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!)