Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Do You Hear What I Hear?
I was listening to Christmas music in the car and felt all warm inside as the oh-so-familiar voice of John Denver filled my car with fond memories. It made me happy! It took me back to my childhood Christmases. But who is that singing with him? I know that voice, too. Who is that?!?!
I love Christmas music. All of it! It actually makes me feel sad when people say they hate Christmas music. How can you say that? Hate is such a strong word and "Christmas music" is such a broad topic ... it just makes no sense to me for someone to say they hate it all. I mean, really, the only person I would expect to say that is Bob Humbug. Or the Grinch. Seriously.
I love it all. I love the oldies and the new stuff. The serious and the silly. I love Nat and Bing and Andy Williams. I love how Dean Martin sounds more than a little tipsy (and a bit like a leprechaun) when he sings about Rudy the Red Nosed Reindeer. I even love to dislike poor little not-so-naughty Eartha who got nothing for Christmas because she wouldn't put out.
I just need to figure out who is singing with John Denver .... ?
I love it when they take me to church. I'll drive down every gravel road in the tri-state area trying to sing Silent Night like Stevie Nicks. When Whitney wants to know if I hear what she hears .... I hear it, girl, I hear it. When Mariah Carey tells me to fall on my knees, I truly feel compelled to do so. And when Rod and Mary J. start crooning about the three kings, Lawd, I'll raise my hands right up to Heaven whenever I hear that beauty. Which may not be a good thing since I usually hear it while I'm driving.
But who is singing with John Denver?
I love the silly songs, the meaningful songs, I even love the slightly disturbing songs ... "Say? What's in this drink?" I love that they make me laugh, and cry, and smile. Sometimes I feel pangs of nostalgia. Whenever I hear "It's Christmastime in the City" I remember the Christmases I spent in Madrid where a local shop owner tried to convince me that in Spain, there is no Santa Claus. What?! He said, "No. In Spain it is really the Dad." When I hear Aspenglow I always think of snowy car rides getting to and from "Christmas" in South Dakota. And no matter who sings The Little Drummer Boy, I remember moving the needle on an old record over and over until I knew all the words by heart.
I don't care if they sing about Santa, or the Little Baby Jesus, or presents or snow or lights or shoes or teeth .... I love them all.
I just need to know who is singing with John Denver!!!
I totally know that voice.
I know it!!
It's Kermit the Frog!!!