One of the best things at about Christmas for the past few years is that now that my son is older, I’m not up all night putting together train sets or assembling bikes together all night on Christmas Eve. And i always had to start setting up toys late at night because he is truly my son; sleep is a precious commodity and always comes to him late. We used to marathon some movies till he finally would start to get sleepy. But you know, the older they get, the more time they spend away or up in their room. That’s why I was surprised that when I asked him if he wanted to look at The Polar Express with me last night, he actually said yes.
I’m not Scrooge, but I’m not known for my festive holiday spirit either. Blame that on the sun; a Vitamin D deficiency kicks of the Winter Blues (Seasonal Depression to the knowing) in me. It’s been worse with all the losses in the family, and I’ve had to make sure that I didn’t inject my feelings on everyone elses good cheer.Last night, though, sort of revitalized my Christmas spirit. Thanks for the early present, Dare.
So today, enjoy your friends and family, and a few traditional and not so traditional Christmas caroling.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Christmas Blue- Ramsey Lewis Trio
Deck Us All with Boston Charlie- Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Merry Christmas, Baby- Otis Redding
Christmas is Coming- Vince Guaraldi Trio
Rudolph, the Red -Nosed Reindeer- Pony Poindexter
Here Comes Santa Claus- Ramsey Lewis Trio
Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental)- Vince Guaraldi Trio
I Wanna Spend Christmas With You- Lowell Fulson
Blue Xmas (To Whom it May Concern)- Miles Davis