Friday, December 9, 2011

The Soundtrack of My Life "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Scott Weiland"

With the holiday season upon us, it's hard to just ignore it. Well, it's not THAT hard, I've been known to ignore it year after year. This year my attitude has come up very often, and why? Because I'm actually celebrating the holiday and not running away from it. Maybe it's the California sun, maybe it's my 3 year old and his cute little voice when he says, "Oh! It's Santa!" I'm not sure, but I AM in the spirit this year - Ho! Ho! Ho! :)

For my hate of the holidays I choose to blame working retail for so many years. I also choose to blame a lot of other things for my dislike of this season and the cheery "spirit" that goes along with it.
But blame is a fun and tricky thing, because it's merely a blanket covering up the truth that usually leads back to ourselves. Yes, yes. It's ALL  me and this year I'm changing my ways.

For this weeks SOML pick I give you "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" a old staple of the holiday season and to freshen it up, I chose a version sung by... Scott Weiland. (Scott Weiland?! WHY Scott Weiland?!!)


Because I grew up on his music, because this is one of my favorite songs (the first Christmas song I ever learned to play on the piano for that matter) and I think mixing the two parts of my life are prime examples of the me that I am right now. The one that is LOVING the holidays in all it's great chaos.

This post is my Christmas Card to you, to all of you out there in the spirit of EVERY Holiday that we are or will be celebrating this month - May your days be blessed and your nights be warm and fuzzy.

And to quote the song: May your heart be light, may all your troubles be out of sight. Make the Yule-tide gay, may all your troubles be far away.

Every year we run around trying to find that perfect everything to make it just what we wish it should be, but here is what it comes down to:

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.  

Regardless of where you're at, who you're with, what you can or cannot afford - Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays from me to you. Please enjoy Mr. Weiland's version of a song I love so much. :)

(and have a wonderful day!)


  1. Ahh, one of my three favorite Christmas songs.

    I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit, but with the last six months I've had to endure, the Christmas spirit is hard to grab onto this year, but I'm hoping seeing my two kids' escalating excitement for Santa will help my heart be light this holiday season.

    Thanks for sharing this great song.

  2. And what, pray tell, are the other two?

    It's hard to get into the Christmas Spirit - people expect so much and after a while you just feel like a doormat. But with kids it makes it a bit easier I suppose. Seeing him excited makes me excited. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  3. My other favorite two are The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...), and That Spirit of Christmas by Ray Charles.

    Normally I'm one of those people who are in the Christmas Spirit by mid-November, but knowing that this will be the first of many Christmases without my brother makes it especially hard to get in the festive mood.

  4. OHMYGOODNESS it's like in Dr. Seusssssss'sssss 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' when the cute lil' Grinches heart grew THREE MASSIVE SIZES. YOU ARE GOING TO BE FILLED WITH SO MUCH HOLIDAY HUGGGGGS. know what I mean. Or, let me say HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    I actually teared up at the end because DAMN THAT SONG it ALWAYS makes me all misty-eyed. Thanks for the awesome post, my dear. And on a serious note, (even though it's early) wishing you and your family a very wonderful holiday ;)

  5. Bdub - I can understand that. Regardless of all the commercialism, this holiday is about family. I read your comment last night and waited to respond in the vain hope I would find some words of to help you - but there are none. Just know that you and your family are in my mind this holiday season.

    Kerri - Most traditional Christmas songs make me all weepy. I don't comment much, but they make all misty eyes hoping that it's a good holiday... I haven't seen the Grinch since I was a teen. I should take a moment to watch it this year. I wonder if my son would sit long enough to get through the whole thing (doubt it, but it's worth a try)!

    Thank you for the well wishes!!

  6. YES YES YESSSS watch the original one!!!! -- it's only a half an hour and GAH! I seriously love Theodore Geisel. Such a word genius. <3 <3 Oh, oh, oh I almost forgot --> hope your weekend is going great, happy Sunday!