25 Days Of Christmas Music 2021: Day 3

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to the countdown.

Day 3

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Kenny Loggins released his debut solo album in 1977. He had already charmed the world with hits like “House At Pooh Corner”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Danny’s Song” and others during his years partnered with Jim Messina. But Loggins had many more songs to write & sing on his own including today’s from his first record 44 years ago. It has become a seasonal favorite despite having to struggle to find it on the radio each year amongst the tunes that are played several times a day.

I can listen to today’s pick all month long & not come close to getting tired of it. It may only mention the holidays once in the lyrics but going home for them, even in the figurative sense by honoring the people & the traditions we love, is a journey most of us take this time of year whether we want to or not. And as bittersweet as our memories may be, going home should be celebrated just like the song says.

Whenever I find myself too all alone,
I can make believe I’ve never gone,
I never know where I belong,
Sing me home
“.

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Kenny Loggins circa 1978. (Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

Kenny Loggins: “Celebrate Me Home” (1977, written by Bob James and Kenny Loggins).

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!!!

Christmas Songs of the Day 12 & 13

Hello, Vixens!!!  Sorry I missed all of you yesterday but unfortunately, technical difficulties prevailed.  Ugh.  So first, let me wish you a happy Winter Solstice!!!  Two, to make up for missing yesterday, I will share two favorite holiday tunes with you today!!!

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Source:  Heartfelt Finds 

Up first is a familiar song that has closed out two of the most famous Christmas specials out there:  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s A Wonderful Life“.  So many people have covered this tune so I have too many favorites to list here.  But this year I have been listening to Amy Grant’s version of “Hark! The Herald Angels” the most.  Not a lot of bells and whistles, just her voice strong and clear and in the same version I remember best from my childhood.  Sometimes simple says it best of all 🙂

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Source:  entertainment.caller.com

Next is a more modern song (despite the fact that it came out almost 40 years ag0) that almost instantly became a holiday staple from the minute it was first released, despite coming out in April not December.  For anyone who has ever been away from home for an extended period, from service men & women to college students to married couples who moved away from their families for various reasons, this song welcomes them all home and more.  It’s Kenny Loggins with “Celebrate Me Home“.

Please remember I do not own the rights to anything, I am just sharing my favorite music with you.

Enjoy!!!

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Source:  allmusic.com