Music Monday: Christmas Edition

December 21, 2009

i’m going to let you in on a little secret: i LOVE christmas. it has very little to do with the actual meaning of the holiday. it has very little to do with gifts. it has everything to do with what my family made it into. it has everything to do with nostalgia. it has everything to do with my late grandmother, Jane B. Sothoron, who loved christmas more than almost anything in the world. christmas was all 4 of her children and their children at her house, with a gigantic christmas tree, stockings for everyone, cookies for everyone, whiskey sours for everyone, and lots of coral-lipsticked kisses. i miss her so much, but especially this time of year. so, anyhow. here is my christmas edition of music.

My favorite Christmas song ever, sung by the one, the only, Mr. Bob Seger:

And Janie’s favorite Christmas song. Literally, this was blaring nonstop from the moment we walked in the door to her house and went on repeat well into the evening. Handel’s “Messiah.” It ain’t Christmas without a little Hallelujah.

Here’s another one I remember loving as a kid, sung by Nat King Cole.

And even though she’s a little batty, Mariah Carey is the queen of the modern Christmas carol:

Merry Christmas. I miss and love you so much, Janie. Hope you and Barb and Buddy are whoopin’ it up wherever you are.

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