12.18.2011

Christmastime again

Seven days until Christmas, people.

I shared my Retro Christmas Pandora Station on here last year, and have had lots of requests for links to it but I swear I cannot figure out where to find one? And anyway this year I also have a Spotify playlist to share, which I named Merry + Bright and affectionately refer to the songs as, well, retro hokey. I want to make another, with traditional Christmas carols at some point but for now we are singing "Christmas Candy" and "Santa Claus' Party" and all is retro hokey happy.

I added so many ornaments to our collection this year, finding them and squirreling them away all Summer.  We have SO MANY fun vintage ones and flashing oversized bulbs and bubble lights.  Bubble lights!  Unfortunately I don't have many photos of all of this, because my laptop is dragging along, not uploading things, crashing and crashing.  I think this is a direct result of the ten million photos stored on the hard drive.  So I kind of brought this on myself.

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Not everything is out this year, because Hal is at such a grabby age.  But it IS our first year with a real live Christmas tree.  We used a 30+ year old artificial tree for years, until it was too shabby to reasonably put back in the attic.

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Seven days. Merry and bright.

17 comments:

  1. OMG, Erin! You're a wonderful singer! So adorable. ;)

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  2. your hair is so long and pretty! we always had bubble lights when i was little. they are wonderful. Merry Christmas!

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  3. oh,i love the owl.... merry christmas!

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  4. Such a beautiful voice Erin! My kids are like, "play it again, play it again!"

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  5. yes, yes. come over. steph will be here. we'll turn on all the thousands of lights on my twinkle-y, ridiculously big christmas tree, drink wine [or bailey's and coffee?!] and listen to you sing. every song.

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  6. Yours was my favorite video on there. Your voice is so great.
    Also...I want to be like you when I grow up. ;)

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  7. Oh yeah, and my favorite Pandora Christmas station is yours. Last night Jeremy asked me why we were listening to Grandma's Christmas. I smacked him ;)

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  8. LOVE your voice.

    Love your ornaments. This year we used so many of the husband's grandma's ornaments and my grandmother's bubble lights and I love it so much. We have nearly everything put out now and each year I say we should do it sooner, but it stays up until the end of January, so I guess maybe not.

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  9. You have a very Zooey vibe when you sing. I love it. You should sing more. For us. For everyone.

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  10. You? GORGEOUS. Your voice? GORGEOUS. Really for real, I mean that. I need a whole swonderful Christmas album.

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  11. seriously, Erin, you should be a singer. like a real, recording-albums, serious, singer. I would buy your cd's.

    also, I listened to your pandora station last year and love it just as much this year. what do you listen to when it's not Christmas?

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  12. Your voice is so lovely! Thanks for sharing this. :)

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  13. Helllllooooo lovely gorgeous amazing voice. I just want to listen to you sing over and over. Pure magic. xoxo

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  14. I love your voice! Your voice is what I imagine mine to sound like. But it's my dream. Beautiful. More songs!

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