Lex Barrie


You know what I never understood? Why the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music is played as a Christmas song in the malls? What part of that songs screams Christmas to you? The movie itself only has one or two Christmas scenes at most. But neither of them last more than 3-5 minutes.

The scene in which Julia Andrews sings this song, starts with the children she is watching running around yelling about the lightening and the thunder from the storm outside. Andrews sings it to make her and the children feel better.

Again folks, I have no idea why that is about Christmas.

But there it was playing on every radio station being passed off as a Christmas song from a Christmas movie.

Although I will admit I would have rather listened to that song than, “Christmas Island”. I can’t begin to describe the feeling of listening to the same lyrics over and over at work, at least 3 times an hour, only to hear it when you go home playing on the radio.

I still have it stuck in my head.

I suppose we all have that Christmas song though that makes us feel good.

Mine are “Christmas shoes” and “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”.

The second song on my list is one I sing with my mom so it makes it extra special to hear it play on the radios in the morning while she does her makeup and I chat her ear off.

Good memories.

The first one though, I just love the meaning behind the story and the tune mixes together. It makes it sound so beautiful.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

I guess it really depends on the memories you have of the movie or of the time. That’s probably what makes these songs so special and so Christmassy to everybody.

So if you think about whiskers on kittens and bright copper kettles at Christmas, that’s okay. As long as you are with the ones you love, I suppose I could make an exception to this timeless classic.

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