Christmas Season

Its December 18th 2009 and we are in the office all thinking, when will 5:00pm reach. Yeah, because we are closing office for christmas up until 4th January. How cool is that. My boss can be quite reasonable 🙂 oh my gosh, and we just got some serious bonus … excitement.

Anyhow everyone is lazed up, sleepy and looking foward to not coming to work as we discuss how Christmas was Christmas in the 90’s. Like you would actually know its Christmas from December 1st.

The advertisments : Such as the coco cola christmas track and train. The advert was on every 5minutes and the decorations on fast food shops and any available window…lol

The movie line up : It had christmas cartoons and movies marathon, like 24hrs. Oh, how I miss those days.

This was the movie marathon with various christmas cartoons lined up. This kept me in the house and so glued to the T.V.

There is no christmas without the home alone … that was just not practical. Need to get it on DVD now that I had the movies in tapes … hehe. If theres any kid who hasn’t watched home alone #somethingsquitewrong.

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” — Was also always been on the line up. The Grinch was ugly and really hated Christmas,  so he tried to take it away and prevent the rest from celebrating. I know people who hate this season, maybe now we’ve found a nickname.

Disney movies just got the better part of me, used to makes me want to go to Disney land, even now as a grown up. It just depicts happiness. Kept me glued to the screen all day.

This was my most favourite T.V classic both the movie and the animation. Once it starts it has to finish and I used to sing through their songs like theres no tomorrow. I loved and still do love it. I hope it comes on this year-round.

The Christmas carols

“Jingle Bells” Looney toons – sing along — i <3

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

“The Christmas Song” – Nat King Cole

Co-written by singer Mel Torme, “The Christmas Song” became one of the defining performances of the career of Nat King Cole. He recorded the song at least 3 times of which the 1961 recording is often considered the best. Sometimes the song is referred to as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” from the lyrics in the song’s first line.

“Jingle Bell Rock” – Billy Idol(2006)

“Jingle Bell Rock” was first released by Bobby Helms in 1957. It became a hit and has become a Christmas standard. Billy Idol recorded a version for his 2006 album Happy Holidays.

“Have yourself a very merry christmas” – Judy Garland (1944)

This song was introduced by Judy Garland in a poignant moment in the 1944 movie musical Meet Me In St. Louis. The filmmakers complained that the first version of the song’s lyrics was too depressing and commissioned a rewrite that became the most popular interpretation.

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer” – NSYNC

The story of Rudolph, Santa’s 9th reindeer, was created by Montgomery Ward employee Robert L. May in 1939. The story was adapted into song and turned into a hit by Gene Autry in 1949. Boy band NSYNC turned in their own jovial version in the late 1990’s.

This was my best of all times.

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him.
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!

“O Holy Night” – Celine Dion (1998)

“O Holy Night,” composed in 1847, has become a favorite carol for solo vocal performances. Celine Dion applied the huge sound of her voice to the classic song on the 1998 collection These Are Special Times.

This reminds me of christmas eve..this song is a must.

The christmas cards: Everyone gives you a christmas card even if you don’t know them…hehe its like they are in free distribution.

New clothes: Every christmas, my mum got me and my sister new clothes, even now at 22 she’s getting me clothes..hehe its a tradition. I think it’ll just stick.

Christmas parties: I think only our family doesn’t have christmas parties. Every other family I know always has something going on. If not travelling somewhere they are partying somewhere…serious food and drinks. Us guys literally jus chill. But when I get my family that is so changing.. I shall start the travelling and partying tradition.

Everyone is so generous during christmas. As in terms of spending, loving, caring. It’s just so amazing. It’s great Christ was born because everyone’s heart is just softened. That’s such a blessing. My friend Bobo already got me a christmas card and present…best bangles ever and they’ve stuck to my wrist now. Love you babe. Thanks a lot.

It’s a month of sharing, praying, giving, loving, receiving and PARTYING & Making MERRY. It’s such a blessing. Celebrate LOVE, LIFE & LIVING. GOD BLESS YOU ALL & HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU.

Signing off — *Kawi*