Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday Night Christmas Music 12.11.07



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Three Snowmen in DC....
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Tonight's Music is Nat King Cole. This was my first slow dance, I was three, had fluffy pink bunny slippers, and my grandfather let me stand on his shoes.( It was the same year I heard the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.). Sunday Nights were Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and Ed Sullivan. And before and after dinner my grandparents would put music on Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Elvis, Big Band Music.......But to this day even in Summer I listen to Christmas Songs.

14 comments:

WeezieLou said...

love the psychic visuals!

enigma4ever said...

thanks Weezie....like a bit of music....well if you need a double dose of Soulfood...music....head over to Blogroll and scroll down to the ENIGMA CAFE....there is more...

Fran said...

My youngest son was a huge Rudolph fan (the movie with Burl Ives as the snowman, Clairese the doe, Abonimable snowman, Yukon Cornelius & the Island of misfit toys....Yes, he played the tape over & over all the time....even in the summer. We had to at some point cut him off, so he could take a break & enjoy it again in winter.

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Larry said...

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Ralph Marston

Renegade Eye said...

I like the Christmas songs, written by entertainers as Mel Torme, as opposed to traditional.

For goodness sake, I miss variety shows. I like the format where the host, is talking to the guest, and suddenly they both sing. They sing not to plug an album.

Mary said...

Sweet remembrance.

deuddersun said...

Didn't Meatloaf come on the scene in the '70's? LOL! I, too, love the old Christmas songs. Sirius Radio channel 2 is playing all of them. I go back and forth between channel 2 and the Sinatra channel.

I still have the cardboard manger and plaster figures my Mother bought before I was born. Have to get a pic and post it. I think she bought it at the 5 & dime.

d.

Mary Ellen said...

fran- My son (who is 17 now) used to love the Rudolf movie and also Frosty Returns, which he called "Frosy Forturns".

I also love the way kids will sing Christmas songs and mess up the words or sing as they hear it. When my daughter was little she used to call "Oh Holy Night", "Oh Nightly Barn". I think of that everytime I hear that song.

I like Christmas music is small doses. I'll listen to it while cleaning my house near Christmas time or decorating the tree...but that's it. Maybe it's because I worked retail during Christmas time when the kids were young so I could have extra Christmas money for their toys. Hearing Christmas music almost everyday for eight hours straight is enough to drive you mad.

enigma4ever said...

deud: good to see you....ahhh, the Manger scene..good for you...and that would be great- I would love to see a picture of it....( I wish I still had those fluffy slippers)....

Mary: hey there....I always think about dancing with him when I hear Nat King Cole...

Renegade: I love those old shows, Mike Douglas, and Merv Griffin all of them, and when they sang....( and you are so right- they were not plugging albums)

Larry: oh , that is a wonderful quote...I might have to use it on a post ;-)

Anok: oh you are wonderful and you can promote your blog here anytime- you are in my Blogroundup on Friday so I would be happy to share the word....and you nominated my humble little blog for awards, oh my.....

enigma4ever said...

Mary Ellen : you son is close in age to mine- he too loves Rudolf, esp.the Yeti, but nope he can not watch Frosty, makes him cry, makes his mom cry even more( we are such saps)....always the Yeti...omg Christmas Music eight hours straight would drive anyone bonkers....

Fran: yup...Rudolf , big hit....and the Charlie Brown Christmas special....and the BEST is the Opus Christmas movie...it is our absolute favorite...

D.K. Raed said...

I don't recall the exact song, but the first slow dance I remember was a Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by our church. My mom shamed my dad, who never danced, into taking me, so I wouldn't feel left out. Of course, I knew less about these formal slow dance steps than he did. We ended up tripping all over each other & laughing ourselves out off the dance floor. I think I was about 8 or 9 yrs old. Even today, when I try to seriously slow dance, I crack up & literally TRIP the Light Fantastic!

Christmas music is confined to the season for me, but my husband could happily listen to it year-round. He likes all the classics, Silent Night being a favorite (no matter who sings it). I always hated The Little Drummer Boy until I heard/saw David Bowie's redux with Bing.

I'm afraid I'm a grinch on xmas movies, too, but still enjoy "A Christmas Story" about the Red Ryder BB gun (you'll put your eye out, kid!). It reminds me of my brother.

Dusty said...

You old softie..Christmas songs in the summer? ;)

enigma4ever said...

Dusty: hey there, good to see you......yup... ALL year Christmas songs...( it was why my son finally got an IPod- so he would not have to listen to me...)

Dk...I loved hearing about your father/daughter dance...so sweet...funny....and hmm, movie wise for sure a Christmas Story...but there are some other ones that I love...there is one about Opus that I need to find the name, and also MY fav is "Mixed Nuts"...rent it if you can...it is wonderful- has Steve Martin in it...I also Love "Prancer" ( Sam Elliot in it...)