Daily Archives: December 25, 2009

T.G.I.F. – Ten For Christmas!

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 holidaythemed 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


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