Lots and lots of hustle and bustle this time of year isn't there? Although I try to stay organized, there is only so much you have control over. I know I can't plan out every moment of everyday. In between the long lines at the post office, the insane rates of mailing a few cards overseas, in between the presents ordered and the presents not received(me starting to now panic) then there is the wrapping of presents and the baking.... thankfully, my work... most of it, is now done... just waiting on those few gifts I've ordered to show up at my door stop. We've been listening to music to keep the Christmas spirit alive. I've added our very favorites to my play list. So, go ahead, turn it on... if you wish and lend an ear! This year's favorite is "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" Have you heard it? It's been out since '53! "Where has it been all my life?" Is the question my kids are asking. LOL The girls can't get enough of it and I am just as bad. Sure to be a classic in this family as it always puts a smile on your face. Our other annul holiday favorite is "Dominick the Donkey... the Italian Christmas Donkey" Another silly song! It's been a favorite of my husband's and mine since we were little, growing up in Italian homes... you can now hear it played over the radio. We have the CD and it's on our iPods so we can listen over and over again.
All throughout the year, Dean Martin... the King of Cool, is a permanent fixture on our iPods. Always at the top of my list and Christmas time's no different. The smoothest, sexiest voice and smoldering good looks(they come through the airwaves.. you know) are hard to beat. I've grown up with Dino, as my kids will. My youngest daughter actually requested a Dean Martin CD last year for Christmas so she would be able to play it on her own, in her Strawberry Shortcake CD player... she was just about to turn three then. It still cracks me up. "Marshmallow World" is our favorite. When I was about six I began watching his hilarious movies with Jerry Lewis and the movies let to his music. By eight, I knew for sure I wanted to marry the man... I guess not getting the concept of the slight age difference. So, we keep the spirit by listening to Dino and Ella Fitzgerald and some Peggy Lee. Of course, throwing some silly songs in just for fun. Who's your favorite at Christmas?