Saturday, November 8, 2008

"It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"

Last night at 5:00 pm my favorite Radio station (K-EZ 99.9) started playing Christmas music! They are the Holiday station, and will play only Christmas music from now through Christmas. Woo Hoo! Those of you who know me, know I love all things Christmas! I know some of you (you know who you are, and I love you anyway) think it's too early for Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. But I say it's never too early. (I would put up my decorations before Halloween if my husband would let me. I'm a freak, I know.) But, even in the summer in Phoenix, when it's 120 degrees, if a store is having a 'Christmas In July' sale and you hear just a snippet of Jingle Bells, it just lifts your spirits and makes you happy.

The other day John, Kyle & I walked into Sams Club and I actually clapped out loud because they were playing Christmas music. I came home the other night and my girls, all excited, said "Mom, we saw two Christmas Commercials!" Because they knew that would make me happy. I've told my family, that no matter what time of year it is when I leave this earth for heaven, at my funeral they have to play "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" as my final song, or last words, to all my family and friends. "It's the hap-happiest season of all!" and it's starting. I love it. Yeah!


stefanie said...

I haven't heard anything on the radio yet, but I have seen some Christmas commercials. I love the music too...always on the lookout for good cds I haven't heard before. What are your favorites?

Star Forbis said...

Oh, I love it all! The two new CD's we've gotten this year so far are Faith Hill and Cheryl Crow, both are really good. I love Aly & Aj's Christmas CD, your girls should like that too. And some others I like are Gloria Estephan, New Song, Point of Grace, there are too many to name. My Favorite Christmas songs of all time are "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Silver Bells", and "Where are you Chirstmas" (by Faith Hill for 'How the Grench stole Christmas' movie) I love Mariah Carrie's version of "Santa Clause is coming to town" I hope your not sorry you asked! ;)
Happy Listening!

stefanie said...

Heard your song on the radio tonight!

I have to check out your suggestions. Last year we bought Let it Snow Baby, Let it Reindeer by Relient K because it's such a clever title. Liked it too. Good King Wenceslas is hilarious.

My fav's are Kathy Mattea (the one with Mary, Did You Know), and John Denver, and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Christmas album from my childhood.

And just about every time I hear any version of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - I cry.