The Dancing Puritan

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Entertainment Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad
From the Sound of Music Soundtrack

On a lighter note today, what are some of my favorite Christmas entertainments? Not really any of the things listed in the Sound of Music song above!  Well, maybe "crisp apple streudels" and "girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes" since I have so many girls in my house and they all can bake very well.

1.  Amy Grant Christmas Music.  While Amy is somewhat of a controversial figure among Christians I have always enjoyed a lot of her music and especially her Christmas music.  She has done several Christmas albums (Get them all) but my favorite one is: A Christmas to Remember.

Check out Christmas Lullaby on this CD!

2.  Its a Wonderful Life.  I read a Facebook post a few days ago that actually declared that Its a Wonderful Life is boring.  Such a statment borders on criminal.  We watch this great classic each year--typically on New Year's Eve.  Not to be missed!

Always a fresh reminder of how blessed I am to have a family.

3.  Charlie Brown, Rudolph and the Grinch.  We usually watch these via video rather than the night they are actually broadcast.  And we throw Frosty in for good measure.

One of my favorite scenes; "Lets be independent together."

4.  Romance! Generally we are overbooked during the Christmas season. But every once in a while, the lights, the music, the atmosphere and The Song of Solomon--turns my heart towards romance.  One of my favorite Christmas romantic songs is, Baby It's Christmas, by, of course, Amy Grant.

Just before the big kiss!

Baby It's Christmas

...Let’s light a candle
put on some tunes
we’ve got til morning
to kiss and to spoon...

5.  Christmas With the Kranks.  I know that this is not a classic and it is real corny.  But for some reason--we always watch it.  In fact it is the first Christmas show we watch each year (around Thanksgiving).

6.  Family Worship for the Christmas Season. If you are looking for mystery, suspense, intrigue and action--well this is probably not the book for you.  However, if you are looking for some help in leading your family to worship God during the season, you might want to take a look.  Besides, how could I give a list of movies, television shows and music without some shameless promotion.  Just click below the picture to order!

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Merry Christmas!