We hope that you will all have wonderful days, with lots of joy, good food and nice presents. And even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you will hopefully have a relaxing and good time.
Here in our house we are looking forward to a big lunch, having had our meat fondue yesterday evening, like every year. My mom is a master cook as well as a master housewife, so we always get spoiled at Christmas.
We got some very nice presents yesterday, and Kathleen got one of her heart's desires, which was a superb WMF frying pan with (extra!) lid. ;-)
In contrast to the traditional music collection I posted yesterday, I would like to present very different songs today. There are some very special Christmas performances out there - songs and interpretations you won't necessarily hear on the radio. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we can beam them into your home right away. Kathleen and I hope that you will enjoy them as well!
Here we go:
Ray Charles, "Merry Christmas Baby", 1979:
John Lennon: Happy Christmas (War is Over)
Louis Armstrong narrates "The Night Before Christmas":
Dean Martin: Let It Snow!
Tom Waits: Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Nat King Cole: O Holy Night (this is one of Kathleen's favourites!)
Ella Fitzgerald: Christmas Song
Louis Armstrong: White Christmas
UPDATE (by Regina)
FESTIVE GREETINGS FROM FRANCE
We're not having very heavy snow at the moment, but it looks very pretty, anyway. We had a great day with our British friends. Lots of good food, a lot to drink, Trivial Pursuit (my team won!) and great music. It was a very good Christmas. We hope Palingaters had a good time as well.
I can't post big pictures like Patrick does (duh!), so please click on the pictures for a larger version.
I'll leave you with some lovely children's voices singing an old favourite: