Friday, December 21, 2012

My all-time favorite Christmas album is John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas.  I am by no means a country music (or John Denver fan) but I can listen to this album over and over again this time of year.  When I was little, it was the record my Dad always played Christmas Eve after we came home from an evening mass.  I have memories of sitting in front of a roaring fire, enjoying the music and peppermint hot chocolate, waiting for my Mom to put my youngest brother to bed, so that we could finishing prepping for Santa and putting together our tray{s} of Christmas cookies for breakfast the following morning.  When I was a little older and generally chose to spend all my evenings in my room, I remember if the house was quiet enough, I could still hear the music playing from the family room, downstairs below my bedroom - maybe I even left my bedroom door cracked open a bit for the occasion.  When my hubby and I started dating, and we would spend Christmas Eve with his extended family, I always made sure that I had a copy of the CD in my car for the ride home.  There was something about driving home in the quiet of the wee hours of Christmas morning, enjoying the peace and serenity of the music, coupled with the fog-muted glow of the neighborhood Christmas lights, that made the holiday seem a little bit magical.

I happy to be stealing a few minutes tonight to unwind and listen to my favorite songs - it makes me happily anticipate our long drive home this Christmas Eve.  I know that these few days before the holiday are typically filled with stress, and bustle, and maybe even a little bit of drama - here's wishing you a few quiet moments of Christmas peace to enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my all time favorite Christmas albums too and since my middle son's name is Zachary you can guess which song always makes me cry even though he's 44 years old now. yes I've been playing it that long! Merry Christmas to you and your family.