Sam-Christmas Music

August 6, 2008 at 6:53 am Leave a comment

When I was a kid, I could only watch the Christmas specials (Charlie Brown, Rudolph, etc.) at Christmas.  It was sorta the same for the holiday tunes as well…they only played on the radio at Christmas and mom and dad only broke out the “Sing Along With Mitch Miller” albums at the holidays.

Leap forward to today and we can watch the holiday specials 24/7/365 thanks to DVD’s and thanks to CD’s/iPods the holiday tunes are always just a button away.

That is situation I find myself in right now in the car with Jackson.  For some reason, for about two weeks now, he’s been obsessed with Christmas music. 

For the longest time Jack and the twins have demanded Willy Wonka or Wiggles or Backyardigans music in the car.  Great…no prob…I made a couple of playlists and I was good to go.  Granted, it got monotonous to hear the Augustus Gloop song repeatedly, but I played along.

Now the twins are still stuck on Wonka, but Jack has moved on to the holidays.  Luckily I have about 150 Christmas songs in the iPod.  The catch here is that we only listen to about 30 of them.  If Jack doesn’t know the song, he wants to skip to one he knows…no What Child Is This, or Silent Night, or Ave Maria…but I have five versions of Rudolph and 3 of Frosty and 2 Jingle Bell Rock versions…yippee. 

I don’t mean to be a Grinch, but to me Christmas music is for Christmas time.  I know it’s at my fingertips when I want it, but I never want it until I’m in the holiday spirit and I’m not in the holiday spirit until the holidays.  I guess I should look at the silver lining here and grab a little summertime holiday spirit from Jack. 

I did ask him why he wants to hear it all of a sudden.  I assumed he heard a song somewhere or watched a DVD…but nope…it just popped into his head and now it’s stuck there for a while.  I’m sure in a few weeks we’ll be on to the next thing, but for now it’s Ho, Ho, Ho.

In case you’re keeping score, his favorite 3 songs right now are the Chipmunk Song and two from Benny Grunch & the Bunch (outta New Orleans) – The 12 Yats of Christmas and I Got a Used Kazoo for Christmas.  I don’t know if he likes those two for the music or just for the voices…maybe it reminds him of the way his Mimi and PopPop talk dawlin.var 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