this week involved the setting up of our christmas tree
(twice, since the first time morty knocked it down)
and decking our halls with our small
(but slowly expanding)
collection of christmas decorations.
our stockings (plus a new mini one, for mort!)
my beautiful angels (some holding candles, some on the tree)
wreaths & door decorations
all went up,
accompanied by many
hot apple ciders & eggnog hot chocolates,
tchaikovsky's nutcracker suite
and vince guaraldi's a charlie brown christmas
i sadly realized that my collection of christmas albums
is even smaller than my collection of christmas ornaments,
(we have a vintage techniques record player
and paul's veritable collection of records,
but no holiday vinyl!)
and i am determined to find some amazing holiday records
during our record-finding trip next week to toronto.
here are a few i'd love...
ella (fitzgerald) wishes you a swinging christmas
adam sandler's eight crazy nights
nat king cole's the christmas song
ella & louis singing i've got my love to keep me warm
glenn miller's in the swinging christmas mood
...and here's one more just for fun
(is it terrible that i want to live in a gap commercial
just a little bit during christmas time?)
it's now less than two weeks until we travel home
and i'm starting to feel the excitement...