December 17, 2010

The Only Christmas for Me

I’m such a sap, but this song gets me every time. Maybe it’s because my sweet home state of Tennessee doesn’t have too many songs that celebrate all it has to offer. Although “The Tennessee Waltz” puts a tear in my eye as well. When I was in the 5th grade, our class put on a Christmas program for the parents and part of it involved dancing to this song…boy/girl, each couple nervous and awkward making a circle around the gym. I guess every time I hear the song, I think about my eleven year old self, awesomely clueless as to what life had in store. And really, I still don’t know what to expect half the time…so not much has changed. But I hope I’m a bit less awkward.

I can’t believe we are just a week away from Christmas. Let’s make this next week last as long as possible by slowing down and really enjoying all the little things. The Happiest of Fridays to YOU!

10 comments:

  1. Oh Girl...I BELT this song any time it comes on in the car! They played it this morning as I was driving into work--TOTALLY made my day! I'm right there with you--It's the only Christmas for me!

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  2. I don't think it's cheesy at all.. so maybe that says something about me.. haha I LOVE this song... it always touches my heart. For four Christmases I lived in Canada and was not able to come home..those years this song REALLY turned on the waterworks. I think my husband and stepchildren were tempted to hide the CD. By the way, when it's time to get out the Christmas music (I have ALOT of Christmas music) this is the FIRST Cd I listen to, quickly followed by the Carpenters and Burl Ives. THEN Christmas can start at my house :-)

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  3. Oh, I choke up - LOVE IT! Do you also love Christmas in Dixie??? And of course, Dolly's Smoky Mountain Christmas. All my favorites!!!

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  4. Christmas in Dixie is AMAZING! We went to a Victorian Christmas thing a few years ago and I got very upset because the carolers asked for requests and then didn't know that song!!!! Enhance your reportoire ppl!

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  5. Pretty! I had not heard this one before. I posted a Karen Carpenter song, Little Alter Boy, because it brought a tear to my eye when I heard it on the stereo this afternoon. Great minds....;-) Wrapping presents like a crazy woman today, with a "break" to go in for Bear's Kindergarten Christmas party. Lordy, my poor noise-sensitive nerves needed a bit of "Christmas cheer' to calm down. Now it's back to wrapping with Tall Guy talked into taking the girls to see Yogi Bear up town at the theater (pronounces Thee-a-ter) ;-) I should be done, one way or another, by the time they get home! ;-) Hee hee. Here's to diet root beer and a "bit" of Kahlua!

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  6. You're not sappy at all! As for Ms. Grant, she's on my list. No one should look the same today as they did 25 years ago. Twit! LOL

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  7. Sweet song and I can't believe this is the last week before Christmas.

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  8. I cannot believe Christmas is almost here. I'm trying to slow down time too! I also LOVE "Rocky Top" and one of my ALL TIME favorite sons EVER is Dolly's "Tennessee Homesick Bues!" (Not Christmas, but still good ol TN songs!) Merry Christmas Kate!

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  9. I'm not even from the south and LOVE this song! Amy Grant has an amazing voice.

    Jo

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Lay it on me y'all!