. We usually watch all the standard versions…
I like the classics and a good romantic comedy thrown in for good measure.
The kids like cartoons, and the new digital media like in Polar Express.
Some Musical Favourites Include:
Harry Connick Jr. – When My Heart Finds Christmas
Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas
Manheim Steamroller…all of them
Michael Buble – Let it Snow
Sarah McLaughlin – Winter Song
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Amy Grant – Home for Christmas
The Carpenters – Christmas Portrait
Celine Dion – These are Special Times
In years Past…
Before we had kids we could drive to the city more often. Go skating in Nathan Phillips Square, go window shopping and check out the decor at The Eaton Center. One year I went to hear Handel’s Messiah and another to hear the Pops Symphony Orchestra. A few years in a row we got tickets to see the Nutcracker Ballet.
Over the years we’ve also been involved in community or church productions. Many of our favourite memories over the years were on or offstage with these productions.
Dreams for Someday…
I still dream of spending a December week or so in New York City.
And I’d also LOVE to see the Christmas Show with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
I could’ve written so much more today, but it’s a busy day and I gotta run!
Are you enjoying the season fully? Hope so!