If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that my locale changed. Jordan and I are in Mexico for a few weeks, staying with my parents who live just outside of Monterrey in a town called Santiago. It's been a good break, and I'll be back with more details, but for now here's a little glimpse of what we've been up to.
I love Christmas music, and every year I await anxiously the arrival of December so that I can start playing it all day long. Here are my favorites Christmas albums:
1. The Steels - This Must Be Christmas
This is definitely the classic album of my family. The Steeles are a regional group from Minneapolis, so unfortunately I think this is a hard one to track down, but it's absolutely my favorite and it could not be Christmas without it.
2. Amy Grant - Home For Christmas
Another album I've listened to for a long time. It brings back lots of Christmas memories of puzzle working and singing.
3. Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe
Obviously, a newer addition to my list, and I have to admit that now it's one of my favorites. The album has some fun renditions of the usual songs, as well as some fun new favorites. Although, it should come with a "Mistletoe Warning" because he sure does sing about it a lot.
4. Glee - The Christmas Album
As a fan of Glee, I love of lot of the songs from the 3 volumes they've put out. Although, as with any of the songs from the show, I find it's hit or miss if I'll like it. Some of the renditions are superb, and some aren't.
5. Sting - If On A Winter's Night
I like this album to throw in a little something different to the mix. No Christmas classics here, but still a wonderful and interesting collection of songs.
What are your favorite Christmas songs?
Waiting for Thanksgiving is always a little torturous for me, since Jordan will not let me put up Christmas decorations (or listen to Christmas music) until that holiday has passed. I personally feel like this is a little unfair because honestly Thanksgiving is a little late in the year. This year it was practically in December. I'm considering moving to Canada, as I hear they have a more reasonably placed Thanksgiving.
Our decorations this year aren't super exciting for two reasons. One, we'll be traveling soon and won't actually be here for most of December or January. This wouldn't really have kept me from decorating except for the fact that we don't really own much in the way of Christmas decorations, and it seemed silly to be spending money on them now when we weren't going to be here. So I've made do with the few odd and ends that I had saved, or that I found in the attic.
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