By the time you read this I will be in Paris! Yep, for reasons known only to her, my Aunt decided to take the entire family to Paris for Christmas and who were we to say no? So about 10 of us are piling into a barge on the Seine for 10 days. That, and the fact that I don’t have to put up and take down decorations is the best it will get all year.
All the bad news can wait because IT’S FUCKING CHRISTMAS !!! I am giving it my all this year because I know that I will have to white knuckle the rest of the winter hunkered down like a fucking hermit until the sun shines again. So, Christmas cheer we shall have.
I like the whole thing – Santa, reindeer, songs, gaily wrapped packages, cookies, lights in the neighborhood, all of it. I have never gotten past the kid stuff of it. I have been known to have Christmas tree and house lights up until March, when I finally realize that my Mom isn’t taking it all down for me. I have also been known to move the whole thing right to the garage intact except for glass ornaments. Those I manage to get into a box because stepping on little bitty bits of glass while I am still hibernating sucks.
This year, though will be bit of an adventure. I have never spent Christmas away and it has never really occurred to me to since Christmas plays out the same way each year and I enjoy it. I did have Thanksgiving dinner at the Armenian Ambassador’s house in 1995, which was very nice. That was work-related though and my plans changed. The Christmas lights in Paris are supposed to be stunning.
So, the Merriest of Christmases and Happiest of Hannukahs (I think that’s over?) to all of you that check in for some music sharing and the occasional political scrum. It will be 2018 before you hear from me again.
- Tidings of Comfort and Joy – Play happy and joyful songs. Songs that make you feel good and, um, joyful.
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Play all your favorite Christmas songs. I like them all, from Burl Ives to metal. I will be able to access the songs on my tablet, just not post.
- 12 Days of Christmas- Not this year! No one’s getting shit, I’m saving my money for
Paris fashionsbread, wine, cheese and coffee. Play some Grinch-y humbug shit and odes to Ebenezer Scrooge.
Here is the Christmas Playlist:
Thrill – Baby It’s Cold Outside
WVR – Santa Baby!
Santino – You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch
JDPS – Christmas In Hollis