Sunday, November 02, 2008

I Beat Them to the Punch

Yesterday, my dad installed his speakers for our computer. It's basically surround sound for our computer. We've had them for a couple of years now, but they haven't worked properly until now. To celebrate, he brought me downstairs to listen to "Christmas with the Rat Pack".

Dean Martin's silky smooth voice echoed throughout our basement singing, "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Then, "Baby, It's Cold Outside", followed by my request, "White Christmas". Dean Martin had a voice unlike any other, and dad and I talked about how Frank Sinatra was great, but his voice couldn't compare with Dean's. Dad said when Dean performed, it was just "effortless". It didn't look like he was even trying. "Frank was more popular and sold more records, but Dean...Dean was the singer."

So, this morning, November 2nd, I woke up and started singing in the shower. Not completely unusual so far. But this is how I beat "the man" to the punch...I was singing Christmas songs. On November 2nd. Barely into the month of November, and I'm singing "White Christmas" and "Joy to the World" in my shower. Before all the stores, before all the radio stations. At least as far as I know. I win this year. I'm in the Christmas spirit before everyone tells me I'm supposed to be in the Christmas spirit.

6 comments:

Table of Stone said...

YEA!!!CHRISTMAS!!! I love it! Only three more weeks and I think I'll be able to feel it myself.

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

It drives the kids crazy that the stores are putting out the x-mas stuff before Halloween even gets here...but I agree with you, there's nothing wrong with getting into the spirit early! Happy Ho Ho Ho to you:-)

Dani said...

If the weather stays nice and cool and crisp and windy here, I don't think I'll have too much trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, just as soon as Thanksgiving is over.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, nice to meet more lovers of our Dino..I have a couple of Dinowinter Dinoalbums buts so much Dinodesires that Rat Pack compliation....never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

amelie said...

i feel like i've skipped thanksgiving because i watched two christmas movies the other day and it made me want to get out the christmas decorations and start singing christmas carols! i didn't even need the media/commercialism to make me start looking for mistletoe in the trees.

Amy said...

Handel's Messiah practice started the Monday after Labor Day. I win. Ha ha!