Hi, Everybody!!! Welcome back to the countdown.
I follow a lot of unbelievably talented & creative women on Instagram, and since their pictures are so beautiful, I wanted to share a few with you.
Courtesy of Julie @ Little Farmstead
If you like simple rustic farmhouse elegance, then you need to visit Julie’s Instagram page, @littlefarmstead. Her neutral palette is punctuated with natural elements and lots of texture. She also shares life on her farm with her beautiful family. If all that were not enough, this year they added a few baby doll sheep to all the fun. And yes, they are as adorable as they sound. Visit her IG page to see them & the rest of her pretty pictures. Thanks, Julie, for letting me share your picture!!!
Now to today’s song.
Remember when we were kids and we had to wait ALL YEAR to watch the Christmas specials-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and my all time favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas? Once a year was never enough for me. I hummed the music all year long, danced the same dance as all the characters did when no one was looking and replayed the ice skating scene over and over again in my head in the middle of the summer when winter seemed years away.
Over the years I bought the corresponding book, the DVD and the music CD. I probably watch the special on average once a month and I never tire of it. When I am having a bad day and cannot adult another second more, I climb into bed, get under my covers and escape into that beautiful world of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the rest of the gang. And after 30 minutes in the safest most perfect world I have ever known, all becomes a little easier in the one I have to live in. And I make no apologies for that.
Here is my favorite song from this heartfelt special along with a few covers that deserve honorable mentions.
The Peanuts by way of the Vince Guaraldi Trio: “Christmastime Is Here” (1965).
Anita Baker: “Christmas Time Is Here” (2005).
Shawn Colvin: “Christmastime Is Here” (1998).
Diana Krall: “Christmastime Is Here” (2005).
Kenny Loggins: “Christmastime Is Here” (1998).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!