:: My Urban Eyes ::All that I see, and then some.
I'm listening to David Sedaris' "Santaland Diaries" (a must listen, by the way [click on the RA icon, starts at 4:20 in]) and it hits me--why it hasn't felt like Christmas. It's not a lack of merrymaking, or of Christmas trees or Christmas music (Bill O'Reilly should come here--Christmas isn't religious in Japan, so the word is everywhere). Nor was it a lack of presents (thanks for the cookies, Mom and Mark's Mom ^_^), or even snow (a quarter of an inch of snow is still snow, I guess). It was none of these things.
It was missing the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.
More specifically, it was missing the jazzy, piano laden "O Tannenbaum". You know the one, it usually plays when the kids are outside, maybe walking back with the spindly Christmas tree, wondering if they chose wisely. It's just not Christmas until I hear it--while shopping at the mall, on the radio station that changes to an all-carol format the day after Halloween, or when Charlie Brown realizes what the holiday is all about.
So, for me, Christmas was December 27th this year. Merry Christmas to me.
:: Kazen @ Always Doing 8:05 PM [+] ::
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I know the feeling, it really wasn't a Christmas-y Christmas over hear either for the same reason, I just couldn't watch the movies.
Let me know when you get your Xmas card from j&me! ok? I want to know if I typed the whole big address right.
Elizabeth, damn you're quick! I'm still sitting here at my comp! Hehehe.Post a Comment
I can't even check my mail until January 5th ~sob!~... so I'll let you know that it came through safely then.
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