Share Your World for December 3, 2019

I didn’t forget! A little later than usual, maybe… These questions are from Melanie at Sparks from a Combustible Mind, where you can find the rules, if you’d like to play along.

What’s your remedy for the Holiday blues? Listening to funny Christmas songs, watching old TV videos on YouTube, and trying not to think about it.

Your favorite beverage During Christmastime or any other time of the year, it’s coffee. I like lemonade at dinnertime. Christmas always makes me wonder whatever happened to 7up…

This one has been asked before, but what’s your take on pumpkin spice? It’s good in pumpkin pie. Never tried it anywhere else.

Is there is a person or god connected with your holiday? This one. Do you believe in them? Absolutely. If you do not believe in these people or gods, does the celebration/honoring of that being, bother you in any way (e.g., ignored, dismissed, angry, etc.)? I pray my way, to the God I’ve known all my life. I don’t try to force my faith on anyone, and appreciate it when people don’t try to force theirs on me.

Share a song that you enjoy during this Winter season (whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, The Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa and so forth). Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride" as performed by the Boston Pops (and yes, I miss Arthur Fiedler).

See you in the funny papers!

13 thoughts on “Share Your World for December 3, 2019

    1. Leroy Anderson wrote lots of light pieces like that. People only play it at Christmastime, even though it’s not a Christmas song per se. Kind of a shame, because in January and February we could use it.

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  1. I saw The Pops Christmas concert many years ago. Keith Lockhart was already conducting though- still fantastic.


  2. Thanks John for sharing! You’re not late at all, so no worries on that score! The Pops rendition of Sleigh Ride is my favorite! I remember listening to this my whole life long!


    1. The Pops, especially under Arthur Fiedler, did a lot of Leroy Anderson’s songs. He also wrote “The Syncopated Clock” and “The Typewriter.” Fiedler was great: he took the music seriously, but never himself.


    1. I’ll probably never see them in person, but I’ve seen them on TV a lot, especially with Arthur Fiedler conducting. I love their rendition of “The Stars And Stripes Forever.” Even the Marine Band, who does a great job with it, doesn’t do it as well.


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