Anticipation

January the 6th!   Seriously though, I think this year it is going out for Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at the Ramada Hotel.¬† We seldom go out for a family meal and it will cut out on family stress for cooking the meal. It is for the second year in a row I am … Continue reading Anticipation

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All Mod Conned

  Christmas is busy and expensive time when at home, I'm not sure I would want to make it even more busy and expensive by going away for Christmas. A friend of mine, who for the sake of this article I will call Dennis, often goes away for Christmas as his attitude was that Christmas … Continue reading All Mod Conned

Tinselitis

  My decorations tend to go up either Christmas Eve or 23rd December. I don't go excessive, I have a wreath on my door and I usually decorate the hall, living room and dining room which are the main places people will be visiting. The Tree goes up in the living room and Nutcracker's decorate … Continue reading Tinselitis

Blue Xmas

Some festive Jazz for Christmas Eve Bill Evans: Santa Claus is Coming to Town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohFNLF_8Dik&list=PLBjqLuLblfq5eCMl8folMyEKaI4ZEOjDF   Charlie Parker: White Christmas (airshot) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrIHEdKa0x0 Dexter Gordon: The Christmas Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrGAXWNdlZc "Champion" Jack Dupree- Santa Claus Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aSbP5Jibk Louis Armstrong: Christmas in New Orleans   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVFEadOKBYE Fats Waller "Swing dem Jingle Bells" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm3VNxRM0g4 Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman: … Continue reading Blue Xmas