Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Christmas Challenge Meme Questions Week 2
c/o of Michael
I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas challenge. It's Wednesday and that means it's time for some new meme questions...
It seems as if every recording artist under the sun records at least one Christmas song. For some, that song can define a career such as Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" or Elmo and Patsy's "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." There's a holiday song for everyone--from the serious music of cantadas to the comedy stylings of the Bob Rivers Christmas albums. This week, we'll take a look at the music that surrounds the festive holiday season.

1. Do you have a favorite Christmas song? If so, what is it?
Yes, John Lennon --- So this is Christmas

2. List your top five Christmas albums/CDs. (or you can go with songs, if you want)
a. Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
b. Brenda Lee - Rocking around the Christmas Tree
c. Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is You
d. Band Aid - Do they know it's Christmas?
e. Boney M - Mary's Boy Child

3. Is Christmas music played too much/not enough/just about right? Explain.
Well if you live in the Philippines, they start playing them in September so I guess it is too much. So by December you have Christmas carols oozing out of your pores.

4. Were you part of any holiday themed Christmas pageants growing up? If so, please tell us about one that is particularly memorable or stands out. Parents--tell us about one that your children have been involved in or will be involved in this year.
Ok this is like an embarrassing moment but what the heck I will mention it. I was one of the angels guarding the manger during a nativity play in one of the Christmas parties for the Embassy staff. This was way back when I was about 8 years old in New Delhi, India. I was wearing all white and the wings on my back were so heavy and kept falling off my tiny shoulders. LOL

BONUS - Is there just one song that you want to hear every year that really makes it feel like Christmas? If so, which song is it? Are there are any special instruments involved? (For example, I love to hear Carol of the Bells played by a handbell choir).
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Because it really is! :)

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