Magic

Written by cycleguy on November 25th, 2012

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Some like to call me a big kid.  I accept that (upon occasions).  ;)   I was reading this post by my online friend Larry and realized someone had it worse than me.  I mean…I have had some select Christmas CDs sitting on my dresser, but didn’t start listening to them until Friday on the way home from Ohio.   I am going to highlight a song later in this post from what has become my favorite Christmas CD to listen to.

In my Thanksgiving post, I stated that I would be posting a Christmas post every day from this point until Christmas day.  I did that last year and it was fun…so much so, I thought I would do it again.  My posts will be wide and varied. Some will be music-oriented.  Some will be serious. Some will be downright silly.  Some will be memories.  Some will be my hopes for the future (Christmas wishes).    I would like to ask others to join me in this venture.  I will be posting every day except Saturday and Sunday, unless something strikes me.  My hope? I want this to be a fun time.  A time of reflection.  A time of observing.  A time of awareness.  A time of excitement.  Why?  Simple.  Many of us adults get so bogged down with tons of other things (many of them year long struggles) that we lose the magic that is Christmas.

SO JOIN WITH ME AND SELE WON’T YOU?  EITHER IN READING AND COMMENTING, OR IN WRITING A MONTH LONG SERIES OF POSTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS PAST, CHRISTMAS PRESENT, AND CHRISTMAS FUTURE AND ITS IMPACT UPON YOUR LIFE. 

Here is my first entry.  It is a song that sums up the “fun” Christmas should be.  Serious?  Depends on your perspective.  And before you ask: yes, this singer was an influential part of my music makeup during my youth and I still listen to his music.   :P   To see the lyrics (if you have trouble with them, click the “Show More” tab underneath the video. 

Will you join me?  How is Christmas fun to you? Did this video/song bring back any memories for you?

 

 

33 Comments so far ↓

  1. Tami Grandi says:

    I love Christmas BUT, I think too often it’s getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of it that makes me not enjoy it. This year I am determined to not let that happen. This year, I will share Merry Christmas’ with the store clerks as I check out and try to bring them a little holiday cheer (having been there it’s not always fun…) The big thing for me right now is making sure that I am giving extravagantly to those around me-not necessarily financially but giving of my time, my money, my talents, etc… and making sure those I come in contact with understand that they are the reason we celebrate Christmas because they are the reason our Savior was born that long ago night

    • cycleguy says:

      I know you love Christmas and it is good to hear your resolve to spread it in a different way. :) Just remember me. Hahahahaha, Love you and can’t wait to see you.

  2. Almost everything about Christmas is fun, but this song doesn’t really bring back memories.

  3. Daniel says:

    Christmas has not been something that I look forward to in quite some time. I do my best just to survive this time of year.

  4. Steve Martin says:

    I love Christmas, too. But what I don’t rally care for is the jumping right into it.

    The Christian calendar has the season of Advent before Christmas. So that we might reflect on our need and why He had to come, and to prepare for His coming.

    Then, Christmas.

    I know…I know…but I am a traditionalist and follow the Christian calendar..and not the secular calendar when it comes to Christian holidays (holy days).

    • cycleguy says:

      i am really more of a slow burn person myself. I gradually get into the “spirit” of Christmas. No apology necessary for being a traditionalist. :)

    • It is funny that you mentioned the Christian calendar and Advent. My son, a ministry student, got into this same discussion last night. I agree that we need to understand the importance of His arrival and prepare for His coming again. Many of us have forgotten that this is what we are supposed to be doing this time of year.

      I am usually a scrooge around this time of year with all of the commercialism thrown in our face, but I decided to join Bill in posting each day about Christmas to allow me to reflect on the season all month long and not just wait until the day of Christmas. BTW…thanks for the shout out Bill, I appreciate it.

  5. Zee says:

    I love Christmas (even though for me, Easter is more of a holiday than Christmas… I do realize that without Christmas there would be no Easter, but yeah…).

    Over here, it is different because we celebrate Christmas after New Year (on Jan 7) – so there are no presents, but more of a spiritual celebration. On December 25, we simply get together with the church family to share a meal all together and to have a worship service. The focus on food, presents, and “Christmas” trees is for the New Year celebration.

  6. tcavey says:

    I love Christmas and wish I could do the month long posts. Can’t wait to read yours. This is a great song to kick it off- very fun song, though I’ve never heard it before. Thanks for the smile :)

    • cycleguy says:

      Glad I made you smile TC. FYI: Tommy James was/is a pop singer from the 60s. You may have heard Crimson and Clover or Crystal Blue Persuasion or I Think We’re Alone Now to name a few. :)

  7. floyd says:

    How did I know that it was going to be Tommy James? I guess I’ve been around a while now!

    I like the fact that many people really try to be the people in their heart that God is calling them to be this time of year.

    I also like to stroll down memory lane like you, Bill. I think it helps shape our future.

  8. Susan says:

    I wish I could love Christmas.

  9. Vicki Hollowell says:

    This song reminds me of last Christmas’s fun when you introduced me to this CD. I was pleasantly surprised to hear this musical side of TJ,(voice just as good as ever) and still regret that when I decided to buy the CD I had waited too long and couldn’t find it to be in the $5 bin anymore at Walmart! :-(

    • cycleguy says:

      if I see it this year I most definitely will buy it for you. :) I could kick myself for not doing it then also.

      (Vicki is my sister-in-law and spent last Christmas in Indiana with Jo and me. Lord willing, she will do the same this year). :P

  10. I’ll be here, Bill! Looking forward to it. :)

  11. Bobbi Verostko says:

    I love CHRISTMAS !!! Song does bring up memories. Made me smile me also… “bob”

    • cycleguy says:

      Good to hear from you Bobbi. I do remember how you loved Christmas especially with the kids from PP.

      • Bobbi Verostko says:

        well I had to do it… I went from retirement to working a couple of days a week at ABC Preschool. Really wonderful people and I am having all the fun I want, with my stories, games and songs… and NO responsibility. Iasked that they call me “GRANDMA”- my new role. It is so cute…. some of them say “my other Grandma… meaning me….lol…I can’t give up the kids… Still working on getting my own songs published and hopefully produced with a fairly well known Christian Artist. We will see. Dean is trying to avoid open heart surgery . He has 2 upper valves leaking and atrial fib problems. so retirement is for him… and I go back to work…lol . BOB

  12. Debbie says:

    You had my daughter and I listening and smiling! :) I hadn’t heard it, but we kind of love all the Christmas music. :) Our local Christian radio station starts playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving. We love it!
    Thanks for leading us up to Christmas with these posts. I know it’s going to bless me and combat the ‘stress me’ things.
    God bless you!

    • cycleguy says:

      I am so glad I was able to bring a smile to your lips. It isn’t a song played much or heard much really. I am hoping to help lead people to enjoying christmas, relieving stress, and focusing on Jesus. Thanks Deb.

  13. My wife just found one of our old favorite Christmas CDs right before we drove down to see family over Thanksgiving. It was fun listening to it on the drive. It seems some years I’m really in the Christmas mood and sometimes I’m not. I think it actually has to do with how early I start seriously listening to Christmas music :)

  14. Jan says:

    LOVE what you said Tami! We, too have done a lot of soul searching about Christmas this year & are changing the way we give. GREAT song Bill, I really enjoyed it. My mom used to have a record album, now I know I cannot be the only one on here who remembers vinyl records :) I would play this album everyday until the New Year…The Ray Coniff Singers…..loved all those songs, I can hear them now, sadly the record is gone, but it leaves some great young girl memories in my heart. I can tell these December posts will be some of my favorites! :)

    • cycleguy says:

      That Tami girl sure has a good father don’t you think? LOL She is her own thinker for sure. I remember my parents like Ray Conniff but can’t remember the record. And yes, I remember vinyl. Hope you will enjoy the posts.

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