Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you are spending lots of quality time with your family and friends this season. We certainly will be doing just that over the next week! In this post and podcast, I wanted to establish a tradition here on Small Scale Life by rebroadcasting my reading of the poem “Twas the Night before Christmas.” My dad used to read it to my family when we were young, so in that fine tradition, I am posting it for you and your family to enjoy.
Reading this poem brought so many memories back from when I was young. This time of year was always a lot of fun for us: we would go sledding, make snow forts, have snowball fights, cross country ski and spend all day out in the snow. We would come home wet and cold, and warm up in the living room near the wood burning stove while drinking hot chocolate. Our wet boots, hats, gloves, and snow suits hanging in the basement laundry room (or wadded up in a ball near the laundry room - our boys come by it naturally).
Nothing says the holidays more than some of the classic songs from bygone eras. I have added three of my favorite songs to the end of the podcast. These songs are "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra and "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole. In this age of techno-modified singers, it is excellent to listen to these songs from the Golden Age of our country: when times and living were a little more simple.
In this day and age when we are so caught up with shopping, presents, dinners, parties and technology like our phones and social media, it is important to take a little time to stop and enjoy the people around us and the moments we share with them. That is my hope for you this season.
During this episode of the Small Scale Life Podcast, I discuss the following topics and play the following songs:
- list text hereIntroduction
- list text hereHistory
- list text hereTwas the Night before Christmas Poem
- list text hereA Visit from St. Nicholas Wikipedia
- list text hereTwas the Night before Christmas – UK Carols Blog
- list text hereReading the Poem
- list text hereClosing Remarks
- list text hereTraditional Holiday Songs:
- list text here"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby
- list text here"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra
- list text here"The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole
- list text hereClosing Song
Putting It All Together
From my family to you, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Always continue to strive to live simply: grow, explore and be healthy! May your 2018 surpass your expectations!