Okay, so I can’t shy away from the fact Christmas is fast approaching any longer. I have a week until the day arrives.
I’ve spent the last month feeling miserable about the prospect of another Christmas without Mum and Dad. That hasn’t really changed. I know it’s going to be hard. But, what has changed is that I’ve decided to face it head on.
Ever since I can remember, my two big passions in life have been writing and music. Take either one away from me and I would struggle. Listening to Christmas songs has proved impossible, though. You see, Mum loved Christmas. She loved Christmas music. I hear a carol, and I’m five years old, sitting in the church, listening to the carol service with Mum. Or, sometimes, I’m a little older, and I’m singing in the school carol service or Christmas concert. They are such happy, warm, safe memories. They are memories of a time that’s forever lost. That’s why it’s been hard to listen to Christmas music.
But I’m not letting the darkness win. I have to decided to share with you my all-time favourite Christmas songs. Some are carols, but most of them are just songs from when I was growing up; songs we all listened to when we were opening our presents. I plan to share two songs every day, leading up to Christmas Day.
I would love to hear your favourite festive tunes, as well. Reply to this post with your favourites. You can even leave a link to your blog if you like. I’d love to hear from you.
My first choice today is the carol ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.’ This is my favourite traditional carol, but this version is a little less traditional. It’s beautiful, nonetheless.
My second choice today is absolutely beautiful. I’ve loved it ever since I can remember. Although, I looked it up and it was released in December, 1982. It’s one of those songs that make you drop whatever you’re doing and listen. It is ‘A Winter’s Tale’ by David Essex. (Plus, David Essex is kinda cute.)
So these are my choices for today. What shall I choose tomorrow?