Christmas Advent Blog Adventure, day 3 (and kitty pictures)

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

First, I must apologize for this late-day post.  Our power went out at 4:00 am (apparently it was very windy, although I didn’t really notice at our house) and did not come back on until after 6:30.  This threw off my entire morning, since I could not make coffee or access those there Interwebs, so I slept in instead hoping beyond hope that the power would come back on in time for me to have a hot shower (not in complete darkness) AND a hot cup of coffee before heading to work – and it did, so I managed to get to work clean, coffee’d up, and more or less on time.

Anyway, back to our Advent Calendar.  For today, the two topics I will explore are:

From the Christmas Postathon (  Christmas lights.

And from the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (  Christmas music (what songs are your favourites, etc.).

I kind of covered the Christmas music yesterday.  I like all kinds of Christmas music, although traditional carols and songs are my favourites.  I can be pretty picky about which “covers” I like though.  A couple of old favourite traditional albums (yes, they were originally albums) are Eugene Ormandy’s Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Brass Christmas album.  Then of course there are classic Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Mel Torme, etc, as well as every Jazz Christmas album ever made (special favourites include Oliver Jones and Winton Marsalis).  More modern choices include Chicago’s Christmas albums (I’m a sucker for Chicago) and the Manhatton Transfer.  I have them all on my Christmas playlist!

Ormandy Philadelphia Brass

As for Christmas lights, I like them but we don’t have them.  Every year we talk about putting lights on the house, and every year we don’t.  We can’t even use the cold and snow as an excuse any more.  Just lazy, I guess.  I do love driving around looking at lit-up houses though!!  And this weekend we may walk down and look at the parade of boats all lit up for Christmas in the Inner Harbour.

This is about our speed for Christmas lights!


And now, some kitty pictures for those of you who have been wondering where they went!




“The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at”

Posted on December 3, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I liked Bing too…the old vinyl albums. My parents had a Sing-A-Long with Mitch Miller that I especially loved and have somewhere on cassette tape now.

  2. I had a flashback while looking at your adorable kitty photos. The chair with the fold down steps that your kitty is sitting on is exactly like one we had in our kitchen when I was growing up! Is it new or an heirloom? I would love to have one.

  3. My all-time favourite Christmas album is the Muppets with John Denver. 🙂

    We don’t do lights either but it’s a bit pointless when it doesn’t get dark until 9pm.

  4. That’s a great Christmas music list. 🙂 We also include Andy Williams in ours, and Harry Connick Jr.

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