Another of our favorite Christmas traditions is singing as many Christmas songs as absolutely possible. We have some wonderful friends who have an annual night "Cookies and Carols" at their house, and frankly, it doesn't feel like Christmas without it. We adore these people. And not just because they are the alto and bass to my soprano and Todd's tenor. It's a delight to sing with them alone, but even more delightful is to watch our kids enjoy one another so much.
For me, music is so wrapped up in the Christmas season that it feels wrong without it. I've been shopping in two stores this last week where they weren't playing any Christmas music, and I missed it. I love some good Old English hymns, but am just as happy to sing about Rudolph and Frosty.
I'm glad that our children are learning to love music of the season as well. Look at this group of cute little girls all happy to sing songs, too!
I feel very content after a delightful evening of good music and good friends. (And the homemade chocolates don't hurt, either.)