Five Golden Rings
Badum, bum, bum – if you don’t get that one then your Christmas music teachers have failed you. In 1979 John Denver and the Muppets released the quintessential Christmas album “A Christmas Together”. When I was a kid it was always a favorite around our house. Even today, Sydney knows most of the album by heart – so the tradition continues! It has always been a big part of our Christmas. So much so, that it is the first Christmas album I bought on CD. Many of the songs are absolute favorites of mine. So many, that I was half tempted to post up the entire album for y’all. Instead, I thought I’d share my three most favorite.
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” comes in third with a bacon reference. Second, is a round with Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Scooter called “Christmas is Coming”. First place goes to the story of Alfie the Christmas Tree. It is a sweet song that I tried for years to illustrate when I was a kid. I never thought I was able to pull it off well enough. Not well enough to give it as a gift. Flash forward to 2014 and I told Sydney about it just a few days before Christmas. She surprised my Christmas morning with beautiful sketches that she used to start her own illustrations. It is still a work in progress but I’m hopeful that the finished product isn’t too far off.
Also, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent their thoughts and prayers to all of us today. Merry Christmas Dad. We miss you.
Christmas in Kuwait 2016 – Day 5
We Wish You A Merry Christmas – John Denver & The Muppets
Christmas is Coming – John Denver & The Muppets
Medley: Alfie The Christmas Tree / Carol for a Christmas Tree / It’s in Everyone One of Us – John Denver & The Muppets