9 Responses to “It’s Monday…”

  1. RG December 4, 2006 at 9:45 PM #

    I’m the same way Angie. When hubby has the day off-even if he’s just quietly watching tv-I have a hard time writing.

  2. Eva Gale December 5, 2006 at 10:56 AM #

    Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Wishes you a Swinging Christmas is hands down the best.

    Second is The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Boogie Woogie Christmas. It has the best rendition of Baby it’s Cold Outside I’ve ever heard. It’s with Ann Margaret, and she is perfect for it.

    Third is the Rat Pack Christmas. πŸ™‚

  3. May December 5, 2006 at 2:58 PM #


    A few years ago, my dad had a few weeks leave that he took at the end of the year, and we didn’t go anywhere.

    My mom kept complaining that he got in her way and she couldn’t get anything done.

  4. Charlene Teglia December 5, 2006 at 3:38 PM #

    Two of my favorites are Manheim Steamroller’s Christmas CD and Harry Connick Jr., When My Heart Finds Christmas. Have fun with your party!

  5. Colleen Gleason December 5, 2006 at 4:09 PM #

    I love Christmas music!!

    My favorites are Harry Connick Jr.’s When My Heart Finds Christmas (his version of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” is my favorite!), and also the old Johnny Mathis album The Sounds of Christmas.

    But my very favorite is Rob Mathes & Friends’ album Christmas is Coming. It has the most beautiful versions of songs–jazzy, spiritual. The best track is “William the Angel”. Actually, they’re all good.

    You can only buy the CD used…but trust me, it’s worth it. Best Christmas CD ever.


  6. Amanda Young December 5, 2006 at 9:34 PM #

    I’m probably going to be seriously made fun of, but I like Elvis’s Christmas album. I guess my mom played it so much over the years that I just expect that one to be on. It’s not Christmas for me without it. πŸ™‚ :happyholidays:

  7. Sydney Somers December 6, 2006 at 11:31 AM #

    I actually thought the same thing on Monday. My hubby had the day off too, and it messed up my routine. And I can sooo relate to the guilt thing. Like the last thing I should be doing is touching the pc.

    As for xmas music, no set favorites now, but I remember my mother always used to play Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s xmas one every year. I can never think about Christmas music without thinking of her cranking up volume on that tape. :Christmas:

  8. Racy Li December 6, 2006 at 11:40 AM #

    I second Charlene’s recommendation! I LOVE Mannheim Steamroller. Their modern take on Christmas classics is excellent!

  9. Angie December 6, 2006 at 12:03 PM #

    I actually own at least three Mannheim Steamroller cds, I just need to find them because I never transferred them to my computer!

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