Each year our family appears to becomes smaller. Life takes us one and all to new places because of work demands. It also makes the creation of Christmas Memories all the sweeter.
Christmas can be at one house where all gather for merriment and laughter, or it can be at many houses depending on where everyone lives.
This year, Chris and I and my grandson, spent Christmas day with my oldest daughter Ann Marie Lisk and guests. The gift exchange is always a focal point of Christmas and all new Christmas memories get their start here.
Christmas Music makes an awesome background
The afternoon was spent listening, singing and commenting on
a history of Christmas carols.
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …” Nat King Cole, Vaughn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Harry Belafonte … the list played on as our favorite singers of our favorite Christmas carols entertained us evoking Christmas Memories of years gone past.
Feasting on Christmas memories of great food.
Every dish was home cooked right down to the dinner rolls and made even more delicious by the lively conversation evoked by each song. Can’t forget to mention that #1 Daughter Ann is an excellent pastry chef as well, from cookies, to butter tarts, to home made pumpkin pie. Sitting at her table is a virtual feast long remembered.
Musical Christmas Memories
The little drummer boy – was it the song, the message, the music? Or was it the drummer? Imagine the consistent beat of one chord played throughout the whole song? “Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum”
Who Wrote ‘The Little Drummer Boy?’
“The Little Drummer Boy” was written by classical music composer Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. Among the most popular versions of the song is a 1977 recording of “The Little Drummer Boy” pairing the unlikely duo of David Bowie and Bing Crosby.
Christmas Memories of a lifetime – The movies of yesteryear –
What are your favorite memory movies of Christmas? What actors bring
your memories to the future?
From the …
1946 classic – “It’s a wonderful life” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
1935 British fantasy film based on the 1843 novel by Charles Dickens, starred Seymour Hicks. A Christmas Carol.
Did you know A Christmas Carol was adapted in 1938 starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge?
Our all-time favorite, of course, was the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge .
Remakes seldom cut it once the impression has been created by unforgettable characters. Though it does make for lively discussion.
Christmas memories 2018
The greatest gift of Christmas has to be when family and friends get together, eating delicious foods and of course special gifts.
This year my favorite gift was a hand made quilt for our bed. There is so much love and work spent on creating a quilt never mind the material costs. This is a gift of pure love that will last for many years.
Thank you Ann for my special gift – love you too- and a wonderful dinner. Merry Christmas to all our family that were there and to those far away who called because your love helped create Christmas 2018- memories that will
last forever whether made in person and over the digital cell phones.
In sharing a part of our family Christmas, it is hoped it evoked good memories of your own. May each year be better than the last and the Christmas memories last forever.