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Daddy's Take: Home for the Holidays

So, the Holidays are upon us. Now, I need to make a disclaimer before we move on. I hate most Christmas music. I love Christmas, mind you, but the music makes me nuts. I chalk it up to having spent roughly 2 years working in the mall. (I know some of you out there are feeling my pain right now.) I worked in a couple of different clothing stores, and they each had in-store stereo systems. They each had the same collection of Christmas music. So, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, from early November (yes, that early) through mid January, I had to listen to the same 4 CDs of Christmas music. I firmly believe this is what's happening in Gitmo right now.

However I now have realized that with Pumpkin's first Christmas coming up, I have an overwhelming desire to sing her every single Holiday ditty I know! She has, if only temporarily, given me the joy of Christmas carols again (I owe you one Kiddo.)

I find myself looking forward to this Christmas more than any other I can remember. I get to wake up in my own bed, next to my lovely wife, and bring Pumpkin downstairs to open her presents. For a brief moment, I will not be a Crotchety Young Man.

It's a Christmas miracle.

- Londo

xxx

Comments

caramama said…
Yeah! Thank you Pumpkin! Because I love Christmas/holiday music (even after working 3 winters in a row in retail) and miss listening to it and signing it ALL the time! Now where did I put all my holiday CDs?
ImpostorMom said…
I woke up with "Here Comes Santa Clause" stuck in my head. Kill me now, please!

Boog has not brought out the inclination to sing xmas carols although I did break out the Chimpmunks album just to see his reaction or non-reaction really, he prefers Cake or Steely Dan. (that's my boy)

I did, however, download Barenaked Ladies xmas album, it's pretty funny.

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