Tuesday, December 19, 2006

At Christmastime...

There's no need to be afraid,
At Christmastime,
We let in light,
And we banish shade...

I was quite pleased to hear my favorite Christmas song today, "Do They Know It's Christmas," by Live Aid. I admit, I had been feeling disgruntled by local radio's apparent abandonment of one of the best tunes evah. Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit like Bono screeching, "Tonight Thank God it's them, instead of yeeeee-ooooou." Since it was fifty-something degrees I was able to open the windows, turn up the radio, and sing along loudly. Until the H-Bomb told me to stop that noise and put on "Bye Bye Bye." Much thanks to Margee for introducing him to boy bands. But I haven't heard "Christmas Wrapping", by the Waitresses yet, unbelievably. Yet I've heard Elvis' "Blue Christmas" about ten times? It's a sad state of affairs, New York radio.

I'm in a state of Christmas induced exhaustion. The only reading I've gotten done is some "The Office" Jim/Pam fanfiction. But don't tell anybody,'cuz it's kind of embarrassing. I haven't really read any fanfiction since I accidentally discovered the glorious world of Draco Malfoy/Ginny Weasley smut. That was an accident, I swear.

Anyhow, I'm unlikely to be around the next couple of days. So I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate (or don't celebrate, for that matter)! I leave you with some outtakes from a Christmas Card photo shoot. This year was not our best.

My husband decided to try and bribe them to sit, but then, of course, they wouldn't let go of the money.

Next week=The year in reading 2006. Oh, the excitement!


dancechica said...

LOL! It's hard to get children to settle down for decent pictures.

I use to be a huge Xena: Warrior Princess fan. When the show ended, I lived on fanfic. I haven't read any since then though.

Happy Xmas! :-)

dancechica said...

Err, Merry Xmas!

Anonymous said...

Hey your kids are adorable!

I LOVE that song, I had it up on my blog last week, that's the song that got me out of my Christmas funk, I put it on my Christmas CD and blasted the music all throughout my house! hehe...

Anonymous said...

If you think it's bad that I introduced H-Bomb to NSYNC, then you should hear him sing along with "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" while we're on the way to Target.