December 19, 2012

throwing a log on the tv while the music plays

I had my little yearly dinner party for my girlfriends last Friday night. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year, we're up to about a dozen girls this year, but hey the more the merrier! And I think I'm blessed to have such a great group of friends.  We ate, drank wine, ate some more and I even threw a log on the TV!! Seriously my husband got one of those fireplace DVD's for the TV since we have don't have a fireplace (we have a wood-stove). Anyway it really a gathering we all look forward to each and every year.

Non of us are immune to the pressures of the holidays so being able to just kick back with friends listen to some music take in the lights glistening on the tree, candles burning and drink in some genuine friendship is something really special. While doing this one of the girls (Claire) mentioned to me that she enjoyed the music selection I had playing on the stereo. I just have this and that on CD probably picked out of the sale bin at Walmart but I had to agree with her music really did and does play a big part in entertaining and what is Christmas without Christmas music?

My very favorite Christmas song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. It's rather a coincidence that one of my favorite Christmas movies is The Family Stone and there's actually a clip of Judy Garland singing the original version of this song years ago in that very movie.

I love love love this version by James Taylor. I grew up listening to him, his voice is so warm it feels like sunshine. And his version of this song; every time I hear him sing it I get all choked up; it's a happy-sad type of choked up. In any case I know there are tons of other great Christmas songs and I'm interested in hearing what you think are the good ones.

What's your favorite Christmas song? 

And do you prefer a particular artist singing it?

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  1. One of my all time favorites is, Merry Christmas, Darling, by the Carpenter's.

    Love the log on TV! That's the only way I could handle a fire in the house.

  2. Great song, love the idea of throwing a log on the TV. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  3. I may have to add this song to my Christmas mix. I have a bunch of faves (which I list in this post - There's nothing quite like spending some time with good friends and family around the holidays!

    Where did you get the fireplace DvD? I need one!

  4. I have a dvd just like that.We got it a few years ago and I swear the house felt warmer when it was on. Hubby and I had it on and the lights down low and some music playing,in walks daughter and said,"Well you pair have finnally lost the plot,I can't believe what I'm seeing" lol!! I like the song "It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas" and Saviour's Day by Cliff Richard or any of his many Christmas hits.

  5. LOL! Love that 'log' DVD! Let's see, what is my favourite Christmas would have to be 'O Holy Night'. It brings back a ton of really good childhood memories.
    Have a great Christmas Jen.

  6. lol.. I love the log on the tv..

    1. Don't let my husband hear you say that, he'll buy you one! It's his favorite thing to play with at Christmas...

  7. I love White Christmas by Bing Crosby. It's just such a classic. I'll listen to all of it though!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry Merry Christmas blogging friend.
    And have yourself a very merry little Christmas...

  9. Wishing you a very merry Christmas Jen!
    For the record, I'm a sucker for pretty much all Christmas music!

    1. It does get the toes tapping doesn't it?

  10. Okay, that log on the TV is the coolest thing I have seen in a really long time! I love it!

    Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night. I cry every time I hear it.

    Merry Christmas, friend!

  11. I haven't seen a fireplace TV. That is neat! My favorite Christmas song is Mary, Did you know? I don't know who sings it the best. I hear it at church and just love it.

  12. Ooo, I wish I were one of your girlfriends!

    My fave. Christmas song is "O Holy Night.

    Xxxxx Kiss

  13. Where did you get your fireplace CD? I want one! I love Josh Groban's NOEL CD. His "I'll be Home for Christmas" has real service members talking on it. Makes me well up. I love the melody of "The First Noel." So beautiful. I'm an Oh Holy Night fan too.


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