Wednesday, November 14, 2007

You know! Santa Claus, and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe... and presents for pretty girls...

Here in Denmark they don't have Thanksgiving or some type of harvest holiday that acts as a buffer between Halloween and Christmas so the holiday season legitimately starts November 1st. We've already had the release of the holiday beers and Tivoli opens for Christmas this weekend.

So I am unabashedly getting my Christmas on. And by that I mean Christmas music. I love Christmas music and it's nice to not have to be only secretly glad when I hear it before Thanksgiving - let alone play it on my computer. A little Tony Bennett, the score our church choir sang at our Christmas Cantata last December, and the soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Goodness knows it's cold enough and dark enough for it to be Christmas. The earlier the Christmas celebrating starts, the better.

2 comments:

Phil P. said...

I shamelessly listen to Scott's Cantata year round! I'm glad to hear someone else loves it so much--we're singing it again this year.

Rebekah said...

How cool that you're singing it again! It took me a while to love "In the Beginning Was the Word" because of the racking dissonance at the end, but it makes so much sense when you realize it's the musical expression of the incarnation. I love the last line - "And we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH."