Merry Christmas, everyone!
When I was growing up in New York City, we were one of many families who did not have a fireplace in our home, but thanks to WPIX-TV, we always had a Yule Log! Yes, people would sit in front of the television and watch a log burn (and damned if it didn’t seem just a bit warmer there)! Now I have a fireplace…and great memories.
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday, however you do (or don’t) celebrate it. Take a moment to give thanks for your blessings no matter how small, and take the time to reach out to at least one person you haven’t been close with in a while. Life is short, as we constantly are reminded, and I’m pretty certain we only get this one shot. Make yours count.
For many of us the holidays can also be a time of sadness and a reminder of personal loss. If you don’t have someone to bring you comfort at this time, I hope you can find some from within.
Now for ten holiday-themed songs…
“Father Christmas” – The Kinks
“2000 Miles” – The Pretenders
“Run Rudolph Run” – Keith Richards
“Christmas Wrapping” – The Waitresses
“Little Drummer Boy” – Bing Crosby, David Bowie
“Christmas Time is Here Again” – The Beatles
“Happy Xmas / War Is Over” – John Lennon
“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” – Roy Wood
“Run Rudolph Run” – Dave Edmunds
and last, but not least, the annual classic…
“Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” – Darlene Love