Thursday, November 30, 2006

Christmas Song Meme, Cuddles and Other Such Nonsense

Tagged by Dr. Anonymous, I've been asked to list my top five favorite Christmas songs. No small task, but I'll try. I can't possibly limit the best ones to five. Dr. A wanted to get his finished before he tired of holiday tunes this early in the season. I'm just the opposite.
I'm already tired of them. I won't even listen to the radio station that plays them. It's totally annoying to me. (I know I'm a professional musician and shouldn't say such things but seriously folks, they've been playing since Halloween.) And I sing them all day long in my work!

Soprano Scrooge will now try to get in the holiday spirit and finish this musical meme.

You might want to visit my Dating Site today.
I've debunked the mystery known as cuddling.
With all this mistletoe hanging around, it could be helpful.

Or not.
Mim's Top Five Christmas Tunes

1. "Let There Be Peace On Earth"
(big surprise)

Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be!
With God as our Father, brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.
With ev'ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!

Written by Sy Miller and Bill Jackson

(I hesitate to do this but I'm including a link to this song to remind you of the melody in case you forgot. I hesitate because it sounds like a carnival tune played by a very drunk accordion. This canned rendition is seriously scary (but lightened my mood!).....maybe I'll find another one soon that is better. Shouldn't take long
Where is that button??! I can't take anymore.

The fermata (that's the loud longer-than-usual glaring chord before the refrain starts yet AGAIN) makes me burst into laughter. I swear I hear a kazoo somewhere. Thankfully, the tiny little conductor inside the MIDI has mercifully decided NOT to prolong this agony. Click at your own risk. (and whatever you do, don't listen to "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" at this site. It sounds like a honky-tonk saloon and is played in two different keys (at the same time).
My apologies to Miller and Jackson

#2. "My Grown-Up Christmas List" (David Foster/Linda Thompson)
Recorded by Kelly Clarkson/Monica/others
Lyrics HERE

3. The Prayer (
Andrea Bocelli w/Celine Dion)

4. What Child Is This? and Mary Did You Know

5. Silent Night/Stille Nacht
 Now...where's the mistletoe?
I hereby tag: Tom, Madd, SilverNeurotic, Epiphany Alone
Please tag five others and return your meme to me.
I think I'm in the spirit now.


Dr. A said...

Thanks for your list. I appreciate it. The fun part is trying to follow the meme around and reading other people's lists.

BTW, Edwin McCain is great. I've been listening to his music for a while. Great choice!

Finally, I do like the new look and color scheme of the blog. Thumbs up!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

A little Moroccan hello to you. Christmas? Bah humbug I say (just kidding of course - you know I have wee ones who passionately believe in Santa and chew on their pencils at night writing their list to him and worried that they might have been a tad bit too naughty this year).

I can't leave a comment on your cuddle festival it appears. Have you taken off the commenting function...worried that those spelling challenged men will hunt you down...

SGT DUB said...

Mimi, I apoligize for interupting the Christmas spirit, which I am all about just as soon as Thanksgiving is over, I'm a firm believer in holidays in order. If you would do me the honor, I have posted a peace globe on my site that I would like to give back to you. It is dedicated to a fallen soldier. Thank you.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I never mind being tagged. Complaining is just a part of say, my charm.

Bond said...

OK MIMI - The tag from Wednesday is completed on THE COUCH

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

It is done.

Mimi Lenox said...

Hi Dr. A. I love Edwin McCain as well. I'll try to get all the memes in Music Meme Central as we go. Thanks! It was fun.

Mimi Lenox said...

Hi Maryam...I think the comment function is fixed now. Hope you are having a fab day.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sgt Dub...What a honor to find this globe from you. I will get it added to the collection and tell me readers about it as soon as possible. Thank you so much. Peace to you.....

Mimi Lenox said...

Yes, Bud. Your charming complaining is kind of cute.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond....I can't wait to read it. Thanks!

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