Good Morning Turkeys! Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I sure did… and I am still stuffed. I will get into exactly what we did next time because today I am here to share something pretty magical!
Growing up, we decorate our house for Christmas on Black Friday – a.k.a. the day after Thanksgiving. We have never been ones to hit the mall or spend the day shopping. After a full day of giving thanks and stuffing our faces, my family has always liked to jump ‘on into the holiday spirit by putting up the tree and decorating the house with holiday music playing in the background.
This year, I have been more excited than normal to get the party started! I have been asking Scott if we can decorate the house ever since we moved into our new home just a few weeks ago.
Sadly, his vetoed the idea and I promised to wait until after Thanksgiving was over. Better than that, I am not even planning on doing any kind of decorating today. Instead, we are spending the day with Scott’s father and step-mother while they are still here. I guess the lights and tensil will have to wait until the weekend…
I may not be able to decorate yet, but I can certainly listen to all of the holiday music I want! Over the past week, I have been tuning into R&B and Pop Holidays Radio on Pandora. Like every day. I kept saying to myself “Oh, I love that song!” and finally took note of all my favorites. Hey, it is never too soon to start spreading holiday cheer in my book!
Holiday Favorites Playlist
For those of you who are decorating or spending the day at home, I wanted to share a playlist of my favorite holiday songs this year. Some are oldies, some are super oldies, and some are by artists currently on the charts.
And ladies, the *Nsync and 98 Degrees throwbacks are for you.
By the way, does anyone else automatically think of the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when you hear Mele Kalikimaka? I just could not help but add it to the list. The scene where that song plays is so classic.
If you would like to hear this playlist, you can always listen online.
*Please Note: Holiday music is tricky to find via playlist.com. Not all of the versions of my songs are available to listen to, so a few are missing and similar artists are substituted for a few others.
Questions of the Day
• When do you start playing holiday music? Anyone before Thanksgiving?
• What do you and your family normally do on Black Friday?