Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gettin' ready for the Cool Yule

Took these shots when we trimmed the tree a few weeks ago:






I hadn't noticed Jonathan's progress until Aaron said, "Jeannie, look." And the sweet boy had put about 6 ornaments on THE lowest branch on the tree. Hilarious.

So, there's a lot of Christmas music out there and I'm trying to enjoy it, even if it's getting a little old on EVERY radio channel. Here's a few of my favorites this year:

Harry Connick, Jr. -- His album from the 90s When My Heart Finds Christmas is probably my all-time favorite Christmas album. This year, though, he came out with a contender - What a Night. There's a ROCKIN rendition of We Three Kings and a cool duet with his daughter, Kate.

Mercy Me -- The Christmas Sessions Beth W. - did you give me this? It's been one of our family's favorite albums. I just love the cover of the album with all their faces hidden in scarves. Very cool.

Faith Hill -- Has anyone else heard this song A Baby Changes Everything? I didn't know it was a Christmas song, so when I heard it on the radio, it took me completely by surprise. Almost brought me to tears. Amazing song, amazing voice. Whoever wrote it was a genius. Go get it on itunes right now!!

5 comments:

Beth Wilmot said...

Yes, I LOVE the Mercy Me Christmas one! Have heard the Faith Hill song a few times on the radio and it brought me to tears!

Kelli Jo said...

Oh I miss these guys! Is Greg a teenager?? He looks so much older in this pic. Poor Daniel with his skin reactions. :( I can't wait to see them in just about a week! WE LOVE YOU!

mordy said...

ok, jeannie, you need to find this song or someone who knows what it is. it starts like 'white christmas,' then the second verse is about praying for a person to receive Christ. it's an amazing song and you totally need to sing it. i can't find the name of it or who sang it...

Jeannie said...

hmmm, haven't heard that one, but i'm on the case!!

p.s. i also get a good chuckle out of adam sandler's happy hanuakah (sp?) and jeff foxworthy's 12 days of christmas...

Rachel said...

I'd never heard "A Baby Changes Everything" before I downloaded it today. You're right, it is a great song.

And Greg DOES look old in that picture! What are you feeding those boys?!

Have a Merry Christmas tomorrow and a Happy New Year with the Longfellows!