eleven pipers piping, twelve drummers drumming

Topic: Song and Music

We are huge fans of Christmas music. DW has a few Christmas music blogs she visits and downloads new-to-us music from. We have a red iPod Nano with a TON of tunes on it. Our favorites have been the same for years, but it’s still fun to get new ones. Our very most favorite is A Big Band Christmas.

Followed closely by A Charlie Brown Christmas.

We also have Elvis, Johnny Cash, and many more big band CDs. Some recent favorites include The Surfers Christmas from Hawaii (different, but so fun) and Sufjan Stevens’ Songs for Christmas (OMG I love Did I Make You Cry On Christmas Day… like I can’t tell you). If you’re into the indie scene like we are, you’ll also like The Christmas Song by the Raveonettes and The Spirit of Giving by New Pornographers (I’m not even religious but Joseph, Who Understood totally makes me teary).

Topic: Traditions Marching On

This is a good one as we are looking to start some new traditions. We bought a nice wooden Advent box that we will put to use next year when Monkey is old enough to understand it. My family always opened one gift on Christmas Eve, so I’m thinking we’ll probably do that as well. DW’s family does the brown sugar cookies for every holiday, not just Christmas. One thing DW’s family used to do that was fun was to buy for each other’s stockings. When I “joined” the family, I got in on that one and I always enjoyed both the giving and receiving of the little gifties.

Please share any traditions that you have – maybe we’ll steal one or more 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

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