This past week we've had the car radio tuned to a Christmas-round-the-clock station. Since I spend a large part of my day in the car, the tunes have been recycled numerous times and I've learned a few things:
*The Muppets singing the Twelve Days of Christmas is just funny. Actually, I don't know if it's the song or just Maya's reaction. She nearly hyperventilates at Miss Piggy's "FIVE GOLD RINGS..." Throw in Beaker on the Lords A-Leaping and the poor girl's beside herself.
*Abby has a strange affinity for "Santa Baby" which scares me somewhat.
*Madeline is all about the traditional. Santa Baby indeed. Give her Oh Holy Night and the Hallelujah Chorus.
*Adam rolls his eyes at Christmas songs but then hums them in the kitchen.
*The line "The logs on the fire fill me with desire...." makes me laugh every time.
*The Carpenters seem to have produced a whole lotta' Christmas songs. Ditto with Tony Bennett.
*And have you heard The Christmas Shoes? Based on the number of times it's cycled around our Seattle area station (way more than the Muppets Twelve Days of Christmas if you can believe that) it must be big. Call me Scrooge, but is it just a little too much effort to pull at the heartstrings? I find it rather gaggy.
So, there's a full docket of errand-running on my schedule today and if I'm lucky I might hear the Muppets. What song are you hoping to hear? Or not?
Oh, and speaking of Christmas songs, guess who WON our local caroling competition? That would be my girls, raising over 600 dollars for the food bank. Now that's some serious caroling. And see, on occassion Abby can part with money.