One week until Christmas. Are you in panic mode, yet? I am. And it doesn’t help that I have a dentist appointment this morning. Not that the appointment itself is an issue, it’s just that it takes a chunk of time out of my day that I could really use to alleviate some of that panic mode. I’m just going to have to face the fact that my friends and family gifts will be a tad late this year. Let’s hope they get them in time for the New Year.
It’s Monday, and since it’s December, we’re celebrating all month long with a continuous Holiday Theme, so grab your favorite videos and come play along. Let’s start off with a video that cracks me up every time I watch it. Who doesn’t love the Muppets?
Here they are with “Ringing Of The Bells”:
Next up is a fun song I usually sing to Princess Nagger if she’s acting up and precariously close to being on the Naughty List. This fun version is sung by one of my favorite bands, I bet you’ll love it, too.
Here’s Sugarland with “Nuttin’ For Christmas”:
This next song I absolutely love – I used to sing it to Princess Nagger when she was younger (and sometimes now when I want to annoy her). Sung by one of my favorite artists from her 1999 ‘Secret of Giving’ album, she manages to recreate a Christmas classic without getting too far away from the arrangement we all know and love.
Here’s Reba with “Up On The Housetop”:
I had to share this next song for two reasons. One, because it would annoy Princess Nagger to no end since she is not a fan of the artist. And Two, it’s too cute not to pass along to you.
This artist recently decided to cement his spot in Christmas tradition by… what else, creating a claymation video for this particular well-known Christmas song. Unlike the other holiday claymation videos, this wasn’t done with clay, but Animagic.
Here you go – here’s Justin Bieber with the Animagic Version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”:
I also had to share another version of the same song – performed during the CMA Country Christmas November 29, 2010.
Here’s Reba once again with “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”:
And last, but certainly not least, is a song that got a lot of flack from the critics. I’m not sure why – unless they have something against either artist. Or maybe they’re all just Grinch’s. Either way, I thought the song was silly but still quite lovely.
In light of the tragedy that struck Newton, Conn. on Friday, I’m also joining in with Julie of Julieverse for Thank A Teacher Day:
In our rushed world, we rarely have an opportunity to show our appreciation for those who spend 6 hours a day with our children. Those who give of their time and brilliant minds to help our own children to stay safe, comfortable, loved and to help them grow.
Take a few minutes in your day and connect with your favorite teacher, or your child’s teacher. It’s simple; just tell him or her “thank you.”
Join us in posting this image on your website, sharing with your readers and viewers. Please, help us to reach other parents and grandparents to thank those who love your children nearly as much as you do.
On twitter, we’ll be tweeting our thanks using the hashtag #ThankATeacher. Follow along and learn how others are thanking.
Those affected by Friday’s horror will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of November, our Honorary Co-Conductor is none other than Santa Claus.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):
More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?